ACSA addresses a variety of issues including systemic poverty, hunger, housing, homelessness, unemployment, accessibility and social isolation. Its strength remains in the original concept: To act as a bridge between people who need help and those who can provide it.
For over 40 years the backbone of the organization has been the army of volunteers who help run an array of programs. While the original concept has remained the same, some of the methods have changed: more and more ACSA helps people to help themselves by providing ‘hand up’ programs rather than ‘hand out’ programs. Programs have also changed to reflect the ever-changing community needs.
For 2018, cycling programming is planned for the following ACSA locations: