Welcome to Pro Action, the Community Action organization for Steuben and Yates Counties in New York.

Pro Action works to build a community of resilient individuals and families who can meet their basic needs, overcome adversity, and prosper.

We envision a strong community where all individuals and families prosper.

Our comprehensive family of services empowers participants to access a broad network of support while promoting efficiency in service delivery.

An important part of Pro Action’s work is to build knowledge and understanding of the causes and conditions of poverty. See our Resilience 101 page to learn more about how Pro Action is building deeper understanding about the experience of poverty.

Events and Announcements

Annual Report

Pro Action is excited to share our Annual Report! We are extremely proud of this publication, as we feel it visually demonstrates both our outcomes and impacts, as well as proving that our mission is so much more than words on a page!


Community Needs Assessment

Pro Action is proud to share with you our 2016-2019 Community Needs Assessment! This assessment is a result of months of research of both quantitative and qualitative data sources. We want to thank our staff, Board, community partners, community leaders, and funders for their participation in the survey process. The Community Needs Assessment measures our strengths and opportunities, and helps to determine our direction and goals over the next three years.


We are currently conducting our next Community Needs Assessment. View our previous results (Part 1 and 2) below.


Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

We are very excited to work with community partners to host screenings of,  Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope to help deepen and educate around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact of trauma.

As someone who works hard to promote optimal health and development of children and families, you will not want to miss this important community dialogue on childhood stress, its long-term effects and how we, as a community, can respond.

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.  Produced by KPJR Films. Directed by James Redford.

We are looking forward to learning across sectors about childhood stress and adverse experiences, and thinking together about how to give our collective best effort to supporting those affected.

Learn more about our poverty and trauma informed efforts by visiting our Poverty 101 page, including contact information to host your own community event.

School Matters

Pro Action is a proud supporter of the United Way of the Southern Tier’s School Matters! community-wide attendance initiative. To learn more about why good school attendance is essential to success in school, click here for information and links to other helpful resources.

Visit our full events calendar to find upcoming events, workshops, activities and more!

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