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 Impact Report 2021! 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 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 community’s strengths and opportunities, and helps to determine our direction and goals over the next three years.


Pro Action is proud to release this addendum to our 2019-2022 Community Needs Assessment in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
This CNA Addendum continues to evaluate the known causes and conditions of poverty in light of the COVID-19 global health pandemic and represents the initial effort to capture some of the emerging needs in the community as well as to forecast how those needs may evolve over the coming weeks, months and years.


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 Resilience 101 page, including contact information to host your own community event.

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