Eastern Shore Agency on Aging & Community Action Agency

Our Community Action Agency is proud to provide the following programs:


Preschool and Family Care Programs


Head Start is a national child development program for children from birth to age 5, which provides services to promote academic, social and emotional development for income-eligible families.

Head Start is the most successful, longest-running, national school readiness program in the United States. It is a direct federal to local program serving low-income children. The program promotes comprehensive education, health, nutrition, dental, mental health, social services and parental involvement opportunities.

Head Start is a recognized leader in providing services to children with disabilities, children of migrant workers and Native American families.




Project Discovery/Horizons is an innovative youth program that gives low income and minority students in grades 7 through 12 a chance for a better life by exposing them to options after high school.  Consequently, it helps middle and high school students become the first in their families to go to college.

Project Discovery/Horizons involves the active participation of individuals, institutions, and organizations of the community working together to provide enriching experiences for the student/participant.


The Outreach Department of ESAAA/CAA is designed to provide services to families/persons seeking emergency assistance or services they are unable to obtain elsewhere.


Outreach services are available to residents of Accomack and Northampton counties.