Community Action Partnership for Madison County (CAP) is part of a national network of Community Action agencies who are committed to changing people’s lives and improving communities. May is Community Action Month, recognizing the tireless work CAP agencies all over the country do to make our communities a better place to live. CAP’s Supportive Services program and new MORE (Madison County Opportunities for Re-entry and Employment) program help individuals reach self-sufficiency and live their best lives.
The Supportive Services program offers assistance to those in crisis or struggling to make ends meet. CAP’s TANF Facilitators work with individuals and families to provide budget counseling, skill building, and temporary financial assistance for transportation and housing needs. Their Housing Facilitators assist families who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless, providing stabilizing resources and supports to address those circumstances through intensive case management.
The MORE Program, in partnership with The Center for Court Innovation, was created to increase economic opportunities for those recently released from jail. The program combines 10-week group training sessions while individuals are incarcerated, followed by individualized case management services upon release. Inmates receive soft skills training while incarcerated. Upon release, the individual will work one on one with an Employment Coordinator to find jobs.
If you are interested in helping support CAP’s efforts, they have created an Amazon Wishlist of basic living necessities that are often requested by those in need such as soap, toilet paper, and shampoo. You can access the Wishlist by clicking the link in their Instagram bio @CapMadCo. For more information on CAP’s programs, call 315-697-3588 (Canastota) or 315-684-3144 (Morrisville), or visit their website at www.capmadco.org.