Our Mission

We partner with individuals, families and children to address the challenges of today and build hope for the future.

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CAP has come a long way from its humble beginnings and today employs over 80 people in three counties: Madison, Oneida, and Herkimer. Historically we have served one out of every 16 residents of Madison County. CAP works for and with low-and moderate-income families in Madison County to provide education, guidance, and resources for individuals and families striving for economic self-sufficiency.

One of the many Community Action agencies nationwide, Community Action Program for Madison County, Inc. (CAP) is a community based not-for-profit that has been serving low income and vulnerable families in Madison County for 34 years. Established in 1986, we partner with our clients and provide information, assistance, and support so they can gain the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to reach their full potential. We work closely with a large number of community partners such as local churches, schools, community foundations, other non-profit agencies as well as local, state and federal agencies to provide comprehensive services to low-income families. In 2016, we expanded our service area to include Herkimer and Oneida Counties.