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Community Action Program of Lancaster

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Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Economic Development, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Literacy, Spouse Abuse Prevention

Mission: CAP's mission is to stimulate a better focusing of all available local, state, private and federal resources upon the goal of enabling low income families and low income individuals of all ages, in urban and rural areas, to attain the skills, knowledge and motivation and secure the opportunities for them to become self-sufficient.

Programs: Child care information services - agent for pennsylvania department of public welfare and lancaster county commissioners, providing services for subsidized child day care centers. Provided quality child care for 6,312 children.

head start - provides educational, nutritional, health and social services to families and children from three through five years of age. In 2013-2014, there were 768 children enrolled.

outreach and referral services - provides energy and housing assistance as well as food, clothing, and other life supporting essentials. Provided 818 individuals with referrals for food assistance. Provided 393 households with rental assistance.

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