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Mission: Newcap, inc. 's mission is to move people from poverty to economic security and opportunities and improve communities.

Programs: Weatherization:the weatherization program is funded through the state of wisconsin with funds from the u. S. Department of energy, public benefits, and wheap (wisconsin home energy assistance program) to address major sources of heat loss in low-income homes. People who are deemed high-energy users by the state of wisconsin, according to the amount of energy assistance the family receives, are first priority for weatherization. Clients are contacted by an energy auditor, who determines what work needs to be done to the home. After the audit, a crew will go to the home and actually perform the work prescribed by the audit under the careful supervision of a field coordinator. Such work may include insulating, working on attics and sidewalks, and replacing furnaces, water heaters, etc.

housing:the section 8 family self-sufficiency (fss) program is a voluntary five-year program for families with section 8 vouchers. The program helps families become financially independent. The main goal of the program is to help families obtain good jobs and earn enough money so they do not need public cash assistance. Under the fss program, low-income families are guided to opportunities for education, job training, counseling, and other forms of social service assistance, while living in assisted housing, so that they can obtain the education, employment, and business/social skills necessary for them to become self-sufficient. An individualized plan is developed for each family, determining their goals and what kind(s) of supportive services are needed to meet them. The housing authority and newcap, working with other community agencies, assist the family in getting these services. A unique feature of this program is that when a family's earned income goes up, instead of merely reducing the amount of rent assistance they receive, an amount equal to the reduction in assistance is placed in an escrow savings account for the family. If and when the family completes the program, they receive the entire amount in this escrow account, plus interest, to use as they choose.

community services:provides reproductive and healthcare services for males and females, including clinical exams, contraception education and prescriptions, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, std and hiv testing and counseling, and other reproductive healthcare services.

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