Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County
Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC), formerly known as Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH), works to establish services, programs and partnerships that address poverty and increase family and economic stability in our communities.
Since 1986, CAP-HC has been working to offer programs and services to increase self-sufficiency, collaborate to obtain the most services for clients, and strengthen communities to meet the needs of the residents of Hennepin County.
We are excited to extend our services to Minneapolis residents through a single, unified community action agency as well as to partner and support existing Minneapolis organizations.
CAP-HC is dedicated to providing opportunities to clients that will help them identify and overcome economic barriers. We continue to enhance, add, and modify our programs to address the changing needs in our community and to provide the help that will lead to long term changes in their circumstance.
The Promise of Community Action
Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. CAP-HC is part of a national network of over 1,000 authorized community action agencies across the nation. Community action agencies have been operating in the United States since 1964, when they were created through Economic Opportunity legislation, to fight the war on poverty.
CAP-HC has integrated the Six National Goals of Community Action into its mission and goals. The Six National Goals were adopted by the federal Office of Community Services and serve as the basis for all activities of community action agencies. These Goals are:
- The conditions in which low-income people live are improved.
- Low-income people own a stake in their community.
- Low-income people become more self-sufficient.
- Low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive systems.
- Agencies increase their capacity to achieve results.
- Partnerships among supporters and providers of services to low-income people are achieved.