Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County
Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County (CAPDC) was established in 1965 as the federally designated antipoverty agency for the county. The mission of CAPDC is to provide resources for families and individuals that address critical needs, improve their economic and social situation, and identify the local causes of poverty.
CAPDC has a long and respectable history of providing for the needs of the poor, the elderly, and the disenfranchised families within Dutchess County. With over 50 years of experience, our staff understands how to address multiple issues that help stabilize families. Starting with basic needs, CAPDC provides critical services, such as financial assistance for housing and utilities, and health and wellness programs. With meeting basic needs, CAPDC also assists families work on long term goals, such as education and employment.
In times of great need, CAPDC’s partner, the Foundation for Community Health, has been quick to respond with a positive impact. The Foundation for Community Healthand CAPDC have been partners in providing prescription purchasing assistance through the FCH Prescription Assistance Fund for more than fifteen years, serving uninsured or underinsured low-income families living in rural eastern Dutchess County.
We are also excited to share that the Foundation for Community Health funded CAPDC with a first time ever Human Service Administration grant. This grant, to be used for general operating expenses, is providing funds necessary for CAPDC to focus on the internal functions of the agency such as conducting a risk assessment and developing a business continuity plan and an IT recovery plan. This grant furthers our support of the community through programmatic work and operational health. We are grateful for this award and our partnership.
Listen to Elizabeth Spira, CEO of the Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County, talk about her agency and the Foundation for Community Health with Marshall Miles on Robin Hood Radio.