Strategies & Results
It all begins with assessing the needs of the community.
Not only does CAP support people to become stable and equipped to exit poverty, CAP also provides leadership and training aimed at creating a healthy community where all people can thrive. CAP works to change attitudes and mindsets about poverty, change systems that affect people in poverty, and engages all community members in developing a shared vision of a community that provides opportunities for every member.
Every three years, a community needs assessment is used to understand the depth and detail of need for under-resourced individuals and families in our community. This important assessment helps CAP staff and the board of directors to determine next steps in our strategic plan and identify outcomes that need to be met in order to achieve our mission. Below are some important considerations from the latest needs assessment.
“Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.”
Lyndon B. Johnson
President of the United States,