Coalfield Community Action Partnership, Inc. is a private non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that serves residents of Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. Coalfield CAP offers a variety of services and programs including Head Start, Community Services Block Grant, Weatherization, Personal Care, Seniors, and more.
Coalfield Community Action Partnership, Inc. is one of the 16 Community Action Agencies in the state of West Virginia. The mission of Coalfield CAP, Inc. is: Partnering to create opportunities for families and communities through education, assisted living, housing and community development.
The promise of Community Action is, “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.”
Coalfield CAP opened its doors in 1965 and has worked to provide comprehensive services to economically disadvantaged children, families, and the elderly and to enhance their quality of life by empowering them to become and remain self-sufficient. The agency was created under the administration of Lyndon Johnson as a part of his War on Poverty. Coalfield CAP, Inc. has evolved into one of the largest social service organizations in the area. The agency operates five major federal and state grants along with some smaller programs. Coalfield CAP employs approximately 240 people. A twelve (12) member Board of Directors governs Coalfield CAP.
Coalfield CAP, Inc. is committed to providing service to the low-income residents of southern and Central West Virginia and eastern Kentucky and will continue to help families succeed.