Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People (CAPUP), formerly known as Richmond Community Action Program, was started in Richmond as a part of the War on Poverty in 1965.The mission is to strengthen communities by providing resources for people to help themselves. CAPUP is part of the nationwide Community Action programs which receive funding from Community Service Block Grants from the Federal Government through the Virginia Department of Social Services. The agency also receives support from local governments and foundations. In 2015 the agency celebrated 50 years of faithful service to the Richmond community. Description of Agency Services and How Provided: Programs include a Senior Center serving 35 seniors four days a week with a meal and activities. CAPUP operates a neighborhood center, which provides emergency food, rent/utility assistance and outreach. During the past fiscal year 24,633 units of emergency food were distributed and 786 persons were aided with rent or utilities. These services are provided five days a week primarily at the agency’s offices at 1021 Oliver Hill Way by an experienced staff of para-professionals. The Child Care Food Program provides around 750,000 children annually in home-based childcare with meals. CAPUP’s Food Buying Club provides food units to around 150 families each month. In Powhatan and its neighboring counties transportation is provided to elderly and disabled residents for medical and social service needs as well as for Friendship Cafés for seniors in partnership with CAAA. In Petersburg the agency provides employment, ex-offender and financial assistance to aid persons with rent and utilities from Petersburg and Hopewell.
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