Helping People. Changing Lives.
Community Acton Partnership (UCAP) is a newly merged agency made up of two
agencies previously known as Western Community Action and Heartland Community
Action Agency. Both organizations had
been in existence for over 52 years prior to the merger which occurred October
1, 2016. UCAP's primary service area includes the counties of Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Redwood and Renville in southwest Minnesota.
an agency who has spent its collective history serving vulnerable people, many
of whom are in crisis, UCAP has experience in connecting people in need with
services that help them.
mission is “eliminating poverty by empowering individuals and strengthening
implement our mission by advocating for and providing direct services to
low-income persons. Services that we currently provide include: Head Start/Early Head
Start, thrift stores, food shelves, family based in-home parenting,
Kitchen Kamp, emergency housing assistance, housing development, small cities grants, Energy Assistance, Weatherization, Child Care
Aware, health care enrollment, free tax clinics, refugee resettlement programs, SNAP Outreach,
youth mentoring, public transit and the Helping People Get There vehicle
Community Action strives to make our programs as “high impact” as
possible. In other words, we no longer
want to place the “band aid” on a situation, but instead empower families to
strive for self-reliance.