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CAP Services has been on the front-line of the war on poverty since 1966. As a private non-profit corporation, CAP offers programs in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara and parts of Marathon and Wood counties.

CAP Services is headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin with offices in each of the five counties it serves.

Among the innovative, effective, community-based programs offered by CAP to help people attain economic and emotional self-sufficiency are:


Skills Training

CAP's Skills Enhancement Program helps working, low-income individuals acquire the skills needed to compete for higher paying jobs by assisting them with tuition, books, and transportation and child care costs related to training. Since 1991 graduates have increased their annual earned income by an average of $9,000. In 2005, 39 increased their income by an average of $14,700.

Business Development

CAP has facilitated 248 business starts creating 447 living-wage jobs since 1988 and operates incubators in four communities. In 2004, CAP facilitated the start of 19 businesses that created 13 jobs.

HomeBuyers Assistance

Almost 900 low-income families have purchased their first home since 1991 through CAP's First Time HomeBuyers Assistance Program. In 2004, 67 families were assisted.


More than 8,500 owner occupied and rental homes have been weatherized and rehabiliatated since 1975 through CAP's Weatherization program, saving low-income homeowners and renters more than $2 million a year in energy costs. In 2004, 257 homes were weatherized.

Special Needs Housing

CAP has developed 48 and is constructing 12 more units of scattered-site, low-density, residential neighborhood housing for persons with disabilities. This Special Needs Housing Project received the Governor's Award as Outstanding Community Action Program in 2002 and has been twice recognized by the Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Early Childhood Development

CAP's Head Start and child care progams serve 371 families annually through seven centers in four counties with comprehensive family and child development services.

Crisis Intervention

The agency provides domestic violence victim shelter and transitional housing, and intervention support services to four counties; runaway youth shelter (the only facility in Wisconsin combining domestic violence and youth shelter) to five counties; and sexual assault victim services to two counties.

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Last Updated on 9/27/2007