Lancaster County is a thriving community, rich with economic development and strong for-profit, non-profit, healthcare and education sectors. But despite unprecedented growth, our county is home to a troubling poverty rate of nearly 11 percent, with a rate of 29.2 percent in Lancaster City, our county seat, a percentage that is higher than both Philadelphia (25.9 percent) and Pittsburgh (22.3 percent). CAP is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, empowering individuals and families today and striving to eliminate generational poverty for tomorrow.

Impact

34,274 volunteer hours donated
by low income individuals
42,222 individuals served in 2017

“Two of my children have benefited from the Head Start program, which gave them an incredible head start (pun intended) in their education.” – Head Start Parent

“We have been so happy to have found CAP child care for our daughter! Her teachers are so dedicated and caring and she is thriving in the program!”– Child care parent

“We have been so happy to have found CAP child care for our daughter! Her teachers are so dedicated and caring and she is thriving in the program!”– Child care parent

“She transitioned to bridge housing and was finally able to financially afford to move into one of the bridge housing apartments.” – Outreach staff

“Thank you for all the support & kindness you have shown to me over the last two years. If it wasn’t for the support of the RMO I wouldn’t be where I am today.”– Former RMO customer


131

THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES WHO RECEIVED EARLY LITERACY & PARENT TRAINING THROUGH 1,415 HOME VISITS.

500

THE NUMBER OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS WHO RECEIVED EMERGENCY LEGAL SERVICES FREE OF CHARGE.

7,335

THE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS APPROVED FOR UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.

2,388,991

THE NUMBER OF POUNDS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL PANTRIES.