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Whole-Family Consulting

The Community Action Partnership is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization and boasts a service profile that interrupts inter-generational poverty with programs that assist families at every age and place in life.

Knowing that poverty is complex and its contributing factors vary, CAP is committed to creating innovative, person-centered initiatives, including social enterprise businesses, to augment our many long-standing and successful anti-poverty programs that advance the social and economic mobility of families. CAP is person-centered, outcomes-based, data-driven, and focused on greater sector impact and systems change.

CAP has been providing services to economically disadvantaged individuals and families across Lancaster County, PA for more than 50 years. Local community leaders who founded CAP of Lancaster County were part of the larger national consensus that held that:

  • Poverty was unacceptable
  • Poverty could and should be eradicated

As an integral part of the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act, Community Action Agencies emerged across the nation with the purpose of eliminating poverty in local communities. Each agency has been designed to meet the specific needs related to poverty within the community it serves.

In 2015, CAP underwent an internal re-structure aimed at breaking down silos and expanding internal connectivity, which resulted in the creation of four teams: Education & Child Development, Health & Nutrition, Household Stability and Safety & Empowerment. These teams work collaboratively to make sure each CAP customer is connected to the most beneficial services for their unique needs.


For families to truly thrive, we must focus on both parents and children. Poverty is a complex issue that is regularly over-simplified and often misunderstood. At the Community Action Partnership, we work with leaders, organizations, and communities understand that there is no “culture of poverty” by engaging in myth-busting, interactive exercises and discussion designed to build understanding.

  • Consulting
  • Professional Development & Training
  • Direct Service

CAP plans to continue leading these conversations with partners across various sectors including nonprofit, for-profit, education, government, and more to rethink how we develop and provide programming and services while approaching how we serve using a holistic approach to create a community where everyone thrives.

Our team of professionals will work with you every step of the way to help shape your organization. All pricing is available upon request.

For more information or to request one of our services, contact Amanda Burns, Chief Strategy Officer, by emailing

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