Baltimore City Community Action Partnership (CAP) has been helping people, changing lives and strengthening communities since 1964. Our mission is to reduce poverty by offering opportunities to help low-income households become self-sufficient. CAP focuses on resolving the immediate needs of a household and identifying goals for long-term success; many needs and goals are addressed through financial empowerment, housing and energy, food and nutrition and case management.
CAP administers a multi-layered Money Smart financial education program that includes workshops on asset development, budgeting, debt management, credit education and saving for short and long term goals. You can visit your local CAP Center to participate in a FREE financial literacy workshop each Thursday at 9am.Community groups and organizations are also welcomed to invite CAP onsite to conduct our workshop series for members.
Housing & Energy
Our Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) helps families pay their utility bills, minimize heating crises and make energy costs more affordable. The Senior Water Discount helps senior (65+) homeowners and renters, lower the cost of their water bill. Seniors can apply each year for the discount. Those under 65 who may be having problems paying their water bills can also get help through the Low Income Water Assistance Program. Both assistance programs are based on eligibility requirements and applications can be completed at a CAP Center.
Food & Nutrition
Each Tuesday at 9am, all CAP Centers conduct a FREE Eat Healthy, Shop Smart food & nutrition workshop. Participants can also sign-up to complete the six-week Eat Healthy, Shop Smart workshop series which covers healthy cooking, budgeting, couponing, grocery shopping and the importance of physical activity.
Clients work with a trained Human Service Worker to identify areas of improvement and establish goals to become self-sufficient. A plan is created to overcome any challenges in order to achieve the goals through CAP programs and referrals to community partners. Please call your local CAP Center to schedule an appointment for case management.
Hours of Operation and Locations
CAP hours of operation are from Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the following locations:
Community Action Partnership (CAP) Centers
Northern CAP Center
Northwest CAP Center
Southern CAP Center
Southeast CAP Center
Eastern CAP Center
1400 E. Federal Street, 21213
Office Of Home Energy Programs (OHEP)
Closed to the public on Fridays
Mt. Olive Evangelistic Church
Tuesdays: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Hampden Family Center
Wednesdays: 9:30 am – 1 pm
For more information about Baltimore City CAP, please visit our website at http://human-services.baltimor