WHAT IS A COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY?

El-Ada CAP, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible

We always need non-perishable food items: personal care items, chap stick, deodorant, nail clippers, shampoo, shaving cream, socks, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

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COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES ARE PRIVATE NON-PROFIT OR PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS THAT WERE CREATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN 1964 TO COMBAT POVERTY IN GEOGRAPHICALLY DESIGNATED AREAS.

Status as a Community Action Agency is the result of an explicit designation by local or state government. A Community Action Agency has a tripartite board structure that is designated to promote the participation of the entire community in the reduction or elimination of poverty. Community Action Agencies seek to involve the community, including elected public officials1 private sector representatives, and especially low-income residents, in assessing local needs and attacking the causes and conditions of poverty. In 2008, Community Action Agencies became “Partnerships”. 

El-Ada, Inc. was incorporated as a private, non-profit Community Action Agency in 1967.

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SERVICES

Food Pantry

USDA Commodities Distribution

Information, Referral and Service Coordination

Emergency Water Utility Assistance

Supportive Services for Veterans Families

Educational Resource Assistance

Energy Assistance Program

Telephone Assistance

Weatherization Assistance Program

HIV Testing, Counseling and Education

Housing Education and Leasing Partnership

Outreach Van

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MISSION AND VISION

“In order to reduce poverty in it’s communities, El-Ada Community Action works to better focus available local, state, private and federal resources to assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."

Philosophy

El-Ada meets people where they are, celebrates who they are, and helps them get where they want to be. It is poverty that is the problem, not people.

CONTACT US

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPEN
APPOINTMENT LINE:
322-1242
Administrative Office
701 E 44th St
Garden City, ID 83714

(208) 377-0700
Boise Community Resource Center
2250 S Vista Ave
Boise, ID 83705

(208) 345-2820
Elmore County Office
585 N 3rd East
Mountain Home, ID 83647

(208) 587-8407
Owyhee County Office
15 W. Colorado St
Homedale, ID 83628

(208) 337-4812
ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPEN
APPOINTMENT LINE:
322-1242

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