Support Circles is a community engagement initiative which works on the micro and macro impacts of poverty. Families, who are interested in moving from poverty toward stability self-select into the program. The families participate in a curriculum called Getting Ahead in a just Getting By World and create a future story for their family. Once they have set their goals, we match those families with 2 - 3 volunteers who walk along side the family on their journey out of poverty. Together, staff, families and volunteers, identify the barriers that families encounter and work to come up with innovative and effective solutions to help create a path out of poverty.
SCCAP has Support Circles imitatives meeting in Gettysburg and Chambersburg.
SCCAP Homeless Services
SCCAP administers programs that work to prevent homelessness, as well as, those that assist individuals who are homeless in getting back on their feet. We operate under a Housing First Philosophy. That means we believe individuals and families can best work on their barriers and issues once they are in safe, stable, permanent housing.
SCCAP programs work to help eligible individuals and families get into housing and then we work with the individual or family to access needed resources or adequate employment so that the family can maintain permanet housing.
SCCAP Recovery Services
SCCAP Weatherization Program
The SCCAP Weatherization program provides weatherization services to low-income homeowners and renters, with elderly, handicapped and high energy users being the target population. Eligibility for these services is determined based on a priority system developed by each utility company and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Weatherization can include insulation, air sealing, heating system retrofits, base load electric measures and client energy education.
SCCAP Community Work Family and Asset Development
Community work is an integral part of helping families make significant changes in their circumstances.