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Hope. Opportunity. Success.
Three simple words, yet they have such power to change lives.

We make a difference in the community.

Our mission is to help those in need living in New York’s Capital Region. Our programs empower people to rise out of poverty by their own strength and hard work. We offer the tools needed to become self sufficient, changing the community one life at a time.

How can we help you?

Our programs, which are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of our community, fall under five core service areas:

Our services are supportive and empowering, offering a variety of tools to support the well-being of people in our community:

  • Case management
  • Education
  • Crisis intervention
  • Peer support groups
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals and connections to other services and organizations

About Community Action

We are one of over 1100 Community Action Agencies throughout the country. We are dedicated to bringing hope and support to all residents of Rensselaer County, with the goal of eliminating poverty and creating a strong, healthy, and happy community.

Need help? Read about the many programs that we offer, and learn how you can change your life!

Want to help your community?

See how you can help


Every donation goes toward supporting our many programs. CEO helps people become more self-sufficient. You can help change their lives. Donate Now!

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