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Our Mission

Cultivate a community where all people are respectfully supported and empowered to embrace
opportunities for learning, growth and economic security. 

CAP recognizes that with stability and support, people can develop themselves, engage more deeply, and make the most of the resources available to reach their goals. The Agency offers an end-to-end continuum of services designed to help individuals and families move from crisis to stability to economic security.


CAP currently employs over 145 people serving more than 7,000 individuals annually in Cayuga and Seneca Counties through 40 programs designed to alleviate hunger and homelessness, help domestic violence victims, prepare individuals for the workforce, provide early childhood development, improve health outcomes, strengthen families and mitigate crisis.

CAP is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1965 through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight the war against poverty locally. The Agency’s mission is to cultivate a community where all people are respectfully supported and empowered to embrace opportunities for learning, growth and economic security.

What we can help you achieve

Early Childhood Development | Domestic Violence Intervention | Food Recovery
Supportive Housing | Health Insurance Access

News & Events

March 16, 2022

Return of the Lake Dance

Advance Sale Tickets $10 Tickets available for purchase at CAP, 89 York St., Auburn (Monday…
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October 4, 2019

Cayuga County Christmas Elf

This collaborative, multi-partner program provides toys to income-eligible children in need in Cayuga County, aged…
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I enjoy watching children learn and gain the ability to do things for themselves. I feel very fortunate to work with such amazing people, families and children. I truly do love my job and what I do. Coming to work, I know every day will be different and that I will hopefully make a difference in the lives of the children I teach!


We have finally gotten a chance at a fresh start that we weren't sure would be possible and that has been all thanks to CAP.


I love being part of a team and working with people in the food pantry. There is a lot of flexibility but the key thing for me is feeding people. It is great to see the difference I am making in the community. I just really love what I do.


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Your support means the world to us. With your help, we are able to provide quality service to thousands of people in need here in our community.
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