Clothing

Free Clothing

CAP Closet Free Clothing Program

Open to all Cayuga County residents: 89 York Street, Auburn, NY
Hours of operation are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am – 3 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm.

CAP Closet provides clean, gently used clothing in good condition to individuals and families in need. The program includes Dress for Success which provides job interview attire and other work-related clothing.
Seneca County
25 Center Street, Waterloo NY, 315-567-5647
Waterloo hours of operation are M-F 9 am – 5 pm. Operated entirely by volunteers.
The Free Clothing program provides clean, gently used clothing in good condition to individuals and families in need.

Warm the Children

This collaborative, multi-partner program provides warm winter coats and accessories to income-eligible children in need in Cayuga County aged 14 and younger.

 

Seneca County Coat Project

This collaborative, multi-partner program provides warm winter coats, accessories and school supplies to income-eligible children in need in Seneca County.

Domestic Violence Services

CAP is a vital resource, providing confidential assistance including emergency safety services such as shelter and 24-hour hotline – 315-255-6221

Program advocates have accurate information about domestic violence and are experienced in providing assistance. They understand the criminal justice, court and social services systems, and are familiar with other community resources that might be useful to you.

Domestic Violence Intervention

This program assists survivors of domestic violence and their children to attain a life free of violence. Services include a 24-hour hotline (1-315-255-6221), safe, temporary shelter, advocacy, safety planning assistance, supportive counseling, survivors’ support group, children’s group, and educational presentations.

Transitional Housing Assistance Program

This program provides rental subsidies and case management to survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Victim Compensation Claims Assistance

This program is funded through NYS Office of Victim Services and provides assistance to victims of crime with applying for financial assistance to assist with items such as medical bills, lost wages, and counseling expenses related to the crime.

Risk Reduction Enhanced Response

This program supports the work of a Domestic Violence High Risk Team to screen, assess and develop collaborative interventions for high risk cases of domestic violence where repeat or escalation of violence is likely. Interventions may include home visitation through the Domestic Violence Follow-Up Program by Auburn Police Department and Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office.

Early Childhood Programs

Children and their families are supported through comprehensive programs of health, education, nutrition, and family services.

Breastfeeding Support Program

CAP’s Breastfeeding Support Group provides a supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers in Cayuga County to learn, network, and share challenges and successes with each other including those related to returning to work.

Child Passenger Safety Program

This program provides children’s car seats, free of charge, to eligible families. The program also provides education to increase the proper use and installation of child safety seats.

Early Head Start / Head Start / UPK

Early Head Start’s (EHS) mission is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance the development of the very young child, and promote healthy family functioning. The program provides education, health, dental, mental health, and disability services through both home-based and combination program options. Currently, participants are enrolled in the Auburn and Moravia areas of Cayuga County. Participants in the EHS program have the opportunity to receive early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services from pregnancy to age 3, at which time they can transition to the Head Start program and continue services until entering Kindergarten.

Head Start is a comprehensive child development program for income eligible children ages 3-5 and their families. The program provides health, nutrition, education, disability, and family services at no charge. The Agency’s Head Start program partners with the local school districts to offer Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) services in coordination with Head Start services. The Agency provides full day UPK programming in partnership with the Auburn, Moravia, Southern Cayuga and Jordan-Elbridge School Districts.

Cayuga County: 1 Brookfield Place, Auburn NY, multi-site, 315-252-0038

Head Start Backpack Program

This program provides children enrolled in the Head Start Program in Auburn with nutritious food on the weekend, during the third week of each month when other household resources have dwindled.

Healthy Families Cayuga/Seneca

Healthy Families is a free program to help parents with the changes and needs in their life that come along with the birth of a child. The program promotes optimal prenatal care and childhood growth and development. Healthy Families offer breastfeeding support groups in both Cayuga and Seneca Counties.

Kinship Care Program

Kinship Care provides trauma-informed case management, practical assistance and supportive services including a Kinship Support Group to kinship families in Cayuga County.

Sometimes a child cannot live safely with their parents. Relatives or friends of the family may then provide full-time care to the child in the relative or family friend’s home. This is known as kinship care. This can be done informally by the family, or formally by Family Court when the local child welfare agency is involved in a child protective case.

There are several different kinds of kinship care, with varying levels of obligation and financial help. It is important that you fully understand your options before making a decision. Above all, you must carefully consider the needs of the child when deciding what is best for you and your family.

Emergency Assistance

Emergency Baby Pantry

This program provides income eligible families in Seneca County with children aged 0-24 months with diapers, formula, wipes, diaper cream, car seats, clothing and blankets monthly.

Emergency Services

This program works with families and individuals through crisis situations. Emergency Services provides food, advocacy, shelter, prescription assistance, emergency transportation assistance, and responds to a wide array of crisis situations.

HEAP

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency is under contract with the Cayuga County Department of Social Services to process HEAP applications. HEAP (HOME EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM) provides critical financial assistance to help families and individuals in need heat their homes during the winter. Services provided at 89 York Street, Suite 1 in Auburn. Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.

RESTORE Emergency Repair

This program provides funding for emergency home repairs to low-income homeowners aged 60 or greater in Cayuga County.

Health & Nutrition

Food Pantry

CAP operates two food pantries, one in the City of Auburn and the other in the Village of Waterloo. The Auburn food pantry is located at 89 York Street, is open M /F from 9 am – 1 pm and Wednesday from 11 am – 4 pm, and provides emergency food assistance once monthly to individuals and families in need regardless of residency, to help alleviate hunger in the community.

The Waterloo food pantry is located at 25 Center Street, is open M/W/F from 9 am – 4 pm and Thursday from 9 am – 12 pm, and provides emergency food assistance once monthly to Seneca County residents in need regardless of residency, to help alleviate hunger in the community; Waterloo residents are served twice monthly. Customers are served on a walk-in basis at both pantries.

Mobile Food Pantry

This program delivers food to isolated and homebound residents of Cayuga and Seneca Counties twice monthly.

Food Recovery Program

This program helps address hunger, a major challenge and constant need for low-income individuals and families. The Program recovers and redistributes non-perishable, perishable and gleaned food from farmers, grocers and restaurants to over 2 dozen participating Emergency Food Providers throughout Cayuga and Seneca Counties.

Healthy Families Cayuga/Seneca

Healthy Families is a free program to help parents with the changes and needs in their life that come along with the birth of a child. The program promotes optimal prenatal care and childhood growth and development. Healthy Families offer breastfeeding support groups in both Cayuga and Seneca Counties.

Medicaid Transportation Program

This program utilizes volunteer drivers to provide Medicaid recipients in Cayuga and Seneca Counties with “non-emergency” transportation to medical appointments.

If you reside in Cayuga County, please request Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca when scheduling your Non-Emergency Medicaid
Transportation through the Medical Answering Service, LLC. (866-932-7743).

If you reside in Seneca County, please request Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca when scheduling your Non-Emergency Medicaid Transportation through the Medical Answering Service, LLC. (866-753-4437).

Seneca County Transportation Corp.

SCTC uses volunteers to provide residents of Seneca County with rides to medical and dental appointments or to other health-related destinations, who are not served through RSVP and/or Medicaid Answering Service. SCTC is administered by CAP in partnership with STEPS (Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions). Residents of the service area should call the SCTC dispatcher at 607-532-4891.

Homeless Assistance

Emergency Assistance

This program works with families and individuals through crisis situations. Emergency Services provides food, advocacy, shelter, prescription assistance, emergency transportation assistance, and responds to a wide array of crisis situations.

Homeless Intervention and Case Management

This program provides assistance to homeless individuals and families. A CAP advocate works with other agencies to provide necessary services such as financial assistance, advocacy, and temporary housing. A key component of our homeless programs is the one-on-one support offered to families and individuals as they identify and overcome barriers to obtaining and maintaining stable housing.

Rapid Re-Housing Program

This program assists families and individuals with transitioning out of homelessness and into safe, affordable housing. Provides case management, and rental assistance in some instances, to homeless families and individuals.

Supportive Housing Program for Adults

This program supports operation of a 3-unit house for homeless single adults that provides safe, affordable, supportive housing including case management focused on working toward individual goals, including education and employment.

Transitional Housing Assistance Program

This program provides rental subsidies and case management to survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Workforce Development

ACCESS – VR

This program is funded through the NYS Department of Education and provides employment services to individuals with disabilities through direct referrals from ACCES-VR. Employment services for both youth and adults with disabilities are available. Services include: Job Readiness, Advocacy, SSDI/SSI benefits advisement, and Community Based Work Experience

Brendan McGrath Memorial Scholarship

The Brendan McGrath Memorial Scholarship is intended for eligible students who will be attending college or an adult technical certification program. Three $500 scholarships are awarded annually.

Cayuga Has Employment Support & Solutions

This program provides flexible one-time assistance to help TANF-eligible working families to obtain or retain employment. Funds may assist with housing, utilities, employment supports, car repairs, and other needs.

Employment Pathways Program

The Employment Pathways Program provides case management, skills training and flexible subsidies for schooling, transportation, day care and other needs to help program participants overcome individual barriers to employment.  Employment Pathways connects unemployed and underemployed people to local job opportunities within growing local industries.