Family Development Program
Community Action Angels
Community Action Angels is a statewide initiative that works to bring together volunteers and community members who are looking to give back to those in need in their community. Local initiatives include:
CAPCO's Family Essentials provides clothing, shoes, toiletries, and some household items FREE and can help take the edge off hard times. Clean, gently used items also accepted for donations. For information, contact us at 753-6781. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-4pm
Our annual coat giveaway puts gently used coats and other winter gear in the hands of those who need it. We collect winter gear throughout the year and make it available to those who need it in October.
Everybody’s Baby Shower
This annual summer event helps those too little to ask by providing gifts of new baby necessities and education to new and expectant parents in need.
Our Spring Pajama Party promotes literacy in children through bedtime stories. Children receive a new pair of pajamas and a new book to add to their bedtime story collection.
CAPCO families are invited to a holiday shopping experience and gift-wrapping station to help ease the stress of the holidays. Pre-registration is required
During the holiday months, we set up a shop in a local nursing home for residents to purchase gifts for themselves and their family members. All items are a nickel and the proceeds are donated back to the home.
Our Snack Pack Program is designed to fill a gap by providing healthy, kid-friendly, and easy to prepare foods to families at risk of weekend hunger when children are not in school.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
A partnership with Main Street Farms subsidizes the cost of a CSA to put weekly shares of locally grown produce in the hands of community members that need it.
School Supply Giveaway
A partnership with Cortland County Catholic Charites allows us to assist those in need at back to school time with needed school supplies.
Family Development offers flexible programming to meet a variety of literacy needs.
High School Equivalency Program
Classes and individual tutoring to help adult learners earn their High School Equivalency diploma. Day and evening classes offered.
Literacy Volunteers of Cortland County
A volunteer tutor program that matches a volunteer tutor with an adult learner (17 and over). They work on the skills and goals the adult learner has identified.
Family Success Center
CAPCO operates a Family Success Center to assist those living in rural areas of the county with services. The Family Success Center is located in room 110 at the Marathon High School.
If you need assistance or have questions, call Laurie Tebbe at 849-3127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Healthy Families Program
The Healthy Families home visiting program matches parents with knowledgeable and caring workers who provide information and support during pregnancy and early childhood. Services include helping families access community resources and services, educating families on parenting and child development, connecting families with medical providers, and assessing children for developmental delays.
Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP)
The program offers free, confidential, one-on-one services that help hungry community members get nutrition assistance. NOEP Coordinators help applicants gather documentation for, fill out, and send in the SNAP application and works to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program and the Summer Food Service Program, which provide nutritious meals to school-aged children.
This one time help is designed to assist individuals and families when emergencies arise. These are limited funds to help with small expenses in an emergency.
Emergency assistance may be available for, but not limited to, the following situations:
NYSEG/National Grid bills
Lack of food
For More Information on how you can be involved, make a donation or Volunteer Opportunities Please call Brandy Strauf at 607-753-6781.