“Helping People. Changing Lives.”
The Burlington County Community Action Program (BCCAP) has been helping people and changing lives for the past 52 years. BCCAP helps strengthen low-income families’ lives through early childhood and parenting education, child care, housing and home energy programs. Last year, BCCAP served 41,617 customers. Over 1,315 families received housing counseling services; 13,514 customers received heating assistance; and over 3,000 children received childcare services through BCCAP.
BCCAP has operated the Head Start child development program since 1966. Head Start promotes school readiness for children in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional, health, social, and other services. In 2016, the BCCAP Head Start Program was funded to serve 470 children ages 3 to 5 years, including children with special needs. BCCAP’s Early Head Start served 86 infants and toddlers. BCCAP’s Healthy Families-TIP Program assisted 92 families with home visitation that fosters parent-child bond, promotes positive parenting skills, and educates first-time parents on child care and child development. Parents-As-Teachers (PAT) is a free and voluntary program that focuses on supporting parents as their child’s first teacher. BCCAP served 86 families through the PAT program.
In 2016, BCCAP provided safe, decent and affordable housing with supportive services to 12 low-income families to help strengthen family functioning, improve the families’ economic situation, and help the families remain in permanent housing. BCCAP operates a 72-unit Senior Apartment complex in Burlington Township and 14 senior apartments at the Historic Roebling Village Inn located in Florence Township. A Case Manager assists residents at both developments with their day-to-day living. Our customers’ lives are changed for the better through the services that BCCAP provides.
“BCCAP has helped me to be a better parent and grandparent to my loved ones.”