The Burlington County Community Action Program (BCCAP) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit, social service agency established in 1965 as a result of the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. BCCAP is governed by a 27-member Board of Trustees, including one-third representation from the private sector, one-third from elected public officials, and one-third from the low-income population. The mission of the agency, as approved by the Board of Trustees, is to combat the causes and reduce the effects of poverty in Burlington County.
Since its inception, as Community Action Agency, BCCAP has served the low-income population, including the working poor, through a wide range of programs specifically designed to help low-income persons achieve economic self-sufficiency. BCCAP’s programs include: Head Start, Early Head Start, Healthy Families-TIP, Parents as Teachers (PAT), Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R), First-Time Homebuyer Program; Housing Counseling Services; Permanent Rental Housing with Supportive Services for Working Poor, Post-TANF and Veteran Families with Children; Senior Apartments for senior citizens; Homelessness Prevention; Foreclosure Mitigation; Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); Energy Crisis Intervention; and Information and Referral. During the past five years, BCCAP helped 193,501 individuals and families move toward achieving their self-sufficiency goals.
To learn more about BCCAP’s programs and services, visit their pages at the links below: