Welcome to acapinc.org

Our Legacy






Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc., a 501 (c)(3), was established in 1965 to serve the needs of and advocate for low-income families in Essex County, NY.  Part of a network of 1,000 Community Action Agencies nationwide, the agency mobilizes resources, plans and integrates programs and services that best meet the needs of our community.  Expanding beyond its original mission the agency works to improve the quality of life of families and strengthen our communities by coordinating multiple programs and resources.

Our Mission:
Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. connects people, values and resources to promote personal, economic and community growth.

Our Values:
Accountability to our customers, partners, and supporters
Integrity as individuals, as a business, and as members of the community
Citizenship and shared responsibility for community change
Respect for each individual’s capacity to learn and grow

Our Programs:
After School
Child Care Resource and Referral
Community Action Angels
Community Services
Career Center
Head Start/Early Head Start
Holidays Are For Sharing
Nutrition Program for the Elderly
Weatherization and Energy Services