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


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