Helping people. Changing lives. Engaging communities to end poverty.
That’s what we do at Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph (CAPSTJOE). Since 1965, CAPSTJOE has been helping low-income residents of Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton and DeKalb counties in Northwest Missouri achieve economic sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Each day, we help your neighbors – those working two or three jobs to keep food on their family’s table, a senior making the choice between medication and heat during the winter and even a young child struggling in school because they don’t have a home to go to after the bell rings. Each family and individual needs specialized help, and CAPSTJOE provides help through a variety long-term and short-term strategies.
Our vision is a community that works together to end poverty once and for all. And our promise is to change people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope and improve our communities. CAPSTJOE partners with a variety of businesses, social service agencies, government entities and educational institutions to fulfill that promise, one individual at a time.