We Are HACAP

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families, living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

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Food Insecurity - Hungry Child

The Facts On: Food & Nutrition

Access to healthy food is the basis for successful living.

39%

Percentage of Iowa school children enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program

1500

Number of children served by the Backpack Program in the last 2 years

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Energy Conservation - Weatherizing Home

The Facts On: Energy Conservation

HACAP’s energy conservation services ensure secure households to people living on fixed incomes.

50%

United Way 211 call volume related to rent, housing or utility questions

2200

Households benefitting from HACAP’s Housing Stability programs

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HACAP Head Start Program

The Facts On: Children

Low-income families need assistance with preparing their preschool children for school.

$5,513

Average annual cost of full-time center child care for one toddler in Iowa

85%

Percentage of children with cognitive skills to be successful in school after 1 year of Head Start

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Veteran Support - Operation Home

The Facts On: Veteran Support

Veterans in crisis commonly need connections to community resources.

2012

Year the Iowa Council on Homelessness adopted national effort to end veteran homelessness by 2015

140

Veteran Families HACAP has secured safe housing for during the first year of Operation Home

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Homeless Mother and Daugther

The Facts On: Homelessness

Safe and secure housing is a fundamental need for all people.

4

How many more days homeless people spend in prison and the hospital for medical needs

85%

Percentage of HACAP transitional households exited to permanent housing

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Help Us Create Change

Efficient local action requires input from an entire community. Together we can create change by bridging the gap between situations of poverty and emotional or economic self-sufficiency. You can get involved and make a difference through monetary donations, volunteering, or hosting a food drive!

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