Who We Are

Dedicated to the sustained improvement of human life

HACAP Employees

Our Story

We are HACAP – Hawkeye Area Community Action Program – a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to the sustained improvement of human life in our communities. As one of eighteen Iowa community action agencies (CAAs), we provide flexible and adaptive programs and services that work toward removing the barriers to self-sufficiency. HACAP provides service in six counties in Iowa: Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington. We build collaboration among for-profit, nonprofit, faith-based, service groups and community members in order to make stronger, healthier communities.

Our Vision

Poverty is a complex human condition, which in many respects lingers outside traditional market economics. Poverty creates barriers for human progress, restricting individual opportunity. Its impacts need to be addressed locally for maximized results.

Encouraging Local Action

HACAP encourages efficient local action, integrating federal, state, and local resources to promote the advancement of low-income citizens from a state of dependency to self-sufficiency.

Achieving Self-Sufficiency

In addition to monetary and in-kind resources, HACAP programs annually involve approximately 1,300 volunteers, providing over 12,000 volunteer hours. Through collaboration with other community organizations, our programs and services are dedicated to the sustained improvement of human life by bridging the gap between situations of poverty, and emotional or economic self-sufficiency.