Our Story

We are HACAP - a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to the sustained improvement of human life in our communities. As one of sixteen Iowa community action agencies, we provide flexible and adaptive programs and services that work toward removing the barriers to self-sufficiency. HACAP provides service in nine counties in Iowa: Benton, Dubuque, Delaware, Iowa, Jackson, 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 Mission

Helping people develop skills to become successful and build strong communities

Our Vision

A thriving community where all people have the opportunities for success

Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Our Guiding Principles 

We are innovative
We are partners
We are responsive
We are leaders
We are HACAP

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HACAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Member of Feeding America, and United Way Partner Agency

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