Our Organization

Right after the smoke clears and the water resides, the HACAP team responds

Committed to Improvement

HACAP is a community action agency serving 6 counties in Eastern Iowa. We embrace the philosophy of "a help up, not a handout" in our commitment to empower and improve the lives of families, living with the everyday barriers of poverty. We understand that poverty is a condition of a person's bank account and not an indication of an individual's or family's spirit or self-worth.

Promoting Community Betterment

Our hard-working, driven, and passionate team strives to make a difference in the communities we serve through the various programs we offer. Since 1965, HACAP has been promoting community betterment. Our programs and services are dedicated toward the sustained improvement of human life through the coordination of resources.

Strategic and Innovative Leadership

We ensure administrative flexibility and community relevance by building community relationships and actively involving the economic disadvantaged through board membership. By bringing together private sector, public sector and low-income community representatives, HACAP's Board of Directors provides strategic and innovative leadership to optimize local solutions for poverty issues.