Our Mission

CAPP, working in partnership with the community, provides culturally competent supportive services and programs to Providence residents in need to promote their achievement of economic self-sufficiency.

Our Purpose

To reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and empower low-income individuals and families to become self-sufficient by: creating economic, educational and other opportunities for and providing a range of services to low-income families and individuals; mobilizing resources directed to the elimination of poverty; and educating the public on issues of poverty and community revitalization.  


  • Resident Profile in Partnership June 2014

    Estefiny Sanchez is a Providence resident that received several services from CAPP. She is currently an employee of CAPP who enjoys the work she does. Last year Estefiny needed assistance from CAPP’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) after her Read More...

  • Call for Increase in Federal Minimum Wage

    With legislation to increase the federal minimum wage pending in Congress, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline hosted a roundtable discussion to hear from working Rhode Islanders, the business community, advocates, and economists on the Read More...