|American Red Cross|
|Stacy Brustin & Jeffrey Gutman|
|Chelsea Public Schools|
|Dennis & Regina Collyer|
|Joseph & Ann Marie Cronin|
|Jennifer Randall Crosby|
|Arthur T. Cummings Elementary School
(3rd, 4th, & 5th grades)
|Daniel Cunningham & Mary Hennessey|
|Lt. Daniel Delaney|
|Pasquale & Jennie DeMarco|
|Sen. Sal DiDomenico|
|Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation|
|Double Tree by Hilton|
|Eversource Energy Foundation|
|Aleida & Jeffrey Gibson|
|Thom Gilligan, CEO, Marathon Tours & Travel|
|Global Oil – Eric Slifka|
|Debbie & Jim Keefe|
|IBEW Local 103|
|Kids Clothes Club|
|Las Carnitas de Montecristo Restaurant|
|Aldo & Tina Lavillotti|
|Edgar Lopez, Boston Paper|
|Marine Toys for Tots|
|W. Thomas & Elizabeth Meier|
|Glenn Messinger, Baldor Boston|
|Mi Salvador Mexican Restaurant|
|Gavin & Janet Monagle|
|New Life Christian
- Pastors Elliot & Evelyn Penn
|Off Broadway Dance Studio|
|Jason Owens (Roca)|
|Mary Jane Restuccia|
|Marc Rossi, Esq.|
|Kathy Ruggieri/Chiaro Corp.|
|Saint Agnes Church (Arlington, MA)|
|Salem Five Bank|
|Jack Satter House|
|Stop '& Shop Community Bag Program|
|Those Who Can for Those In Need|
|St. Jean’s Credit Union|
|Michael & Krissi Valentin|
|Edward & Lorraine Webber|
|Philip & Debra Wick|
|Kerry & Mark Wolfgang|
CAPIC Executive Director’s Message on Racial JusticeJune 19, 2020
CAPIC prides itself on the diverse community we serve and our diverse staff, who I believe reflects the best of what CAPIC and community action has to offer. CAPIC stands firm in the belief that all people should be treated equally, with dignity '& respect. We acknowledge that structural race, gender together inequities remain barriers that must be addressed. Community Action has always stood for the promise of equal opportunity for all and has been a voice for those in need.
Community Action was created in 1964 from the efforts of the Civil Rights Movement as part of the federal Economic Opportunity Act in the “War on Poverty”. Since the Agency’s inception, fifty-four years ago, CAPIC’s role in the community has been to identify and address the needs, problems, and concerns of individuals and families, so as to empower them to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. People of color continue to be suppressed by a lack of opportunity due to the adverse effects of systemic racism. In this role, we must be a strong voice against oppression, hate, and injustice. It is imperative that we strengthen the work that we do by advocating for equal access for all members of our community to education, health, employment, and economic systems. CAPIC will continue to work closely with local government, elected officials, law enforcement, the faith community, and local service providers to support initiatives that strengthen the communities that we serve as well as work to improve the quality of life for all residents.
CAPIC joins the call for unity, justice, peace, reform, and equal opportunity for all. CAPIC stands in solidarity with those who seek to promote social justice and equality. I encourage staff share their thoughts and ideas on how we can continue to grow and be a voice for those in need. It is our responsibility to condem all forms of violence and racism and to speak out rather than remain silent. We are always stronger together.
CAPIC is happy to announce that CAPIC’s Weatherization, Heating System Assistance and Appliance Management Programs have resumed field operations. CAPIC Energy Program staff and CAPIC vendors have all received extensive training on proper COVID-19 safety guidelines. The safety and well-being of our staff and clients is our top priority; all staff will be wearing appropriate PPE for all appointments. Call CAPIC today at 617-884-6130 to schedule your energy audit!
DONATE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE
If you would like to help CAPIC provide emergency assistance with access to food and basic necessities, housing, and other household expenses for those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, please consider making a donation.
During this difficult and rapidly changing time, CAPIC is focused on the health and well-being of our clients, staff, volunteers, and communities. As a result, we are adapting the way we normally conduct business and will continue to provide essential services to the best of our ability. We thank you for your continued support and we will continue to be here for those in need.
CAPIC’s main office in Chelsea will remain closed to the general public until further notice, per Governor Baker’s stay-at-home advisory. Staff will be available via phone and email but there will be NO IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS OR WALK-INS for home heating assistance, volunteer tax prep program, SUDS Program, or emergency services. Please call 617-884-6130 to make alternate arrangements for service. We thank you for your cooperation during this critical time.
The Fuel Assistance and Heating System Programs continue to operate. Staff are available via phone and email, however, there will not be any in-person appointments or walk-ins until further notice. Clients are still able to reach a live person for fuel assistance from 8:30AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday at 617-884-6130. Spanish-speaking staff are available to assist via the phone/email as well. Clients who are experiencing a no-heat heating system emergency or a non-working refrigerator emergency should call CAPIC’s emergency line at 617-884-6130, ext. 1042.
CAPIC’s SUDS/Mobile Outreach Program continues to work remotely with the City of Chelsea Navigators, North Suffolk Mental Health Association Recovery Coaches and the SELAH Resource Center to provide comprehensive support and resources to individuals in Chelsea. If you are need of support please call 617-884-6130, ext. 1041, between the hours of 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.
We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we continue to navigate through this unprecedented time. CAPIC remains committed to serving the communities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop to ensure that the needs of all residents are being met.
Help Spread the Word - CAPIC Head Start is Accepting Applications
CAPIC Receives $50,000 Grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation for COVID-19 ReliefDecember 30, 2020
CAPIC, the local multi-service community action agency announced today that it has received a $50,000 grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation (EBCF). The grant is part of a commitment from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to provide financial support to local organizations focused on COVID-19 relief.
The grant will provide critical resources to individuals and families who have been impacted by the pandemic. Funds will provide CAPIC with the ability to address housing and food insecurity issues that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 in CAPIC’s service area which includes Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.
CAPIC’s Executive Director, Richelle Cromwell, “On behalf of the CAPIC Agency and the CAPIC Board of Directors I would like to thank Eastern Bank for their dedication to the local community and those in need. We are grateful for their on-going support during these challenging times.”
During the early days and weeks of the pandemic, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation began to lend its support as quickly as possible, and it has steadily increased throughout 2020 the amount of unsolicited grants to nonprofit organizations. In total, $11 million in COVID-19 relief grants has been provided to hundreds of local and regional organizations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island in 2020.
The most recent funding supports organizations focused on housing stability, homelessness, food security, and essential services and utilities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.
Fuel Assistance Kickoff MeetingOctober 19, 2020 September 10, 2020
Fuel Assistance AvailableOctober 5, 2020
HEAD START LEARN AT HOME PROGRAM AVAILABLEOctober 1, 2020
CAPIC is proud to announce that Gladys Valentin-Agneta, SUDS/Mobile Outreach Program Director, received the Department of Public Health Commissioner’s Leadership Award.September 10, 2020
Head Start Summer ProgramAugust 10, 2020
A weekly packet with books, supplies and activities are delivered to 50 children each week. Parents and children participate in live classes via Zoom and phone calls with their teachers. While we all miss being together, it is wonderful to see the joy of learning continuing and know that our children will be ready for kindergarten in a few short weeks! #HeadStart
Fuel Assistance Program Important NoticeJune 24, 2020
CAPIC Community Needs Survey
CAPIC Head Start is Grateful for our Partnership with Red CrossMay 06, 2020
Citing the increased need, Red Cross spokesman Jeff Hall said their food donations are now made on a weekly basis to Leading Through Empowering Opportunities (LEO Inc.) in Lynn and Community Action Programs, Inter-City Inc. (CAPIC), which serves families in Chelsea and Revere.
CAPIC Board MeetingDecember 31, 2020
Families First Sees Overwhelming Success in ChelseaFebruary 10, 2020
This program made Families First history. Beyond reporting the highest graduation rate that we’ve seen in the Power of Parenting program to date, five parents had perfect attendance and 100% of parents reported that they are highly likely to recommend the program. “I think the comfort level of the language capacity was huge,” said our program partner. “It was a major barrier breakdown for community members.”
It is evident that programs like this are both appreciated and needed in the area. Next year, Families First plans to expand the number of programs offered in the City of Chelsea, engaging even more parents and benefiting even more children during the important early years of life.
Point in Time Homelessness CountJanuary 31, 2019
CAPIC is proud to play a role in working to eliminate homelessness and provide critical, direct services to homeless individuals in need.
Chelsea/Revere Family Network
CAPIC’s Chelsea/Revere Family Network is proudly recognized as one of Raising A Reader MA's first program partners. The partnership began in 2006 and remains as strong as ever - a staple in the Chelsea community. CAPIC is grateful for the work and support that Raising A Reader has provided for Chelsea and Revere families.
You Work Hard. Heat is expensive. Get help from CAPIC to help keep you warm, safe & healthy this winter.
DO YOU NEED HELP HEATING YOUR HOME THIS WINTER? CALL CAPIC TODAY!
Address: 100 Everett Ave, Unit 14, Chelsea, MA, 02150
Phone Number: 617-884-6130
CAPIC’s Fuel Assistance Program serves these communities: Chelsea, Revere, '&' Winthrop
Program operates: November 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
Final Date to apply for Fuel Assistance: April 30, 2021.
Application Certification Deadline: Once ALL application paperwork is submitted by client, CAPIC will certify the application within 45 working days. Applications completed in March/April will be certified by last week of May.
Appeal Decision Notification: If application for benefits is denied by CAPIC, client has right to appeal. CAPIC will review and inform client of appeal decision within 20 working days of appeal request.
Denied Application Notification: Once ALL application paperwork is submitted by client, CAPIC will notify client of application denial within 45 working days.
Eligible Applicants: Once deemed eligible for benefits, CAPIC will notify client within 8 working days.
Incomplete Notification: CAPIC will inform client of incomplete application within 25 working days of application date.
CAPIC ANNOUNCEMENT - New Executive DirectorOctober 15, 2019
CAPIC Head Start is Now Accepting ApplicationsJuly 09, 2019
Head Start Center Locations:
65 Nahant Avenue
45 Pauline Street
September 23, 2019
April 10, 2019
February 11, 2019
Thanks again to Luis Tejada and Century 21 Realtors.
CAPIC’s 51st Annual MeetingOctober 01, 2018
CAPIC’s Executive Director Bob Repucci presented the 51st Annual Report to the Corporation and highlighted the accomplishments of the year, which included providing comprehensive support services to over 13,000 persons.
In the Awards segment of the meeting, the Agency recognized employees who completed various years of service, which included: 5 Years: Robert Rock, Bus Driver, Nexi Romero, Child Development Center Teacher; 10 Years: Angela Baez, Child Development Center Teacher; 15 Years: Walkiria Davila, Child Development Center Receptionist, Nancy Galeas, Child Development Center Teacher, Julie Lopilato, Child Development Center Lead Teacher, Lillian Rodriguez, Child Development Center Lead Teacher, Maricza Santizo, Child Development Center Assistant Program Director, Karen Verde, Child Development Center Teacher; 20 Years: Anthony Letizia, Energy Program Manager, Patricia Moore, Head Start Lead Teacher, Lee Nugent, Responsible Payee/Emergency Services Program Director, Cynthia Chipman, Head Start Lead Teacher, Sandra DeAmelio, Head Start Lead Teacher, Rosa Valenzuela, Head Start Assistance Teacher, Angela Wesley, Head Start Assistance Teacher; 25 Years: John Letizia, Director of Finances, Joanne Stone-Libon, Head Start Director, Kerry Wolfgang, Director of Planning, Development, & Operations; and 30 Years: Debra Nelson, Purchasing Coordinator.
CAPIC’s Annual Emerline Cromwell Memorial Scholarship went to Gloria Valentin of Chelsea, with the Annual Rose and Virginia Mikaelian Memorial Scholarship going to Gerald Jean Charles of Revere. The annual William R. Restuccia Memorial Scholarships were awarded to CAPIC Employees Silvia Perez and Nexi Romero.
2017 Community Awards were presented to Gerry McCue of the Chelsea Public School Department; Global Oil (Sean Driscoll on behalf of Eric Slifka, CEO), and Richard Antonellis, Jr., Business Agent of Local 103 IBEW (Louis Ciarlone accepted on behalf of Richard Antonellis, Jr.) for their dedication and continued support of the local community and individuals and families in need. CAPIC is grateful for their compassion and active role in working to improve the quality of life for all residents.
Response to the Franklin Avenue fire in RevereJuly 24, 2018
CAPIC is currently working to provide direct support services to those in need. To date, CAPIC has provided 12 families with temporary housing/shelter and 30 individuals/families with gift cards to purchase food and basic necessities. CAPIC is also providing clothing and other donated items to fire victims. If you would like to make a donation please contact Lee Nugent, Emergency Program Director at 617-884-6130, ext. 104.