CAPIC 2016 - 2017 Donors:
Leonard Albanese, Jr.
Allan Alpert
American Red Cross
American Training, Inc. - LARE
Dolores Benoit
Kathleen Callahan
Angie Catrone
Dennis & Regina Collyer
Community Reinvestment Associates, Inc.
Richelle Cromwell
James Cunningham
Committee for Bob DeLeo
Committee to Elect Ira Novoselsky
Committee to Elect John Powers
Double Tree by Hilton
Deb Fallon – Portal to Hope
Lisette Frometa/Chelsea Police Dept.
Thom Gilligan
Cary Havey
Sergio Jaramillo
Kids Clothes Club
John Letizia
Edgar Lopez, Boston Paper
Richard Mageary
Marine Toys for Tots
Gerald McCue
National Grid
New Life Christian Center Chelsea
Julia Newhall
Michael Nicastro
Mike Overland
Joseph Perlatonda
Kathi-Anne Reinstein
Scott Renton
Mary Jane Restuccia
Bob Repucci
Revere Housing Authority
Ruben Rodriguez
Salem Five Charitable Foundation
William Schmidt
Sheehan Family
Laura Spitz
Jeffrey Stone
Ming Sun
TAZ Enterprises
Gladys Valentin-Agneta
Winthrop Fire Department (Chief Paul Flanagan)
Wolfgang Family
Wyndham Hotel

Welcome to CAPIC

The mission of CAPIC is to identify and address the needs, problems and concerns of those in poverty and to enable the individually poor to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. In fulfilling its mission, CAPIC will actively stimulate the creation and promotion of the processes and programs necessary to identify and eradicate poverty.

CAPIC December 2017 Meeting

December 1, 2017

The Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) Board of Directors will conduct the monthly Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 12:00 pm. The meeting will be held at CAPIC’s 100 Everett Avenue offices, in Chelsea. The public is invited to attend.

Help for Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

October 17, 2017

Community Action Agencies stand ready to help families who have come here from Puerto Rico. Click here to find your local agency.

Community Action Partnership, the national nonprofit that strengthens, promotes, represents and serves the network of member Community Action Agencies across the country, has set up a fund to help hurricane victims and support CAA staff. You can select the specific state/territory where you want the funds to go or make no designation and add the funds to the overall pool. Click here to donate.

CAPIC designated as CoC - BoS Homeless Provider

May 17, 2017

CAPIC, the local anti-poverty agency has been designated by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as the official Continuum of Care -Balance of State Homeless Provider for Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. Given this official designation, CAPIC is commissioned to assume responsibility to coordinate homelessness prevention activities for Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, which includes outreach to identify unsheltered homeless individuals and foster relationships with them in an effort to encourage these individuals to accept additional resources, shelter, and housing; CAPIC will screen unsheltered homeless persons for mainstream resources and assist them with the application process; and assist unsheltered homeless persons access emergency shelter.

In this role, CAPIC, in conjunction with DHCD will also coordinate the Annual Point-In-Time Count, and organize volunteer efforts for counting unsheltered persons in Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. CAPIC is grateful for the opportunity to increase direct services for those in need and improve the quality of life for homeless individuals.

Letter Regarding Fuel Assistance Program

March 27 2017

You have probably been reading or hearing about the new budget that the President just proposed. You may also have heard about some of what it does. We have reviewed it and are writing to let you know that we strongly oppose it, because it would hurt the people that Community Action Programs Inter-City, Incorporated (CAPIC) is dedicated to serving – you, your family, your friends and neighbors.


2017 CAPIC Needs Assessment

March 1 2017

CAPIC is in the process of conducting an area-wide needs assessment to determine what problems and priorities face the families we serve. We are asking you to take a few minutes of your time to tell us your story. Your story, along with others, will enable us to determine which programs and resources to pursue over the next 3 years. Click the More button to take the survey now.


VITA Tax Prep Season Starts

January 30 2016

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax help for taxpayers who qualify*. Trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.


CFELD Program Free Credit Education Workshop

June 20 2016

CAPIC will be conducting their third basic financial literacy workshop on CREDIT EDUCATION. The purpose of the workshop is to educate individuals to better understand the importance of having good credit. CAPIC staff will provide you with valuable information on how to request a credit score rating report, explain what is considered good credit, and how to work to increase your credit rating score if necessary. A good credit rating score can make purchasing a car, a home, renting an apartment, and getting approved for a credit card easier. The workshop is FREE to CAPIC clients!

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:30 am
Location: CAPIC Main Office
100 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA
If you are interested in participating, please contact Silvia Frometa at (617) 884-6130, ext. 134.


Chelsea City-Wide Summer Camp

April 27 2016

CAPIC’s Chelsea City-Wide Special Summer Camp Program provides local area youth with a positive and rewarding summer camp experience. Youth between the ages of 5-13 years old participate in a wide array of activities that develop life skills in a positive, healthy, and fun environment.


18-month Community Financial Empowerment Learning Partnership Grant

February 26, 2016

Through a grant with MASSCAP, CAPIC is one of 10 Community Action Agencies in Massachusetts that is participating in this new and exciting initiative.
Under the CFELD Program, CAPIC will incorporate financial capability services into the Emergency Assistance Program. The CFELD partnership program will strengthen CAPIC’s capacity in a variety of service areas including the delivery and integration of financial capability, asset development for clients, and an improved and expanded delivery of financial education and literacy services for local low-income populations across the state.
CFED is a national group that focuses on creating pathways to financial security and opportunity. They have a focus on integrated financial capability services. From its website: “CFED sees an opportunity to integrate financial capability discussions, resources and tools within existing human service programs such as housing, early childhood education, community health centers and child welfare, in order to increase the overall impact of these programs and increase the scale and reach of financial capability services. Folding financial capability services into these other social services can address the central and interrelated problems families face in achieving financial security.”
Please contact Silvia Frometa, Emergency Assistance Program Director and CFELD Coordinator at 617-884-6130, ext. 134 for more information.

CAPIC Kids Cook with You

February 26, 2016

Chelsea Community Television (CCTV) Presents CAPIC Kids Cook With You; a cooking show featuring children from CAPIC Head Start in Chelsea, MA. Today's episode is a burrito dinner for the whole family.


CAPIC 2015-2016 Fuel Assistance Program Satellite Site in Winthrop

October 20 2015

CAPIC Fuel Assistance Program applications will be accepted at the Winthrop Senior Center for this winter’s program at the Robert DeLeo Senior Center located at 35 Harvard Street, Winthrop. The telephone number is 617-846-8538.
CAPIC Fuel Assistance Program staff will be available on Wednesday’s beginning November 4, 2015, from 9am to 11am. The program assists households in paying heating bills from November 2015 to April 2016, and is open to tenants as well as homeowners, whose income is within 60% of the state median income. Heat may be oil, propane, kerosene, gas or electric. For more information please call 617-884-6130.


CAPIC DeLeo Scholarship Fund Press Release

July 16, 2015

In 2013 CAPIC established the Robert DeLeo Scholarship fund in recognition of the numerous contributions made in support of Community Action by the Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. Each year, the fund provides two local children residing in the Speaker’s district to attend CAPIC’s Summer Camp Program. Without this scholarship these children would not be able to participate in summer camp activities and develop life skills in a positive, healthy, and fun environment, becoming more responsible and independent. CAPIC’s Summer Camp Program has a positive impact on all youth involved. CAPIC is pleased to announce that two youth have been provided with Robert DeLeo Fund Scholarships and are currently attending the 2015 Summer Camp Program.

CAPIC Receives Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Targeted Grant

July 13, 2015

CAPIC has received a $10,000.00 Targeted Grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. Violence Prevention is the target area this year and CAPIC will utilize funds to support domestic violence prevention and comprehensive support services for victims in Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. Each year the Targeted Grant category is highly competitive and this award acknowledges CAPIC’s impact on the local community.
CAPIC would like to thank the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation for the opportunity to enhance critical programming for victims and their families.