ALBANY – In a bold step to upgrade and streamline its vital services to the poor, the capital region’s leading poverty agency is relocating and consolidating its operations. Albany Community Action Partnership (AlbanyCAP) can now be found at 333 Sheridan Avenue, the old public school #9 building in the West Hill community. AlbanyCAP has been serving the poor and underprivileged in Albany County for forty years.

AlbanyCAP transitioned to its new location in the former Head Start building on February 3. The administrative office had previously been located at 4 Central Avenue with facilities throughout the county. AlbanyCAP has a staff of 145 people. The impetus for the consolidation was to provide a centralized location for home energy assistance, weatherization services, Head Start and child care enrollment, furniture assistance and both direct and collaborative comprehensive case management.

No interruption of services is anticipated during this transition. An official grand re-opening is planned for May 17, 2006 as part of a free event in celebration of National Community Action Day.

AlbanyCAP, established in 1966 as Albany County Opportunity, Inc., is a member of the Community Action Partnership, a national association of more than 1,000 agency members focused on inspiring change at the community level. The organization provides comprehensive support services to more than 8,000 residents annually to help them improve their lives and their futures.

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