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SICM Joins with SCAP to Restart Security Deposit Program
A maximum of $500 per houshold will be allocated for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Funding is provided through a grant from the First Reformed Church of Schenectady. . . Read more (posted 10/1/15)

The Family Development Credential Training
Coming Soon!

This October, SCAP will hold the FDC training for frontline family workers. Don't miss the chance to register for this strengths-based family support training. The training includes 90 hours of interactive instruction spread over nine months. For the more information, the complete schedule and how to registrater go to FDC Training (posted 9/8/15)

SCAP's new and up to date INFO-OP Community Resource Directory is now available to download. Don't miss this valuable resource. Useful for the general public as well as professionals... Download full Directory.

Also available is a one-page Quick Reference Guide... Download Quick Reference Guide (posted 7/9/15)

Are you in Crisis or do you need help meeting your everyday needs? A SCAP Community Resource Navigator can help, come see us at one of our five locations. Walk-ins welcome:

  • SCAP
    913 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Wed. until 6:30 p.m.
  • Ellis Health Center Nurse Navigator's Office
    600 McClellan Street, Schenectady, NY
    Hours: Monday-Friday 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Schenectady County Public Library Central Branch
    99 Clinton Avenue, Schenectady, NY
    Hours: Every Wednesday 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Hometown Health Centers
    1044 State Street
    Schenectady, NY 12307
    Hours: Every Thursday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Schenectady County Community College
    78 Washington Avenue
    Schenectady, NY 12305
    Hours for students and faculty: Every Monday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    (updated 9/30/15)

$14 Million Investment for Albany Street
SCAP is happy to partner with DePaul Properties, Inc., the City of Schenectady, Schenectady County and the Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority for a new $14 million housing investment to build a 3-story building that will feature 50 new apartments. This will fill a critical need for safe and affordable housing in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood... Read more (6/3/15)

SCAP Celebrates 50 Years!
2015 marks SCAP's 50th anniversary. As a tribute to those we serve and our partners, the theme for this yearlong celebration is "I Am SCAP." Join us as we delve into key moments in SCAP's history and the Community Action movement nationwide. . . Read more. (5/21/15)

SCAP launches new Long Story Short campaign poster
SCAP's new Long Story Short poster highlights the theme "I Am SCAP" which ties the campaign to our 50-Year anniversary celebration. The new poster features Michael King who is one of our Early Learning parents and also an employee of SCAP. To download the poster and read Michael's story, go to our Long Story Short Campaign. (5/21/15)

This month, the Spotlight is on Price Chopper Supermarket in recognition of their long history in the community and their commitment to improvement... Read more. (5/28/15)

WE HOPE YOU WILL CHOOSE SCAP for your charitable donation. Your donation will be used to help local families meet their basic needs, train for and find employment, as well as support early childhood education programs...HERE ARE THREE EASY WAYS TO MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO SCAP

SCAP Annual Report 2013
Don't miss our 2013 Annual Report which offers highlights from SCAP's continuum of services, including Employment Services, Early Childhood Education and Housing and Community Services. . . read Annual Report

Are You a Head Start Graduate? We want to hear from you!

In honor of Head Start's 50th anniversary, we are embarking on a project to celebrate the accomplishments of Head Start graduates in our own community. . . read more

SCAP Launches Story-Sharing Campaign in Recognition of Community Action Month
In May for Community Action Month, SCAP launched the Long Story Short Campaign to raise public awareness to the growing poverty problems in Schenectady County, highlight our customer's success and inspire others to seek help. . . read more


Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc.
913 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307


Updated 10/1/15




SCAP's yearlong anniversary celebration kicks off in May with a social media blitz and continues throughout 2015 and 2016.
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A story-sharing campaign that showcases the strengths of the people we serve.

Discover SCAP's comprehensive directory and quick reference guide with over 70 organizations that offer a range of human services in Schenectady County... Go to Directory

SCAP spotlights local organizations who enrich our Employment Services.






Debra L. Schimpf
Executive Director