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Community Action Program

Community Action Programs (CAP)

It is an unfortunate reality that many people will be in need of emergency assistance at some time in their lives. The sudden loss of a job, a catastrophic event or illness, even extreme weather can create unmanageable burdens for anyone. Our CAP programs offer a balanced approach to meet the needs of our community. Please click the following link for answers to many frequently asked questions:

Case Management

• Goal Planning Through Life Action Maps

• Job Training

• Employment and Education Referrals

• Financial Education

• Referrals to Other Services and Programs

• Follow-up and ongoing support


Emergency Financial Assistance

• Utility Assistance

• Eviction Prevention

• Shelter/Housing Referrals

• Food and Clothing Referrals


Last year, we provided:

• Rental Assistance for 383 households ($274,202)

• Utility Assistance for 1,744 households ($1,144,454)

• 242 Referrals for Home Repairs and/or Weatherization

• 1,500 Referrals for Other Services (Food, Clothing, Housing, Budgeting, etc.)


All requests for assistance must be accompanied by a Prescreening Packet English Version / Spanish Version.  If you live in Gilbert, Chandler, Sun Lakes, or the Maricopa County portion of Queen Creek, you can download and complete a prescreening packet prior to coming into our office or call for other ways to submit your request.

If you are interested in more information, or in need of assistance, please visit one of our locations:

Chandler CAP

345 S. California St

Chandler, AZ 85225


Gilbert CAP

44 N. Oak St. (in the Boys and Girls Club)

Gilbert, AZ 85233


Funded in part by the City of Chandler, Maricopa County Human Services Department, Department of Economic Security, Town of Gilbert, and Valley of the Sun United Way.


Donations Payments Now Accepted Online:

Arizona Tax Credit

State taxpayers who contribute to CCCC can receive a dollar for dollar tax credit through the Working Poor Tax Credit. Couples filing jointly can receive up to $400 back and single taxpayers can receive up to $200. Make your donation by December 31st each year.

By The Numbers

Fiscal Year 2013/2014 CCCC Stats

Food Bank
CCCC's Food Bank distributed 18,657 food boxes. That was enough food to feed 65,231 individuals for at least 3 days (11,817 unique individuals).  We received 983,580 pounds of donated food from various partners.
Family Resource Center
10,637 hours of instruction and services were provided to children and adults through our Family Resource Center Programming.
1,619 individuals were beneficiaries of SNAP and AHCCCS dollars.
I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) provided 1,683 bed nights to 182 unduplicated individuals. 
Community Action Program
Our Community Action Program provided supportive services, case management, referrals and financial assistance to over 13,031 community members, preventing 2,361 utility disconnects and 380 evictions totaling $1,268,822. 
Our VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, prepared 198 returns, recovering $244,468 in federal refunds and $40,600 in state refunds. 
Senior Centers
The Chandler and Gilbert Senior Centers provided 33,626 meals at their respective locations and 35,228 home delivered meals to homebound seniors. A total of 68,854 meals were provided to 1,182 individuals!
The center disbursed 71,737 tickets for transportation to and from the centers where 1,083 senior activities and classes were provided with a total 20,905 participants. 
Through collaboration with the City of Chandler and other area organizations, we assisted over 3,200 children with backpacks, school supplies and clothing for Back to School in 2013.
Over 1,400 children participated in Operation Santa in 2013 and received toys, books, candy, and more. 
CCCC would not be able to serve those in need without the assistance of our dedicated volunteers. Last fiscal year 1,441 unique individuals volunteered at CCCC (including the Chandler and Gilbert Senior Centers) giving a total of 33,977 volunteer hours. There were 1,039 individuals who participated in group projects from area businesses, organizations, and faith based communities. Many thanks to all who help us fulfill our mission!