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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

Food Bank
In the last fiscal year (2012/2013), CCCC Food Bank distributed 16,863 food boxes. That was enough food to feed 55,235 individuals for at least 3 days!

Family Resource Center
-- $275.000 SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) dollars were utilized to supplement family’s nutrition.

-- 812 individuals were beneficiaries of SNAP and AHCCCS (Arizona Care Cost Containment System) dollars.

-- 8,612 hours of instruction and services was provided to 3-5 year olds through our Early Literacy and Family Programming.

-- In the last 6 months I-Help (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) has provided 606 bed nights to 79 unduplicated individuals.

Community Action Program
Last year, our Community Action Program provided supportive services, case management, referrals and financial assistance to over 9,500 community members, preventing 1,679 utility disconnects and 249 evictions.

Our VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, prepared 257 returns, recoving $300.402.00 in federal refunds and $83,334.00 in state refunds.

Senior Centers
The Chandler and Gilbert senior centers provided 29,984 meals at their respective locations and 31, 520 home delivered meals to homebound seniors. A total of 61,513 meals!

The center disbursed 54,244 tickets for transportation to and from the centers where 1,135 senior activities and classes were provided with a total 20,913 participants.

We assisted over 3,200 children in our 2013 Back to School Program with backpacks, school supplies and clothing through collaboration with the city of Chandler and other area organizations.

Over 2000 children participated in Operation Santa in 2012 and received toys, books, candy, and more.

Although we have awesome staff members who ensure operations are running smoothly and moving forward CCCC would not be able to serve those in need without the assistance of our dedicated volunteers. Last fiscal year 1,572 unique individuals volunteered at CCCC (including the Chandler and Gilbert Senior Centers) giving a total of 32,598 volunteer hours. 808 came in the form of group members from area businesses, organizations, and faith based communities. Many thanks to all who help us fulfill our mission!