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Community Action makes a difference!

Our mission is to help those in need living in New York’s Capital Region. Our programs empower people to rise out of poverty by their own strength and hard work. We offer the tools needed to become self sufficient, changing the community one life at a time.

How can we help you?

Our programs, which are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of our community, fall under five core service areas:

Don’t know where to start? Contact our Service Navigator at or (518) 272-6012 Ext. 302

About Community Action

We are one of over 1100 Community Action Agencies throughout the country. We are dedicated to bringing hope and support to all residents of Rensselaer County, with the goal of eliminating poverty and creating a strong, healthy, and happy community.


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