CAPIC Donors:
Anton's Cleaners
Dolores Benoit
Calvin T. Brown, Councilor At-Large
Patricia Cappiello
Azucena Caraballo
Angie Catrone
Centro Latino
Marie Chase
Michelle Joslin-Chaves
Dr. Hong Chen Cheung
CITYPSYCH Wellness, Inc.
Cradles to Crayons
Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Global Oil Company LLC
Gloria DiPietro
Eastern Bank
Silvia Frometa
Leslie Garcia
Gena Guglielmo
Regina Iacoviello
Jeff Jadul – Admiral’s Hill Marina
JV Photo Studio
Kids Clothes Chelsea
John Letizia
Local 103, I.B.E.W.
Richard Mageary
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Gerald McCue
Millions of Muscles
Linda Munitz
Marilyn Murphy
Debbie Nelson
New Christian Life Center (Chelsea)
Lee Nugent
Lanre Olusekun
Steve Pesce
Anthony Petrucelli, State Senator
Raising a Reader
Kathi-Anne Reinstein, State Representative
Scott P. Renton
Robert S. Repucci
Bill Restuccia
Sonia Rivera
Kathy Ruggeri (Chiaro Corporation)
Elys Yarelyl Rullan
Saint Agnes Parish (Arlington)
Salem Five Bank
Jessica Selani
The Sheehan Family
Christina Souza
Laura Spitz
Suffolk Downs
Shelly Thimmer
Trader Joe's
Lee Tranfaglia
Victoria Visconti (The Pioneer Charter School of Science)
DeWitt Willis
Kerry Wolfgang

Welcome to CAPIC

The mission of CAPIC is to identify and address the needs, problems and concerns of those in poverty and to enable the individually poor to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. In fulfilling its mission, CAPIC will actively stimulate the creation and promotion of the processes and programs necessary to identify and eradicate poverty.
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CAPIC Chelsea City Wide Summer Camp Program

April 9, 2015

CAPIC's Chelsea City Wide Summer Camp Program is accepting applications.
The Chelsea City Wide Summer Camp is a seven-week program, and will take place June 29, 2015 – August 14, 2015, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Mary C. Burke Complex in Chelsea.

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CAPIC Monthly Board Meeting

April 1, 2015

The Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC) Board of Directors will conduct a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm. The meeting will be held at CAPIC’s After School Program located at 9 Arlington Street, Chelsea. The public is invited to attend.

CAPIC Head Start Now accepting applications for fall 2015.

March 9, 2014

CAPIC Head Start provides comprehensive services to eligible families with children between the ages of 3-5. To be eligible to participate in this federally funded pre-school program families must meet the federal poverty guidelines. If the pre-school child has an IEP or a physical disability that interferes with the child’s regular learning, the family may exceed the poverty guidelines to participate. CAPIC may enroll up to 10% of its full enrollment with children whose families exceed the guidelines. Limited transportation is provided to Chelsea through specific funding sources. Head Start services include; education, health/nutrition, family engagement, and social services. Head Start classes will begin on September 11, 2015. EEC Vouchers are accepted for families who are working and need a full day program (7:30-5:30). All other classes operate on a four hour per day schedule from September to May.

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FREE Tax Preparation

January 7, 2015
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Program offers free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, We also offer free electronic filing (e-filing). Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program will receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper – even faster when tax refunds are deposited directly into one's bank account. All clients will be seen on a walk-in basis.

Contact the CAPIC Main Office at (617) 884-6130, or email taxprep@capicinc.org for more information.

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Take the CAPIC Homeless Risk Survey

December 8, 2014
Dear Residents,
CAPIC is conducting this survey to examine the level of risk that families may have of becoming homeless. It is our intent to use the results of this survey to design services to prevent homelessness. We appreciate your participation and hope to share the results at the conclusion of the study.
Thank you.
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A message from CAPIC's Executive Director

November 20, 2014

My Friends,
I am both outraged and devastated by the news given to me today at 4:48 pm by DHCD that the Governor has exercised his 9c powers to eliminate CAPIC’s Special Earmark. The Earmark supports in full CAPIC’s Emergency Services Program. It funds three positions and provides emergency food, rental help, emergency shelter for dozens of area residents. What makes this action even more deplorable is that was made retroactive to July 1, 2014, nullifying funds that have already been spent on salary and services. We also have service commitments made that must now be withdrawn. This action eliminates our ability to respond to any housing related situations that occur on a daily basis. We have already spent $90,000.00, which now represents a deficit. Current obligations represent another several thousand dollars, which will be cancelled. It has been suggested that the new Administration may be more sensitive toward this dilemma and I believe that will likely be the case, however to maintain the staff and services while knowingly managing a deficit will require authorization from CAPIC’s Board and will also be a troubling problem if the new Administration is unable to restore funding.

I can’t help but wonder why this state government with multi-layers of bureaucrats cannot be more creative in developing solutions! I see the Governor has spent a king’s ransom on office remodeling, but strikes at the poor! Once again, take it out on those who can’t fight back…

We appreciate your support, caring and continued leadership.

Bob