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.

CAPIC Fuel Assistance Season

September 17, 2014

CAPIC’s Fuel Assistance Program is open for the 2014-2015 season. Clients who received assistance last winter will be mailed an application package for this year’s program. New clients need to make an appointment to apply and can call 617-884-6130 to schedule a date.


CAPIC Chelsea City Wide Summer Camp Program

May 2, 2014

CAPIC will be accepting applications for the Chelsea City Wide Summer Camp Program. The Chelsea City Wide Summer Camp is a seven-week program, and will take place: June 30th – August 15, 2014, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Mary C. Burke Complex in Chelsea.

Date: April 1, 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 9 Arlington Street, Chelsea, MA 02150
Fee: $25.00 Registration Fee
$650.00 for the seven-week program
$150.00 for one-week session
Ages: 5 –12 years old
**Please note there is a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee. For more information please call Betsy Rodriguez at 617-889-9929

Space Heater Fire Safety

February 3, 2014

Sixty-three (63) space heater fires were reported to the Office of the State
Fire Marshal between 2007 and 2011. While these fires are not frequent, they are deadly. One of every 11 space heater fires causes a fatality. These fires caused six civilian deaths, 12 civilian injuries, 16 fire service injuries and an estimated dollar loss of $3.9 million.The average dollar loss for a space heater fire is $61,169. Twenty-two percent (22%) of these fires were caused when combustible materials such as bedding, magazines, newspapers, clothing or furniture were too close to the heater, and another 5% were caused when rugs, carpets or mats were under or too close to the heater.


CAPIC’s VITA Free Tax Preparation Program will be starting on
February 3, 2014.

January 16, 2014

This program offers free tax help for qualified taxpayers. CAPIC’s trained staff will assist 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 preparation, CAPIC also offers free electronic filing (e-filing).

The Program will take place at CAPIC’s Main Office, located at 100 Everett Avenue, Unit 14, Chelsea, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4pm-9pm (doors close at 8pm). No appointment necessary. All clients will be seen on a walk-in basis.

For more information please contact Shelly Thimmer, VITA Program Coordinator, at 617-884-6130, ext. 116.


CAPIC Receives Boston Foundation Grant

January 7, 2014
"CAPIC has been awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Boston Foundation," Robert Repucci, Executive Director said today.
According to Robert Repucci, the grant will be used for emergency energy assistance for eligible residents of Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop.

CAPIC’s Fuel Assistance Program

November 13, 2013
Starting on November 13th, CAPIC’s Fuel Assistance Program will have a representative from the program at the Winthrop Robert DeLeo Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9am – 11am. Appointments are not required and clients will be seen on a walk-in basis. For more information please call 617-884-6130.

Learn Five Early Steps to School Success!

October 3, 2013
CAPIC’s Chelsea Family Network (with Raising A Reader) is sponsoring a FREE five-week parent group. Childcare will be provided for evening sessions and all sessions will be offered in English and Spanish. Please follow this link if you are interested in more information.