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Guided by our mission, vision, and values we are committed to continue to provide support, services, and solutions to people in our community who are likely to be hit hardest by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Please see our announcement below about specific programs and services. If you are seeking suggestions for community resources click on the GET RESOURCES button.  

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Community Action Resource Center will be open during normal business hours. However, staff members will be providing most services and supports to program participants over the telephone or using online technology.

We are continuing to provide Energy Assistance during this time. Applications are available on this website under ENERGY ASSISTANCE, by phone at 651-645-6470, and online at EAP@caprw.org. Completed applications may be submitted electronically or can be dropped off in the mailbox marked ENERGY ASSISTANCE in our parking lot in or in the secure mail slot outside suite 122.

ALL Community Action's Head Start centers in Ramsey County, as well as our service center in Oakdale, are CLOSED to the public. We are continuing to offer limited childcare at one of our sites to enrolled children.

Only staff that have received direction from their supervisor should report in-person to their work site starting Thursday morning, March 19.

We remind anyone who is sick to stay home and instead call our offices at 651-645-6445.

For the very latest information about COVID-19, please visit the websites below:

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Energy Assistance

    55,886

  • Children Enrolled in Head Start

    1,218

  • Low-Income People Registered to Vote

    1,320

  • Volunteer Hours

    31,317

News & Notes

The 40th president of the United States, the late Ronald Reagan, once famously said, “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.” That’s a wonderful sentiment and one that I suppose many, regardless of their political leanings, would likely get behind...

Among the most common talking points during this current election season is the need to remedy the rampant economic inequality that continues to plague our country. Just last fall, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Community Survey revealed that America’s wealth gap was now wider than it has been at any point since 1969...

When it comes to the subject of health care, a common refrain from American families nowadays is, “Every year we pay more and more for insurance and yet somehow receive less in terms of coverage and benefits..."

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