Head Start is a program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, disability, and parent involvement services to low-income children ages three to five and their families. The federally funded program creates an atmosphere where children from low-income families can go and experience a new environment. Learn more about the specifics of how this program offers early childhood education, health and nutrition services, and parent, family, and community engagement.
Energy Assistance encompasses three areas: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Weatherization, and ComEd's® Residential Special Hardship program.
Youth and Family Services: Emergency Assistance
Emergency assistance is provided on a one-time basis to families who qualify for emergency and financial assistance. In addition, CAPOLC operates a food pantry that is open to individuals and families based on need or through referral from other agencies. Youth and family services encompass emergency assistance for families in crisis needing:
|• Immediate Aid
• Self-Sufficiency Case Management
• Post-Secondary Scholarships
|• Kids Club Summer Day Camp
• Employment and Training