Helping People. Changing Lives.
Strengthening our communities by providing access to education, housing, economic opportunities and services.
Focusing on the needs of the child in a positive learning environment to give the child and family a “head start” toward building self-sufficiency
Enhancing child welfare, health and development using a relationship-focused approach and a voluntary home visit program
Supporting safe, affordable housing including emergency home repairs, housing choice vouchers, affordable housing and counseling
Skyline CAP receives grants for Healthy Families Program
May 2022 – Skyline Community Action Partnership, Inc., has been awarded grants of $3,000 each by Northern Piedmont Community Foundation and Culpeper Wellness Foundation to support a new Healthy Families safety program to begin this summer. Officially dubbed SAFE (Safety Advances Family Empowerment), the program aims to improve safety in the home environments of families with babies and young children. Matching funds totaling $4,000 from Skyline CAP will round out the program budget of $10,000 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022.
“These grants support both our mission and our strategic goal to increase capacity to help families succeed,” said Simon Fiscus, Skyline CAP executive director. “We are grateful for the support we receive from community partners such as Culpeper Wellness Foundation and Northern Piedmont Community Foundation and truly value the collective difference we make in the communities we serve.”
Skyline CAP receives grant from REC The Power of Change
May 2022 – Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has awarded Skyline CAP’s Emergency Home Repair Program a $5,000 grant to be used to improve the health and safety of homes in our communities.
“Skyline CAP is thrilled to be chosen as a grant recipient of The Power of Change program, ” said Simon Fiscus, Skyline CAP executive director. “We look forward to reinvesting these funds in our communities to help people in need.”
The funds will be used for home repairs and modifications to improve health and safety issues for low-income homeowners. Projects typically involve minor plumbing, electrical, and roof repairs. Modifications are associated with improving accessibility for the homeowner and include installation of wheelchair ramps and grab bars in bathrooms. Priority is given to applicants who are elderly and/or living with disabilities.
“The repairs and modifications we make through the Emergency Home Repair Program allow homeowners to maintain a good quality of life while also remaining in their homes,” said Rachel Henderson, Skyline CAP housing director. “Helping our clients maintain mobility is particularly important and allows them to access medical appointments and participate in social opportunities. The benefit of this to their long-term well-being cannot be overstated.”
Skyline CAP’s Emergency Home Repair Program serves economically-disadvantaged homeowners in Greene, Madison and Orange counties. To learn more about the program, visit our website at www.skylinecap.org/housing.
To learn more about REC’s The Power of Change program, visit their website at www.thepowerofchange.org.