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 Selects Assistant Head Start Director
September 1, 2020 -Skyline Community Action Partnership is happy to announce that Erica Hamilton has joined its Head Start team as Assistant Director. In this new role, Ms. Hamilton will provide oversight of the implementation and administration of Skyline’s Head Start program offered in Greene, Madison, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties.
Ms. Hamilton has extensive experience working with at-risk youth to provide behavior management strategies through a trauma-informed care approach. Most recently, she worked as a Foster Care Case Manager with Health Connect America (HCA), providing direct therapeutic service to children in foster homes. Prior to that, she served as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor with HCA, providing services in the school setting to children and adolescents, an Intensive In-Home Counselor and a Behavioral Coach.
“I am excited to be in this position with Skyline CAP and applying my background and experience to support the Head Start program,” said Ms. Hamilton. “In my role with Health Connect America, I had the opportunity to work with Skyline CAP, and I really admired the way they worked with the children and their families as well as one another. They are passionate about what they do, and it shows. I wanted to be part of that.”
Ms. Hamilton holds a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is certified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional by the Virginia Board of Counseling and in Trust-Based Relational Intervention.
American Woodmark continues support for Emergency Home Repair Program
August 2020 – Skyline CAP is grateful to American Woodmark Foundation Orange Plant for its continued support of our Emergency Home Repair Program through a grant of $2,000. This much-needed funding will support income-eligible homeowners with basic health and safety repairs, allowing them to continue to live in safe and accessible homes. Priority for the Emergency Home Repair Program is given to income-eligible seniors and those living with disabilities. For more information, visit http://skylinecap.org/housing or call 540-948-3916, ext. 350.
Madison County Navy veteran gets special help for his home
April 2020 – With the help of a local business, Paul Davis Restoration, Skyline CAP was able to assist a Madison County veteran with the home repairs he needed to ensure that he could move safely outside his home.
The deck and ramp attached to Herbert Gardener’s home was in very poor condition, which made for a hazardous situation whenever he needed to leave his home. With the help of Paul Davis Restoration, who provided supplies and donated their time to make the repairs, Mr. Gardener can be safely mobile once again.
Skyline CAP Selects Executive Director
April 2020 – The Board of Directors for Skyline CAP, Inc. is pleased to announce that Simon Fiscus has been named as the organization’s Executive Director. Fiscus is a long-time employee of Skyline CAP, serving as the organization’s Head Start Director since 2009 as well as its Project Discovery Director. As Executive Director, Fiscus is charged with guiding Skyline CAP’s efforts to support low-income individuals and families with programs and services to help them achieve economic security.
“Simon’s extensive experience with Skyline CAP puts him in the ideal position to lead this organization to greater success in serving our most vulnerable citizens,” said Jim Leffel, Skyline CAP Board President. “The Board will look to Simon to use his talents to develop innovative processes to strengthen the organization and his passion for helping others to expand on our efforts to support people living in poverty.”
This appointment comes at a critical time as Skyline CAP prepares to embark on the development of a new strategic plan intended to bolster the effectiveness of its existing programs and services and form new ways to address the needs in the communities it serves.
“I am honored to be selected to lead Skyline CAP, and I look forward to building on our existing foundation to ensure that we are providing effective solutions that are specific to local needs,” said Fiscus. “I am privileged to work with a team of high-performing employees who are tireless advocates for individuals and families with low incomes, and I anticipate great success in working with them to develop ways to help our clients achieve stability and economic security.”
Skyline CAP Receives Grants for Emergency Home Repair Program
December 2019 – Skyline Community Action Partnership, Inc., has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band to support its Emergency Home Repair Program. The grant is one of 85 awards totaling $675,000 made by the Fund and presented to non-profit organizations in Central Virginia. Skyline also received $5,000 as one of more than 20 year-end grant recipients awarded funding by Culpeper Wellness Foundation to address the health and wellness needs of area residents.
“The viability of our Emergency Home Repair Program depends on the generosity of private foundations and individuals who share our interest in strengthening communities with services that help people thrive,” said Rachel Henderson, Skyline CAP’s Housing Director. “We are extremely grateful to CACF, Dave Mathews Band and Culpeper Wellness Foundation for their continued support and confidence in our program.”
Skyline CAP Receives Grant from American Woodmark Foundation Orange Plant
August 2019 – Skyline Community Action Partnership, Inc., has been awarded a grant of $1,000 from American Woodmark Foundation, Orange Plant. The grant funds will support Skyline’s Emergency Home Repair Program which offers basic health and safety repairs to income-eligible homeowners, enabling them to live in safe and accessible homes. Priority is given to seniors and those living with disabilities.
Skyline CAP Receives Grants to Support Emergency Home Repair Program
July 2019 – Skyline Community Action Partnership, Inc., has been awarded grants from VF Jeanswear (Blue Bell Foundation) and the Marietta McNeill Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Trust, each in the amount of $10,000. The grant funds will support Skyline’s Emergency Home Repair Program which is available to seniors and those living with disabilities, enabling them to live in safe and accessible homes.
The grant from VF Jeanswear was awarded through the Blue Bell Foundation, created in 1944 to honor the contributions of Blue Bell employees to the success of the company and to support the communities where Blue Bell operated, including Madison and Orange counties. The Marietta McNeill Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Trust was established in 1962 to support and promote quality educational and human services programming in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Click here to view related CBS19 interview with Housing Director Rachel Henderson.
Skyline CAP Forming Partnership with Greene County Habitat for Humanity
May 2019 – Skyline Community Action Partnership, Inc. and Greene County Habitat for Humanity are combining forces to provide repairs and improvements to homes of elderly individuals and those living with disabilities in the area.
“This partnership will provide repairs necessary for the health and safety of our neighbors, many of whom are silently struggling to maintain their independence and remain in their homes,” said Rachel Henderson, Skyline CAP Housing Director. “This is the perfect opportunity to help by combining financial resources from Skyline’s Emergency Home Repair Program and Habitat for Humanity’s energy and construction expertise.”
Skyline's First-Time Homebuyer Program Featured
May 2019 – Skyline Community Action Partnership, Inc. recently launched a new program aimed at providing affordable single-family homes to the area’s workforce families. The program was featured in an article in the Greene County Record.
Skyline CAP Launches First-Time Homebuyer Program
April 2019 – Skyline Community Action Partnership, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a new program aimed at providing affordable single-family homes to the area’s workforce families. The program, dubbed 1st Time Homebuyer, will initiate in Greene County and will provide potential homebuyers with counseling and assistance with credit repair, if needed, as well as access to land and a builder.