CAPSC is officially established in Strafford County. Romeo St. Laurent was appointed first Executive Director of CAPSC and opens an office in Dover City Hall.
To reduce barriers to help clients improve their economic stability and well-being through education, advocacy, and partnerships.
Communication, Collaboration, Client-Focus, and Accountability
Founded in 1965, CAPSC is the sole provider in Strafford County to offer a full suite of programs and services designed to have a measurable impact on the health and welfare of at-risk children, seniors, and those experiencing low-incomes.
Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, housing, emergency shelter and access to other services.
Our goal is to fulfill these needs and uphold the intrinsic dignity of our clients. When we can accomplish this, we are creating new, brighter futures not only for them, but also the greater community to which we all belong.
The agency is governed by a unique, tripartite Board of Directors, composed of elected officials, community leaders from the private and public sectors, and past or present clients. Many of CAPSC’s staff members have lived experience, and many have been past or current clients of CAPSC’s programs and services.
The unique blend of community-based leadership and staffing at CAPSC makes the agency distinctively qualified to provide programs and services to those in need in Strafford County.
CAPSC currently employs nearly 150 staff who provide services throughout Strafford County at offices located in Dover, Farmington, Rochester, and Somersworth.
CAPSC receives funding and authority from the federal Community Services Block Grant, as well as state and local funds; United Way grants, foundation and charitable funds; fees for service; municipal support, and donations. As CAPSC continues to grow to meet the community’s needs, we recognize the huge need to expand donations to offset the costs of current programs and to start new programs.