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Vision & Mission

Mission Statement

We exist to provide opportunities for low-income citizens to move toward personal and economic independence.

Vision Statement

South Central Community Action Program envisions communities where all citizens are able to meet their needs; including but not limited to, medical and dental coverage, shelter, food, and childcare. The opportunity exists for all citizens to maintain a quality lifestyle, and become self-sufficient. Their potential to grow is enhanced by gaining additional skills and education, utilizing community resources and volunteerism. South Central Community Action Program through community involvement is able to effect societal change to support this vision, so that citizens who temporarily fall below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines find support.

Our Purpose

South Central Community Action Program, Inc., is a not for profit organization designed as the Community Action Agency for Monroe, Morgan, Owen, and Brown Counties.

Since 1965, the purpose of SCCAP has been to reduce the extent and impact of poverty in this service area. SCCAP, as enabler:

  • Provides support and opportunity for self-development efforts by the low-income community and its members
  • Engages in advocacy and representation of the interests of the low-income community, while facilitating self-representation.
  • Networks with public and private agencies concerned with improving the quality of human life.
  • Demonstrates innovative and effective approaches for dealing with causes and effects of poverty.
  • Operates state and federal programs designed to meet specific needs of low-income individuals and families.

Our Promise

The South Central Community Action Program is one almost 1,000 Community Action Agencies. These agencies serve 98 percent of all counties in the country. Here is our promise: Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and are dedicated to helping individuals help themselves and each other.


All SCCAP services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry or status as a veteran.