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The Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk (CAPS) is a network of churches and organizations working together for poverty alleviation and community development. By sharing resources, information and support, we bring synergism to our efforts for the development of our city.




"The assistance we received gave us the time we needed to stop the eviction process. Thanks to CAPS, I was able to find a new place to live within my new budget."

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We help men and women understand their dignity as human beings by providing work opportunities, financial assistance, emergency help, and more. Partner with us and make a difference in Suffolk today.

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I just wanted to express my gratitude for help at a very dark time for me. I felt apprehension related to seeking help paying my rent. I felt shame and believed I would be judged as less than who I believed I am. To my surprise from the moment I came into your office I was well greeted and shown compassion with reassurance that I mattered. My problem was one you wanted to help me resolve. Thanks to you and all involved I am now able to maintain my self-respect and I owe that to the kind people of you organization. I give thanks to God that you, and your organization, are there for we who struggle during these hard times.

I am a single mother of 4. I was recently laid off from a job I had as a human resource manager that lasted for 3 years. My unemployment lasted a total of 4 months. Thank God I was able to get a job this September. At the same time my ex-husband decided to take the summer off from paying child support, which left me in a bind with my children’s school supplies. I had to pinch off of my rent to afford supplies. I then received an eviction letter but CAPS stepped in and saved us. The assistance we received gave us the time we needed to stop the eviction process and I was able to find a new place for us to live within my new budget.

The Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Your volunteer efforts, of course, are priceless.

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Your donation will help a family get off the street and into a home. Your gift will help provide jobs and set individuals on a path to success. You can make a difference right now.