Let’s Make a Difference

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.
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“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.”
Watch this video to learn more about who we are and what we do in our community.
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.

Making a Difference

See what you can do to be a part of the change we’re making in Suffolk.

The CAPS Story

Learn how we created a partnership among local churches to prevent individuals from becoming dependent on handouts.

Services We Offer

Find out more about how we provide emergency assistance, shelter during the winter, and resources for those in need.

How to Get Involved

Become a partner church, a night stay volunteer, or find other ways you can support the mission of CAPS.

Suffolk Night Stay

Find out more about our night stay program that provides temporary shelter during the winter months.
I want to express my gratitude for help at a very dark time for me. I felt apprehension seeking help paying my rent. I felt shame and believed I would be judged as less than who I am. But from the moment I came into your office I was shown compassion and reassured that I mattered. Thanks to all involved, I am now able to maintain my self-respect, and I owe that to the kind people of CAPS. I give thanks to God that CAPS is there for we who struggle during hard times.
I am a single mother of 4. I was recently laid off from my job. My unemployment lasted a total of 4 months. 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.
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.