To promote the capacity, competency, responsibility, opportunity,
power and self-sufficiency of people experiencing economic and related problems or disadvantages.
To create an environment in the community that values and supports shared
responsibility, cooperative problem solving and social, cultural and economic diversity.
The Promise of Community Action
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 we are dedicated to helping people
help themselves and each other.
News & Special Events
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program ended as of February 28, 2013.
Free Life Skills Classes
The free Life Skills
classes are being offered in two locations. One in Payette and the other is at
one of our locations in Caldwell. Check out our schedule for a location
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WICAP is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Head Start School Year. Click on
the applications link to find the center nearest you.
If you would like to have someone contact you fill out an information queuestionnaire and some one will contact you.
History of WICAP
The basic concept of Community Action, as begun by the Economic Opportunity Act
of 1964, was to assist the poor. This was the premise upon which Western Idaho
Community Action Program (WICAP) was established in 1965 and still operates. It
was comprised of three counties in the beginning – Gem, Valley, and Boise, with
the main office in Emmett.