CAP was established in 1964 and was designated as the official Community Action Agency (CAA) for Prince George's County in 1978. UCAP, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is the leading advocate for communities of people facing deficiencies in education, affordable housing, economic stability, and adequate health care access. UCAP is dedicated to providing ample services to individuals and families whose quality of life has been negatively impacted by poverty, unemployment, homelessness, crime, and inadequate public health services. Through UCAP's rigid outlay of programs, the residents (including individuals and families) of the County are able to achieve stabilization and become self-sufficient members of the greater community.
UCAP's mission is to Alleviate poverty; Improve awareness of the needs of low and moderate income residents; and Maximize the quality of life for residents of Prince George's County and impoverished individuals throughout the State of Maryland. In 2008, UCAP served 15,420 individual clients, and 10,478 families. Due to the continued rising living costs, UCAP projects a total client base of 17,000 individuals and 13,000 families for 2009.
Because a disproportionate number of residents face unprecedented challenges in various areas in order to maintain a healthy, productive quality of life, the United Communities Against Poverty, Inc., has implemented the following resources and services to assist in aiding struggling residents:
1400 Doewood Lane, P.O. Box 31356, Capitol Heights, MD 20731