Community Action Partnership of Cambria County
Employment and Training
Client Assistance Programs The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is an employment –related program. If a post-secondary student is enrolled in the last term of an educational program that provides a degree, diploma or certification that prepares the student for work in a specific field, we can help pay tuition, registration and book or lab fees directly to the school.
The Client Employment Assistance Program is available in addition to Tuition Assistance to help with the immediate needs of those accepting new employment. We can pay licensing fees or purchase work clothes and/or uniforms or supply transportation until an individual receives a first pay. Only workers whose employers will verify that they will be employed for at least 20 hours per week are eligible.
For more employment and training information please visit:
www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us PA Career Link
www.dli.state.pa.us PA Department of Labor and Industry
www.dpw.state.pa.us PA Department of Public Welfare
Case Management Services
The Case Management component of the DPW-sponsored Homeless Assistance Program contracted through Cambria County provides budget counseling, community referrals and advocacy to those who have received Rent Assistance from our agency. To meet the minimum requirements of this service and thereby continue to be eligible for Rent Assistance, participants must attend one group session and one individual assessment meeting with a Case Manager.
Our Prevention activities are funded by the Cambria County Drug and Alcohol Single County Authority (SCA) and are offered to citizens of all ages and income levels. Our Prevention Specialist is a Certified Prevention Specialist in Pennsylvania. The programming we offer is in line with what the PA Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs has approved. We offer appropriate Evidence-Based programs and we have good percentages of services to youth that are recurring, rather than single events such as health fairs or school assemblies. These services include education as well as alternative activities. They include:
The Youth Awareness Program (YAP), a six-week early intervention program for adolescents who may have experimented with drugs but who have not been referred for treatment
The Families United Network (FUN) Program, a 13 week program for youth ages 9-13 focusing on weekly education sessions, alternative activities, field trips and community service projects
The Summer Youth Program (SYP), a summer day camp providing remedial education, structured recreation and drug prevention education to 9-12 year olds.
The Tobacco Settlement funds, administered through the Alternative Community Resource Program, reimburse CAPCC for anti–tobacco activities including vendor compliance checks, education and information dissemination and participation in national annual campaigns including Kick Butts Day and the National Smoke Out.
For more D&A information:
www.samsha.gov Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
The Drug Prevention program is administered by Mike Messina