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Remembering Darlene Waters

Our agency has taken a heavy blow this week as we mourn the loss of our beloved colleague and friend, Darlene Waters.   Dar was hired at West CAP by the agency’s first Executive Director, Jake Banks, in 1972 as an Assistant Bookkeeper. She worked in the accounting department in the Glenwood City office for the next fifty-one years, sharing so much of her life within these walls. Dar was an invaluable companion and confidant to all who were blessed … Read More


Each October, agencies across the nation come together to recognize victims and raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Unfortunately, in our Homeless Intervention work, our case managers do see individuals and families who are homeless because they are fleeing physical or emotional abuse or threats of abuse and … Read More


CAP Town Homes tenants in Clayton, WI are the lucky new recipients of two Red Regent apple trees! Pictured above are West CAP Tenant Manager and Green Team member, Mikayla Nordby (L), with Jenny Bergmann of Bergmann’s Greenhouses (R), who planted the trees together on a warm September afternoon. West CAP received a sustainability grant from Associated Banj to offset our agency’s carbon footprint and incorporate West CAP’s Green Team’s new sustainable practices within West CAP-owned facilities. One of these … Read More

The West CAP Wire – September

OPERATION ACK TO SCHOOL – SUCCESS! | NEWSLETTER We want to extend a very sincere THANK YOU to everyone who helped with this year’s Operation Back To School drive! Through the month of August, West CAP collected funds and new school supplies for Boycevillle, Colfax, Glenwood City, Elk Mound, and Menomonie area school district students in need. Pictured above is a generous donation of school supplies from the Menomonie Andersen Windows location.  Funds collected were also used to support the Angel … Read More


Wilhelmina is West CAP’s first Nursing Skills participant to graduate and secure a career in the medical field! Wilhelmina received her Technical Diploma from Northwood Technical College in Medical Assistant Program on May 19, 2023. She was able to start a job as a Medical Assistant for Westfields Hospital & Clinic in New Richmond, WI on May 22, 2023. Through the Nursing Skills program, West CAP was able to help Wilhelmina with her tuition and fees as well as assist … Read More

Green Team Calculates Annual Emissions for Carbon Offset Initiative

As part of the agency’s commitment to sustainability, West CAP created an internal “Green Team” in 2022 to tackle part of our mission, which is to work to create a more just and sustainable society. The team meets bi-monthly to take actionable steps to reduce the carbon footprint of West CAP’s operational facilities and vehicle usage. To support their efforts, the GreenT eam received a sustainability grant from Associated Bank through the WISCAP network, which allowed us to calculate and … Read More


As West CAP broke ground on another recent affordable housing development, we wanted to take an opportunity to explain how these housing developments of ours are in fact, affordable. Based on income eligibility Affordable Housing is widely understood to mean housing that is only available for families in the community whose household income is between 30% to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). For a family of four in Eau Claire, WI where the Prairie Heights property is located, … Read More


We love getting to celebrate the success of our program participants! A warm congratulations goes out to Linda Powell, pictured center, who graduated on May 19 with her Business Generalist Technical Diploma from CVTC. Linda has been part of West CAP’s Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program which helps families improve their income and financial independence. Our FSS program staff members Stephanie Stark (L) and Lori Newton (R) were there to support Linda on her accomplishment. We also just welcomed Linda … Read More

West CAP Featured in Earth Day Video from the Federal Office of Community Services

🎬 It’s Here! 🌎     Office of Community Services – Administration for Children & Families: How CSBG funds are supporting Clean Energy & Affordable Housing in Wisconsin To watch, click the image above or follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzWTDJ5zSp0     In honor of Earth Day, the federal Office of Community Services (OCS) recently highlighted how its anti-poverty programs work to mitigate the effects of climate change and promote environmental justice. One key feature included a four-minute video capturing the work … Read More

West CAP Receives WHEDA Foundation Grant for Low-Income Housing Upgrades

WHEDA recently awarded $2 million in grant funds to organizations across Wisconsin that provide emergency shelter, transitional residences, and extremely low-income housing, including a $50,000 grant to West CAP. This grant is funded in part by WHEDA and by American Rescue Plan Act in a joint effort to create or improve safe, housing, esspecially for community members with complex needs. West CAP will be using these funds to replace outdated heating systems and install air-source heat pumps and hybrid water … Read More

Please Note:

West CAP office locations will be closed to the public for walk-ins on Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 & 23 due to snow and subsequent staffing shortages.