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We want to extend a warm West CAP welcome to five new faces who have joined our team this week! This crew will be heading up our new Housing Stability initiative, providing coaching and outreach to help households maintain safe, affordable housing. Services may include help with budgeting, landlord mediation, legal services, assistance with rental applications/fees, and providing connections across West CAP’s program and other local services in the community. Left to right: Hannah Barta, Jenna Frieburg, Blair Wekkin, Tammy … Read More


West CAP employees will be on-site to talk about what programs and services we have available and to answer any questions! 1300 ResidencesRiver Falls, WI9AM-11AMWednesdayApril 26, 2023 Abbey GroveHudson, WI12:30pm-2:30pmWednesdayApril 26, 2023 Dakota MeadowsNew Richmond, WI3pm-5pmWednesdayApril 26, 2023

WERA: Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Set to Close January 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE1/20/2023 The Governor’s office announced the upcoming closing of the federally funded Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance program (WERA).  Applications are set to close on January 31, 2023 due to low remaining funds available.  Housing stability services will continue even after rental benefit funds are exhausted. WERA launched in February 2021 to help families avoid homelessness due to pandemic-related financial hardship. The program was administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration in partnership with WISCAP, the state’s community action … Read More

Former Homeless Intervention Program Participant Graduates from CVTC Nursing Program

“When I first came to West CAP, I was homeless and staying at the local women’s shelter. West CAP helped me get housing, they helped pay for gas and books so I could earn my CNA, and they helped me set goals for my future.” Carrie Kittelson has overcome incredible obstacles, including abuse and homelessness, to get where she is today. Last month, on December 20th, she graduated from CVTC-River Falls with a nursing degree. She has already been offered … Read More

2022 Community Needs Assessment Results are Here

Hot off the press, the results of our 2022 Community Needs Assessment have been compiled, analyzed, and made available here on our website! Every three years, West CAP conducts a Community Needs Assessment to gather feedback from low-income individuals and community partner agencies within our seven-county service area. The survey is a requirement of the Federal Community Service Block Grant and it asks about a variety of topics including housing, transportation, health, employment, education, and food/nutrition services. The results help us gain … Read More

West CAP Food Pantry and Food Harvest Ministry to Distribute Badger State Boxes of Local Food

Thanks to a generous grant directed by Governor Tony Evers through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, West CAP’s Food Pantry and Food Harvest Ministry will begin jointly distributing monthly Wisconsin State Badger Boxes to families in need starting in August.  Through the initiative, locally produced boxes of meat, cheese, eggs, and more are being delivered to hubs across Wisconsin and distributed to food pantries throughout the state’s Hunger Relief Federation network. The Hunger Relief Federation of Wisconsin is a statewide … Read More

Affordable Car Loans Available through JumpStart Program

West CAP has limited funding available to help low-income working families acquire a low-interest loan to purchase a late-model, fuel-efficient car through the JumpStart Program. West CAP’s JumpStart Program provides: $1,000 toward the purchase price of a car Access to a low interest, 60-month car Loan through WestConsin Credit Union (WCU) A “Vehicle Maintenance Savings Account” managed by WCU for ongoing maintenance and minor repairs over the life of the car loan Access to a West CAP “Major Repair” fund … 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.