Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.’s, (RurAL CAP) mission is to empower low-income Alaskans through advocacy, education, affordable housing, and direct services that respect our unique values and cultures.
RurAL CAP has been on the leading edge of developing and operating programs to benefit low-income and rural Alaskans for over 55 years. Our programs in Housing, Early Education, and Health & Well-Being serve to alleviate the root causes of poverty. We deliver innovative, community-driven solutions in response to Alaska’s most challenging needs while supporting vulnerable individuals and communities statewide. We value input from and have respect for all people and believe that Alaskans have the right to maintain their cultural heritage and close relationship to the land while protecting their economic and human potential.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
With much gratitude and appreciation, we thank our P.C.G. donors for their support of our work and their dedication to alleviating poverty across Alaska.
RurAL CAP's programs are organized into three categories: Housing, Early Education, and Health & Well-Being. Within these categories, services are administered by four teams: Community Development, Planning & Construction, Child Development, and Supportive Housing. By donating to RurAL CAP, you directly contribute to programs and services such as:
Supportive Housing at 325 East 3rd, Sitka Place, Karluk Manor, and Safe Harbor Muldoon provides safe, secure, dignified housing to very low-income individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Anchorage, especially those living with mental or physical disabilities. With 254 units of housing currently available, including Alaska's inaugural Housing First program, RurAL CAP focuses on connecting participants, both individuals and families with children, with supportive services, case management, public benefits, and evidence-based practices to support them in their journeys to recovery, wellness, and permanent housing opportunities.
Statewide Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an early childhood parent education and family support program designed to empower parents to give their children the best possible start in life. Home visits and group socializations are offered to families across the state, including Anchorage and many rural, remote locations.
Self-Help Housing on the Kenai Peninsula provides first-time homebuyers an opportunity for affordable homeownership using “sweat equity” hours for a down payment and featuring low mortgage payments. Homebuyers join a group of 6-12 other participants who work together to create a community of attractive single-family homes. Each household is required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week building their homes and their neighbors’ homes.
Youth Development and Culture provides Alaska Native youth ages 12-17 with opportunities for leadership development and/or to learn more about their culture, ultimately reducing the number of youth in the juvenile justice system.
Your P.C.G. gift positively impacts individuals statewide: children, seniors, and everyone in-between! Change a life today with your gift to RurAL CAP.