Our Impact

Each year ACAP is privileged to help approximately 14,000 of our low-income neighbors and friends in Aroostook County. We are pleased to share some outcomes and client testimonials about how ACAP makes life better for people when they need it most!

2015 ACAP Services Report

How We Make Life Better

for families...

"The Early Head Start Program has been a wonderful influence on my child and our family. The staff is amazing and wonderful."

"I am very happy with the program! Susie* is learning so much, I feel that she is able to meet her potential here."

"Keith* has made so many new friends at daycare. He loves going, he talks about all the teachers. He also loves being able to play outside...and talks more about the weather, numbers and letters. Thank you to everyone for making me feel comfortable and safe to drop off Keith."

for reaching life goals...

As one of five children in a low-income family, Kayla's college dreams seemed out of reach. With support through the Workforce Investment Act and goal setting with ACAP Job Counselor Mike Jordan, Kayla earned her CNA certification, allowing her to work while attending school. She has graduated from UMPI with a degree in Biology. Her next goal is graduate school to become a physician's assistant!

"You came into my life at a time when I wasn't sure which direction I wanted to go in. You gave me sound advice, encouraged me along the way when I felt discouraged, and you went to bat for me when I desperately needed a computer. I'll never forget your kindness, generosity and humor."

"I can't begin to thank you for helping me on my journey into more than just school. I looked forward to coming in to talk with you. Thanks for being interested in my goals and accomplishments."

"I want to thank you for believing in me and for all your help.. I know sometimes I may have been difficult to deal with but I think that was my fear of the unknown. You always had my back so thank you!!!! "

"Without the support of ACAP I would not be able to pursue my dream of becoming a school teacher. Thank - you ACAP for all that you do for me."

at home...

“Thank you for my LIHEAP benefit. When I lost my husband last year I wasn’t sure I could make it through the winter but with your help I did.”

"I appreciate the weatherization you did in my home. I feel a lot warmer and safer. The men that did the work were very polite and friendly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

"We would like to express our thanks to all the work on our home in Mars Hill. We enjoyed the crew that did the work. Everyone that came was so friendly. It was greatly appreciated. Thanks to all."

"Thank you for the roles you played in the renovation of my home. I am so thankful. This is a blessing. God takes care of me, and sometimes he does it through people like you. I hope you get a good deal of satisfaction in knowing what you do for a living is really helping people. My deepest gratitude goes to both of you."

"We just received a 'benefit notification' letter for the amount of oil for this year. How can two very grateful old people thank you for your generosity. From the bottom of our hearts 'thank you' and God bless you."

"Thank you for all the help you have given my husband and I with fuel assistance and please thank the young woman...you have a diamond for an employee. She made the whole process easy. She was so kind!"

for the homeless...

"The case management services provided by ACAP have been a major factor in our Residents rapid reintegration into the community from homelessness. While being supportive and individually focused the case management services are based on practical steps that build the foundation needed for long term success and help the Resident develop a pattern of personal responsibility and achievement." Stephen James, Program Manager, Homeless Services of Aroostook

for health...

"I learned how to be more conscious of my food choices, healthwise. I plan to make a lot of changes at home. This class has totally changed my future diet plan."

*names changed to protect identity