Early Childhood Services

Head Start is an early childhood education program serving income eligible families with children zero to five. Services are available to pregnant women from conception to birth.


Early Childhood Services

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       Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Transportation

Our General Public Transportation offers rides to anyone in Southeast Kansas and covers the counties of Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, and Montgomery.


Transportation

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      Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Housing

 

SEK-CAP helps low-income individuals and families obtain safe, affordable housing. One of the ways we do this is through the rental properties we own or manage.

Housing

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     Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Shelter

SEK-CAP discusses the CHOICES Emergency Shelter for homeless families with children, located in Pittsburg, Kansas.


Shelter

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     Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Family and Community Engagement

SEK-CAP’s Family and Community Engagement (FCE) department was created in 2012. Its primary objective is to partner with organizations and entities to combat poverty and improve communities in Southeast Kansas.

 

Family and Community Engagement

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        Contact Us   

     Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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Weatherization

Weatherization provides energy saving measures for income eligible households, providing permanent solutions to  energy burden faced by low income families through installation  of cost-effective, energy efficiency materials.

Weatherization

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      Girard Central Office

(620) 724-8204

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SEK-CAP's Community Action Partnership programs are funded through a variety of sources including state and federal contracts, grants and local support. 

With federal funding becoming harder to obtain, we continue to look at other sources for increased support. We are asking that you make a commitment to support the mission of community action so we may continue our commitment to serving communities and residents in South East Kansas.


If you’d like to designate your donation towards a specific county in our service area, or a particular program of SEK-CAP’s, please email our accounting department. 


Thank you for

your generous support!

                      

 

THE PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION

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TBRA Press release

 PRESS ANNOUNCMENT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                   MEDIA CONTACT

                                      1/26/2015                                                                                                                                                                     Timi Houghton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Housing & Homeless Services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              620-724-8204   ext. 1004

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SEK-CAP WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STARTING FEBRUARY 2ND

Girard, KS –The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP), will begin accepting applications for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on February 2, 2014 and will continue to accept them until March 2, 2015.


To potentially qualify for assistance, applicants must be certified as “homeless” or “about to become homeless” by a helping agency.  Additionally, applicants’ income must also fall below the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 income guidelines, which is $27,400 for a family of four living in Crawford County; the income guidelines vary by county and family size.  

If you would like to download and print an application, go to www.sek-cap.com and click on “Housing”.  To find an application distribution site near you, please call (620)724-8204. Please submit completed applications to the SEK-CAP Housing Department, 401 N. Sinnet, Girard, KS  66743.  

The TBRA Program, funded through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, assists qualifying individuals and families with rental subsidies, as well as security and utility deposits.  The SEK-CAP TBRA Program is used specifically to address the housing needs of those who are homeless or about to become homeless in the counties of Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Chautauqua, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson.

For more information about this program, please call (620)724-8204.  This is an Equal Housing Opportunity.


The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program is a 501 (c) (3) private, non-profit organization serving twelve southeast Kansas counties. SEK-CAP is headquartered in Girard, and was created in 1966 to combat poverty. The organizational mission is to unite staff, individuals, families, and community partners to provide quality, comprehensive services through compassionate, respectful relationships. Programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, Housing and Home Weatherization, Family and Community Engagement, and General Public Transportation. Contact the SEK-CAP central office at 401 N. Sinnet or by dialing 620.724.8204.  Visit the website at www.sek-cap.com