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SCAP 2019 Community Needs Assessment

The Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) is the designated Community Action Agency for Somerset County, New Jersey. SCAP’s assignment is to develop and implement strategies that help the lowest income families and individuals in Somerset County move to economic self-sufficiency.

 

SCAP currently meets the challenge through a two-pronged strategy: (1) specializing in providing direct services; (2) working in collaboration with a network of community partners to provide services to the lowest income families and individuals in Somerset County. SCAP specialty services include: An Early Childhood Development program, and Financial Literacy Programs.

 

Every three (3) years SCAP is required to assess the needs of the low-income communities it serves by carrying out a community needs assessment, with a more indepth community needs assessment carried out every third year. The purpose of this document is to share the results of the 2019 in-depth community needs assessment, which defines the current needs of low-income residents, gaps in services, areas of greatest needs, and service recommendations.

 

Content was developed based on data gathered and interpreted using a multi-faceted approach including: in-depth focus groups, surveys, and interviews with over 150 SCAP staff, clients, community partners, and community residents; data gathered from a range of third party sources including such sources as Boards of Education, The Somerset County Human Service’s Advisory Council, Census 2010 and subsequent updates, and the Somerset County Department of Community Services.

 

SCAP Food Service RFP

SCAP is interested in a food vendor to provide breakfast, lunch and snacks five days per week (Monday through Friday) for up to 130 children, (depending on enrollment) for our childcare center in Somerset, NJ.

A technical assistance session for potential bidders will be held in the Historical Room of the Franklin Township Public Library on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11 AM. Vendors are strongly encouraged to attend.

An application packet (PDF) is available by clicking the button below and outlines the invitation for bid and standard contract.

If you have questions or need additional information, call Steve at 732-846-8888 x202. Thank you for your interest in the SCAP CACFP bid process.

 

Click HERE to get your 2019 SCAP Parent Handbook!

AM / PM Snack & Lunch Menus

The SCAP Monthly Calendar, June 2019

 

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Community Action. Helping People. Changing Lives.

OUR MISSION

To develop and implement long-lasting solutions to combat poverty by empowering low-income residents of Somerset County through economic self-sufficiency initiatives and programs.

 

OUR VISION

To be a change agent in the lives of low-income residents of Somerset County who are fighting poverty.

MAKING AN IMPACT TOGETHER

Led by Board President Ms. Kimberly Francois, an IT professional as well as a Franklin Township Councilwoman, SCAP’s volunteer and professional leadership team has years of experience in Early Childhood Education, as well as Community & Human Service. Our board and staff are dedicated to producing the highest quality child outcomes, and working with community partners to enrich the quality of life for low-income individuals and families in Somerset County.  

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We are proud of our community partners who enable us to increase the self-sufficiency of low/moderate income individuals and families in the Somerset County community:

 

  • New Jersey Department of Children and Families
  • County of Somerset
  • Township of Franklin
  • Franklin Township Food Bank

BOARD MEETINGS

All SCAP Board of Directors meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM at the SCAP Day Care and Program Center:

155 Pierce Street
Suite F
Somerset, NJ 08875

All meetings are open to the public.

Please make an investment today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your investments (donations) to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

Somerset Community Action Program In The News

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TAPinfo.net – “SCAP Donates Key Items to Countywide Initiative”
TAPinto Franklin Township and The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 01/22/18

Please make an investment today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your investments (donations) to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

Learn About Our Child Development Services

The Somerset Community Action Program (SCAP) offers low cost/ high quality childcare for children ages 6 weeks through when the child is age eligible for Kindergarten. SCAP has an infant/toddler program for children from 6 weeks to 3 years of age, and a preschool program for children 3 to 5 years of age. Our childcare program operates from 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday. Children must have all required vaccinations for admittance into our program, as well as receive an annual physical. SCAP provides the children breakfast, lunch and snack daily at no cost to the family. SCAP has implemented the Grow New Jersey Curriculum. With this Curriculum, SCAP is provided with a foundation that provides supports to the educational processes in the center. These areas include: A.  Safe, Healthy Learning Environment B.  Curriculum and Learning Environment C.  Family and Community Engagement D.  Workforce/Professional Development E.  Administration and Management

SCAP’s efforts are to make a graduate of our program’s transition to Kindergarten a social one; not a social and academic one. If you have any questions, or would like to enroll you child in any of the services we offer, please contact us, or call us at (732) 846-8888. We accept all Community Child Care Solutions subsidies inclusive of Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) and New Jersey Cares for Kids (NJCFK.)

  • We welcome children from ages 6 weeks through 5 years old
  • Our Tuition Rates for New Enrolleees is $175.00 per week
  • Registration fee is $45.00 per program per child
  • Weekly tuition includes a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack served daily

Please make an investment today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your investments (donations) to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

Our Professional and Caring People

OUR 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Councilwoman, Ms. Kimberly Francois, President of the Board of Directors kfrancois@somersetcap.org

Mr. Michael Harris, Board Vice President

Mr. Brian Levine, Board Treasurer

Ms. Jackie Lewis, Secretary

Mr. Benjamin Guy III, Board Member

Ms. Jhanice V. Domingo, Esq., Board Member

Councilwoman, Ms. Keiona Miller, North Plainfield, Board Member

Mr. Percy Sanders, Board Member

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

 

Steven Nagel, Executive Director snagel@somersetcap.org

Mark Harris, Associate Director mharris@somersetcap.org

Betty Spencer, Education Manager espencer@somersetcap.org

Sabah Hussein, Parent Financial Relations shussein@somersetcap.org

Thomas O’Donnell, Bookkeeper (732) 846-8888

Please make an investment today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your investments (donations) to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

Invest in SCAP Today and Change a Child’s Life for Good!

Because it really does takes a village,
we simply cannot achieve our mission without help.

Since we rely on investments (donations) from people like you, we ask that you make a generous investment using your debit or credit card today! 

SomersetCAP investments (donations) are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

You do not need a Paypal account to make an investment (your donation).

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Please Contact Us with Your Questions or Issues

OUR HEADQUARTERS

Somerset Community Action Program
155 Pierce Street
Suite F
Somerset, NJ 08873
 
Fax us: (732) 214-9754
EIN:       22-6075617
 
Donations to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law

 

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Please make an investment today to make a positive difference in the lives of our community's children. All of your investments (donations) to SomersetCAP are deductible to the fullest extent of IRS law.

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