Director: Judy Callahan
Phone: 845.278.8021 ext. 17
121 Main St.
Brewster, New York 10509
In 1986, WestCOP established the Putnam Community Action Program branch of their organization to help overcome the hurdles families were facing in Putnam County. Since then, Putnam CAP has helped thousands of families struggling with the hardships of everyday life.
Putnam County is home to nearly 96,000 people, 5.9% of which are living in poverty. During the year 2004 Putnam CAP provided services to benefit 2,517 persons. Unfortunately, as we look to the future we anticipate that the need for our services will grow rather than diminish. Poverty has no “one size fits all” solution. Our wide range of services and programs are carefully designed to serve the specific community needs identified in our area. Our agency is able to provide programming to single persons, families, youth, and older adults.
All Community Action Programs must have an Advisory Board in which one-third of the members are from the low-income community, one-third of the members are public officials and one-third are from the private sector.
Putnam CAP’S Advisory Board consists of nineteen members from all aspects of the community. They meet an average of six times per year to evaluate the accomplishments of CAP programs and services and to discuss what future services are needed. Click on ‘Advisory Board’ for a list of our Advisory Board members.