Programs and Services

Programs OverviewCommunity Action Partnership of Madera County, Inc. (CAPMC) funds and supports a wide variety of programs and strategies that help persons and families overcome the effects of poverty and improve their economic situation. CAPMC currently administers the following human service programs at no cost or low-cost to program participants:

Child Care

The Alternative Payment Program (APP) is a subsidized child care program that serves low-income families who are employed, seeking employment, or participating in a job training or educational program. Children who are “subjected to” or “at risk” of abuse, neglect, or exploitation may also be eligible with a referral from a legally qualified professional from a medical or social services agency or an emergency shelter. Parents who are incapacitated and families that are homeless may also be eligible. Learn more about Child Care

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) provides a variety of services to existing child care providers as well as those interested in obtaining a license. CCR&R also helps parents find child care that meets their family’s needs by giving them referrals to licensed child care providers.  Learn more about Child Care Resource and Referral

Domestic Violence Services

Program services are diverse and range from sheltering to counseling. Our goal is to support the path of all survivors as they work to become self-sufficient and free from violence. Learn more about Domestic Violence Services

Energy Assistance & Weatherization

The Community Services Department runs the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP applies a credit to PG&E and propane accounts, and helps pay for wood for applicants who qualify.

Weatherization also falls under the Community Services Department. The weatherization service enables families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Families receiving weatherization see their annual energy bills reduced by an average of $350. Learn more about Energy Assistance & Weatherization


Head Start

Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. This program offers free education, health, and nutrition resources to parents and their families. Nearly 25 million preschool-aged children nationwide have benefited from Head Start. Learn more about Head Start

Martha Diaz Shelter

Martha Diaz will provide up to 30 days of emergency shelter to adults and children who are in immediate danger of domestic violence. The exact location of the 18-bed shelter is kept confidential to protect the safety of the residents. All residents receive lodging, food, and clothing. Learn more about Martha Diaz Shelter

Rape/Sexual Assault Services

Victim Services provides help for survivors of sexual assault regardless of how long ago it happened or whether or not the assault was reported. Services include a confidential 24-hour crisis line and counseling. Learn more about Rape and Sexual Assault Services

Shunammite Place

The Shunammite Place Permanent Supportive Housing is a program under the Community Services Department. It houses chronically homeless clients with disabilities. Learn more about Shunammite Place


Community Services offers transportation to the elderly, the disabled, and the sick in the Eastern Madera County area. Learn more about Transportation

Victim and Witness Services

Victim Services strives to reduce the trauma of a crime by empowering and assisting crime victims, witnesses, and significant others restructure their lives through advocacy, support, information, and referrals. Learn more about Victim and Witness Services

Volunteer Opportunities

CAPMC offers opportunities to volunteer in many of our programs that make a difference by helping people help themselves. If you have time and want to “help people, help themselves,” click here to learn more about Volunteer Opportunities.