Helping Low-Income Berks County Residents Become More Self-Sufficient
We offer a variety of programs to provide a hand up:
- Early Childhood Education
- Free Tax Filing Assistance
- Rental Assistance and Education
Notice: Rental Assistance is Temporarily Unavailable Until the State Budget Passes and They Release Funding.
Financial Assistance, Counseling, & Family Development Services
Welcome to Berks Community Action Program (BCAP), a non-profit organization serving over 2,500 individuals and families each year. We help qualified low-income families and individuals with financial assistance, workforce development, family education and counseling services, and much more. To learn about our mission, click here.
Budgeting & Counseling Services, preparing for home ownership
Assistance filing for the PA Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program
Financial education for every stage of life
FREE help in preparing income tax returns
Work Ready Program (Berks & Montgomery Counties)
Homeless Assistance Program
Parenting classes (S.T.E.P.)
Family Center: Helping
parents understand child development stages
Pre-K Counts: Child
for children ages 3-5
Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Program
Y.E.S. Mentor Program:
Aimed at improving youths’
self-esteem and enhancing
their ability to make
Serving low-income Reading, PA and Berks County residents. Financial assistance, counseling, and workforce development services include: weatherization for energy efficiency and savings, budgeting and financial tips to better manage your money, VITA free tax filing and preparation, job training and placement, HEMAP emergency mortgage assistance, and temporary rental assistance. Family development service include: parenting and fatherhood training, Head Start and Pre-K Counts early childhood education and childhood development, children's mentoring training, and more.
Family Development Services
Financial Counseling, Assistance and Workforce Development
BCAP Links: click below for more information.
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