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Helping Low-Income Berks County Residents Become More Self-Sufficient 
We offer a variety of programs to provide a hand up:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Student Mentoring
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Free Tax Filing Assistance
  • Weatherization
  • Rental Assistance and Education
  • Financial Counseling
  • Workforce Development
  • And much more!

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
Weatherization Program

Energy Education

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
Family development services for low-income Berks County and Reading, PA residents through the Berks Community Action Program in Reading PA
Parenting classes (S.T.E.P.)

Family Center: Helping 
parents understand child development stages

Pre-K Counts: Child 
development programs 
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
responsible decisions

Learn more about financial assistance, weatherization, energy assistance, budgeting, work readiness and job training, mortgage and rental assistance for low-income Reading PA and Berks County residents
Learn more about parenting classes, pre-K and Head Start programs, fatherhood training, and mentoring services for low-income Reading PA and Berks County residents

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. 
Contact Berks County low-income assistance agency - Berks Community Action Program
Family Development Services 
Financial Counseling, Assistance and Workforce Development

BCAP Links: click below for more information.  

- BCAP Events Calendar

- Event Flyers & Fundraisers

 - Fighting the War on Poverty
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