Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) AmeriCorps members commit to direct Service, intentional Community, and Spirituality/reflection in Appalachian Kentucky. Caseworkers provide short-term emergency assistance, including food, utility assistance, household goods, and clothing. Family Advocacy caseworkers are often a participant’s first contact with Christian Appalachian Project—they assess the needs, provide any necessary short-term assistance, and make appropriate referrals to other CAP programs or community agencies. In addition to the responsibilities above, this volunteer takes applications for CAP’s Housing program.
Although August is our preferred admission time, members may also begin in October, January, or June.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance
All food and housing is provided for members who choose to live in community. The stipend ("living allowance") is $115 bi-weekly for members who live in community and $235 bi-weekly for members who live independently.
GED/High School Diploma
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check