Who We Are
The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), founded in 1965, is a private, statewide, nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for low-income Alaskans.
Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, we represent every region of the state as one of the largest and most diverse nonprofit organizations in Alaska.
We value input from and have respect for all people. We believe that Alaskans have the right to maintain their cultural heritage and close relationship to the land while protecting their economic and human potential.
What We Do
RurAL CAP serves prenatal women, children, and families through early childhood education. We promote socio-emotional development, healthy practices, cultural richness, and school readiness. Our programs include the Child Development Center, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Parents as Teachers (PAT).
RurAL CAP’s housing programs address the physical, mental, and financial needs of individuals and families. Our services fall under Homeless, Housing, & Shelter Services; Homeownership; and Home Improvement.
For the past three years, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (Rural CAP) has hosted a Youth Encouraging Alaskan’s Health (YEAH) Summit. The conference, led by youth volunteers, teaches teenagers how to cultivate leadership, creativity, and self-esteem while addressing tobacco and vaping addiction. This year’s…
In December of 2011, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) opened Karluk Manor, Anchorage’s inaugural Housing First facility. Since then, Karluk Manor has provided 46-units of permanent, supportive housing to vulnerable, chronically homeless individuals struggling with alcohol dependence. Housing…