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Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964 and established in Strafford County in May of 1965. Without the services provided by our agency for the past 50 years, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, housing, emergency shelter and access to other services.

Our Mission: To educate, advocate and assist people in Strafford County to help meet their basic needs and promote self-sufficiency.


Our Vision: To eliminate poverty in Strafford County

Our Values: Compassion, Education, Self-sufficiency, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Client Focus and Professionalism

The Community Action Partnership is funded by federal, state and local funds (13 cities and towns in Strafford County). The agency also receives United Way grants, foundation and charitable grant funds, fees for service, private business donations and donations from individuals. Our agency is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

New Hampshire is served by CAPSC and four other Community Action Agencies. To learn more about our statewide network, visit: www.NHCommunityAction.org

To visit the individual agencies in New Hampshire, go to: Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc.; Southwestern Community Services, Inc.; Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc.; and Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc.

Board of Directors

David Terlemezian, Chair
Carrie DiGeorge, Vice Chair
Colene Arnod MD, Secretary
Jeni Mosca, Treasurer
Dorthea (Dot) Hooper
Joe Bailey
Becky Sherburne, RN
William Katan
Christopher Lawrence
Jason Shute
Jean Miccolo
Sunmayyab (Maya) Wylder
Jeannie Wilson

Leadership Team

Betsey Andrews Parker, Chief Executive Officer
Douglas Surina, Finance Director
Melissa Adams, Deputy Director
Rick Aubin, Administrative Services Director
Stacie McCoy, Child and Family Services Director
Susan Geier, Communication Director
Kathleen Crompton, Special Projects Director