Every Child Is Precious

The first years of a child’s life are the building blocks for their future. Child and Family Development services help children fulfill their potential and give parents the tools to cope and succeed while battling poverty.

Child & Family Development Centers

Lessons learned in the early years will be carried by children for the rest of their lives. Both Family Life and Eagle Child & Family Development Centers offer young children opportunities to reach their highest potential by providing cognitive, physical, spiritual, and emotional support. We also provide parents with the resources they need to help their children grow and learn.

Family Life Counseling

We offer outpatient mental health counseling for an average of 1,000 men, women, and children each year. Services are focused on restoring families by strengthening the family unit and caring for each individual’s emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being.

Parents Are Teachers

Our philosophy is “the parent is the child’s best teacher.” This home-based, early intervention program serves infants and children who have defined disabilities or developmental delays or are at risk for delays. Parents Are Teachers offers parents the education they need to actively engage their child in activities to help develop their social, cognitive, sensory, and motor skills.

School Readiness Program

Education is one of the keys to breaking the cycle of poverty in Appalachia. Our School Readiness Program provides new clothing, school supplies, and other necessities that parents cannot afford throughout the school year. Equipped with these tools, children can attend school with enthusiasm and encouragement.

In-School Education

Christian Appalachian Project’s In-School Education Program consists of eight week-long learning sessions covering important topics like anger management and character building. CAP educators also provide academic tutoring and assist with after-school programs.

In-Home Respite

Christian Appalachian Project’s In-Home Respite services give parents — and other primary care providers of individuals with disabilities — the opportunity to take a short break. An experienced CAP staff member visits the home regularly and cares for the individuals with disabilities while the primary caregiver addresses necessary family or personal needs.

Prayer Requests

Our faith calls us and sustains us— that's why Christian Appalachian Project gathers for chapel each day. If you or a loved one are in need of prayers, please let us know and we will lift up your request.

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88% of donations go directly to families in need.

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