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Who We Are 

The mission of HOPES Community Action Partnership, Incorporated (HOPES CAP, Inc.) is to provide community services that respond to the social, educational and training needs of individuals in an effort to overcome barriers and fight the causes of poverty. 
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From the beginning, HOPES formally Hoboken Organization against Poverty and Economic Stress HOPES CAP, Inc., was charged with the responsibility of combating poverty in Hudson County, New Jersey by providing a variety of social services for the community. In 1966, HOPES implemented one of the first established Head Start programs in the country. Since then, HOPES Early Childhood Programs - Early Head Start, Head Start, and State-Funded Preschool – has expanded to the cities of Plainfield and Franklin Township, while providing the same high quality educational programs for children and support services for families.



As a result of our commitment to serving low-income individuals and families, HOPES has had successful results and earned the respect and trust of its clients, partners, and peers. HOPES strives to empower the people it serves, strengthen our communities for the better, and inspire innovation for years to come.


There are many ways you can be a part of our story. 

HOPES CAP, Inc. is a member of the Community Action Partnership National Association established in 1964 under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration signing the Economic Opportunity Act. As a CAP organization, HOPES helps people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Community Action Agencies are connected by a national network that includes the Community Action Partnership National Association, regional associations, state associations, a national lobbying organization, and a national association of Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) administrators.

In our programs, we do this by:


  • Engaging families in the care and development of their child/children.

  • Fostering the development of young children, birth to 5 years of age.

  • Preparing these children for school readiness.

  • Promoting health in Expectant Women and children.

  • assisting adults through social services and education opportunities.

  • Facilitating financial empowerment for individuals and families.

  • Helping seniors maintain independent lifestyles.

  • Strengthening the bonds of families and friendships.


As a Community Action Partner,

HOPES is committed to addressing the barriers and causes of poverty as we empower individuals and families toward self-sufficiency. We have diverse programs for the entire range of our community from:


  • Expectant Women,

  • Infants and Toddlers,

  • Preschool Children,

  • Youth,

  • Adults, 

  • Seniors.

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