About Us

Offering Choices, Not Charity
We believe that every person earnestly wants to stand on their own two feet, make their way in the world, and carve out a better life for themselves and their families. And Tallatoona CAP is here to support those who share that vision.

Tallatoona CAP (Community Action Partnership), a private nonprofit 501c3 entity, was established in 1967 to combat poverty in northwest Georgia. The agency was formed in 1967 as part of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964, which authorized the creation of Community Action agencies—currently 1000+ across the country.

Our Mission:
To help low-income individuals and families acquire useful skills and knowledge that lead to more and greater opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Through Tallatoona CAP, 1.3 million residents of an eight-county area (Bartow, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding and Polk) have access to the following services:

  • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Weatherization Services
  • Community Services (GED, Employment and more)
  • Food and Nutrition Services
  • Health-Related Services
  • Holistic Case Management

“Tripartite” Boards: Answering to All Stakeholders
By law, non-profit entities like Tallatoona CAP must be governed by “tripartite boards,” meaning that boards must consist of equal numbers of members from three groups:

  • Low-Income Individuals and Families
  • Elected Officials or Their Representatives
  • Major Groups and Interests in the Community (i.e., business, industry, religious, law enforcement, education, or others)

The unique composition of tripartite boards ensures that such agencies:

  • Continue to identify and address the causes and conditions of poverty in their community
  • Achieve positive and desirable family and community outcomes
  • Remain administratively and fiscally sound

We invite you to explore our site and discover the many ways Tallatoona CAP can help you and your family lead richer, more comfortable and more satisfying lives.