Welcome to HCAA

As Harford County’s designated Community Action Agency, the HCAA’s mission is to help all Harford County individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardships in meeting their housing, food, energy/heating, and/or budget and family counseling needs. We support and encourage them on their path to self-sufficiency.

We accomplish this purpose through a diverse offering of programs and services. Current programs include:

We also partner with many organizations to provide additional services such as workforce preparation and development, pre-GED classes, and financial management classes.

For more information about the types of assistance we offer, please check out our Programs.

Freezing Weather Plan

Freezing & Inclement Weather Plan Components

The Harford County Freezing and Inclement Weather Plan go into effect when the outside temperature in Bel Air, Maryland reaches 32 degrees for 24 consecutive hours.

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    Maryland Community Action Partnership Statement of Response

    For Immediate Release

    The recent events, shining the light on the unfair treatment of people of color has impacted communities across our country. It has reveal the harsh disparities faced by many of the communities we serve.

    As Community Action Network in MD, DC and DE we will not stand by as this fight for equality pursues. As our code of ethic states, we believe in the dignity of all people. MCAP is calling on our members and our broader professional community to condemn racism and take an active role in eliminating the racial biases that account for a myriad of social, economic, and health disparities, and most importantly, result in the loss of human lives – Black and Brown lives.

    As Community Action we stand for justice, equity, and well-being for all.

    Our Promise

    Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. Community Action Agencies work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in their communities.

    About Us

    Maryland Community Action Partnership represents 19 agencies serving the needs of low-income people in Maryland, DC and Delaware. Community Action Agencies provide housing, training, emergency services, and other assistance programs to over 300,000 annually in MD, DC and DE. Visit us to learn more www.maryland-cap.org

    Food Pantry Hours

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday                

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    Energy Assistance is Available Now!

    Utilities in Maryland are allowed to start sending out termination notices to customers on October 1, 2020. Customers will have 45 days to take action by making payments on their account, entering payment plans with their utility, and/or seeking assistance.

    You do not need a turn-off notice to apply for energy assistance!  Do not delay — submit an application today.

    Our Programs

    Harford Harvest