Local History

Dubois Pike Warrick Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. d/b/a TRI-CAP, is a private, not-for-profit, Community Action Agency. TRI-CAP’s health, housing, and education services change lives, empower families, and improve communities.  We’ve been providing services to low-income individuals throughout southwestern Indiana since 1966.

Today, our service offerings include a variety of grant and privately funded programs such as: Family Planning, Head Start preschool and childcare, volunteer placement, Healthy Families parenting education and referrals, affordable senior and family housing, foreclosure prevention, weatherization, energy assistance, emergency housing and utility assistance, lead based paint assessment, Individual Development Account asset building services for low income individuals, family development services including goal setting and mentoring for individuals and families to move them from crisis to stability through a variety of supportive networks including employment and educational services.

We employ a holistic approach to serving our community by ensuring that we are always up to date on other services offered in our area. We collaborate with all other providers to mentor and help our clients navigate through their most challenging struggles. Our services are designed to not only meet a client’s immediate crises, but to empower them to move beyond poverty.

While our multitude of service offerings and service area has changed over time, our primary goal has always been and still is to improve the lives of individuals and to engage the community to assist us in meeting our agency’s mission and programmatic needs. While we are mostly federally grant funded to assist low-income individuals and families of all ages, many of our services are available to folks with higher income levels on a sliding scale fee basis. Every dollar and hour of community support helps us anchor more federal grants to reach more people in need.

To read more about the history of TRI-CAP as it relates to national policy, please click the “National History” tab.

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