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    CAP-HC completes Strategic Plan 2020-22

    Strategic Plan
     Our office is closed until further notice. However, if you'd like an application mailed to you or need a status update on your application submitted, please call any of the numbers listed below:


    To ensure that we serve everyone promptly during this COVID-19 crisis, EAP has made a block of phone numbers available to the public. Please note that 952.930.3541 is for messages only. Someone will reply to your non-emergency messages within 24 to 48 hours. If you have an immediate need to speak with someone, please call any of the numbers listed below.

    (952) 484-2693  - Betty (Energy Assistance)

    (612) 559-4979  - Rhea (Energy Assistance)

    (952) 451-9663  - Shiquia (Energy Assistance)

    (952) 451-8906  - Tyra (Energy Assistance)

    (952) 212-4944  - Hashim (Energy Assistance/Somali)

    (952) 454-4618  - Angel (Energy Assistance/Spanish)

    (952) 210-9327  - Mulki (Energy Assistance/Somali)

    (952) 406-2818  - Malinda (Energy Assistance/Hmong/Lao)

    (952) 210-2235 - Janet (Energy Assistance/Spanish)

    (952) 484-4751 - Latoya (Energy Assistance)

    (952) 454-0266 - Omar (Client Services)

    If you have an issue or concern, please contact Shantell Buckhalton, Compliance Coordinator, at 952-261-8974, or via email at


    Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County is the EAP service provider for all of Hennepin County. CAPHC is soliciting interested mechanical contractors to work with the ERR Coordinator throughout the Energy Assistance season. Click HERE to learn more.


    April 7, 2020 

    From Michael Vekich, Board Chair, Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County

    Dr. Clarence Hightower named Executive Director of CAP-HC

    "The Board of Directors is excited to announce that Dr. Clarence Hightower has been named Executive Director of Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC). Dr. Hightower served as the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties (CAPRW) for the past 12 years. Both agencies are part of a national network of more than 1,000 Community Action agencies around the country.  In this role at CAPRW, Dr. Hightower guided the work of an agency first established in 1964 as part of the “War on Poverty.” His responsibilities include the management of a $28+ million annual budget, a staff of nearly 300, and 13 work sites. Prior to Community Action, Dr. Hightower spent 10 years as President/CEO of the Minneapolis Urban League. His 37 years of executive leadership in the Twin Cities nonprofit sector also includes serving as President/CEO of The City, Inc. and Executive Director of North Community YMCA. He is the author of Claiming the Constitution and has been a featured columnist for Insight News (“Urban Views”), The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (“The Anti-Poverty Soldier”) and other Twin Cities publications....." 

    Glover-Sudduth Center (Minneapolis Urban League) closing due to coronavirus health guidelines

    Energy Assistance Program (EAP) staff to work remotely to process applications

    In response to public health guidelines, the Glover-Sudduth Center (2100 Plymouth Avenue North), an essential EAP location, is closing until at least May 15. The EAP staff will continue working remotely to provide financial assistance towards energy, water, and heating bills for low-income households. If you have an energy crisis, please call 952.930.3541. Applications can still be dropped in designated boxes at our Saint Louis Park office on the 4th Floor of the Bremer Bank Building during regular business hours. Our address is 8800 Highway 7, Suite 404, St. Louis Park, MN 55426.



    The Board of Directors for CAP Hennepin County will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the hiring of an Executive Director for the agency.

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place telephonically

    Members of the public who wish to attend telephonically may call-in at 312-626-6799, with meeting ID: 959-245-080, and press #.



    Due to precautions surrounding the Coronavirus, Community Action Partnership will cease public-oriented contact until further notice. However, applications for energy and water assistance can still be downloaded from our website at

    Beginning Monday, March 23rd, applications can be dropped inside CAP-HC Lockboxes located on the 4th floor of our office at 8800 Highway 7, Saint Louis Park. As you exit the elevator on the 4th floor, the lockboxes will be easy to see. The boxes will be checked for applications daily. For more information, call 952-930-3541. Please stay safe. 

    Energy Assistance Program (EAP) Notifications

    Sabathani Community Center will be closed Wednesday, March 18 thru April 1, 2020. Those in South Minneapolis in need of energy and water assistance can still obtain services at the Minnesota Council of Churches, 122 W. Franklin Avenue, Mpls, 55411, and Lutheran Social Services, 1209 W. 22nd Street, Mpls, 55405. For energy assistance call, 952-930-3541, and for water assistance, call 952-697-1393. 

    St. Louis Park Office Hours:

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    St. Louis Park Phone: 952-933-9639


  • St. Louis Park Office Hours Effective October 1, 2019

    Effective October 1, 2019  St. Louis Park Office 

    Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

                        Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM