Our Story

Embarking on a transformative journey, CAPTAIN Community Human Services has evolved into a beacon of hope and resilience, a union of two formidable entities – CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Community Human Services. The seeds of our story were planted in the rich soil of community concern, and from those grassroots beginnings, we've grown into one of the most dynamic human services agencies in our community.

CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, born in 1977, emerged from the collective spirit of concerned parents, impassioned teens, and dedicated community members. A grassroots response to the pressing need to support troubled youth, CAPTAIN (Community Action for Parents, Teens, and Interested Neighbors) quickly became a cornerstone in Saratoga County and beyond. For over four decades, we've been a catalyst for positive change, addressing the fundamental challenges of our society – from homelessness and poverty to youth violence and human trafficking.

Simultaneously, BHBL Community Human Services, founded in 1976, answered the call to bridge gaps in resources for youth and families. Operating for more than 41 years, our focus extended to families with children, children with disabilities, and support for our cherished seniors. Now, combined, our initiatives, such as family support and Care Links for seniors, enrich the diverse tapestry of our services.

United under one banner, CAPTAIN Community Human Services boasts a robust portfolio of over 30 programs and services. We stand as a bulwark against hunger, homelessness, economic crises, and more. Our commitment is unwavering – to lift individuals, families, and the community as a whole, forging pathways to brighter futures. With our plethora of services, we weave a safety net that embraces every corner of our community.

As we continue to grow, our pledge remains steadfast: to be a driving force for positive change, a testament to the strength that arises when a community joins hands to uplift one another. CAPTAIN Community Human Services is not just an organization; it is a living testament to the power of unity, compassion, and the indomitable spirit of the human community.

The ongoing success of these programs is due, largely in part, to an extremely strong and dedicated CAPTAIN CHS Volunteer Corps. To learn more about volunteering, click here.