CAPTAIN Community and Human Services is proud to present the twenty-sixth year of Peace Camp! Peace Camp is a free summer camp that promotes teamwork, cooperation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills. The camp includes games, crafts, and recreational activities for Shenendehowa School District youth in grades 1-5.
CAPTAIN Community Human Service's Clifton Park (5 Municipal Plaza, Suite 3) and Glenville (543 Saratoga Road) offices will begin Summer Hours on Monday, July 6th.
When mindful meditation becomes part of your daily routine, you’ll notice its benefits become a regular part of your life.
CAPTAIN CHS provides Free Summer Meals for youth ages 18 and under throughout Saratoga County, New York.
CAPTAIN CHS is proud to be able to continue our Summer Meals program this year in a grab-and-go fashion! Check out this article from NEWS10 about this amazing program.
There’s no doubt about it: the early bird does get the worm, and if you strive to live a more altruistic lifestyle, your morning routine should play an important role.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.
A great article by Gourmet Insider highlighting Spoon & Whisks's generosity!
Check out the WRGB News Channel 6 story about how community organizations are working with Shenendehowa Central School District to provide free meals this summer to children across Saratoga County.
Spoon & Whisk is very generously donating 10% of all kitchenware sales to CAPTAIN's Emergency Food Pantry. If you have any kitchenware needs, please consider shopping locally to support your community!
Whether you’re in the business world or the nonprofit realm, communication is a critical component of moving things forward and accomplishing your goals.
Like any other muscle, a brain needs to be exercised, stretched and challenged to stay strong. Check out these cool tricks you can practice to exercise your brain and build mental muscle.
CAPTAIN CHS offers free event in the spirit of community and maintaining individual and family physical and emotional health during these trying times
CAPTAIN Community and Human Services recognizes the tremendous support of Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery County individuals, volunteers, businesses and agencies who have helped keep the doors open, the lights on, and the vital, essential services running for those kids, families, and seniors in need.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to fight loneliness while still regarding social distancing.
When bad things happen, how do we act individually, and how can we come together as a society? How can we be kind in times of darkness?
When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to our presumed priorities. Check out a few ways to bring your personal health back to the forefront of your life.
Volunteering and serving doesn’t have to be challenging when you use your talents to support others. Identify your talents, ask for support and find an organization where you can use your strengths to give back.
These books inspire the altruistic lifestyle and show anyone can make an impact on the world. Let’s explore each of them more in depth.
Meditation is powerful. If you’re still unsure whether or not the practice is worth trying, check out these top benefits of meditation and consider how they can help improve your life.
Check out the WNYT News Channel 13 story about how community organizations are working with Shenendehowa and the Backpack Program to bring breakfast and lunch to youth.
Hero Alert: Quilt North Guild
Thanks so much to QUILT North - Quilt Guild for another beautiful donation for youth at the Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter! All the love you put into these quilts will surely brighten their day!
Hero Alert: Saratoga National Bank
Thanks to Saratoga National Bank for donating reusable bags for the food pantry!
Living a full and altruistic life is about more than just doing your best. It’s about sharing your best with others around you and connecting with them through our inherent need to tell stories.
Did you know you can give back by supporting small businesses? Here are some hows, whys and benefits of supporting small businesses for your altruistic lifestyle.
CAPTAIN's Treasures March 2020 Specials!
Hero Alert: Colorize, Benjamin Moore and RJM Painting!
Thanks to Colorize INC and Benjamin Moore for the donation of paint for our Glenville offices as part of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce's Leap of Kindness Day! Thanks also to Rick and RJM Painting for doing the job! We couldn't be more grateful for this much-needed facelift!
If you want your child to start on the right path, help them get involved in their community and start volunteering today.
If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.
You can give the most lovely Valentine’s Day gift by giving back to your community. Check out 14 altruistic ways to celebrate this special day.
Don’t let winter get you down. Resist seasonal affective disorder with five tips to stay positive during the coldest season.
Our words are powerful and should be handled with respect. Because they can impact others, choose yours wisely with these helpful tips.
How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.
UpState Housing Corespondent, Michele Maserjian, speaks with Fern Hurley, Program Director of Captain Community Human Services about the agency’s unique program offered at a Mobile Home Park in Clifton Park, combating homelessness, and other issues faced by the park’s residents.
It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.
See all of the great specials coming up this January 2020 at CAPTAIN's Treasures!
A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.
December specials at our next-to-new shop in Halfmoon.
On behalf of our board and staff at CAPTAIN Community Human Services, I’d like to thank you for your support and wish you a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving!
With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can give back in ways that meet the unique needs of your community and are fulfilling to everyone you encounter.
In a new tradition, a second tree was cut on Monday at Boulder Brook Farm by Andy Gilpin of CAPTAIN Community Human Services. This tree is to be donated and displayed at the local organization’s Emergency Runaway & Homeless Youth Shelter.
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball and owner Peter Brooks cut the official tree for the Adirondacks’ New York Welcome Center and CAPTAIN Community Human Services house in Malta at Boulder Brook Farm Christmas Tree Farm in Malta on Monday.
One of those that the Hope Fund has given to is Peace Camp, a four-week summer program that CAPTAIN Community Human Services runs in Halfmoon. The program is based out of the Halfmoon Heights mobile home park and serves children that live in the park as well as children referred to the park by the Shenendehowa school district, said Andy Gilpin, the group’s associate executive director.
Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.
CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CHS) recently celebrated the expansion of homeless services for youth and adults, including the grand opening of a full-time Gloversville office – all thanks to funding from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).
CAPTAIN Community Human Services on Wednesday held the grand opening of a full-time office located inside the First Congregational United Church of Christ dedicated to addressing homelessness in Fulton and Montgomery counties.
Some of the organizations that will have information tables at the event include; CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corps, Northeastern Association of the Blind, The Regional Food Bank, Angel Names Association, Saratoga Bridges, Wellspring, and the American Cancer Society.
CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CHS) is expanding its work in the Capital District where it’s estimated that 2,900 youth ages 18-24 find themselves homeless each year.
CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CHS) is proud to announce the expansion of homeless services for youth and adults, including the grand opening of a full-time Gloversville office – all thanks to funding from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).
There's a new tool in the fight against homelessness in the Capital Region. Captain Community Human Services of Saratoga County has expanded operations to include Fulton and Montgomery counties.
November is a wonderful time to recognize your blessings and give thanks for them.
CAPTAIN Community Human Services, a Clifton Park-based organization that provides support, prevention and educational programs to local youth and adults, will be opening a full-time office in the city of Gloversville.
With an estimated 2,900 area youth ages 13 to 24 finding themselves homeless each year, one local human services organization has been broadening its reach in the Capital District to tackle this issue. Learn more about National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and the work CAPTAIN CHS is doing.
November Specials at CAPTAIN's Treasures
CAPTAIN Community Human Services has been chosen as a grant recipient from the Saratoga Casino Hotel Foundation in support of the Getting Ahead Program.
If you're looking for ideas to celebrate National Family Literacy Day, look no further. We've come up with a handy list your family will love.
The Zachary Culnan Memorial Family Fund - Activity Scholarship Fund was created with the purpose of providing a resource for low-income, disadvantaged and under-resourced youth who want to participate in a variety of different life-enhancing programs.
CAPTAIN Community Human Services has been chosen as a recipient of the 6th Annual Simmons Capital Group’s Charitable Giving Award, including a $2,500 grant for the Getting Ahead program.
CAPTAIN Community Human Services’ Family Support Services Program provides many opportunities for families with children who have social and/or emotional challenges, including child-friendly activities and respite. Donations will be used by our staff and the youth we serve to provide a positive, fun and educational experiences.
Since the weather is cooling down, you can add a little sunshine and warmth to a stranger with these simple ideas.
The Senior Services Committee of CAPTAIN/CHS will present a program for seniors at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Town of Ballston Community Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills.
Our 2019 Winter Coat and Boots Drive has begun! Read on for more details.
Learn more about our current Employee of the Quarter and Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter Administrator, Kristie Sweet!
Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.
After collecting numerous carloads of school supplies and the backpacks to hold them, volunteers with two well-known organizations made time last week to get those supplies into the hands of students in need.
Volunteers from Starpoint Church took 30 children from the community back-to-school shopping at Kohl’s. Called “Shop with a Star,” the students were selected by Cheryl’s Lodge, the Captain’s Community Outreach Center in Halfmoon Heights.
A program that offers services to homeless, abused and trafficked youth in Fulton and Montgomery counties is set to receive financial support from area women who care. CAPTAIN Community Human Services Street Outreach Program Manager Keegan Burke convinced a nonprofit alliance of 182 local women to receive a $18,200 donation.
Learn more about our current Employee of the Quarter and Care Links & Wellness Program Manager, Stephanie Sullivan Foard!
Valenti, who is originally from Brooklyn, has found a calling in the community garden. He tends a total of four plots with all the produce dedicated to filling the food pantry at CAPTAIN CHS with fresh vegetables. In his spare time, he makes trips to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York in Latham for the organization.
August Specials at CAPTAIN's Treasures
CAPTAIN Community Human Services and its partners will kick off its 24th Free Summer Meals Program on July 2, 2019, at the Park Avenue Playground in Mechanicville. Scheduled from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, the festivities will include food, a DJ, games, bouncy house, and more. Local and state elected officials will be in attendance.
Homelessness doesn’t take a day off and neither do we. CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CHS), works closely everyday with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. We’re aware of the devastating effects homelessness has on children, individuals, and homelessness and are compelled to find solutions, programs, and services that best meet their needs.
“I understand youth homelessness is a serious issue facing our country, but there aren’t homeless kids in my community. Are there?” Learn more about youth homelessness in our community, and how you can make a difference.