Our Programs & Services

CAPTAIN CHS seeks to uphold the dignity of each person by serving the basic needs of those struggling in the community that surrounds us. Our over thirty programs and services protect and nurture children and youth, strengthen families, connect seniors, resolve crises, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, support the emotionally challenged, and empower all of our community members to build a brighter future for themselves and their neighbors. Listed on these pages are more detailed descriptions of most, but not all, of those programs.

A full listing of our programs and services can be found by clicking on any of the program names.

  • CAPTAIN’s Treasures, located in Halfmoon, is a special next-to-new store that provides gently-used, quality clothing and home goods at great savings for families - all while supporting kids, families, and seniors in our community with 100% of its proceeds. More than 60 dedicated volunteers help operate the store and organize the generous daily outpouring of donations from the community. We also provide vouchers for programs clients in need of products sold in store.

  • CAPTAIN CHS’s Community Outreach Center in Halfmoon Heights offers programming for children, families, and seniors. Serving the surrounding area, dozens of volunteers support services and activities for all ages from Homework Help to Community Education programs.

  • Our Emergency Assistance programs address basic human needs: hunger, homelessness, and economic crisis. Services are primarily available in Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties.

  • Our empowerment-based programs aim to move individuals and families from crisis to self-sufficiency by helping to build and retain resiliency, resources, and independent skills. Programs range from mentorship for adults to family support for children with behavioral and social challenges and their families.

  • Our programs for Runaway and Homeless Youth provide support for young adults and teens in crisis throughout Saratoga, Fulton, Montgomery, and Schenectady Counties, and the surrounding areas.

  • Our seasonal programs provide support for the holidays, preparation for the cold winter months and the school year, and more. These programs are primarily supported through local donations and offered throughout Saratoga County.

  • Our senior services programs help to keep seniors living independently in their homes as long as possible without duplicating other, well-established services. We achieve this through transportation, companionship, and other services for seniors primarily in the Southern Saratoga County area.

  • CAPTAIN CHS has believed in youth volunteerism since our inception and, in partnership with local school districts, we offer youth-driven youth development programs aimed at involving teens in community service, philanthropy, and helping those in need while gaining valuable skills.