What We Do


  • Spotlight

Through the generosity of the community at large, faith-based organizations, and civic groups, the Family Assistance program coordinates emergency financial assistance to provide temporary relief for financial needs including rental and utility arrears. Families served through Family Assistance are often invited to participate in the Family Development program, especially if they are interested and motivated to take active steps to help improve their life situations.

Family Development

Family Development mentors are available to meet with individuals or families on a one-on-one basis. These trained volunteers provide confidential help to people in areas such as resume building, job searches, and budgeting. Mentors are aware of many resources in Saratoga County, and can be a great support to people who are going through a difficult time.

Bike Works

Bike Works provides bicycles to residents throughout Saratoga County who are willing to invest some time to learn the basics of bike safety and bike maintenance. With the help of the Stewart’s Corporation, CAPTAIN CHS provides new or lightly-used bicycles to deserving individuals for recreation, transportation, and as a means of promoting a healthy lifestyle. With a focus on education and developing a commitment to biking, CAPTAIN CHS staff and community volunteers teach bike safety, maintenance, and repair to area youth throughout the year.

CAPTAIN CHS is currently seeking donations of new or pre-owned bikes in excellent condition. When cleaning out your garage, basement or other storage areas, please consider donating outgrown bikes to our Bike Works program. Call 518-371-1185 for more information on donating or receiving a bike through this program.

  • Please complete the application and return to Jessica Valcik at CAPTAIN CHS's Clifton Park office, 5 Municipal Plaza, Suite 3, Clifton Park, NY 12065.