Who We Are

Mission & History

Mission and Vision

CAPTAIN Community Human Services supports and empowers people of all ages to reach their goals of personal growth and self-sufficiency. We strengthen communities.

As a volunteer-driven organization, CAPTAIN CHS strives to be a recognized leader in finding effective solutions to social issues in the communities we serve.


In 1977, a group of concerned parents, teens and community members came together to create a grassroots organization to help troubled teens. That movement soon became known as CAPTAIN -- Community Action for Parents, Teens and Interested Neighbors. Since then, CAPTAIN has developed into one of the most recognized and highly respected volunteer-driven organizations serving the principal needs of youth, individuals and families in Saratoga County and beyond.

For 40 years, CAPTAIN has been providing programs that address the core issues facing our society today, including homelessness, poverty, youth violence, underage drinking, drug use, academic failure, family dysfunction, and human trafficking. CAPTAIN approaches these issues through numerous programs and services.

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.