Children & Family Programs


Early Head Start  
Provides services to families with children from prenatal to 3 years by identifying risk factors that may be barriers to optimal child and family development.

Head Start
Provides educational and development services to low income families with children ages 3-5. Services include nutritional, dental and visual assistance; mental health and support services for children with disabilities. Parent participation is strongly encouraged.

Enterprise Zone Child Development Center
Established primarily for children whose parents live and/or work in the Enterprise Zone. However, others may qualify. Call 812-452-3134 for more information.

On My Way Pre-K
On My Way Pre-K will award grants to four-year-old from low-income families, so that they may have access to a high-quality Pre-K program the year before they begin Kindergarten. Families who receive a grant may use the grant at any approved On My Way Pre-K Program.

Family Engagement Center
Assists Head Start families and the community with computer and tutorial services to improve reading and math skills, prepare for Indiana High School Equivalency exams, etc.

Emergency Needs

Emergency Need Pantry
The Emergency Need Pantry provides non-perishable staple food items for families in need. Diapers and formula are also available when funding permits. Call 812-425-4241 to be certain that needed items are available.

Second Helping Program
Distributes leftover and donated food to local shelters and soup kitchens.

Gibson County Clothing Bank
Provides gently used clothing. No appointment necessary.


Minority Health Initiative
CAPE’s Minority Health Initiative focuses on “eliminating health disparities” and enhancing the quality of life through education, advocacy, and quality health care services.