People Helping People

MYCAP Services

Basic Computer Classes

Aims to help people learn the basic use of how to operate a computer and how to find information over the internet. This is available to adults. Income 125%

Emergency & Planned Assistance (EPA) & Energy Assistance Programs

Throughout the course of a year there are a number of different programs that help eligible residents with their utility bills and energy conservation. This includes: the Electric Partnership Program (EPP); the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP); the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP); the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus); the Summer Crisis Program; and the Winter Crisis Program. Residents are eligible for these programs if they meet certain income guidelines and requirements.

         EPA- This program assist Mahoning County residents with security deposit or first month's rent, rent assistance, water bill assistance, and mortgage assistance. Income 125%

      EPP- Improves the electric efficiency of low-income households who participate in the PIPP Plus program. It gives homeowners an opportunity to replace old light bulbs with new compact fluorescent bulbs and possibly replace their present refrigerator and/or freezer with a brand new Energy Star Model that is energy efficient. Income 150%

     HEAP- This federally funded program is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high cots of home heating. Income 175%

     Summer Crisis Program- This component of HEAP assists eligible families with their electric bills and/or purchase of air conditioners during the summer months. Income 175%

    Winter Crisis Program- This component of HEAP provides assistance once per heating season to eligible households that are disconnected, threatened with disconnection, or have less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel. Income 175%

     HWAP- A no cost energy assistance program designed to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by income-eligible Ohioans, reduce household energy costs and improve the health and safety of residents. Income 200%

     PIPP Plus- This gives eligible households an extended payment arrangement that requires gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income. 

Income 150%


Financial Literacy Classes

Geared toward assisting low income individuals with a development plan that will lead them to economic stability. After learning these strategies, individuals will be able to create a budget, manage credit, begin a savings plan, and open checking or savings accounts. Income 125%

Ohio Benefit Bank

MYCAP is an Ohio Benefit Bank site which gives the public the opportunity to use computers so they are able to access benefit programs through Mahoning County Department of Jobs and Family Services. The programs are available to individuals or families who are having a difficult time meeting all of their financial responsibilities. This program also helps with veteran education and training. 

Senior Programs

MYCAP will offer bi-weekly activities and the program is designed to promote health, wellness, and financial literacy to eligible low-income age 60 or older. Transportation may be available to qualifying seniors living in Mahoning County to attend the activities. Income 125%

Employment Skills and Training Program

A 6 week employment skills training program geared towards initiating low-income individuals into the workforce. Eligible participants receive soft skills training, resume writing and job application assistance, job placement counseling, and supportive services to find and maintain employment or continue on to post-secondary education or vocational training. Income 125%