Children/Family Programs

AppCAA offers programs intended to support the early educational development needs of children ages 0-5. We offer early literacy interventions through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. AppCAA also operates the Scott County Christmas Cart, which serves roughly 550 children and families with holiday gifts each year.

Learn more about our Children and Family Programs below.

Whole Family Approach

Families enrolled in the Whole Family Approach Program complete a life scale assessment at the beginning of the process. This assessment is used to measure impact and growth throughout the program. It primarily focuses on employment/income, financial management, community involvement, child care, and education/job training. This program is provided entirely for FREE.

To learn more about this program, click “Apply Now”.

Diaper Distribution Pilot Project

The Diaper Distribution Pilot Project will target 40 families with diaper-wearing children to determine the impact that the availability of diapers makes on low-to-moderate-income families. The impact will be tracked through multiple surveys and scales that will be updated throughout the duration of the project. This is a federally funded project that only a select number of states and agencies got the opportunity to participate in. AppCAA is very thankful to have the opportunity to impact local families through this new pilot project. This program will be provided entirely for FREE.

To learn more about this program, click “Apply Now”.

Imagination Library

Partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, this program provides free books to enrolled children from birth to age 5. Books are mailed directly to your child every month, building a library of 60 books! The graduation book is Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come. Currently, this program serves Scott County residents ONLY.

To learn more about this program, call our office at (276) 452-2441.

Scott County Christmas Cart

Our Christmas Cart program ensures that families are able to receive holiday gifts. Through volunteer participation and donations, families that have signed up for the program are gifted clothing items, toys, gift cards, and hygiene items. When children are signed up, basic information about their likes and preferences is written and given out to an “adopter” who purchases the gifts for the child.

To learn more about this program, call (276) 855-0192.

Scott County Hygiene Voucher Program

The Scott County Hygiene Voucher Program is available only to residents of Scott County, Virginia. This program allows a voucher to be given to individuals who qualify to purchase personal hygiene products, products to keep their clothes clean, and products to keep their household clean. These vouchers can be redeemed at any Food City location and are given in the amount of $25 every 3 months.

To learn more about this program, click “Apply Now”.

summer Food Program

The food insecurity rate for children in Southwest Virginia is almost four percent higher than that of adults. Without early and consistent nutrition, children who live in poverty face higher risks for learning and developmental problems. AppCAA helps combat this phenomenon by distributing food free of charge to children ages 18 and under during the months of June and July. 

To learn more about this program, call (276) 885-0168. 

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