The Community Assistance Program (CAP) was developed in 2014 to provide assistance with rent or utilities to those in need when unforeseen events limit their ability to meet their budgets. CAP felt that we could help people bridge the financial gap that other local outreach agencies could not fill. Seven volunteers from St. Paul’s spend one week a month interviewing up to 10 clients who have a one-time financial need. We conduct interviews throughout the year except in July, August, and December. We contact the landlord and utilities to confirm the financial need and send a check directly to landlord or utilities as needed. The St. Paul's annual Christmas Fund supports this program.