Foundation For Community Health: Marshall Miles Interviews Elizabeth Spira, CEO, Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County

Dutchess County Community Action Agency, Inc.

The essence of our organization exists in our human spirit – the spirit and passion of those that serve and the spirit and determination of those who accept our services. We are dedicated to raising awareness of our cause and serving those in need. In this section, you will find all that you need to know about our people, mission, history and frequently asked questions. If you want to learn more about our organization, just follow the links for more information. It’s extremely important to us that you get to know more so that you feel comfortable working with us. Once you take the time to find out what we’re all about, we are confident you will want to be engaged with the Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County.

Our Mission

The mission of the Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County is to partner with individuals and families to eliminate poverty and identify the resources and opportunities available to them to enhance their self-reliance.

Our Vision

The Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County will lead the community by being the “go-to” place for issues affecting low-income residents. The organization will serve as a valued community resource by providing high-quality services, maintaining a knowledgeable and committed staff, and demonstrating strong and responsible leadership.


We have been a vital part of Dutchess County for a number of years. We were founded to serve a growing segment of our community in need of inaccessible services. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers that make our mission possible. Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: bring services to those in need.
Click HERE to download the full history of the Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County!

Our Values

  • To inspire the belief that positive change is possible
  • To provide all services and activities with dignity and respect through a strength based approach
  • To empower low-income individuals seeking greater economic self-reliance
  • To be aware of and responsive to the needs of the community
  • To be economically sustainable, fiscally sound and mission driven
  • To maximize our effectiveness through internal and external collaboration


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