South Central Community Action Program a positive force for financial and housing counseling

INDIANA – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoosier households have experienced unexpected impacts on their personal and financial lives. However, Indiana Community Action Organizations (CAPs) have stepped forward to help Hoosiers cope with these challenges. 

For Hoosiers living in Monroe, Brown, Morgan, and Greene counties, the South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) has been a positive force for individuals needing financial and housing counseling.

Jessie Yeary

SCCAP offers clients a holistic approach. When clients visit SCCAP looking for resources, the agency ensures that they know about all programs they might be eligible for. Jessie Yeary, Director of Communications and Advocacy, believes that SCCAP helps to create a path for households to benefit from available state and federal programs.

SCCAP is currently assisting Hoosiers with various resources, including aid in applying for Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA), Family Development Counseling, and Thriving Connections.

Thriving Connections is SCCAP’s 18-month community-building model. The program aims to lift individuals out of the poverty cycle. The program has already had an extensive impact in Indiana by establishing secure housing for individuals and providing a foundation for their financial stability.

Director Yeary believes wholeheartedly in the importance of SCCAP’s offerings.

“We know the work we’re doing is necessary because we’re meeting people where they are and getting them immediate assistance,” she said.

More information about SCCAP can be found on their website at or by calling their team at 812-339-3447.