A Safe, Warm, Dry, and Accessible Homes

Far too many people in Appalachia live in unsafe and deteriorating homes. WorkFest and other programs provide repair services to keep children, their families, and seniors safe. Crews consist of industry professionals, volunteers, and anyone willing to swing a hammer.


Each spring, the Housing Program conducts an intensive, volunteer-supported home repair project called WorkFest. It’s a mission-based alternative to the traditional spring break for college students with a heart to serve.


In March and April of each year, YouthFest volunteer programming becomes an alternative spring break for high school students who want to spend a meaningful week being of service in Appalachia.



Seniors and people living with disabilities in Appalachia often require repair assistance to make their homes safe and accessible. CAP’s home repair teams and volunteers provide crucial labor for those in need.

Elderly Home Repair

Seniors who live in unimaginable poverty and deteriorating homes that may lack running water or electricity receive home repair assistance. Staff and volunteer teams make sure the elderly in Appalachia live in safe, warm, dry, and accessible homes.

“When I came home, to be honest, I was speechless. I got to meet some of the volunteers. They didn’t know me, but they did everything they could; they put their heart and soul into it.”

—Willie Owen

Prayer Requests

Our faith calls us and sustains us— that's why Christian Appalachian Project gathers for chapel each day. If you or a loved one are in need of prayers, please let us know and we will lift up your request.


Every Penny Counts

88.5% of donations go directly to families in need.