Success Stories

``Success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.``

Booker T. Washington

TCCAP would like to share success stories highlighting the ways in which our staff and programs empower families and individuals in Crow Wing, Morrison, and Todd Counties. These stories document how community action can support and uplift our neighbors on their journey toward greater self-sufficiency.

Recent Success Stories:

Head Start Heroes is an annual event that honors members of the Minnesota Head Start community who overcame tremendous challenges and achieved personal and family success.

Head Start Heroes 2022: Alicia Rufus is the winner of Category 1: Staff Member

Head Start Heroes 2021: Congratulations to Lety Ambriz Orozco (Family Service Worker) and to Emily LeClaire (Parent)

Head Start Heroes 2020: Diana Salazar Cervantes is the winner of Category 6: High School Senior Scholarship

Head Start Heroes 2020: Brian Andrews & Mandy Miller are the winner of Category 2: Family Success

Community Services staff provide participants with options to help solve their emergency food, shelter, health, housing, transportation, and tax preparation issues.

Shannon, her husband and three children were living in inadequate housing. Her family was a recipient of a Habitat for Humanity home.

Jerome, John and Mary reflect some of the diverse participants who have been helped by the Community Services Department.

TCCAP Weatherization & MHFA Programs installs equipment, materials and repairs designed to improve the energy efficiency of homes. There were 172 households impacted by this program in 2019 in Morrison, Todd, Crow Wing and Cass Counties.

Weatherization: Changing Our Environment: 2020
George and Virginia are like many retirees their age: they worked hard, raised a family, and thought they had enough saved for retirement to enjoy their golden years together…

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA): Helping Families Stay in Their Homes: 2019
Janet, like others on a fixed income, struggled to keep her home updated and maintained…