Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership, Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership is a non-profit organization in Ogden, Utah. Our mission statement is "OWCAP inspires those in poverty to become self-sufficient through innovative services and collaborative efforts." We work with many great partners in the community to accomplish this mission. Listed below are some of the services that we offer:

  • Head Start: A federally funded school readlines program for qualifying children ages 3-5 in Weber County. Over 59,000 worth of services are provided at no cost to the family. Head Start recognizes that families are the prime educators of children and works closely with them.
  • CSBG: Community Services Block Grant
  • Employment Assistance
  • Emergency Food Assistance
  • Financial Literacy & Asset Management
  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Adult High School Diploma & GED Scholarships
  • On Site Weber School District (WSD) Adult Education Classes
  • On Site ESD ESL Classes

CSBG offers emergency food assistance Monday & Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 pm. Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm and the first Saturday of the month from 9am to 12pm. Households may be eligible for food assistance every 3 months. Applications are available at the receptionist's desk. All adults in the household must have photo ID that is NOT expired, and a social security card. Children residing in the home must have either a birth certificate or a social security card. Please be prepared to also have a current paystub, if you are working, and a proof of Weber County residence.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) offers FREE TAX HELP to people who generally make $53,000 or less, including persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Individuals and families who earn $53,000 or less can have their taxes prepared by an IRS certified volunteer at participating VITA sites. Individuals and families who earn under $60,000 may prepare their taxes for FREE by visiting www.utahtaxhelp.org or by visiting a VITA site where volunteers are available to answer questions if needed.

At Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership VITA is open during the following times beginning January 26, 2015 and ending April 15, 2015.

  •     Monday 5:00pm-8:00pm
  •     Tuesday 10:00am-2:00pm
  •     Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm
  •     Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm
  •     Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Yes! Volunteers are always needed at OWCAP! For information and ti schedule an appointment, please call 801-399-9281 ext. 342. Ms. Becky Mercier, our Volunteer Coordinator will be happy to assist you.

Applications are available at the receptionist's desk at OWCAP. Once a month, OWCAP will have registration and recruitment for families who wish to register. Dates and times are located on the back of the application packet or watch our sign out in front.

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office.   Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone.  This is called “Informed Consent”.  Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:

  • Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
  • If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.