About Us

The St. Lawrence County Community Development Program – known as CDP, is a private, not-for-profit agency that serves St.Lawrence County. It is one of forty-nine agencies in a network in New York State and one of a thousand Community Action Agencies that exist in the United States.

CDP was incorporated in 1965 and operates programs and services for low-income families to assist them toward self-sufficiency. CDP encourages self-reliance and responsible community participation among those who are served.

While CDP has grant funding sources, generous donations assist us in better serving our community. 

Our Mission

St.Lawrence County Community Development Program is committed to encourage and assist individuals and families to attain self-reliance, dignity and self-sufficiency through education, guidance and services.

Our Vision

St. Lawrence County Community Development Program is a community organization that envisions equal opportunities and self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and families in St. Lawrence County.

Our Values

The values that govern St.Lawrence County Community Development Program include the following:
• Quality customer service for all program participants and potential participants.
• A work environment which fosters creativity and promotes the exploration of innovative ideas.
• Adherence to best practices in every aspect of the organization.

Helping People Help Themselves!