Early Head Start, Head Start & Primary School Family Support Program

Housing Services

Special Rental Assistance Programs, Housing Choice Voucher Program and Supportive Housing Program

Community Services

Food Pantry & Victory Garden

About Tompkins Community Action (TCAction)

How we help

TCAction is a private non-profit Community Action organization dedicated to moving people out of poverty through comprehensive programming. 

TCAction staff are incredibly dedicated individuals who work together to meet community needs and move the agency mission forward.

350 children participate in Family Services Programs
1145 Housing Choice Vouchers & 95 units of Supportive Housing
400+ Food Boxes distributed monthly
our mission

Tompkins Community Action collaborates with individuals and organizations to sustain and improve economic opportunity and social justice for families and individuals impacted directly or indirectly by poverty.

Our Staff

We are thankful for our dedicated staff who fight the War on Poverty every day.

Our Partners

We are thankful for our Community Partners who move our mission forward with us.

Our Community

We are thankful for our active community of volunteers and supporters.

"Tompkins Community Action staff are outstanding and helpful!" 2022 Consumer "I am beyond grateful for the help in my time of pretty much desperation. I don't know how things worked out the way they did but I am beyond blessed to find TCAction." 2021 Consumer

 Main Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am to 4:30pm

701 Spencer Road

Ithaca, New York 14850

Be safe - stay healthy!

Tompkins Community Action, Inc. is committed to staff workplace safety as well as the safety of our consumers and their families.  We have implemented strict cleaning protocols at all sites. TCAction continues to follow the recommendations of the CDC as well as the Tompkins County Health Department.  Masks are available upon request.