Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP) has been incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania as a non-profit organization since June 8, 2012. It has been working to support many Bhutanese people in Pittsburgh to integrate into the American mainstream.
Jewish Family & Children’s Services has been the fiduciary for any mini grant applications and providing other services to needy people. In order to take the organization to the next level, BCAP is taking another initiative to file for 501(c)3 status. The community members are working on it. BCAP hopes that if the status is granted, that it will empower the organization to help the community in a bigger and better ways.
BCAP has been very successful in bringing many programs that are beneficial to the community.
Some of the programs include:
1. ESL and naturalization classes to the elderly people.
2. Nepali Classes to the new generations.
3. Community Garden Program.
4. Annual Cultural Program.
5. Yoga & Meditation Classes.
6. Mental Health Counseling.
7. Providing resources paths to the high school graduates.
8. Cultural exchanges programs with the neighboring communities.
9. Interpretation & translation services to Limited English Proficient people and
helping them with transportation in medical and other appointments.
10. Helping the families in the incidents of death and many more.