Community Assessment Needs – OUR Community, OUR Needs
Help us learn what Rhode Islanders and those using CCAP services are experiencing right now! Information will be used to identify needed resources and programs!
To take the CCAP Community Needs Assessment Survey, visit: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=o8e1vFE3E0S3v8tP8Y57LsKi0ZKg6XpFk7MtXugoyqtUQVlUSFdINFJRNU1BN0xUVlcyMTBMUFdFTy4u
Your participation will enable you to be entered into a raffle for a $100 supermarket gift card.
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CCAP Announces THE LEO A. BELIVEAU, JR. MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT & RECEPTION present by Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021. COCKTAIL RECEPTION AUCTION – 5 – 7:30 PM
HARBOR LIGHTS, 150 GREY STREET, WARWICK NECK, RHODE ISLAND
As a non-profit community action program we need to raise funds to assist families we serve. As you may know, a large number of families we serve have lost their jobs, suffered an illness, or a different type of crisis…usually through no fault of their own. I am proud to say, that during this past year of the pandemic all CCAP’s programs and services, such as the Food Bank, Family Health Services, our Educations programs, Family Services and Social Services continued to provide services to community. Last year we touched the lives of more than 40,000 people and provided over $1.2 million in uncompensated services.
To help assist those families in need, we will be hosting The CCAP Leo A. Beliveau, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament and Reception, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Harbor Lights. We will kick-off the day with a morning round and an afternoon round of golf followed by a special evening reception on beautiful Greenwich Bay. This is the largest fundraiser we host during the year to benefit our programs and services and we hope that you will join us in supporting the event.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
MORNING ROUND 11:00 AM
SILENT AUCTION OPENS 12:00 PM
AFTERNOON ROUND 2:30 PM
EVENING RECEPTION 5:00 PM
Sponsorship opportunities are available, for more information call 401-562-8353 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn More
CCAP’s Youth Summer Jobs Program is now accepting applications.
We are now accepting on-line applications for our Youth Summer Jobs!
If you are 14-24 years old CCAP’s Lean to Earn Program can prepare you for a great summer paid internship! CCAP’s Real Skills For Youth – Summer Work Based Learning Program pays $11.50 an hour.
CCAP’s Youth Employment, Training, and Education Programs assist the youth of Rhode Island ages 14 – 24 through free education, training programs, Work Readiness and Job Placement assistance. We provide a full range of services to youth enrolled in school and out of school. All enrollees are connected with a case manager to assist them in their education or employment goals throughout the program.
• IT and Manufacturing Programs• Interactive Digital Media and Computer Science• Graphic Communications• Employer Partner Internships• Intro to Automotive• Welding• IT Networking and Marine Trades• LIFE skills
To apply: https://www.cognitoforms.com/…/summer2021realskillsfory… Make sure to enter a working email address in the application.
You’ll be contacted (in a few weeks) by the Youth Center via the email address that you have on your application. You will get invited to attend a Mandatory Program Orientation.
Once your application is complete and you have completed Orientation and Work Readiness, you can be considered for the program. We’ll try to match you with your top choice but no one is guaranteed a position!
For more information go to: https://www.comcap.org/services/education-job-training/summerjobs/
DO YOU LIVE IN COVENTRY AND NEED HELP?
CCAP is Coventry’s largest health and social service agency and we would like to invite you on a brief tour of our facility and our services.
Located at 191 MacArthur Blvd, our state-of-the-art facility, housing our primary health care center, our behavioral health care center and our new dental center is ready to provide you and your family with quality affordable health services.
Our primary health care center, Family Health Services of Coventry, staffed with family medicine physicians and physician assistants along with a team of nurses, medical assistants and social workers provide both office based and home based care; meeting the unique needs of you and your family. From pediatric care to care for seniors, we are prepared to treat your entire family. Our social workers are equipped to help you with all your social service needs and will provide additional supports to you and your family as needed.
Our behavioral health programs offer general counseling and psychiatric services meeting the behavioral health needs of your family and community. Treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD and addictions are among many behavioral health concerns we address. In partnership with the Coventry School Department, CCAP offers school and home base substance use services for youth struggling with substance use through our “Seven Challenges” program.
CCAP operates the Coventry Substance Abuse Task Force. This community and school-based education and prevention program works closely with the Coventry School Department and the Coventry Police Department keeping all members of the community safe, informed and peaceful.
In 2019, Family Health Services opened a state-of-the-art dental facility. This facility, staffed with Family Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants are prepared to address all your dental needs.
The West Bay Smiles Program and the Molar Express Program are our pediatric community based dental programs bringing mobile oral health care to locations in your community and the Coventry schools.
Our Family Centered programs; Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers are 2 home based programs providing support and parenting education to young families in the community.
Working closely with our WIC Health Nutrition program, young families receive all the supports necessary to make their families healthy and resilient.
We welcome all residents of Coventry to call with any questions or to meet with any of our staff. Our goal is to keep all residents healthy and safe. For more information, Call us:
401.589.2610, WICLearn More
ATTENTION CRANSTON RESIDENTS
Were you affected by COVID-19 and having trouble making your mortgage?
We can help!
The City of Cranston through the Department of Community Development in partnership with CCAP have funds available in the CDBG Emergency Mortgage Payment Program. This program assists low income Cranston families earning under 80% of the median income who are at risk of losing their homes as a direct result of the COVID-19 Pandemic with up to six months of mortgage assistance.
For more information, call CCAP’s Social Services at 401-467-7013.Learn More
Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) Announces New Vice President of Human Resources
CRANSTON, RI – Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) has appointed Kateri Wheeler-Clarke of Wakefield, RI as the organization’s Vice President of Human Resources.
In this role, Wheeler-Clarke will lead the strategic direction of all aspects of talent management, including training and development, diversity & inclusion, employee compensation, benefits and retention. Her expertise lies in aligning HR processes and programs with ongoing business goals, along with developing effective recruiting, development and retention programs.
“Kateri’s collaborative management style, combined with her experience working in the health sector and with private and nonprofit organizations, uniquely positions her to lead CCAP’s HR operations,” said Joanne McGunagle, President and CEO of CCAP. “We are fortunate to have such an outstanding professional joining our leadership team and we warmly welcome her to CCAP.”
Kateri comes to CCAP with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is a SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Senior Certified professional, licensed Development Dimensions International Learning Systems Facilitator, licensed analyst of the Predictive Index System and a graduate of the Leadership Eastern CT Program. She is a graduate of the University of RI and lives with her husband and four children in Wakefield, RI.
Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. Our professional staff provides a wide spectrum of health, education and social services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient. The agency has a staff of over 350 and an annual operating budget of over $33 million dollars. Serving more than 40,000 clients, CCAP is one of the largest community action agency in Rhode Island. For more information go to: www.ComCap.orgLearn More
It’s Tax Time at CCAP!
CCAP’s VITA Preparation Assistance Program is a FREE Tax Assistance service for low-income workers , we provide FREE tax preparation for individuals and families earning less than $60,000.
Last year, CCAP’s VITA program filed over 1000 federal tax returns, helping Rhode Island families receive $2 million in refunds without any cost. Our volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS and will help you file your federal and state income taxes. IRS e-file is the most accurate, safest, and fastest way to file your tax return. You can get your refund in as little as 10 days.
The Earned Income Tax Credit – EITC or EIC – is a refundable tax credit aimed at helping families with low-to-moderate earned income. The #EITC can add an average of $2,460 to an IRS refund for eligible workers. Families may qualify for the #EITC for the first time due to a change in circumstances. Let us help you get all the available tax credits and deductions you deserve.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all returns will be done via drop off, please call 401-467-7013 for more information.Learn More
CCAP HOLIDAY GIVING CAMPAIGNS Please help us reach our goal to support 1500 Families this Holiday Season!
Due to the current pandemic, we are conducting our CCAP Holiday Giving Campaigns differently this year. We will be asking for donations to purchase gift cards for those we serve. CCAP’s Holiday Giving Campaign supports a special Thanksgiving Family Meal and our Adopt-A-Family Program. Our Goal is to support 1,500 families this Holiday Season!
We are a seeing an unprecedented number of our neighbors turning to CCAP during these challenging times. A large number of families we serve have lost their jobs, suffered an illness, or a different type of crisis…usually through no fault of their own. Last year we touched the lives of more than 35,000 people and provided $1.2 million in uncompensated services.
Thanksgiving Meal Drive
To ensure that struggling family have a Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season, please consider purchasing a grocery-store gift card the next time you are shopping.
A $50 GIFT CARD WILL PROVIDE A FAMILY OF FOUR A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING DINNER.
You can also help us fill our shelves by donating non-perishable food, paper goods and cleaning products. All food and donations can be delivered during business hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 (lower level) – Please make your check payable to Comprehensive Community Action/ Gift Cards and send to 311 Doric Avenue Cranston, RI 02910, Attention: Holiday Giving Campaign.
CCAP Adopt-a- Family Program
A $300 DONATION TO THE “CCAP’S ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM” ADOPTS AN ENTIRE FAMILY (and 100% of your donation goes to the family). Donations in other amounts are also appreciated. Please make your check payable to Comprehensive Community Action and send to 311 Doric Avenue Cranston, RI 02910, Attention Holiday Giving Campaign, before December 10th.
Donate Now Online Here!https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LM5XCZEKLRQWE
For more information about CCAP’s Holiday Giving Campaign, contact Sherry Diaz, Vice President of Social Services, (401) 562-8336, email@example.com or Lee Beliveau, Vice President of Development at 401-562-8356, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Thank You to our Sponsors:
Mutual of America
Picerne Family Charitable Foundation
Warwick Beacon & The Cranston Herald
Hilb Group/New England
Rose & Kiernan, Inc
Rotary Club of Cranston
Starbucks – Chapel View
Sir Speedy Cranston
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The Cranston Health Equity Zone (HEZ) and CCAP Family Health Services will be offering FREE Flu Clinics in the Community.
Don’t forget to get your Flu Shot! Getting a flu shot is an easy way to help protect you and your family!
Friday, October 16, 2020 Haitian Baptist Church – 12 Lincoln Ave, Cranston – 10am-12pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 YMCA – 1225 Park Ave, Cranston- 5-7pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 CCAP Family Health Services – 1090 Cranston Street, Cranston 10am-12pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Cranston Stadium – 20 Jordan Ave, Cranston- 4- 6pm
Saturday, November 7, 2020 Cranston East – 899 Park Ave, Cranston 11am-1pm
**Safety first – Temperature checks are part of our safety procedures, and our team wears face masks, face shields and protective gloves. Please postpone your visit if you’re sick with fever or other illness symptoms.**•
Get a Flu Shot!The CDC recommends that people over the age of 6 months get an annual flu shot.
Tips to Avoid the Flu:
.• Avoid close contact.Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, avoid close contact with others to protect them from getting sick too
.• Stay home when you are sick.If possible, stay home from work, school, day care, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness
.• Cover your mouth and nose.Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing, then drop it in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve rather than your hands.
• Wash your hands often.Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub
.• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Sickness if often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated wiith germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth
.• Other ways to stay healthy:Get plenty of sleep, eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, drink plenty of fluids, manage your stress level, clean and disinfect frequently touched services.
Form more information about CCAP Familyu Health Services, please call (401) 467-9610.Learn More
CCAP’s VIRTUAL WELLNESS MINDFUL MONDAYS….A relaxing way to start an active week
Mindful Monday is a weekly zoom drop-in meditation group open to all teens 13 to 18 years old. Brief meditations are facilitated by CCAP’s Community Response Program team members.Come learn the benefits of meditation in your life! CCAP’s VIRTUAL WELLNESS
MINDFUL MONDAYS….A relaxing way to start an active week
Who: Teens age 13-18
Day: MondaysTime: 4pm – 5pm
Start: October 5, 2020
For more information contact Jennifer Pelkey, email@example.com or 401-318-2555.Learn More