- You’ve been feeling low or irritable for most of the day, every day for two weeks or more. You might have found yourself worrying about past or future events for long periods of time, or simply feeling sad, cross or tearful. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize a gradual change – have others noticed that you don’t seem your usual self?
- You’ve lost interest in activities that you used to enjoy. Perhaps you have been seeing less of your friends or family recently, have stopped going to the gym, or cooking balanced meals. This is really about recognizing changes in what’s normal for you – no one is saying you have to exercise five times a week or eat your greens, but changes in your routine can offer concrete indications that your mood is changing.
- You are struggling to concentrate. You might notice that you struggle to focus when reading or watching television, for example, or to follow the thread of a spoken conversation. This could be affecting your performance at work, or limiting your ability to perform routine tasks such as food shopping. Again, we are looking for a change in what’s normal for you, so if concentration has always been something you find tricky there is little cause for concern.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
– Robert Frost
CCAP’s Social Services Department administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Cranston, Scituate and Foster with federal funding earmarked for the state of Rhode Island. LIHEAP is designed to help low-income clients meet the ever-increasing cost of home energy. Payments are made directly to vendors who then credit the client’s account for the amount specified. Eligible clients also qualify for a reduced electric rate as well as a discount on the client’s telephone bill.
New applications must come in to apply. For more information or to make an appointment., please call CCAP Social Services Department at 467-7013.Learn More
Bright futures for children begin with great child care both at home and away.
CCAP’s Head Start /Early Head Start Programs are recruiting children from birth to 5 years old.
What is Head Start/Early Head Start?
- A FREE federally funded program serving income eligible children and families
- A FREE federally funded program serving Foster Children
- Comprehensive services for pregnant women, infants and toddlers, three to four year olds and children who missed the Kindergarten age mandate
- Services are offered to children with Special Needs
- FREE Breakfast and lunch is provided
- Parent Engagement Opportunities
- Extended daycare services offered for parents who are working or in school.
- Priority is given to families experiencing homelessness
CCAP offers programs for children and their parents that focus on early childhood education and development, mental and physical health, safety, nutrition, family engagement, and parenting.
Our Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. We engage parents in their children’s learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of our programs.
Call 943-5160 or 275-5808 for more information.Learn More
Everyone needs a little helping hand from time to time.
If you, or someone you know, needs nutritional assistance,
CCAP’s Food Bank can help!
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 12 percent of Rhode Islanders, 51,000 households, are food insecure, meaning they are often unsure where their next meal will come from due to lack of resources. The most severe conditions associated with hunger are reported by 4.7 percent of our state’s residents, 20,000 households.
Call us today to learn more about CCAP’s Food Bank. 401-467-7013.
CCAP FOOD BANK
311 Doric Avenue (lower level)
Cranston • RI 02901
Food Bank Hours: Mon – Fri, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and on Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
CCAP’s Warwick/Buttonwoods Skills & Youth Center has a new name, Kent County Youth Center and a new home. CHECK US OUT!
Effective Monday, March 27, 2017, CCAP’s Kent County Youth Center will be be relocated to COWESETT PLAZA, #15/16, 289 COWESETT AVENUE,WEST WARWICK, RI 02893 – 401-732-5562. This office is located on RIPTA bus route # 29/Kent County.
OFFICE HOURS • MON, WED, FRI, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM • TUES, THURS, 8:30 AM – 6 PM
The Kent Couty Youth Center provides FREE:
• Job Training
• GED Classes
• Paid Internships
• Tutoring Services
• Drivers Ed Classes
• Community Service
CCAP’s Kent County Youth Center assist youth 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. Cash incentives and bus tickets are given to those who qualify.
For more information call us at 401-732-5562 or stop by and say hi!Learn More
Prom Time is a program in which donated prom dresses, tuxedos and accessories are offered FREE OF CHARGE to teens in CCAP’s Youth Center Programs.
CCAP’s Operation Prom Dress has over400 new or gently used dresses and a limited number of tuxedos (various sizes), along with accessories for Prom Time.
Dresses and tuxedos are available on a first-come, first-served basis and you must be registered in a CCAP Youth Center Program to participate.
Special THANK YOU to our CCAP Operation Prom Dress partners:
Alexandra’s Boutique, Carl Anthony Tuxedo, FAF-Fasion Accesories First and Paul Mitchel the school Rhode Island!
For more information give us a call at 401-562-8325.Learn More
RIers to Rally to Help Save Our Health Care
JOHNSTON, RI – This weekend, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline will join with Rhode Island workers, seniors, families, and health experts for a rally to prevent the dismantling of America’s health care system and the rush to gut the Affordable Care Act.
The members of the state’s Congressional delegation will join with citizens from across the state in speaking out against Republican budget proposals that would deprive millions of Americans of affordable health insurance and severely undermine Medicare and Medicaid.
The event will take place on Sunday, January 15 at the Johnston Senior Center. The speaking program will begin at 1 p.m.
WHAT: Save Health Care Rally
WHEN: January 15th at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Johnston Senior Center, 1291 Hartford Avenue, JohnstonLearn More
Toys, books and new bikes will be on the wish list of many children this holiday, but for thousands of Rhode Island families, their children’s wishes can only be fulfilled with the generosity of individual and business donors. The CCAP Adopt-a-Family and Giving Tree Programs are now underway to match generous individuals and organizations with families in need. We provide you with a ‘wish list” and you shop for the child or children or a $300 donation adopts an entire family.
Donors are also welcome to support CCAP’s Holiday Food Drive throughout the month of December.
CCAP’s goal is to “Lend a Helping Hand” to over 1000 families this holiday season.
For more information contact Joanne Gregory at 401-562-8333 or at firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn More
OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE 1000 FOOD BASKETS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
Each month CCAP serves over 600 families in need at our Food Bank and we are seeing more and more families having trouble making ends meet and are unable to purchase needed food. The families we serve have lost their jobs, suffered an illness, or a different type of crisis, usually through no fault of their own.
Extra food for the holidays is an even bigger burden for families that need help. This year our Goal is to provide 1000 Baskets for the Holidays!
We would like to ask you to join us in “lending a helping hand during the holidays“ by hosting a CCAP food drive in your church, work place, service group, school or community.
Food needed: frozen turkey, canned corn, canned green beans, canned yams, boxed mashed potatoes, boxed stuffing, canned turkey gravy, canned cranberry sauce, pie crust, canned pie filling, rolls, or $25 grocery gift cards.
Please see the flyer below for a list of needed food items. All food and donations are due by Thursday, November 10, 2016 during business hours 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, 311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 (lower level.) We can also arrange pick-up.
Your support of CCAP is deeply appreciated, 100% of all donations through our CCAP Holiday Food Drive go directly to the families we support. For more information about CCAP and how you can “lend a helping hand” contact Joanne Gregory, Vice President of Social Services at 401-562-8333.