Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) and the Rhode Island Community Action Association (RICCA) have begun the process of collecting data for a Community Needs Assessment. A Community Needs Assessment is a process conducted by Community Action Agencies nationwide every three years to determine the underlying causes and conditions of poverty within the community they serve and identify the available resources to address the unmet needs of the community’s most vulnerable residents. The results of the survey are then used by CCAP and RICCA along with its community partners to develop a strategic plan to best address the needs identified.
This assessment is being conducted by RICCA, with the report belonging to the entire community. Those findings will be used for years to come, allowing CCAP and its partners to make decisions to best serve our community and meet the needs of everyone in our service area.
In order to achieve an accurate picture of existing and emerging needs, we encourage everyone in our community to actively participate in this assessment tool. To take the online questionnaire visit: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=o8e1vFE3E0S3v8tP8Y57LsKi0ZKg6XpFk7MtXugoyqtUQVlUSFdINFJRNU1BN0xUVlcyMTBMUFdFTy4uLearn More
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: email@example.comLearn More
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/
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lee Beliveau, Vice President of Development at 401-562-8356, email@example.com.
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
THANK YOU!Learn More
As part of our continuous effort to provide you with the best possible service, Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) is pleased to announce the launch of our NEW CCAP On-Line Application Platform – apply.ComCap.org
With a goal of expanding access to CCAP Social Services Programs, CCAP apply.ComCap.org application portal will improve clients access to up to date housing and utility assistance program information, allow clients to upload documents and electronically sign applications and making it easy access to benefits.
CCAP is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. Our team of professional provides our clients with a wide spectrum of services and benefits that are designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient– from health/dental/behavior services, education/job training, family development to housing/food and emergency services, CCAP is here to “Lend a Helping Hand.” For a full list of CCAP programs and services you can go to www.ComCap.org.
If you have any questions, about our new portal please drop us a line at info@ComCap.org or call 401-467-7013.
CCAP Seven Challenges® is a holistic counseling program for young people in Coventry and Cranston focused on mindfulness surrounding substance use problems. Benefits of The Seven Challenges® include:
• Help youth make informed decisions about substance use;
• Motivate youth to evaluate their lives and consider changes they would like to make and then success in implementing those changes;
• Support youth in taking power in their own life.
CCAP’s Seven Challenges program is designed for youth and young adults who are currently or recently used tobacco, alcohol or other drugs.
If CCAP’s Seven Challenges program is right for someone you know, contact: Susan Kennedy, CCAP Seven Challenges Clinical Case Manager (401) 450-9879, firstname.lastname@example.org