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/
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
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-318-2555.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, email@example.com
CCAP’s Cranston Child Development Center’s Head Start Program is kicking off its annual recruitment drive for the 2020-2021 school year!
For over 50 years, Comprehensive Community Action Program has provided safe, nurturing and reliable early education services through the Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
We are NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Click HERE to apply.
Head Start / Early Head Start provides a FREE comprehensive developmentally appropriate early education experience for children ages birth to five, including services for pregnant women. Participants must meet program requirements.
Breakfast, lunch and snack is provided.
We offer extended day services for families who are working or in school. The hours available are 7:00am – 5:30pm. DHS funding accepted.
We actively recruit children with special needs and homeless families.
We also have State Funded Pre-K Classrooms. To be eligible children must turn 4 by Sept. 1st. The state funded Pre-K selection process is by Lottery. You may sign up for an email notification for the 2020-2021 school year at website: State Funded Pre-K Classrooms – Click Here.
We welcome all referrals. If you have any questions, or would like any additional information please feel free to contact Bernadette Groves at 427-4066 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or our main number 943-5160.
CCAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap (disability), veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, medical condition, sexual orientation, limited English proficiency (LEP) or any other status protected by Federal and state law.
**All CCAP Child Development Centers are licensed by the Department of Children, Youth and Families and participate in the Rhode Island Quality Rating and Improvement System, Bright Stars.
CCAP Family Health Services in Cranston opens to the general public, an appointment only drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Clinic
CCAP Family Health Services will open to the general public an appointment-only COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in the parking lot at their 1090 Cranston Street, Health Center starting Monday, May 4, 2020.
“We know that there is a great demand for COVID-19 testing and we have been testing our patients as needed at our health center; however, we realize that people who are not our patients need access to testing, so we are opening our Family Health Center, Cranston Street parking lot to serve as a drive-thru location for the community” Joanne McGunagle, CCAP, President & CEO said.
Testing for people with symptoms will be by appointment only – in an outdoor drive through facility located at:
CCAP Family Health Services
1090 Cranston Street (Back Parking Lot)
Cranston, RI 02920
Call for an appointment – 401-943-1981
Enter through Cranston Senior Center and follow signs. Please keep your car windows up.
CCAP Testing for people with symptoms of the COVID-19 virus is limited and results are NOT immediate. Symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of taste or smell. If you think you or someone in your family has COVID-19, CALL CCAP Family Services at (401) 943-1981. All are welcome to call, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
“CCAP serves the individuals in our communities who have great need,” McGunagle said. “We focused on our Cranston Street location because it is in a Health Equity Zone and we want to ensure the individuals with a need have access to care.”
Cranston Mayor Fung stated” The City of Cranston wants to thank CCAP and its dedicated staff for its willingness to partner with the City and National Guard in expanding the level of testing. This increased accessibility will provide a critical healthcare service to those communities most in need.”Learn More