We Welcome Jim Ryczek as our Director of Behavioral Health!
In this role, Jim will lead the BH Team to gather feedback from the community on our operations and expand our Behavioral Health Program to reflect the needs of our clients. In addition, Jim plans to develop CCAP’s Behavioral Health Program to include services such as Emergency Services and Case Management. Jim is a generalist social worker with a clinical, macro-practice, and advocacy background and has over twenty years of experience working with populations affected by homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental illness, incarceration, disability, and economic issues related to poverty and oppression.
“We are very excited about Jim joining CCAP as our Director of Behavioral Health. Jim brings to CCAP his depth of experience, knowledge, and expertise. His collaborative style will engage all areas of CCAP to provide integrated services to all who seek our assistance.’’ said Joanne McGunagle, President and CEO of CCAP.
Originally from Massachusetts, Jim moved to RI from Maine in 1992 and has lived the majority of his life in the Ocean State, so he considers himself a “Rhode Islander.” He resides with his husband, Erren, and two children, Jon and Sam.Learn More
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 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
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A new coronavirus called 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus was first found in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This virus had not been found in humans before. This coronavirus can lead to fever, cough and trouble breathing or shortness of breath. There are cases all over the world including cases in the United States with cases in Rhode Island. CCAP is closely monitoring the situation and receiving regular updates from the CDC and RI Department of Health. Our goal is to keep everyone safe!
What do we know?
Since this virus is very new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how this virus spreads. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working hard to learn as much as possible about this new virus, so that we can better understand how it spreads and causes illness. The CDC considers this virus to be a serious public health concern. Based on current information the CDC recommends avoiding travel to certain countries with widespread disease.
How Does 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus Spread?
Health experts believe the virus probably spreads from animals to humans and from person to person. It’s not clear yet how easily the virus spreads from person-to-person but we know that it can spread through respiratory droplets.
If you are sick with respiratory symptoms: COUGH, FEVER, SHORTNESS OF BREATH or if you are concerned about possibly having coronavirus – We are here to help!
Please call the office FIRST
CCAP Family Health Services Health Centers:
Family Health Services of Cranston – 401.943.1981, Family Health Services of Coventry – 401.828.5335, Everett C. Wilcox Health Center, Warwick – 401.732.9090, Primary Care Partners Health Center, Warwick 401.384.6007
There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this virus. We recommend the following ways to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including coronavirus:
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Keep surfaces clean
Happy Holidays to all of our friends and neighbors. This Holiday Season our Health Centers and Offices will be closed: Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st- Happy New Year!
All of us at CCAP want to thank you for your continued support and commitment to our mission of “Lending a Helping Hand to Those in Need.”
Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season!
The Board of Directors and Staff of CCAP
This Holiday Season our Health Centers and Offices will be closed: Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th and Wednesday, January 1st- Happy New Year!
The words “epidemic” and “opioid use disorder” are words which make a lot people feel very uncomfortable. These are words which we must speak out loud so we can face, head-on, the enormity of a problem that is sweeping across our towns, cities and country. These words speak of a growing crisis that cannot be denied, ignored or underestimated.
An opioid user might ask themselves these three questions to determine the degree to which their use has consumed their lives and interfered with normal activities: “Does my opioid use disrupt my relationships with my family? Does my opioid use disrupt my ability to keep or perform my job? Does my opioid use and the resultant behaviors put me at risk with the law?” A positive answer to these questions should bring this user to the treatments offered at CCAP’s Family Health Centers and to its Suboxone program.
Dr. Ed Westrick, a physician at CCAP who is licensed to prescribe Suboxone, explains that Suboxone is a highly effective way to treat adults with opioid use disorder. It is a drug which can, in conjunction with intensive counseling and psychological support, mitigate the effects of withdrawal and reduce the dependence on prescription pain killers. It is part of a “Medication Assisted Treatment” approach that will break the destructive cycle of abuse.
Those seeking help will find professional care and guidance from the Comprehensive Community Action Program. CCAP was created in 1965 and opened its Family Health Services division in 1971. It is Cranston’s only community health center that provides affordable and high-quality care. In keeping with the mission and values of CCAP, their services are provided to all, regardless of insurance status or the ability to pay. Their sites, conveniently located in Cranston, Warwick and Coventry, offer a sliding fee scale for those who qualify.
Since 2006, CCAP has received uninterrupted accreditation by the Joint Commission. This certification is nationally recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects the organization’s ongoing commitment to meeting and exceeding certain performance standards. This expectation of excellence applies to every program run by CCAP, including its Suboxone initiative. Here, opioid users will find a dedicated team of professionals who have one goal in mind ~ to help you get, and STAY, healthy.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an opioid use disorder, it is imperative that you contact the professionals at CCAP at this number: 401-467-9610. Call today. Life-saving help is available.Learn More
Comprehensive Community Action (CCAP) is one of the largest nonprofit community action program in RI providing accessible, quality and innovative health and human services that is responsive to the needs of families in our community. As a non-profit community action program we need to raise funds to assist families we serve. 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 40,000 people and provided over $1.2 million in uncompensated services.
To help assist families in need, Comprehensive Community Action Program will be hosting the 5th Annual CCAP Chip for Charity 9 Hole Golf Tournament & Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Harbor Lights. This year’s event will kick-off with a morning and afternoon round of golf along with the CCAP Million Dollar Hole-In-One Reception along beautiful Greenwich Bay. This will be the largest fundraiser we host during the year to benefit our programs and services and we hope that you will join us.
To register or for more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lee Beliveau at 401-562-8353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special “Thank You” to our Returning PRESENTING SPONSORS:Learn More
CCAP opens a NEW, state-of-the-art Family Dental Center at CCAP’s Family Health Services of Coventry, 191 MacArthur Boulevard!
Check it out Coventry…Introducing a NEW, state-of-the-art Family Dental Center at CCAP’s Family Health Services of Coventry, 191 MacArthur Boulevard!
CCAP’s oral health professionals provide dental services to children, adolescents and adults. Whether you have an issue requiring immediate care or simply need to schedule a cleaning, our dental team in Coventry is available to help. Call us today for an appointment 401- 589-2622!
• Accepting New patients
• newly-constructed 5,000 sq.-ft modern Dental Center
• 5 state of the art dental operatories
• Caring and Comfortable Atmosphere
• Accept most insurances including Medicaid
CCAP’s Family Health Services of Coventry is a fully integrated Health Facility that provides Medical, Behavioral Health, Dental and WIC services. Our board-certified doctors, nurse practitioners, dentists, hygienists, licensed clinical social workers and other health care professionals are knowledgeable, caring and understanding. They are dedicated to getting you healthy and keeping you healthy.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Call us for an appointment today: 401.589.2622
CCAP is accredited by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) and The Joint Commission (JCAHO).Learn More
Cranston Skills & Youth Center
656 Park Avenue • Cranston • RI 02920
Kent County Youth Center
Cowesett Plaza • 289 Cowesett Avenue • West Warwick • RI 02893
Pawtucket Youth Center
120 High Street• Pawtucket • RI 02860 (entrance on N. Union)
Providence Youth Center
Providence Place Mall • 31 Providence Place • Providence • RI 02903
CCAP’s Head Start /Early Head Start Programs are recruiting children from birth to 5 years old.
Head Start / Early Head Start provides a FREE comprehensive developmentally appropriate early education experience for children ages birth to five as well as Case Management for pregnant women. Participants must meet program requirements.
- Breakfast and lunch is provided.
- Our extended day program is available 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 as defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
We also have Two State Funded Pre-K Classrooms Children must turn 4 by Sept. 1, 2018.
The state funded Pre-K selection progress is by Lottery. Families can apply for the state lottery at our site or on the RIDE website http://www.ride.ri.gov/InstructionAssessment/EarlyChildhoodEducation/StatePre-Kaspx#31841520-lottery-application
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 email@example.com. or our main number 943-5160.Learn More