Partners with the community to provide culturally competent supportive services and programs to Providence residents in need to promote their achievement of economic self-sufficiency. Provides home energy assistance (heating/utility assistance), home weatherization, appliance management program (provides education, energy saving bulbs and/or replacement refrigerator/freezer), lead safety program, emergency food, food pantry, distributes federal surplus commodities, employment training programs and information/referral assistance, adult basic education, GED, Individual Development Account program (matched savings account and financial literacy education program), VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) program, volunteer opportunities, Parent Leadership Training Initiative (free 20-week civic and leadership skills development class), summer youth employment and case management.
- Adult Education
- Basic Needs
- Benefits Assistance
- Career Change Counseling
- Career Counseling
- Career Development
- Career Exploration
- Case/Care Management
- Educational Programs
- Educational Support Services
- Employment Preparation
- Employment Transition Counseling
- Family Based Services
- Family Violence Prevention
- Food Pantries
- Health Education
- Heating Fuel Bill Payment Assistance
- Individual and Family Life
- Individual and Family Support Services
- Senior Meals
- Parenting Education
- Teen Family Planning Programs
- Utility Bill Payment Assistance
- Veteran Benefits Assistance
- Weatherization Programs
- Youth Issues
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.
Healthy Families America Program: Love that Baby Campaign â The Healthy Families Program is designed to help parents with understanding and caring for their child's needs, building strong parent child connections, breastfeeding and feeding support, and helping children learn and grow to reach their potential. We also help families to connect with other services and supports that they feel they need.
Parent as Teacher Program (PAT): The Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) is a free home based program that supports parents by teaching them the skills they need to teach their children and enhance their development and also supports families with monthly community activities and family events. PAT enrolls pregnant families and families with children up to 2 years old.
Case Management: Adolescent Self-Sufficiency Program assists pregnant and parenting teens to make important decisions and plans that lead to personal and economic self-sufficiency. Services include pregnancy and parenting education; education and job training assistance; referrals to community resources; individual and group counseling and pregnancy prevention workshops.
Youth Diversionary Program: Primary goal of this program is to divert youth from the juvenile justice system. It is a 90 day, intensive home-based program providing behavior management education, family counseling and case management services.
Social Services: To help individuals and families meet the basic human needs of food, shelter and clothing. Designed to provide people with a range of services that promote personal and economic self-sufficiency. Provided to eligible families and individuals at no cost.
Registered Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site: Staff of tax preparers are IRS trained, tested, and certified to help people who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit program receive the tax credits they deserve. THIS IS A FREE SERVICE. You will need to call for an appointment and must bring a copy of your previous year's return, all financial statements pertaining to tax year 2013, your social security card, and a picture ID. For more information about the VITA program, or to schedule an appointment, call CCAP at 467-7013.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program: Provides food vouchers, allowing them to purchase milk, eggs, cheese, juice and iron fortified cereals and formula. The WIC coordinator provides nutrition education and counseling to all program participants on a monthly basis.
Effective May, 2018 â June 30, 2019
INCOME BEFORE DEDUCTIONS OR GROSS:
Family Size Annual Monthly
1 $22,459 $1,872
2 $30,451 $2,538
3 $38,443 $3,204
4 $46,435 $3,870
5 $54,427 $4,536
6 $62,419 $5,202
7 $70,411 $5,868
8 $78,403 $6,534
Rental Assistance: 02903, 02905, 02907 ONLY!
Provides continental breakfast (8:00AM - 9:30AM), and noon-time meals (11:15AM - 1:00PM) Monday - Friday. Assists with rental and prescription vouchers and other emergency needs and offers social services. Serves meals on holidays including Easter and Christmas.
Rental vouchers: Assistance with a portion of a guest's rent in times of financial difficulty.
Medical vouchers: Prescription assistance for those without medical coverage
Representative payees: Budgetary assistance for guests receiving disability payments, who have been deemed unable to manage their own finances.
Hygiene closet: Shampoo, soap, toothpaste and other toiletries donated to the House through the generosity of others, for those in need.
Transportation assistance: Bus passes and single ride tickets for homeless individuals, enabling them to get to meal sites, shelters and medical appointments.
Emergency assistance: Help obtaining IDs, birth certificates, baby supplies and other essential items.
Counseling, crisis intervention: Compassionate listening of a guest's problems, and offers of assistance in any way possible.
Emergency telephone: Telephone use for guests to call potential landlords, employers, physicians and other important contacts.
Referrals: Contact information for additional needs such as furniture, utility assistance and mental health treatment.
VOAD Contact: Fred Slaiger
Services: Organizes advocacy endeavors for consumer protection of neighborhood concerns/issues. Offers before and after school recreational and educational activities for children, 5 -17 years of age; counseling; translation; emergency food closet. Senior citizen programs and meal site; infant day care center (newborn - 3 years of age); pre-school day care (3 - 5 years of age).
Temporary shelter for abused or neglected children in DCYF custody, newborn to 12 years of age.