Head Start Video

For an insider’s view of Head Start at East Bay Community Action Program please watch our new YouTube video.

Welcome to East Bay Community Action Program!

People come first at East Bay Community Action Program. We are a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay, including the municipalities of: East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown. We are mission-driven. When a resident walks through our doors, we get to know them personally. Then, we connect them with the right services, at the right time.

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Community Programs

East Bay Coalition for the Homeless

Since 1989, East Bay Coalition for the Homeless (EBCH) has been helping families get back on their feet by providing access to safe, affordable housing...

Victims of Crime Act- Advocacy for Crime Victims

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) provides advocacy and support services to all victims of crime. VOCA assesses victims’ situations and helps identify next...

Youth Center

The Youth Center provides a comprehensive array of educational, vocational and wraparound support services for approximately 400 youth and young adults each...

East Providence Health Equity Zone

The HEZ serves the city of East Providence by mobilizing residents, community organizations, local government and health entities to collectively work...

East Bay Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

The East Bay Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is designed for individuals 55 years and older who want to contribute their skills, talent, and...

Senior Health Insurance Program

The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) provides assistance to individuals who are aging into or who are already enrolled in the Medicare system....

Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America (HFA) is a national evidence-based maternal home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, and confidential services. This...

KIDS CONNECT Behavioral Health

KIDS CONNECT, a program administered by the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services, provides needed supports to help children with...

East Bay Senior Medicare Patrol

The East Bay Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect, and report health care fraud. SMP not only...

An Even Start in Newport

We are pleased to offer a unique training opportunity to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The training begins February 26, 2019. To be eligible you...

Middletown Child Opportunity Zone

The Middletown Child Opportunity Zone (MCOZ) is a member of a network of 10 COZ sites across the state. COZs follow the national community schools model,...

Career Closet

EBCAP’s Career Closet provides job seekers with work-appropriate clothing, at no cost, for their job-related activities. Career Closet accepts donations...

Ocean State Senior Dining Program

Special Offering During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic Given that seniors are encouraged to stay home, and the Centers for Disease Control are recommending...

Women, Infants, and Children

Important message about WIC Farmers Market checks for ELIGIBLE WIC participants (ELIGIBLE =pregnant/breastfeeding women; children age 18 months/older by...

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a national, evidence-based family visiting program that provides free and voluntary support to families. It builds strong...

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay (LVEB) provides one-to-one tutoring and small group classes for adults. We provide free help with: reading and writing, math...

Senior Services

The Senior Services provides seniors with options and resources to help them remain in their community as well as avoid falls, hospitalizations and nursing...

Social Services and Family Centers

EBCAP operates three (3) Family Centers that provide access to a wide array of support services. A Family Advocate partners with individuals and families to...

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a seasonal program that normally runs from October to April. LIHEAP can help households stay warm in...

Food Pantries

May 14, 2020 – See important information below (in red) regarding changes to EBCAP’s Food Pantries EBCAP’s Food Pantries offer monthly food...

Weatherization Assistance Program

The goal of the Weatherization Assistance Program is to improve the energy efficiency for income-eligible households while assuring their health and safety....

Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone

The Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone (NFCOZ) is a member of a network of ten COZ sites across the state. COZs follow the national community schools...

Baby Steps

Baby Steps is a program for parents/caregivers of children from birth to 3 years of age. It is designed to help parents/caregivers gain a better...

East Bay Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

We regret that no appointments are available at this time and until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please check back...

Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Early Childhood Education Programs

Head Start and Early Head Start Application (English) Head Start and Early Head Start Application (Español) “Tell Me More” Referral Form EBCAP...

East Bay Foster Grandparent Program

The East Bay Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) offers a way for individuals age 55 and older to stay active by serving children and youth in their...

Health Education Workshops

Health Education Workshops assist, inform and enrich the lives of seniors and individuals with disabilities. Featured workshops help older adults deal with...

East Bay Recovery Center

COVID -19 Update – We’ve Re-opened, June 8, 2020 The staff at East Bay Recovery Center are excited to announce the Center has re-opened for all...

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