Head Start Video

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

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....

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...

Women, Infants, and Children

Announcement: March 23, 2021 — WIC Shopping Made Even Easier The RI WIC Program announced as of March 23, 2021, Shaw’s Supermarkets are...

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...

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...

East Bay Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Updated 2/2/2021 Important information from the IRS It is important for you to know that unemployment is taxable income. Please don’t be caught off guard...

Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone

We’re pleased to announce that the NFCOZ is partnering with the RI Community Food Bank and Pell Elementary School to host Farmers to Families Food...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Healthy Families America

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

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 Bay Recovery Center

We have worked diligently with the Leadership at East Bay Community Action Program to develop safety protocols and procedures which are in accordance with...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a seasonal program, running this year from October 1, 2020 to May 28, 2021. LIHEAP helps households...

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...

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...

Victims of Crime Act- Advocacy for Crime Victims

Domestic Violence Awareness October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Whether you are a recent survivor or have a history of one or several...

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...

East Bay Senior Medicare Patrol

ALERT: Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Fraud Please listen to a radio interview held recently in New Mexico with Nenette Day, Assistant Special Agent in...

East Bay Foster Grandparent Program

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

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay (LVEB) is part of the Education and Career Pathways program at EBCAP and it provides one-to-one tutoring and small group...

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