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 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 Coalition for the Homeless

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

Baby Steps

DONATE Baby Steps is a parent education program designed to help parents/caregivers of children from birth to 5 years of age gain a better understanding...

Food Pantries

EBCAP’s Food Pantries offer food distribution twice a month to assist food insecure households. Individuals/families in need of food assistance may come...

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a seasonal program, running this heating season from October 1, 2023 to May 1, 2024. LIHEAP helps...

Women, Infants, and Children

WIC serves babies and children up to the age of five, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and new mothers. WIC helps children be the healthiest they can be,...

East Bay Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

It is important for you to know that unemployment is taxable income. Please don’t be caught off-guard when filing your tax return. What to Bring...

Health Education Workshops

Health Education Workshops assist, inform, and enrich the lives of seniors and differently-abled individuals. Featured workshops help older adults reduce...

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...

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

Center-based or home-based options for children ages 0-5. Home-based services for pregnant parents. Please call 401-367-2001 to learn how to enroll. Head...

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...

Bristol Health Equity Zone

Who We Are In the summer of 2021, East Bay Community Action Program became the backbone agency for the Bristol Health Equity Zone (HEZ) grant from the RI...

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 Recovery Center

For more information regarding COVID-19 protocols and programming, please click here. The Recovery Center strives to empower, encourage, and support...

Warren Health Equity Zone

Warren HEZ wants to hear your thoughts if you live, work, or play in Warren, Rhode Island. Please click the link below to share your feedback! Community...

Youth Center

The Youth Center provides a full range of educational, vocational, and wraparound support services. It serves 300 youth and young adults aged 14-24 who live...

Senior Services

EBCAP Senior Services provides seniors with options and resources to help them remain in the community. Seniors must meet income guidelines by the Rhode...

Career Closet

EBCAP’s Career Closet provides no cost work-appropriate clothing to individuals who are currently seeking employment or who are in job training. Career...

Education and Career Pathways

EBCAP’s Education & Career Pathways helps people with educational goals, job readiness skills, and improved career opportunities. It offers...

Middletown Child Opportunity Zone

The Middletown Child Opportunity Zone (MCOZ) is a member of a network of ten COZ sites across the state. COZs follow the National Community Schools model,...

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...

Congregate Nutrition Program

EBCAP’s Congregate Nutrition Program invites eligible individuals to join us for lunch. To order your lunch, please contact Senior Centers in Barrington,...

KIDS CONNECT Behavioral Health

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

East Bay Foster Grandparent Program

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

Weatherization Assistance Program

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

Victims of Crime Act- Advocacy for Crime Victims

The Victims of Crime Act Program (VOCA) provides advocacy and support services to all identifying as past or current, reported or unreported, victims of...

Healthy Families America

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

East Bay Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

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

Senior Health Insurance Program

The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) assists individuals who are aging into or already enrolled in the Medicare system. SHIP counselors provide...

Literacy Volunteers of East Bay

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

Community Health Team

EBCAP’s Community Health Team (CHT) brings valued perspective to patient care serving as intermediaries between health services, social services, and the...