EBCAP’s Annual Fund for Hope and Recovery
As our country, state, and local communities face the sharp, dramatic rise in the number of overdoses due to both prescription and illicit opiates, East Bay Community Action Program’s work in behavioral health – specifically in the prevention of, treatment of, and recovery from addiction – is critical. This crisis has touched every community in Rhode Island regardless of social or economic status. It does not discriminate, and it has no boundaries. Many of us know a friend, a colleague, a neighbor, even family members struggling to overcome addiction. Some stories are heartbreaking, but there are also many stories filled with redemption and hope.
Your support becomes part of the promise “Recovery is Possible.”
We know that recovery is possible. We see it, we hear it, we are a part of it in every way on any given day. With your support, we can continue to make a difference and help individuals like John, Sarah and Teresa who represent varying constituents and needs for prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Guidance and Direction for Family Members
John reached out to the East Bay Recovery Center looking to help a family member struggling with addiction. As he stated, “I found this fantastic group of counselors who walk the walk; who have been there and done that. I sat listening, asking, laughing and, yes, crying. Leaving I was informed, ready and better equipped mentally to do what I could to help.”
Impact of Prescription Drugs
Sarah’s daughter needed help with her addiction to chronic pain medication. With no insurance and little hope, both mother and daughter met with an EBCAP Community Support advocate, who within 45 minutes helped them obtain health insurance and referred them to a pain management clinic, primary healthcare at EBCAP’s health center, as well as a local Narcotics Anonymous support group with a 12-step Fellowship program.
Comprehensive Support Plans
Teresa needed more than just referrals after experiencing five accidental overdoses in one year. As a high-risk patient in critical need of intense, on-going case management, Teresa connected with EBCAP’s Community Support Program. Together they worked on an effective treatment plan that not only included recovery services, but also included an array of social services designed to improve Teresa’s overall well-being.
It is our hope that you will help us help those who inspire us every day with their determination to overcome addiction. By contributing to EBCAP’s Annual Fund for Hope and Recovery, you’ll be a part of the promise that “Recovery is possible!” Your contribution will also enable us to expand our services, making it possible for us to fully serve all who need us. Be assured that 100% of your gift will go directly to recovery services at our sites located throughout the East Bay region.
To make either a one-time or recurring gift online please click here. Or to mail your gift, please make your check payable to East Bay Community Action Program (with “Hope & Recovery Fund” in the memo) to: East Bay Community Action Program, Attn: Finance Dept., 19 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840.
Other Program Appeals
Backpack Feeding Program at Newport’s Pell Elementary School
The Backpack Feeding Program, coordinated by EBCAP’s Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone, provides a weekly backpack of food for enrolled children to eat on weekends when food can be scarce for families. Nearly 150 students per year are served at the Pell Elementary School in Newport. A donation of just $250 will provide enough food for one student for the entire school year. To donate online to the annual drive, now underway, click here. To mail a check, please make your check payable to East Bay Community Action Program, with “Backpack Program” in the memo, and mail to: East Bay Community Action Program, Attn: Finance Dept., 19 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Thank you!
Literacy Volunteers of the East Bay
Literacy Volunteers of the East Bay seeks funds to deliver the substantial support and guidance that student-tutor pairs require to achieve their goals. Donations to our Annual Appeal can be made HERE or by mailing a check, payable to East Bay Community Action Program (with LVEB in the memo) to: East Bay Community Action Program, Attn: Finance Dept., 19 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Thank you!
- $1,000 Buys 4 seats on Fluent Reading trainer software
- $500 Trains 15 new tutors to work with our students
- $250 Purchases 4 levels of the computer-based Challenger reading series for 5 students
- $125 Buys 8 At Work in the U.S. books for students with job goals
- $60 Tests and orients 1 new student
- $25 Buys 1 Math in Every Day Life workbook