News & Media

Throughout the year, East Bay Community Action Program hosts and participates in events that reflect the vibrant and diverse talents of our community. Here on our News and Media page you’ll find updates about program services and promotions, as well as press releases about our recent accomplishments and the work of our community partners.


June 8, 2020, 10 News Conference – Jim Vincent on what it will take to make RI a better state for all

As our country experiences an increased awareness and better understanding of the continued injustices and inequality endured by people of color and the need for sweeping change, Jim Vincent, President of the N.A.A.C.P. Providence Branch and Chair of East Bay Community Action Program’s Board of Directors, spoke on 10 News Conference.  To watch as Jim discusses Rhode Island judicial appointments, law enforcement, and housing, education, healthcare, jobs and small business opportunities for people of color click here.

East Bay Recovery Center Grand Opening – Story aired on WJAR TV News May 2, 2018

In the News

EBCAP Announces Staff Promotion, East Providence Patch, July 27, 2023

EBCAP Appoints New Chief Financial Officer, Newport Patch, May 9, 2023

BrightStars announcing Champion Childcare’s 5-Star Program Achievement, Newport This Week, April 26, 2023.

East Bay Community Action Program Receives Outstanding Performance Recognition, Newport Patch, April 21, 2023

Free Fun Family Event Hosted by Warren Health Equity Zone, Bristol- Warren Patch, March 29, 2023.

Giving to EBCAP on 401 Gives helps keep kids nourished, Newport Patch, March 15, 2023.

Tommy Joyce, EBCAP’s Director of Recovery Services and Co-Chair of RI’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, helps inform the public about “Grab and Know Narcan Stations” across the city of East Providence in a Ch. 10 News feature, February 22, 2023.

Paid internship program now enrolling with Head Start in Newport, Newport Patch, 02/01/2023

East Bay Community Action Program Announces Staff Appointment, Mark Zeller, DO, joins medical staff at EBCAP’s East Bay Family Health Care, Newport Patch, 01/12/2023

Tax Filing Assistance Available, East Bay Community Action Program offers free tax filing for those earning less than $60,000, Barrington Patch, 01-10-2023

BankRI reports record donations in annual Holiday Christmas Tree gift program, Providence Business News, 12/26/2022

East Bay Community Action Program Announces Staff Appointment, Stephanie McCaffrey appointed EBCAP’s Vice President, Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer, East Providence Patch, 12/15/2022

East Bay Community Action Program Appoints New President & CEO, Rilwan K. Feyisitan, Jr. will assume leadership of the community action agency in January, East Providence Patch, 12/1/2022

East Bay Community Action Program Announces New Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lisa Denny is new CMO, Dr. Sarah Fessler, former CMO, will remain on East Bay Family Health Care staff, Barrington Patch, 11/22/2022

Local Career Fair Offers Various Job Opportunities and Signing Bonuses, East Providence Patch, 10/4/2022

Free School Supplies & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, East Bay Community Action Program will serve as host site for statewide Back to School RI Celebration on August 27th, Newport Patch, 8/16/2022

East Bay Community Action Program Head Start hosts Senator Whitehouse, Newport Patch, 8/2/2022

EBCAP’s Head Start Program Recognized as a Program of Excellence by the National Head Start Association, East Providence Reporter Today, July 22, 2022.

Lisa Denny, MD, appointed EBCAP’s new Associate Medical Director, East Providence Patch, 2/28/2022

East Bay Community Action Program Head Start Program achieves Program of Excellence accreditation by the National Head Start Association for 2022-27.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has openings, Barrington Times, August 25, 2021, p. 14

Evictions and Rent Relief at a Crossroads, Newport This Week, August 5, 2021, by Newport This Week Staff Member Alex Malm

Root Riders job program teaches Newport RI teens about food, much more, by Savana Dunning, Newport Daily News, August 4, 2021

East Bay Community Action Program and RentReliefRI, Newport Patch, June 23, 2021; tenants and landlords negatively impacted by COVID-19 can get help applying for rent/utilities assistance

People who need help with addiction can find ‘safe station’ at Bristol police, by Alison Bologna, NBC 10 News, April 28, 2021; story details EBCAP’s East Bay Recovery Center’s collaboration with Bristol Police Department to help people struggling with substance use disorder

Agency sets workshop on expunging records, Providence Journal, April 7, 2021.

Food for Kids on Weekends – EBCAP’s 401 Gives Focus, Newport Patch, March 23, 2021

East Bay Community Action Program Expands COVID19 Testing Service, East Providence Patch, February 23, 2021

Help in East Providence for Adults with Dental Emergencies, Bristol-Warren Patch, January 6, 2021.


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