Since 1991, HPC has provided 49,300 people with life-changing assistance, enabling our neighbors to live active and productive lives.
The Homeless Prevention Council (HPC) empowers people by providing the tools, resources and guidance to promote stability through personalized solutions. Our knowledgable and caring Case Managers work with clients to find practical solutions. Our goal is to help motivate clients to take step-by-step actions, take advantage of HPC programs that can help them succeed and, ultimately, stabilize their lives.
2022 Key Accomplishments
2,360 individuals served: 721 children; 190 young adults, 837 adults & workforce and 610 seniors
We helped 1,078 households stay in their homes
HPC teamed up with over 25 nonprofit organizations, each with unique missions and expertise, to provide quick-action services for HPC teamed-up with over 25 other nonprofit organizations, each with unique missions and expertise, to provide quick-action services for over 1,200 people in need.
327 backpacks were distributed to children, a 15 percent rise from 2021. And 481 children received direct assistance for holiday gifts, up 13 percent from the year before. for holiday gifts, up 13 percent from the year before.
The average cost per family to enter a shelter is $63,000. Had these families become homeless and entered emergency shelter, the cost to the state of Massachusetts could have been as much as $59 million.
Since our founding in 1991, the Homeless Prevention Council (HPC) has been a critical resource for our neighbors in need. HPC has helped more than 49,300 residents from Harwich to Provincetown and in special programs in Yarmouth and Dennis.
HPC has been committed to supporting diversity on the Cape since we began providing services over 30 years ago to people from all walks of life, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, ability or income. In our work, we have seen that anyone can land on hard times, and we consider it our job to help people find solutions that work for their unique life circumstances.