OUR HISTORY

Since 1991, Homeless Prevention Council has served over 38,500 clients: that’s more than the year round populations combined of Brewster, Eastham, Harwich, and Orleans!

1991

Founding of HPC at a 501(c)3, serves 19 people in year one

1992

HPC brings community partners together to open the Provincetown Soup Kitchen 

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1995

Our Adopt a Family program begins serving families on the Lower Cape 

1998

HPC works with our community partners to support the development of Canal House, where we provided Case Management to residents 

1999

Heritage House for Homeless Women opens to serve women in crisis

2001

The HPC satellite office is opened at the Methodist Church in Provincetown, and the Backpack to School program is launched

2002

HPC purchases and moves into our office at 14 Old Tote Road in Orleans 

2009

The Bike Fund is created to enhance our Adopt a 

Family program 

2010

HPC joins to represent the Lower Cape on the Regional Network to End Homelessness • Our case-load doubles since 2005 as our small team works even harder to serve new clients in a struggling economy 

2012

HPC develops our Shallow Subsidies program to offer a stipend to stabilize families in their community 

2013

We begin to offer Contracted Tenant Services to support our local housing providers and add our third full-time Case Manager 

2016

We create our Homeless Youth Outreach program to find and help Cape Cod teens facing housing instability

2017

We hold our first Rock to Stop Homelessness event, raising record funds for HPC

HPC leads the 2017 Youth Count for Cape Cod & the Islands to support the MA State Plan to End Youth Homelessness

2019

We add a fourth full-time case manager, Ella, who can speak Spanish