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HPC In The News

Dec 6, 2022

Donors Wanted For Adopt A Family

The holiday season is a time of joy and excitement. But for staff and volunteers with the Homeless Prevention Council, it's also a time of purpose.

Donors Wanted For Adopt A Family

Aug 3, 2022

Backpack To School Returns For 21st Year

As the cost of goods and services continues to rise, it can be tough these days for families to cover all of their needs. With the start of a new school year just a few weeks away, that also includes paying for back-to-school supplies.

Backpack To School Returns For 21st Year

Jun 18, 2022

Are trailers next? Cape Cod leaders seek solutions to housing crisis 'right now'

The housing crisis on Cape Cod is so dire that a local housing advocate said it might be time to winterize motel rooms and bring in FEMA-type trailers to house residents who are temporarily dislocated.

It’s that bad, said Hadley Luddy, CEO of the Orleans-based Homeless Prevention Council.

Are trailers next? Cape Cod leaders seek solutions to housing crisis 'right now'

Mar 30, 2022

Musician Lives Out Homeless Prevention Council’s Mission

Jo and Co will headline the council's annual Rock To Stop Homelessness benefit on April 9 at Hog Island Brewery.

Musician Lives Out Homeless Prevention Council’s Mission

Dec 30, 2021

Could dormitories answer seasonal employee housing needs in Orleans?

Town officials are hoping that businesses respond to a seasonal housing needs survey. The 16-question survey is an attempt to gauge what area businesses want in order to find year-round and seasonal employees.

Could dormitories answer seasonal employee housing needs in Orleans?

Nov 21, 2021

Cape Cod rental housing shortage leaves middle-income families struggling to find a home

The Cape’s super-hot housing market has made a difficult rental market even tougher including for middle-income people who have the wherewithal to pay for housing. Advocates say there’s no end in sight.

Cape Cod rental housing shortage leaves middle-income families struggling to find a home

Nov 17, 2021

Now In 26th Year, Adopt-A-Family Continues To Grow

The annual holiday workshop, which is organized by the Homeless Prevention Council, matches community donors and shoppers with local families to provide toys and clothing for children.

Now In 26th Year, Adopt-A-Family Continues To Grow

Nov 8, 2021

$1.5 million in housing, addiction relief slated for Outer Cape in House spending bill

The Outer Cape is slated to see $1.5 million in funds to support housing and addiction relief if a House spending bill passed Oct. 29 passes the Senate and is signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.

$1.5 million in housing, addiction relief slated for Outer Cape in House spending bill

Sep 1, 2021

Annual Backpack Drive Highlights Cape's Growing Housing Needs

The Homeless Prevention Council has so far provided backpacks full of school supplies for approximately 285 students for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year through its annual Backpack to School program.

Annual Backpack Drive Highlights Cape's Growing Housing Needs

Aug 11, 2021

Behind the Housing Crisis, Anxiety

Homeless Prevention Council case managers find ‘no solutions’

Behind the Housing Crisis, Anxiety

Jun 23, 2021

Leaders Issue Call to Action on Housing

State Sen. Julian Cyr and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Wendy Northcross convened a panel of housing experts last week that focused on what individual towns can do about the housing crisis.

Leaders Issue Call to Action on Housing

Jun 23, 2021

HPC Finds Unprecedented Housing Insecurity

As eighth-grader CJ Reid marched down Commercial Street through the West End of Provincetown, he explained his view of the root cause of homelessness on the Cape: housing is just too expensive.

HPC Finds Unprecedented Housing Insecurity

Jun 17, 2021

Cape Cod Businesses Expected To Suffer Due To Housing Shortage

The lack of affordable housing on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket exacerbated an already-dire year during the pandemic, forces island fire departments to rely on firefighters who commute by ferry, and will lead to scaled-back business services in the upcoming tourist season, local officials and experts said Thursday.

Cape Cod Businesses Expected To Suffer Due To Housing Shortage

Jun 10, 2021

Homeless Prevention Council will hold third annual "Walk for Home" Saturday in Provincetown

The Homeless Prevention Council will hold their third annual Walk for Home event this Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Homeless Prevention Council will hold third annual "Walk for Home" Saturday in Provincetown

Nov 28, 2020

Cape Cod ‘Elf’ Braves Black Friday to Shop for Charity

With two carts to fill and a long list, Jonathan Weisblatt starts his Black Friday at 4 a.m., shopping for the Homeless Prevention Council’s Adopt-a-Family program.

Cape Cod ‘Elf’ Braves Black Friday to Shop for Charity

Oct 14, 2020

HPC SNAPs Up Another Opportunity To Serve

In the midst of a pandemic, the Homeless Prevention Council has found another way to connect people in need to resources. As of Oct. 1, the Orleans-based agency is the Lower and Outer Cape outreach partner with the state for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

HPC SNAPs Up Another Opportunity To Serve

Jun 16, 2020

Orleans Program Puts Self-Reliance In REACH

The Homeless Prevention Council held a simple graduation ceremony Monday for 11 participants of a four-month program designed to foster resilience and self-reliance.

The REACH program — which stands for Resiliency, Empowerment, Achievement, Community and Hope — offered personal coaching, counseling and mindfulness training to council clients.

Orleans Program Puts Self-Reliance In REACH

Apr 27, 2020

Cape Cod Nonprofit Groups Collaborate To Help Residents During Pandemic

Nonprofit groups on the Lower and Outer Cape are attempting to work collaboratively to help people experiencing financial and food insecurity because of the coronavirus.

Cape Cod Nonprofit Groups Collaborate To Help Residents During Pandemic
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