History Mission & Vision

Doctor and childEast Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s east bay including the municipalities of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown. As part of special contract obligations some of EBCAP’s programs serve residents outside of the east bay area.

The services provided by EBCAP include: Head Start Services and Early Head Start; family health, behavioral health, and dental services including East Bay Smiles and the Molar Express; family development case management services including social service information and referral and basic human needs; food pantries; youth programs; the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless; Heating and Energy Services; the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program (WIC) and senior services including case management, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents (FGP) and the Ocean State Senior Dining Program (meals in a social setting).


The mission of East Bay Community Action Program is to provide high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health and human services to assist people to achieve their fullest potential.


East Bay Community Action Program strives to be recognized as the premier health and human services agency in the East Bay.

East Bay Community Action Program is governed by its 25-member Board of Directors that is representative of the east bay’s public sector, consumers, business, labor, religious welfare, education and significant minority groups and interests in the community. The Board of Directors meets monthly and its meetings are open to the public.

The main offices of EBCAP are located at 19 Broadway, Newport, Rhode Island and 100 Bullocks Point Avenue, East Providence, Rhode Island.