July 24, 2019
Re: CAPP Relocating Elmwood Community Center Programs to 807 Broad Street!
Dear community members:
We are thrilled to let you know that CAPP has found a new location – the Rhode Island Indian Council’s facility at 807 Broad Street – where we will be able to resume most of the social service programming impacted by our decision to end operations at the city-owned Elmwood Community Center due to serious health and safety concerns in that building.
CAPP staff will move into 807 Broad Street the week of August 5th and most community programs will resume on Monday, August 12th.
We are also confident that we will be able to reopen the important community food pantry program previously run out of the Elmwood Community Center. Our new location at 807 Broad Street has enough room and we are working with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to certify the new space, a process that is anticipated to take 4-8 weeks. During this interim period, we are asking our supporters and community partners to step-up by making food and monetary donations so that we can reestablish the city’s largest food pantry in our new location.
We thank the Rhode Island Indian Council for working with us and we thank you, our community members, for your patience and for standing with us during this transition period.
Rilwan K. Feyisitan, Jr.
Community Action Partnership of Providence
July 24, 2019