What is Lead?
Lead is a very toxic metal, mined from the earth. It is used in products including paint, ceramics, pipes, solders, gasoline, batteries and cosmetics. High levels of lead can be poisonous, especially for children under the age of six.
Where can it be found in your home?
Lead can be a hazard when it is not in good condition, especially in areas where children may play, including windows and window sills, doors and door frames, stairs, railings, banisters, and porches. Children may eat or breathe in dust causing health issues.
What does the LEAD Safe Providence Program provide?
The LEAD Program Resident Educator will conduct an inspection of the home to determine if exterior painting, interior painting, siding, window replacement, soil remediation, and minor repairs are needed. Cleaning kits and asthma kits are also provided when needed.
Who is eligible for the LEAD Program?
Homeowners who have a child under six living in their house or visiting regularly. Homeowners who are concerned about lead in homes built before 1978, mold & moisture, pests, or other home hazards should apply for services through the LEAD Program. CAPP’s Resident Educators can assist you with this process.
What are the benefits of the LEAD Safe Providence Program?
These services are designed to help relieve issues with lead, mold, or other environmental hazards to improve health outcomes, especially from asthma and lead exposure.
Health and Safety Issues
During the initial inspection, we will identify any hazards that will affect your health or safety. A Resident Educator will provide information about how to avoid triggers as well as providing any available prevention kits as needed.
Is your home Weatherized?
If your home has not been previously weatherized, CAPP’s Weatherization Program may be implemented with the LEAD Safe Providence Program for residents who qualify for home energy assistance. (RIHEAP)
Benefits of Weatherization
When a home has been weatherized, the home energy costs are lowered significantly.
Weatherization services may include:
For more information please contact us:
Resident Educator/Eligibility Specialist
call: 401-273-2000 x 200