September 2018
News & Updates
Congratulations to staff members Esther Trneny and Christine Arouth on professional achievements, thanks to Bristol Health Equity Zone for planning and organizing a successful fundraiser to benefit one of EBCAP's newest divisions, and hats off to our Ocean State Senior Dining Program on another successful Senior Picnic!
Esther Trneny- She's Changing Careers but Committed to EBCAP
Esther Trneny, a nurse at East Bay Family Health Care in East Providence, a division of East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), is new to the job but not to the agency. After receiving her Associates Degree in Nursing earlier this year, Trneny made the transition from being a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program to working at the health center. Read more

(Photo at right was taken of Trneny on her first day on the job as a Registered Nurse)
EBCAP’s Christine Arouth Recognized for Literacy Work
Christine Arouth, Director of the Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone, a division of East Bay Community Action Program, was recognized in September by the Newport School Committee because she was recently welcomed to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's (GLR) Council of Champions, a group of more than 140 individuals that the GLR Campaign recognizes as its greatest proponents.  Read more
Successful Fundraiser Held for East Bay Recovery Center
Bristol Comedy Night, presented by "Addicted to Laughter," was held on September 21st by Bristol Health Equity Zone to benefit EBCAP's East Bay Recovery Center. The event, which featured the comedy stylings of four standup comedians, welcomed about 100 guests at St. Michael's Parish Hall in Bristol (also the home of East Bay Recovery Center). Guests were treated to soft drinks, cheese platters, sandwiches and pizza- all donated by area businesses. A silent auction and other fundraising activities rounded out the evening. Photo at right shows featured comedians
Seniors Enjoy Colt State Park Outing
The Ocean State Senior Dining Program, a division of East Bay Community Action Program, hosted its annual Senior Picnic at Colt State Park on Friday, September 14, 2018. Participants from the 10 meal sites were invited to the annual picnic where a hot lunch of barbecue chicken, hot dogs, baked beans and more was presented by EBCAP's partner in the meals program - Cranston Senior Services. A host of volunteers served the meals while a live musician played favorite oldies and modern country music. Besides dancing to the music, groups also gathered to talk, play cards, and other games. Photo at right: picnic goers and friends pose for a group photo. For more picnic photos visit our photo gallery on
Five ladies, standing with arms around each other posing for camera and smiling.
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