Spring Newsletter - 2022

Happy almost summer! You’ll see that the HPC team has had a very busy winter and even busier spring, with special events and the graduation of our 2022 REACH participants. The REACH graduation is always a highlight for our team when we get to celebrate the life-changing impact that this 4-month program has on its participants. 
We have been so fortunate to have held two successful fundraising events in recent months. Rock to Stop Homelessness was back in person for the first time since 2019, and we just held our 4th annual Walk for Home. These events are only possible thanks to our dedicated donors, annual sponsors, wonderful volunteers, and the HPC team. Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
Best and be well,
Hadley Luddy
Chief Executive Officer
Advocacy and News
Announcing the Lower Cape Housing
& ADU Resource Center
The Community Development Partnership (CDP) and Homeless Prevention Council (HPC) are pleased to have launched the new Lower Cape Housing & ADU Resource Center. We have joined forces to bring in resources to help ensure that residents have access to the support needed in order to maintain their housing, made possible through the project funding from the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA).

Thanks to the efforts of State Representative Sarah Peake, our two agencies successfully received funding through ARPA to develop the Lower Cape Housing & ADU Resource Center. Rep. Peake lobbied for these funds due to her awareness of our joint ability to address this important community issue. “The CDP and HPC have been working collaboratively for years and have positively influenced the housing crisis on the Outer and Lower Cape. This funding will enable them to continue and expand their work,” stated Rep. Peake.
The work being done by this partnership, in cooperation with regional leaders, will result in innovative efforts to address our housing crisis. These critical ARPA resources will enable us to implement short- and long-term solutions to our region’s housing crisis, while providing the more immediate support needed to keep our residents and workforce stably housed.

Visit our website to learn more about how to receive funding to create an ADU or to stay up to date with resources.
HPC Community Outreach
We're excited to announce new opportunities to meet and connect with our case managers outside of the office. Check out our flyer below to find out where you can meet with HPC throughout the Lower & Outer Cape.
In addition to the hours above, our Provincetown Community Support Liaison also offers regular hours. Click here to learn more.
Event Wrap-Up
Rock to Stop Homelessness
We are thrilled to have raised over $43k during our Rock to Stop Homelessness! Thank you so much to our generous supporters, donors, and sponsors for making this event possible.

HPC is very grateful to our hosts at the Hog Island Brewery for providing a venue for this event and to Joanna (former HPC Client) and JO&CO for being such a wonderful advocate and spokesperson on our behalf – and for bringing down the house, with her fabulous music!

More than 200 people attended, and we had more than 50 local businesses contribute items for our silent auction. Thank you so much to our local community for your support and see you next year!
Volunteer Highlight
We can’t say enough about our volunteers here at HPC. Anne, Sheryl, and Carolyn are great examples. These amazing women took on the raffle and silent auction component for our Rock to Stop Homelessness event, which was a great success. Anne and Carolyn spent weeks reaching out to local businesses in our community seeking donated items and gift cards.
Sheryl and Anne then spent days leading up to our event transforming our mountain of items into beautifully wrapped auction baskets. We could not be more grateful for the hard work of our volunteers, without whom so many of our events and programs would not be possible.
Joanna's Story
Six years ago, Joanna and her family were facing homelessness when her landlord decided to sell the house they were renting. After some time staying with family and friends, she reached out to HPC. Throughout the years, Joanna has worked with her case manager to find financial resources and participate in various programs. Today, Joanna and her family have finally found stable, year-round, housing.

Joanna was a participant in our REACH project, which focuses on empowering participants to achieve bigger goals through learning mindfulness to reduce stress and working with a coach and case manager on a bigger, long-term life goal.

Most recently, Joanna gave back to HPC. Her band, JO&CO, headlined our annual Rock to Stop Homelessness event. Joanna absolutely jumped at the chance to be our spokesperson, and we are touched by her willingness to share her story and her gratitude for our work.

“HPC has not only helped my family, various times when in need,” she said, “but they have also supported our goals and dreams for the future. Raising a family on Cape Cod can be scary, unpredictable, and hard. I cannot stand here today as confident as I am about our future here, without making sure I give recognition to HPC. Not only for their resources and financial assistance but for all they have done to support us as community members. They have truly made a difference to our family and we can’t thank them enough.”
Program News
2021 Impact Report
We hope you have received our 2021 Impact Report in the mail. 2021 was the busiest in our agency history as we continue to see record numbers of community members in need. If you haven't had the chance to read our report or would like to share it with friends, click the button below.
Congratulations to our REACH Grads!
HPC celebrated the 4th commencement of our REACH Project on May 11th. The commitment by our 9 participants to the 4-month program left our graduates feeling more resilient and focused on their personal goals. This program would not be possible without the support of our case managers, Life Coach Edith Tonelli, Calmer Choice, and our many funders including the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

Each year, this program helps individuals achieve long-lasting self-sufficiency by assisting them in charting their path to success through mindfulness practice, individualized coaching, and goal setting.
Our REACH graduates have gone on to use the tools they learned in mindfulness classes, in addition to the stipend, to achieve their personal and professional long-term goals. To read more about the REACH Project and stories from past participants, visit our website.
HPC's 4th Annual Walk For Home
We are still counting our donations and hope to exceed our goal of $50k. Click HERE to help us cross the finish line and submit your donation today!

A huge thank you to Wendy Reveri, long-time HPC volunteer, current board member, and event chair for the Walk For Home for the third year in a row. Wendy has given countless hours to HPC and we could not be more grateful for the dedication she shows. Our Walk For Home was an incredible success, and we could not have achieved such a significant goal without her leadership and perseverance. Please join us in thanking Wendy for her commitment to HPC.
Save the Date
Backpack to School 2022
Our annual Backpack to School program is gearing up for another year! With help from the community, HPC provides Lower and Outer Cape students from kindergarten through high school with backpacks, school supplies, gift cards for sneakers, as well as many other necessary items. Stay tuned for more information on how to support this special program.
2022 Annual Sponsors
We are incredibly thankful to our 2022 Annual Sponsors, who have helped us raise a record-breaking $60,000! Their commitment and generosity drive our mission forward and allow us to continue to provide life-changing services and programs to support the community of the Lower & Outer Cape. Please join us in thanking them for their support.
Framework Sponsor Highlights
Lori Meads and Hadley Luddy; Seamen's Bank volunteers at Rock to Stop Homelessness
Thank you to The Seamen’s Longpoint Charitable Foundation for generously sponsoring HPC. Their ongoing support of our mission and contribution to our annual events and programs, such as the Walk For Home, enable us to continue making a huge difference in our community!
Cape Cod Five sponsor table at 2022 Walk For Home
Cape Cod 5 is a critical annual partner in helping us fulfill our mission on the Lower and Outer Cape, and they have generously renewed their sponsorship for 2022. Thank you Cape Cod 5!
HPC is incredibly grateful to Joy Cummings of Aline Architecture for donating countless hours of her time drafting and developing new improvements to our main office building. Thank you, Joy, for your generosity and expertise as we move into new and exciting times at HPC!
Brick & Mortar Sponsors
Groundbreaking Sponsors
Blueprint Sponsors
Lumber Sponsors
We hope you enjoyed HPC NEWS, a quarterly newsletter of the Homeless Prevention Council.

Questions? Connect with us at info@hpccapecod.org
Homeless Prevention Council
14 Old Tote Road
Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-9667
...There for our neighbors since 1991.