The Mary-Louise & Ruth N. Eddy Foundation has awarded the Community Development Partnership $20,000 to support their Resident Support Services on the Lower Cape.
Through a partnership with Homeless Prevention Council, the CDP connects residents of its affordable housing units with the appropriate resources to meet their needs—such as childcare, employment, education and health/mental health/nutrition benefits assistance. The need for this program has become even greater as families deal with the economic, social and mental health impacts of the COVID19 pandemic.
Funds from the grant will also be used to support residents at Canal House, the CDP’s sober living residence in Orleans. Canal House, which serves low-income individuals in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse, houses five men, three women and an on-site manager. Canal House supports residents in recovery by providing a safe, affordable living environment free from the pressures that can fuel addiction, allowing individuals to focus on recovery and a successful transition back into a healthy community. Since 1998, Canal house has served more than 150 individuals.
The Eddy foundation has been a regular supporter of the CDP’s housing initiatives, awarding nearly $300,000 since 2008
The Community Development Partnership promotes, develops and manages affordable housing; nurtures the launch and growth of small businesses; and facilitates collaboration with business, non-profit and government partners.
To find out more information about this organization, go to www.capecdp.org.