What’s in your Well Water?

Ever wonder how clean your well water really is?well-water

RCAP Solutions is seeking homeowners interested in learning more about the quality of their water and the condition of their well. Unlike public drinking water systems, private wells do not have experts regularly checking the water’s source and its quality before it is sent to the tap. Households that use private wells must take special precautions to ensure the safety of their drinking water.

For more info on this free program, please see our link: http://www.rcapsolutions.org/private-wells/

RCAP Solutions Temporarily Suspending RAFT Applications

Please be advised that RCAP Solutions, Inc. is temporarily suspending intake and orientation for RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition) applicants until further notice.  We will most likely not resume taking applications prior to the start of the next fiscal year (July 1st) unless additional funds become available.  At this juncture we have expended/committed all FY’16 funds available.

In the meantime all RAFT applicants are being referred to the Central Mass. Housing Alliance (CMHA), located at 6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA.  Phone: 508-791-7265 or 508-752-5519. www.cmhaonline.org.

For more information, please contact:
Bill Minkle, MS, Executive Vice President, RCAP Solutions, Inc.
12 East Worcester Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: 978-630-6709, Cell: 978-660-5294
Fax 508-792-5427, eFax: 698-630-6698

RCAP to Host CHAPA’s Regional Meeting

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Please join us for CHAPA’s Spring 2016 Regional Meeting in Worcester, MA

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hosted by: RCAP Solutions

12 East Worcester Street, 2nd floor, Worcester, MA 01604

Each year, the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association travels across Massachusetts to meet with housing professionals, advocates, community members, elected officials, and other stakeholders that want to expand access to safe, quality, and affordable housing. Please join us as we share updates on affordable housing and to help us develop agendas for our public policy, research, and programming for the year.

The agenda will include:

• Meet Brenda Clement, CHAPA’s Executive Director, and Rachel Heller, CHAPA’s Director of Public Policy
• Hear a recap of the highlights of CHAPA’s 2015-16 initiatives and key changes in housing policy
• Share your ideas about state policies that can help your community’s affordable housing efforts
• Help CHAPA set our future public policy priorities

Registration required, please click here to register online

For more information contact Eric Shupin at eshupin@chapa.org or 617-742-0820.

Sponsored by: Bank of America

12 Mass Rental Vouchers Available

online_applicationDHCD has allocated 12 Massachusetts Rental Vouchers for chronically homeless individuals in Worcester County.

Applications may be obtained at:
Central MA Housing Alliance, Inc. (CMHA)
6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
Attn: James Cruickshank

You may download the application by clicking here

Applications are also available by mail by calling: 508-791-7265, ext. 134

Application Deadline: April 29, 2016 5:00 PM

COMPLETED applications must meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP).

Lottery Date (If required): May 2, 2016

Informational flyer available by clicking here 

This is Our Home: Tackling Rural Solid Waste Issues in Puerto Rico

IMG_0493As the snow storm winds down here in Central MA, we thought it appropriate to share a video made recently about the clean-up efforts RCAP is spearheading in Puerto Rico. This video shows the tremendous support shown by the community, resulting in over 400 volunteers coming together in the poor, rural barrio of Manzanillo, to clean a beach destroyed by illegal dumping. Our second annual clean-up will take place in just a few weeks in Guayabal, a similar area just a few miles away.

https://vimeo.com/143277565

Click here for more detailed information about the cleanup including before and after photos:  http://www.rcapsolutions.org/rcap-solutions-changes-lives-and-perceptions-in-a-rural-puerto-rican-community/

2015 Annual Report

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Dear friends:

We invite you to review our 2015 Annual Report:
“RCAP Solutions Works”.
 
We hope you enjoy our new shorter format, which tells our story in a more visual way, yet still includes compelling testimonials from our constituents showing the hard work and dedication our staff provides day in and day out to those we serve.

Click here to view in flip book virtual format

RCAP Solutions Annual Report 2015

As always, we appreciate your support of RCAP Solutions and welcome your feedback.

Wishing you all the best in 2016!

Happy Holidays!

RCAP Solutions will be closed Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 in celebration of Christmas.

We will be open Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM and will be closed Friday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.

We wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season and best wishes in 2016! Happy-Holidays

RCAP Partnering with USI Insurance Services

USI Worcester Location Sponsoring Fundraising Campaign to Support Domestic Violence Survivors

RCAP Solutions is pleased to announce a partnership with USI Insurance Services Worcester office as the Holiday Campaign Exclusive Sponsor, providing a matching challenge grant to help raise funds for SafeStep, a program which provides housing and supportive services to domestic violence survivors and their families throughout Central Massachusetts.

As the exclusive sponsor of RCAP Solutions’ Year End Giving Campaign, the Worcester office of USI will provide a financial match to all donations made during the month long campaign, with a goal of raising $10,000.

“We are so pleased that  our Worcester office can partner with RCAP Solution this Holiday Season to help raise funds for such an important cause”, stated Jeffrey J. Fox, USI Insurance Services National Human & Social Services Practice Leader for the USI New England region. “RCAP Solutions is an organization that we are glad to support and know that we can help make a difference in the lives of others.”

SafeStep’s mission is to provide support and opportunities to families of domestic violence survivors, helping them to successfully transition to permanent, stable living situations.

“We are so very appreciative of USI’s sponsorship of our holiday campaign”, stated Karen A. Koller, President & CEO. “Our clients often escape their abusers with nothing but the clothes on their back. Every donation, no matter the amount, helps us to provide these families with the essential necessities, support, and a safe and furnished place they can call home. Everything provided to the families is theirs to keep once they graduate from the program in order to create a new and stable life.”

RCAP Solutions is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible.  The giving campaign to support SafeStep families runs throughout the month of December.

 

About RCAP Solutions, Inc.

RCAP Solutions has been helping people throughout central Massachusetts with a wide range of housing and supportive services since 1969. Our mission is to foster personal and public self-reliance and improve the quality of life for individuals, families and the communities in which they live. RCAP Solutions is the Worcester County affiliate of The Regional Housing Network of Massachusetts and the Northeast affiliate to the national RCAP (Rural Community Assistance Partnership) Network. For more information, please visit www.rcapsolutions.org.

 

USI%20Ins%20Services%20blue%20gray%20tagAbout USI Insurance Services 

USI is a top 10 insurance brokerage and consulting firm, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk and retirement solutions throughout the United States. Headquartered in Valhalla, New York, USI has over $1.0 billion in revenue, more than 4,400 professionals and operates out of nearly 140 local offices serving every state. USI has become a premier middle market insurance brokerage firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, an interactive platform that integrates proprietary analytics, networked resources and enterprise planning to deliver customized solutions with positive, bottom line impact. The value of USI, and our ability to attract best-in-class industry talent while delivering superior solutions and services to our clients and our communities, is achieved through the collaboration and expertise of our local teams. For more information visit usi.biz.