Cape Abilities: Empowering Individuals with Disabilities on Cape Cod

CA-Logo-Stack-1968Cape Abilities is dedicated to serving those individuals on Cape Cod with disabilities. Now serving over 350 Barnstable residents Cape Abilities was originally found in 1968. With a wide range of programs, Cape Abilities is fully capable to help and empower those with disabilities through job placement, training services, transportation, life skills and residential programs.

Serving the Community:Cape Cod Broadcasting Media and Cape Abilities

For more than four years, Cape Cod Broadcasting Media has been a proud partner with Cape Abilities. Cape Cod Broadcasting Media supports Cape Abilities by providing awareness concerning Cape Abilities events and programs as well as having a presence at Cape Abilities events. Events and programs run by Cape Abilities have been listed by Cape Cod Broadcasting Media on Cape Abilities has participated in the Sunday Journal radio program run by Cape Cod Broadcasting Media as well.

“We are very happy and extremely grateful for our partnership and look forward to continuing. We are also interested in exploring opportunities to expand our paid presence for our businesses.

We have been very satisfied with the results/feedback we receive when we work with CCB-Media. We have definitely seen an increase in our business activity when we advertise with CCB-Media and are most grateful for the spots that highlight our fundraising events. Also, participating in Sunday Morning Journal shows has allowed us to share information on the various programs we offer to our 350 participants.”

Who is Cape Abilities?

Founded in 1968 as Nauset Workshop, Cape Abilities now serves over 350 residents throughout Barnstable County.  We are very proud that 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our programs (far exceeding the industry standard).  We have operated with revenues exceeding expenses for the past 24 consecutive years. Our organization is guided by a Board of Directors with exceptional and diverse backgrounds, who are deeply invested in our community. Cape Abilities is, likewise, a strong member of the Cape Cod community, where our program participants live, work and volunteer, and forge meaningful partnerships with individuals and businesses throughout the community.

Cape Abilities has a long and distinguished history on the Cape, and our growth has be achieved not only through innovative programming and strong business partnerships, but through the commitment and generosity of the Cape Cod Community as well.

Each and every day we work to find ways to make life better for the hundreds of individuals we serve.  Below is a brief, historical testimony of that commitment in action.

1968  – Cape Abilities is founded as Nauset Workshop in Orleans on Cape Cod. A work center setting provides jobs for Cape Codders with disabilities

1973  – The first work center in Hyannis opens.

1975 –  Residential Services program is established.

1982 –  The Cochran Center is established in Eastham.

1988 – The Lyndon Center opens in Hyannis.

1991 –  Nauset Workshop is renamed Nauset, Inc. to reflect the expansion of services beyond a workcenter setting.

How Can You Support Cape Abilities?

Cape Abilities could use your help either through donations or by volunteering. For more information on ways to give and Cape Abilities, please click the discover more button below.
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