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Cape Abilities Brings Community-Based Programs Together

Hyannis, Mass., February 28th, 2024 – Cape Abilities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting adults with disabilities on Cape Cod, has announced that it is bringing all individuals in its Community-Based Day Supports (CBDS) program together. The CBDS program helps individuals build friendships, social skills, and volunteer experience in a community setting. Starting in March, …

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Mairead Graf Promoted to Vice President of Development

Cape Abilities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities across Cape Cod, is pleased to announce that Mairead Graf has been promoted to Vice President of Development. Graf was previously serving as the organization’s Director of Development. Graf has been an invaluable member of the Cape Abilities team since 2022, consistently demonstrating a …

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Cape Abilities Announces Molly Karlson as Chair of Board of Directors

Hyannis, Mass., December 4, 2023 – Cape Abilities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod, is pleased to announce that Molly Karlson has been elected as chairperson of its board of directors. Karlson has been an active member of the Cape Abilities board since 2019 and has previously …

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A Garden of Hope, Inclusion, and Community: The Impact of Joseph Carr’s Support

Walking around the garden at Joseph Carr’s home, its hydrangea trees, lush perennial gardens, beautiful roses, and tranquil fountains are a striking image of the care Joseph puts into every detail. This garden is meaningful. It is a testament to the creative vision of the Josh Cellars’ founder and vintner and a representation of Joe’s …

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Pawsitive Impacts: Volunteer Judy Savage brings fun, friendship, and a furry friend to day programs

Judy Savage brings us her energy, compassion, and fun as a rockstar volunteer, giving her time at our Lyndon Center and in our Growing Friendships Program. Judy first connected with Cape Abilities in 2021, shortly after moving to Cape Cod full-time with her husband. One of their dogs, Brewster, a Newfoundland, received his certification as …

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School’s in Session: Pre-ETS Students reflect on their summer internships

High school is a time when students often start pursuing their first summer job or thinking about a post-graduate career. The Cape Abilities Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Program is there to offer self-advocacy classes, resume writing, and career exploration opportunities to high school students with a disability who are preparing for their post-graduation life. A …

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A Record of Support, Compassion, and Inclusion

When it comes to music, few things evoke nostalgia and a sense of timelessness like vinyl records. They carry the crackle of anticipation as the needle touches the grooves, delivering a rich, warm sound that captivates music enthusiasts and casual listeners alike. In a delightful collaboration between Cape Abilities Thrift and the passionate vinyl enthusiast, …

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Our Day Program’s Guide to the Best Cape Cod Beaches

This past winter, members of the Community Based Day Supports (CBDS) program visited and rated 127 beaches on Cape.  They covered beaches on lakes, ponds, the ocean, Nantucket Sound, and Cape Cod Bay. Individuals walked on every beach and rated them for selected criteria, which included scenic beauty of the beaches, the quality of the …

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