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CAPE ABILITIES INC

Supporting people with disabilities across Cape Cod since 1968

Hyannis, MA   |  http://www.capeabilities.org

Mission

The mission of Cape Abilities is to serve individuals with disabilities, by educating, counseling, providing residential, social, therapeutic and employment supports, so as to empower them to achieve meaningful and valued roles in society.

Ruling year info

1969

President & CEO

Ms. Kim McElholm

Main address

895 Mary Dunn Rd

Hyannis, MA 02601 USA

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Formerly known as

Nauset Inc.

EIN

04-2453166

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Services

Cape Abilities’ Residential Services include DDS and ABI/MFP Adult Long Term Residential Services, MRC Statewide Head Injury Program Residential Supports, Community Living/Individual Supports, Adult Family Care (AFC), Adult Shared Living and Agency with Choice.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Cape Abilities Employment Services is a comprehensive program assists individuals in applying for jobs at businesses throughout the community and then, once they are placed in positions, we provide the necessary transportation and supports, so that they can keep their jobs and be valued employees. As part of this program, individuals may be placed in one of our four innovative Social Enterprises or they may have the opportunity to participate in our educational/vocational program operated in collaboration with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Cape Abilities Transportation program operates through contracts with the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority. Participants in day and employment programs are provided with transportation to and from their daily program, employment, and community resources and activities.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Cape Abilities’ Community Based Day Support Program (CBDS) provides a range of supports and training in order to provide a springboard to successful employment and meaningful community involvement through assessment of participants’ skills, needs and interests and exploration of a range of community opportunities including volunteerism, internships, job training placements and community classes that match participants’ areas of specific interest.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Pre-Employment Training Services Program is focused on increasing the organization’s collaboration with all local high schools to provide selected transition-age youth with vocational assessment supports and community job experience through paid internships before they leave high school.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adolescents

Cape Abilities' Day Habilitation/Life Skills program provides therapeutic-based activities to enhance wellness and independence for individuals who need more structure in order to succeed. As a community-committed program, it offers a variety of volunteer and social activities as well as physical exercise, arts and cultural events that are planned to meet each individual’s service plan goals. Physical and Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language supports are integrated into the daily program offerings.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Cape Cod's Best Non Profit 2023

Cape Cod Times

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of assessment guides developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Residential Services

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

A needs assessment has been created for all of our properties that includes repairs and enhancements. We hope that these needs will decrease in following years as we accomplish the tasks.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Cape Abilities goals are the priorities that guide the direction of our entire agency. They manifest in several key areas of focus, and we are committed to reassessing and improving them on a continual basis.
1) Attract, engage, and retain high quality and diverse employees.
2) Demonstrate measurable impact through person-centered programming.
3) Strengthen Infrastructure.
4) Ensure organizational fiscal health.
5) Bolster partnerships and advocacy efforts with key stakeholders.

In order to accomplish the goals set forth the following strategies will be taken into account for the fiscal years 2023-2026.
Strategic Objectives:
1) Deliver programs that demonstrate impact for a holistic approach to our person-centered framework.
2) Attract, engage, and retain high quality and diverse employees to deliver compassionate care and reflect our core values, the community in which we live and our individuals supported.
3) Strengthen technical and physical infrastructure and systems that empower staff and support consistent, efficient service delivery to individuals supported.
4) Evaluate and strengthen program and financial health to support organization sustainability.
5) Strengthen communication and advocacy efforts with key stakeholders to educate, infomr and engage them in our mission, activity and needs.

We are regularly reporting back to the Board of directors on our progress made in achieving the goals set forth.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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CAPE ABILITIES INC

Board of directors
as of 04/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elizabeth Karlson

Molly Karlson

Chairman

Kim McElholm

President/Executive Director

Richard Hoyt

Marion Broidrick

Vice Chairman

Nancy Lowery

James Judge Torney

Annmarie Chang

Rick O'Connor

Sharon Burgess

Secretary

Barbara Arel

Treasurer

Mandee Blair

Suzanne Lowensohn

Janet Curtis

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/12/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, People who prefer to identify with another gender identity
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data