Homeless Prevention Council


Preventing Homelessness on the Lower Cape since 1991


The Homeless Prevention Council works everyday to keep people in their homes and their communities. We are aware of the unique problems and assets of each community we serve and, through one-on-one case management, use every resource available to create individual solutions to the many problems encountered.

Eight towns of Lower Outer Cape Cod

We collaborate with other advocacy groups, town agencies and churches to help people access food, clothing, furniture, transportation, housing and other needs. We serve the residents of the eight towns of Lower / Outer Cape Cod on a non-sectarian, non-discriminatory basis.

Whether you need our services or want to aid in the fight against homelessness, the Homeless Prevention Council is here to help.



Meet HPC's Celebrity Walkers for the 2014 Housing WIth Love Walk:

Brewster Selectman Ben deRuyter and Orleans Architect Peter Haig


Ben deRuyter is a local business owner and entrepreneur. He lives in Brewster with his wife Jackie and their three school-aged children. Ben grew up in Brewster, graduated from Nauset Regional High School in 1995, and now serves his community as a member of the Board of Selectmen. He is the managing partner of several commercial properties in Provincetown, including Whalers Wharf and the Aquarium Marketplace. He also owns and operates Aqua Bar in Provincetown.


Ben attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and an MBA. His business training and experience, and his love for Cape Cod, make him particularly interested in helping to create pathways to success for our local small businesses.


Orleans resident and architect Peter A. Haig has been associated with Architectural Design Inc. in Orleans since 1988. Prior to that, he worked independently in Orleans, Cambridge and Boston.  He is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received his Master of Architecture, and Bachelors of Science in Art and Design as well as Civil Engineering.


Peter’s passion outside of his work is theatre and he is an actor with the Elements Theatre Company in Orleans. He was a member of the New York City Ballet; has performed in Feast of Tabernacle in Jerusalem and with the Boston Liturgical Dance ensemble. He was privileged to perform before Pope John Paul II at World Youth Day in Toronto, Canada.


In the spring of 2013, Peter and his 20-year old son walked the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile long sacred pilgrimage from Southern France across Northern Spain, an adventure he describes as “life changing!”  He is currently consulting to the Orleans Community Partnership bringing the many lessons he’s learned about community development while traveling Europe to Orleans and other Cape Cod towns.   


The 2014 Housing With Love Walk is from July 14 - July 20 beginning in Provincetown and ending in Falmouth. Money raised through the event goes to local organizations that are working to end homelessness on Cape Cod. Click here to learn more.






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Taste The Difference!


Also needed: silent auction items.

Donations can be dropped off at HPC's offices on Old Tote Road in Orleans.







Thanks to our Business Partners




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