Edition 298 | June 17, 2021
E-Newsletter. This bi-weekly newsletter is designed to provide timely information on health and human service topics of interest for 
people living and working in Barnstable County.
Joseph Pacheco, Barnstable County’s Newly Appointed Human Services Director

Brings Extensive Experience in Human Services, Local and State Roles
The Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Pacheco as the organization’s Director of the Department of Human Services. See more below.
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod is Open
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod is accepting new clients, regardless of where you live. The registration process is very short and everyone is welcome. The Family Pantry is the largest pantry on the Cape and provides non perishable food, produce, meat, fish, dairy, and breads. There is no barrier to entry and you will not be asked about family finances. Clients are able to shop every two weeks. A family of 4 generally goes home with 7-9 bags of groceries. Hours of operations: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-3:30 PM, Thursday Evenings 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:00-Noon. For more information please visit www.thefamilypantry.com or call the office at 508-432-6519

Please also note our 'Virtual Summer Gala' on July 11th.
It Takes a Village...Volunteers Needed!

Calling all volunteers, If you looking to help on the Harwich build or Falmouth build to begin this summer, please make your online accounts right away on Habitat Connect and FAN the program.
That way you'll receive an email as soon as the coordinators add public volunteer shifts. Also, please keep a lookout for Wall Raising invitations. We will have lots of upcoming needs for volunteers to help with snacks, devotions, registration and construction. There are also plenty of shifts at our Restores to choose from, the stores are super busy so we can use the help! We are also in need of volunteers to take photos at upcoming events.
If you have questions about how to get involved, please reach out to Volunteer and Community Relations Manager Tara Cronin at tara@habitatcapecod.org or call 508 362 3559 x 16.
We're Hiring!

We are happy to announce that we are hiring for a number of positions at Children's Cove! As our team grows and positions evolve we are excited to share these updates and opportunities with you.

Please click button below for these two job descriptions.
Town of Falmouth Program Coordinator - Council on Aging

The Town of Falmouth Council on Aging Senior Center is looking for a full time Program Coordinator. Position is responsible for the development, implementation and marketing of all programming activities occurring at our brand new state of the art Senior Center. Responsibilities include managing extensive activity calendar of events; providing contract management assistance with instructors; marketing outreach assistance of all programing; scheduling of rooms; recruitment of instructors; arranging furniture and equipment for programs; performing outreach to identify senior needs; organizing events and promoting established programs; maintaining accurate and user friendly management system to utilize in the registration of participants and all other related duties. Bachelor's degree in Social Services or related field and two years’ experience in designing, promoting and implementing programs geared to the senior population, one year of which is at a supervisory level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The salary range for this position is $24.60-$31.13

Candidates who submit their application by June 24, 2021 will be given preference. The Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.
Job Corps Virtual Information Sessions

Are you between the ages of 16 and 24 and interested in learning a trade? Job Corps may be a great fit for you. There are virtual information sessions taking place every Wednesday at 1 pm. Please click on the "join meeting" icon to join. We hope to see you there. Thank you.
Need help with prescription drug costs?
Prescription Advantage may be your answer!

By now, some of you may have reached or are getting close to the gap or “donut hole” with your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D). In 2021, you fall into the Medicare Part D gap when the negotiated retail cost of your medications reach $4,130. Once in the gap you are now responsible for 25% of the negotiated retail cost for brand name medications and 25% for generics. Prescription Advantage, which is a state-run program, can assist you in this gap and/or put a cap on your out-of-pocket cost for medications.
Services and Programming for Older Adults

Cape Cod Councils on Aging/Senior Centers offer a variety of services and programs to older adults.
Free Virtual Event - 2021 Nonprofit Excellence Awards, June 23, 2021 from 10-11am

Every year, MNN honors the passion and impact of nonprofit professionals and organizations in the state’s nonprofit sector with the Nonprofit Excellence Awards presented by Citizens. Awards will be presented to six nonprofit organizations and employees that exemplify the most innovative, creative, and effective work being done throughout the Commonwealth. This year’s event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation supporting our mission to strengthen the nonprofit sector and highlight the work of the nonprofits of Massachusetts.
Upcoming Events at the Family Resource Center
4th Annual Yogis Unit for RecoveryBuild - Harwich Community Center, June 27, 11-12:30pm

Join us for an outdoor yoga class taught by Yogis Unite for RecoveryBuild creators Stephanie Briody & Jill Abraham, and guest teachers Leigh Alberti, Talia Arone, Pat Clancy, Jennifer Plusch, Ayanna Parrent, Jessica Riley-Norton. (COVID guidelines will be followed).
Free Webinar, Adult Depression: Getting on the Path to Wellness as a Family Tuesday, June 29, 7:00 to 8:30pm

In this webinar, Dr. Christine M. Crawford discusses the causes and symptoms of depression in adults, practical ways that caregivers can support a loved one in getting help and accessing treatment, and how caregivers can support their families during episodes of depression. Register to join us for a live webinar discussion or watch on demand after it airs.
Registration Opens July 1, 2021


The Children’s Cove Champions for Children Conference is one of the premiere child maltreatment conferences in the country and has provided hundreds of professionals in the field with extensive and innovative insight to assist child victims and families in their community.

With changing roles, responsibilities, and the on-boarding of new staff, this year has created challenges to professional development opportunities. To increase access to this essential training, development, and resources for your critical work in supporting the children of our community, we have elected to offer it to you at no cost. 
We look forward to this year’s Champions for Children’s Conference and guarantee it will be an informative, educational, and valuable day for all!

Continuing Education Credits will be available for: LICSW, LCSW and LMHCs
Educational Opportunities Offered by the Corporate and Professional Education at CCCC
Please be sure to check out their extensive variety of class offerings.
You Don't Need to Travel Far to Receive High-Quality Education/Training That Will Position You for Success in the Technical Trades or a Career in an Allied Health Field

Several programs prepare the student for licensure in various industries. In order to meet the needs of students, we also offer several courses online. Here at UCT you will find over 500 exciting career and enrichment courses ranging from health careers, computers, technical trades, business, legal, culinary, wellness and fun courses!
Thrive! at CIGSYA - LGBTQ and Ally Center of Cape Cod Now Have Monday Events  

The LGBTQ + group Thrive is for folks ages 13-22. We recently switched our weekly events to Mondays at 4pm. Join us virtually or for special in person gatherings with proper COVID-19 protocols. Please feel free to join anytime! For details email kgarcia@WeThrive.us and check out our social media platforms:

Instagram: @cigsya
Twitter: @thriveatcigsya 
Available Food Resources

The Barnstable County Cooperative Extension and Department of Human Services has compiled information on programs and sites in Barnstable County where prepared meals and pre-bagged groceries and supplies are available for pick-up.
Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force has collected helpful wellness resources for you during COVID-19. Please check back regularly as we add to these resources. 
Each month we will highlight tools to help manage this crisis and identify for you web videos, articles, discussions, and resources we have found helpful. These tools apply to those of all ages, children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and elders.
Barnstable County COVID-19 Recovery Resources

COVID-19 can be difficult for all of us but especially for those in recovery. This might be exacerbated by people unable to attend their normal support group meetings or other recovery supports. Please click on button below to find local and nationwide resources related to substance use disorder and mental health. You can also call the MA Substance Use Helpline anytime at 800-327-5050.
COVID 19 Survival Kit Series - Sponsored by NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands

In early 2020, when COVID 19 hit hard, NAMI Cape Cod & the Islands developed an 8-part Survival Tool Kit Series, based on the research of Bruce Perry, renowned child psychiatrist and neuroscientist. The kit was developed as a guide to review, over the fall and winter months, some essential tools to help us deal with stress of the COVID 19 pandemic. These tools apply to those of all ages--children, adolescents, young adults, adults and elders. Each month highlights a new topic and provides tools to help manage this crisis and identify resources such as web videos, articles, discussions and more we have found helpful. In the month of February we are highlighting part 4 of the series which focuses on “Screen Time”. To access the tool kit click website button below. We want everyone to be safe and healthy during this pandemic. 

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