Edition 302 | August 12, 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.
Temporary Halt in Rental Evictions in Barnstable County

The CDC has instituted a new eviction moratorium that replaces the one recently expired. This moratorium is targeted to counties that have HIGH LEVELS of COVID-19, which currently includes Barnstable County. Read the latest alert from the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless along with preliminary details and updates on veto overrides and federal relief funds by clicking button below.

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Cape Cod Healthcare Seeks Community Benefits Grant Applicants

Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) is pleased to release its 2022 Annual Strategic Grant Request for Proposals (RFP). The 2022 RFP is part of an annual competitive grant process focused on addressing the unmet health needs of the residents of Barnstable County. The CCHC Community Benefits grants program is open to all non-profit community organizations operating in Barnstable County which have programs aligned with CCHC Community Benefits priorities.
We Can Prevent Childhood Adversity

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events in childhood (0-17 years), such as neglect and experiencing or witnessing violence.

ACEs include aspects of a child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding, such as living in a household with substance misuse or mental health problems.

ACEs can negatively impact physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral development. ACEs can also have lasting effects on health, well-being, and prosperity well into adulthood.
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod's Donation Center is Moving
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod's donation center is moving back to the main Pantry at 133 Queen Anne Road in Harwich. The current donation center behind the Second Glance Thrift Shop will close on Friday September 3rd. Clothing donations and houseware donations will resume on Tuesday, September 7th at the Pantry's main warehouse on Queen Anne Road. Donation hours will be Tues, Wed and Thurs 7:00 -2:00 PM and on Fri and Sat from 7:00-Noon. For more information please call the Pantry at 508-432-6519
A Guide to Gender Identity Terms
"Proper use of gender identity terms, including pronouns, is a crucial way to signal courtesy and acceptance. Alex Schmider, associate director of transgender representation at GLAAD, compares using someone's correct pronouns to pronouncing their name correctly – "a way of respecting them and referring to them in a way that's consistent and true to who they are."
Seeking Full Time Affordable Housing Manager
Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing (HECH) is now accepting resumes for an experienced full-time Affordable Housing Manager to oversee operations and compliance of 44 affordable housing units. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual who enjoys becoming involved in a variety of tasks and is committed to HECH's philosophy of providing housing that is affordable to working families in the Cape Cod community.
CORD's Free Career Readiness Workshops in August, 2021
Do you have a teenager with disabilities? CORD is offering free career readiness workshops to youths with disabilities between the ages of 14-21 during the month of August. CORD’s career readiness workshops provide young adults with the essential skills needed to be successful in today’s competitive workforce. Call CORD to learn about exploring career options, choosing a path after high school, dressing for success in the workplace and what to expect while working. All workshops are completely free and will be held at CORD’s office in Hyannis. For more information and registration details call CORD today at 508-775-8300 ext. 2122.
ROAR 4th Annual Ride September 12th, 2021
ROAR (Ride for Opioid Addiction Recovery) is holding it's 4th annual motorcycle ride/rally Sunday September 12, 2021, from the Falmouth High School riding to the Barnstable High School. Anyone can come for the price of a $20 wristband. Food, raffles and lots of hope. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Falmouth High School. The ride commences at 11 a.m.
APDA/PSN Cape Cod Optimism Walk - September 19th, 2021
What is an Optimism Walk? • An important (and fun-filled!) fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive walk with family-friendly activities! • Each Optimism Walk is part of a nationwide movement to mobilize and inspire people to step up and help put an end to Parkinson’s disease. Be a part of it!
Ride for Homes Happening September 26th, 2021 Register now!
Join us for our signature event!

The Ride for Homes, which raises critical funds to help Habitat Cape Cod families achieve the dream of homeownership.
Our Ride takes place each year in the fall, with over 100 riders riding one of two routes, 12 miles or 20. The event raises close to $80,000 annually which helps us continue our important work.
Join Calmer Choice for a Free Community Breakfast Event on September 28th, 2021
Start your morning with some inspiration and conversation. Join the area's most influential and innovative community-minded leaders and businesses as we discuss the landscape of Calmer Choice today and in the future. 

  • Learn how we work & how Calmer Choice might work for you
  • Meet the incoming CEO & hear our vision for the future
  • Chat with Founder & CEO Fiona Jensen before she retires 
Educational Opportunities Offered by the Corporate and Professional Education at CCCC
Learn something new everyday! Check out their amazing variety of class offerings. So convenient!
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

How lucky are we to have them in our own backyard as well as online? Many programs prepare the student for licensure in various industries. You're sure to find a class with a variety of over 500 exciting career and enrichment courses ranging from health careers, computers, technical trades, business, legal, culinary, wellness and more!
Open Enrollment 2021 and Your Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone Program (SHINE)

We are coming up on that time of year again, Medicare Open Enrollment. Each year we get busier and busier with folks wishing to have their insurance plans reviewed, so it is best to get beneficiaries thinking about it soon. Unfortunately, we cannot predict what will happen with the COVID situation and how that will affect counseling, but we will be ready to shift from in person appointments, to telephone appointments if need be. Currently we have a mix of both. As you are aware, the situation is fluid and I will keep you all updated if and when additional transitions are made. 
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 
Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program is a Federally-Funded Nutrition Program that Provides Free Meals to Children ages 18 & under when School is not in Session.

Please see flyer below for listing of meal distribution sites on the Cape.
Food Access Cape Cod

The Barnstable County Cooperative Extension has compiled information on programs and sites in Barnstable County where prepared meals and pre-bagged groceries and supplies are available for pick-up.

Please see flyer below for listing of meal distribution sites on the Cape.
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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