Submission Guidelines
News from Barnstable County HOME Consortium
News from SHINE
We Can News
Take the YMCA Survey
Orleans Police 5K
News from Buy Fresh Buy Local
Community Health and Aging Funds
ROAR Motorcycle Ride
News from Elder Services
News from United Way
Community Engagement Division Summer & Fall Webinars
Elder Suicide Prevention Training
Census 2020 Training
Suicidality Trainings
Samaritans 12th Annual Bocce Festical
7 Affordable Housing Units in Yarmouth
Adult Ed at DYHS
Managing Teen Anxiety Webinar
News from Healthy Living Cape Cod
CDBG - Town of Yarmouth
News from NAMI
RFP - CDGB in Yarmouth
CDBG - Town of Barnstable
Family Resource Center of Cape Cod News
News from Falmouth Commission on Substance Use
Suicide Loss Survivor Group
APDA Optimism Walk
News from Mashpee Senior Center
SHINE Career Opportunities
Steppingstone Career Opportunities
Independence House Career Opportunities
Orleans Human Services Career Opportunities
Transgender Support Group
Samaritans Senior Outreach
Mashpee Substance Use Drop-In Nights
Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division
E-Newsletter Article Submissions
ISSUE: 251

           August 26, 2019 

Welcome to the Barnstable County Department of Human Services' 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.  For additional information visit the Department website at  www.bchumanservices.net
Submission Guidelines
Please submit your request to be included by clicking on the image below.

You may also email your request to sonja.sheasley@barnstablecounty.org.  If you choose to email, please follow these submission guidelines.
News from Barnstable County HOME Consortium 

Barnstable County HOME Consortium Regional Public Hearings for Five-Year Consolidated Plan (Program Year 2020 - 2024)
In accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provides funding to the Barnstable County HOME Consortium, the purpose of these regional public hearings is to obtain the comments and views of residents, public agencies, community organizations, and other interested parties on Barnstable County's housing needs, impediments to fair housing, and the scope of HOME program activities to assist the Consortium in preparation of its five-year Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2020-2024.  The Consortium will conduct three regional public hearings. Please review dates   HERE.

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report 2018  
Notice of Public Meeting, Document Availability and Comment Period
available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

Attention Medicare Beneficiaries
The SHINE Program encourages Medicare beneficiaries to sign up on
www.MyMedicare.gov  to take chargeof their own health insurance information.   They will be able to see doctor's visits,  the list of preventive benefits, their drug listto use during Open Enrollment , and they can chat
with customer service at Medicare.   For an easy to follow explanation, go to SHINE's video on You Tube:
How to Set Up a MyMedicare gov account
How to Set Up a MyMedicare gov account

We Can News | August  

Access information about all August programs and events  HERE.
YMCA Cape Cod Needs Your Input
As part of the YMCA's planning to apply for the upcoming Head Start grant, they are required to complete a multi-town, youth Community Needs Assessment. The information gathered will be used to support the application and to guide planning over the next five-year funding cycle. 
Deadline to submit survey:  August 30, 2019 .
Orleans Police Road Race 
WHEN: September 1, 2019 
ABOUT: Round up the family and lace up your sneakers for the 5th annual 5K on Sunday, September 1, 2019! The flat course winds through Orleans and the finish line brings runners right to the post-race celebration at Hog Island Brewery. Join us for the run, beginning at 10:30 am, or come to Hog Island and enjoy the live music, awards, and raffle items post race. See details  HERE. 
News from Buy Fresh Buy Local Pantry
Lights, Camera, Action!  The Buy Fresh Buy Local Pantry to Plate video series are nearing completion and we want you to be the first to view them. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 4th and be sure to check your inbox for these short videos focused on seasonal produce that is available locally.
Our goal was to focus on multiple low-cost preparations of vegetables using simple techniques with very few ingredients. We aimed to include a mix of preparations (microwave, stovetop, oven, and even no-cook) for those with limited amenities for meal prep. There is no voice-over and text has been intentionally kept to a minimum in order to accommodate those that are not fluent in English and/or with low literacy levels. It's entirely up to you and your organization to use them in a way that works best for you and your clients. 
  Here are a few ideas for the videos:
  • Show the videos in waiting areas
  • Post on your website
  • Include in electronic newsletters
  • Share through social media

Visit https://www.buyfreshbuylocalcapecod.org

 Community Health and Aging Funds 
Learn about the Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds  HERE.   The website contains:
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Inquiry of Ideas (IOIs) for the Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE)
  • Healthy Aging funding opportunities
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) Process funding opportunity. 

You can also view the funding announcement webinar recordings, slides, and transcripts.

Idea and Proposal Development:  For those who wish to draft their responses before the online application portal is available, the questions are contained in the IOI and RFP documents as well as the webinar slides and transcripts.
Capacity Building Webinars:  Stay tuned for invitations to our upcoming capacity-building webinars:
  • September 4th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm 
  • September 12th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
ROAR Motorcycle Ride for Addiction
WHAT: ROAR is a 24-mile motorcycle ride to raise funds for Opioid Addiction Recovery Transition.  Join us on a 24 mile ride through the town of Barnstable. Lunch, silent auction, raffle and entertainment to follow the ride. 
WHEN:  September 8, 2019. Staging at 9:00 am and  Kick Stands Up at 11:00 am. 
WHERE: Barnstable High School, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis
News from Elder Services of
Cape Cod & Islands  

Cape & Islands United Way To Announce Next Round of Funding
The Cape and Islands United Way will be formally announcing the next round of available funding on September 9, 2019. The announcement will be made via email and all information will also appear on our website under the   Grants Tab
We are excited to announce that we have made several changes to our overall process which will be detailed at length in the announcement. 
Given the changes, we will be offering two informational sessions (attendance is encouraged but not required). Sign up is required and also available on the website. We will be offering an in-person session and a webinar.
If you have any questions during the process, please feel free to contact Beth Bowman at bbowman@uwcapecod.org  or via phone at 508 775 4748 x 302.
General Office Community Engagement Division Summer & Fall Webinars
General's Office Community Engagement Division would like to notify you on our upcoming Summer and Fall Webinars. The Community Engagement Division is continuing our effort to inform the public about Attorney General's Office resources and will provide train-the-trainer webinars through the rest of the year. These webinars are an excellent opportunity for service providers to learn about new tools on how to assist clients and community members.
The webinar training topics, include, but are not limited to, as follows (with more options to come):
  • Landlord-Tenant Rights;
  • Surprise Medical Billing Training;
  • Competitive Electric Supply Training;
  • Retail Rights and Identity Theft; and
  • Worker's Rights.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, on Landlord & Tenant Rights and Responsibilities. You can register online here: https://ltrwebinar.eventbrite.com
If you have any additional questions or comments you can email our office at:  AGOCommunityEngagement@Mass.Gov
You can find registration to all our webinars online here: http://massago.eventbrite.com/  
Upcoming Webinar Schedule
Elder Suicide Prevention Training

WHAT: Elder Suicide Prevention Training for Cape & Islands Communities presented by the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11th
WHERE: The Barn Bowl & Bistro, 13 Uncas Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard.  Learn more HERE.
Cape Cod Complete Count Committee   
Census 2020 Training Session

WHEN:  September 11th at 11 am
WHERE:  Barnstable Town Hall, Second Floor Hearing Room,
367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
WHAT: Attend a training for the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee for Cape Cod, which will help oversee the efforts to ensure everyone on Cape Cod is counted in 2020. 
A complete count is essential to the region's long-term planning. Federal funding and regional competitiveness for health care, housing, transportation, infrastructure, and service programs rely on this data to help define and fund our community needs. 
The training will provide an overview of the Census process, methods for communicating and sharing information, and ways to promote participation. 

Please confirm your attendance HERE.   For more information, please visit  http://capecodcommission.org/census2020 .
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality Trainings 

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Grant is sponsoring two trainings in North Falmouth on the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). CAMS is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a client's suicidal risk used across disciplines and treatment settings. CAMS has demonstrated reductions in suicidal ideation and attempt behaviors, an increase in hope and client satisfaction, better utilization of emergency services, and resolution of suicidality.
WHEN:  September 12th for CAMS 101  and September 13th for CAMS for Clinicians
WHERE: Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth
CEUs: Both trainings provide 6 CEUs
FEES: CAMS 101 is free to attend. CAMS for Clinicians is only $99 (or free for staff from agencies participating in the Cape and Islands Zero Suicide Learning Collaborative).
HOW: Please click to register for CAMS 101 or to apply for CAMS for Clinicians.
CONTACT: Please contact Jessica McHugh, NSSP Grant Program Coordinator, at Jessica.McHugh@state.ma.us with any questions
The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Announces their 12th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival
WHEN: Saturday September 14th |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Falmouth Academy,   7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA
WHAT: Join the Samaritans for a fun filled day of friendly bocce competition, a delicious catered lunch by La Cucina, great raffle baskets and more! You can sponsor a court, enter a team of four or enter as a single and be placed on a team, just stop in for lunch ($15.00) or pop in to cheer on the teams. All proceeds benefit their suicide prevention programs. For more information visit   http://capesamaritans.org/event/bocce-festival/  or contact Karen Ellery Jones assistantdirector@capesamaritans.com.
Affordable Housing in Yarmouth 
There are currently 7 affordable apartments at the Capn Gladcliff Residences on Route 28 in South Yarmouth.  Applications are due Sept 17th at 4:00 pm to the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority. See APPLICATION and  FLIER.
Adult Education Classes at DYHS  
Adult Education Classes in the Dennis Yarmouth School District will begin in September with many exciting classes: watercolor art, learning a foreign language -Spanish or Portuguese or maybe how to be more fluent in English with ESOL classes. 5 different Fitness Programs will be offered: Yoga, Body Image (Tone/Strengthen/Stretch), Tai Chi, Zumba, and Interval Muscle Conditioning Class. There are a variety of computer classes for all levels (Basic Beginner-learn how to use a desk top computer and Microsoft Word for Beginners and Intermediate level.  Guitar classes will be offered, and a class covering economy: learn how to invest wisely in today's market-Financial Foundation.
View our brochure www.dy-regional.k12.ma.us under the D-Y Regional School District web page, Adult Education side bar menu tab.   Pre-registration is at the D-Y Administration Building, 296 Station Avenue, S. Yarmouth, MA 02664, Friday, August 30th through Friday, September 20th between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm.  Classes begin the week of September 23rd.  For more information, please call 508-398-7601.
Free Webinar for Recognizing & Managing Teen Anxiety
WHAT: Families for Depression Awareness is presenting our free Recognizing and Managing Teen Anxiety webinar
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25 from 7:00 to 8:15 om ET/ 4:00 to 5:15 pm PT.
WHAT: In this webinar, Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, a practicing  psychotherapist and international best-selling author, will discuss the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, anxiety management skills adults can practice with youth, and ways adults can encourage teens to be a part of choosing treatment options. 
This program is designed for parents, guardians, caregivers, youth workers, and any adults interested in teen mental health.  Register to join us for a live webinar discussion or watch on demand after it airs. 

News from Healthy Living Cape Cod
WHAT: Chronic Disease Self Management - My Life, My Health workshop and information session   
WHERE: Mashpee Public Library - 64 Steeple St Mashpee  
WHEN: Info Session 9/26 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Learn more about My Life, My Health and the online version Better Choices, Better Health |  Thursday's for 6 weeks, 10/3-11/7/2019 from 1:00-3:30 pm  
FEE: No cost. Funding is provided through the MA EOEA and the Federal ACL  
REGISTER: Contact Healthy Living Cape Cod 508-957-7620  healthylivingcapecod@gmail.com
Community Development Block Grant Program Year 2018 - Yarmouth
The  Town of Yarmouth has completed its  Community Development Block Grant Program Year 2018 , which ran from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019, and is now developing its CAPER - an end of year report outlining the program's accomplishments. The Public Hearing regarding the CAPER is set for Sept 9, 2019 at 3 PM and Document Availability of the CAPER is on Sept 10, 2019.  The public comment period on the CAPER is Sept 10, 2019 - Sept 26, 2019.  
Please see the legal ad and more details  HERE.  For questions, please contact:   Mary Waygan,  Affordable Housing/CDBG Program Administrator,  Town of Yarmouth,  1146 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664  508-398-2231 X 1275 
News from NAMI
NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands serves individuals and their families who are affected by the broad spectrum of mental illnesses and neurological disorders through support, education and advocacy, and promotes wellness for all. For more information call 508-778-4277 or visit see NAMI events this month  HERE.
Request for Proposals for CDBG Funded Projects and Activities
Public Notice - Town of Yarmouth Request for Proposals to carry out the Town of Yarmouth Community Development Block Grant Program year 2019.
The Town of Yarmouth Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is seeking proposals from experienced, qualified businesses, organizations and agencies, public or private, to carry out objectives identified in the Town of Yarmouth Community Development Block Grant Program.  The Town is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement community, funded by US HUD.  For Program Year 2019, the Town anticipates an overall CDBG budget of $291,257 for Program Year 2019 with budgets of $70,000 for Economic Opportunity Activities, $20,439 for Public Service Activities, and $173,567 for Affordable Housing Activities.  Please see the copy of the  RFP  and Legal Ad  for more details.  Please note the program's new RFP format.
Town of Barnstable Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Notice of Document Availability, Public Meeting and Comment Period
Please see the Notice of Document Availability, Public Meeting and Comment Period in English, Spanish, and Portuguese  HERE.
Family Resource Center of Cape Cod  
Read the Family Resource Center of Cape Cod - August Newsletter for Parent Education &  Support Opportunities  HERE.
News from Falmouth Commission on Substance Use
The Falmouth Commission on Substance Use wants to encourage and support the development of quality sober homes and wishes to extend this invitation to all Falmouth Sober Home Owners and Managers to attend this upcoming workshop at no cost. See the press release HERE. Please see the attached flyer  HERE
Suicide Loss Survivor Group for Behavioral Health Professionals - Please take this Survey

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands is very interested in facilitating a Safe Place loss survivor group for behavioral health professionals who have lost a client or patient to suicide. We are using a survey to gather information in an effort to make the groups as accessible as possible for those interested in attending.  Please take a few minutes to complete this very short survey so that we can determine interest and plan a group that meets your needs.  Follow this link to the survey.
American Parkinsons Disease Association Optimism Walk 
Cape Optimism Walk - A fun-filled fundraising event!
WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2019 
WHERE: Barnstable High School
See the flyer and details on how to register  HERE.
Peer Support for Suicide Loss Survivors
The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands to offer Safe Place in October, a peer run support group for suicide loss survivors.  Safe Place will run for six consecutive weeks in the mid Cape area starting in the beginning of October. Participants must register for the group and are encouraged to attend all sessions, if possible.  Whether you lost your spouse, child, family member, friend, neighbor or colleague, Safe Place is here for you. For more information or to register contact Karen Ellery-Jones 508-548-7999 or  assistantdirector@capesamaritans.com
Mashpee  Senior Center News

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN SOCIAL GROUP - Thursday, September 5, 10:00 am. Raising grandchildren has its special challenges and often allows little time for yourself. With the kids back in school, give yourself the gift of time and come socialize with other grandparents raising their grandchildren. Join us at the Mashpee Senior Center on Thursday, September 5, from 10:00 - 11:30 and every 1st Thursday of the month thereafter for coffee and treats. Please rsvp to the Mashpee Senior Center (508) 539-1440 or stop by the front desk to sign up. For more information please contact our Activity Coordinator, Julie Silva at (508) 539-1440 x3512.
Barnstable County Regional SHINE Program Seeks a Seasonal Data Entry Employee

Barnstable County Regional SHINE Program is accepting applications for the part time Seasonal Data Entry Employee.   Primary responsibility is entering client contact information into a web-based system.  Flexible schedule, average 15 hours per week.  Volume of work fluctuates; open enrollment period is from October to December, 2019 with data entry continuing into January 2020.   Position starts on October 28, 2019. Qualifications:  High school graduate with 1-year data entry experience.   See the full job description  Apply for this position  HERE.  
Steppingstone, Inc. Project ROAR Employment Opportunity

Re-Entry Case Manager, Barnstable & Bristol County House of Correction & Surrounding Communities. Full Time - Day Shift-Monday through Friday http://www.steppingstoneinc.org/
Join our team of dedicated professionals in providing quality case management services to individuals preparing to re-enter from the House of Correction to Barnstable & Bristol County Communities. Travel off Cape at least 25% of the time. 
Requirements: Valid Drivers License, Pass Security Check. Bachelors in Science or at least 2 years of related education/experience working with individuals suffering from Homelessness, SUD/Co-Occurring Disorders, familiarity with criminal justice landscape and human service agencies located within Barnstable County preferred. 
Apply: If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume to Alison Galandzi, Human Resource Specialist, Steppingstone, Inc.  agalandzi@steppingstoneinc.org
Independence House Employment Opportunities

The Indepence House has two positions available.  Please click on the links below to see the job desctiptions:
Human Services Job Opportunity - Orleans

Assist COA Director in managing daily operations of the Senior Center, including developing and implementing programs and activities, supervising kitchen and transportation staff, and volunteer coordination. 
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in social work, sociology, psychology, or gerontology; 2 years experience working with the elderly in a social service capacity; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervisory experience strongly preferred. 40 hrs/week. Starting wage $26.05/hr, full benefits.
Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and employment application to Town Administrator,  19 School Road, Orleans, MA 02653  by Aug. 30. Application and job description available at www.orleans.ma.us under Job Opportunities. EOE.   See full job description  HERE. 
Transgender Support Group

The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
5:30 PM-7:00 PM at Unitarian Universalist Church in Barnstable located at 3330 Main Street, Barnstable.   See flyer with an updated summer schedule  HERE.
Samaritans Senior Outreach Program
The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Senior Outreach Program is open to all older adults living on the Cape or Islands who are experiencing signs of isolation, loneliness, and/or depression and would benefit from a weekly call. Samaritan trained volunteers are matched with seniors on Cape for  weekly telephone chats. Volunteers listen without judgement, with compassion and empathy,  and all calls are confidential. Seniors are typically referred to the program by Elder Services, COA, primary care physicians, friends, family, religious organizations or they may self refer using a simple referral form. For more information, or to refer a senior please contact Karen Ellery Jones  assistantdirector@capesamaritans.com 
Ongoing Substance Use Drop-in Night  
in Mashpee  
Substance Use Drop-In Night provides one-on-one substance use information, education and treatment resources options from local organizations.  
WHEN: 1st Tuesday of every month  | 4 PM - 7 PM.
WHERE: As of April 2, 2019,   Drop-In Night we will be moving back to the  Community Health Center of Cape Cod located at  107 Commercial Street in Mashpee.
Free Narcan training and light refreshments.  More information at   www.itsnevertooearly.com.
The Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division
The  Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division offers immunizations to all county residents i.e. influenza, pneumonia and varicella. We offer travel vaccines including Typhoid and Hepatitis A.  Vaccines are administered by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please call 508-375-6617 for more information or to make an appointment.  For a complete list visit the  Barnstable County Health and Environment website

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