Edition 305 | September 23, 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.
Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Opens a Second Free COVID-19 Testing Site on the Outer Cape
On Tuesday, September 14th, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment opened a second free COVID-19 testing clinic at the Eastham Police Department.
In-person PCR testing will continue to take place on Tuesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Eastham Police Department located at 2550 State Highway (Route 6). Participants are instructed to follow signs to the police station’s rear parking lot and park in the area designated for testing participants. Clinic staff will then provide instructions on how to access the testing facility.
Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission is Accepting Applications for 2022 Vacancies
Commission aims to continue building a strong team of advisors promoting human rights on Cape Cod.
Town of Barnstable Public Health Division has Announced It Will Host its 2021 Drive Thru Only Flu Shot Clinics at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Route 28, Centerville 
Click below for more details. 
Collaboration between Non-profits Behavioral Health Innovators, Inc., and Duffy Health Center Yields Award of $315,000 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to Duffy Health Center for RecoveryBuild Alternative Peer Group Program
for Teens with Substance Use Challenges 

Click button below for full press release.


Now Hiring Deputy Director/Senior Projects Manager for Department of Human Services
Barnstable County, department of Human Services, is accepting applications from qualified individuals to provide professional, administrative, and technical work in the areas of planning, development, implementation, and management. Emphasis will be on the areas of Behavioral Health, Homelessness and Aging. Works directly with the Director to plan and implement programs and projects within the County of Barnstable. Assists with the preparation of the departmental budget in conjunction with the Director and performs other administrative functions as needed; all other related work as required. Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g. public policy, public health, public administration), three to five years of supervisory, administrative and project management experience, particularly in the area of Human Services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Annual Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package. Possibility of hybrid remote work. Salary $76,373.05 – 85,958.59
Hiring Full-Time Administrative & Marketing Coordinator

Job opportunity! Please click below for more information.

Catholic Social Services is looking for an Assistant House Manger for our St. Joseph's House in Hyannis
Please click below for more information. Any questions or interest in the position please reach out to Jaela Jang, HR Generalist at [email protected] or by phone at 508-674-4681. 
SAFE Child Communities Collaboration Coordinator at Cape Cod Children's Place via ZOOM, September 27, 2021, 2-3:30pm
“Cape Cod Children’s Place- CCCP is inviting all Cape Cod Community Partners, Agencies, Not Profits, and Organizations to join their next virtual Community Café on Monday, Sep. 27, 2021, from: 2:00 – 3:30 pm. CCCP in partnership with Children’s Trust are introducing “Aunt Bertha”, the social care network that is being used as the first tool by several organizations across the Country to better assist families in need, and is being implemented on Cape Cod.
Learn how Aunt Bertha will let you and your organization navigating the system and finding all resources; food, goods, housing, work, education, transit, legal, money and health without difficulties, consuming time, and frustration”. Please, call Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310 to receive the Zoom link. RSVP before 9/22/21”. 
Food Access Partnership Event via ZOOM, September 28, 2021, 8:30-2:30pm
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension will be hosting a community partnership event to discuss and explore initiatives in food access. The objective is to gather community input on Barnstable County’s role in community food access initiatives and identify action items / next steps. A listening session held earlier in the summer identified three need areas to explore during the session. 
FREE WEBINAR - What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Tips for Communicating When Your Loved One is Depressed -October 27, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm ET

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting our free What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Tips for Communicating When Your Loved One Is Depressed webinar on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM ET/ 4:00 to 5:30 PM PT. In this webinar, Dr. Chris Segrin shares how caregivers can communicate effectively with a loved one about their depression, manage conflict, maintain their own boundaries, and offer hope to a person living with depression. Register to join us for a live webinar discussion or watch on demand after it airs.
After the webinar, complete our online evaluation and participants will receive a free copy of our 60-page handbook - Helping Someone Living with Depression or Bipolar Disorder: A Handbook for Families and Caregivers.
The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center and the Town of Barnstable Are Proudly Hosting the Fourth Annual Barnstable Veterans Town Hall
- November 11th, 2021, 11:00-2:00pm
WHERE: Barnstable Town Hall Building, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA in the 2nd Floor Hearing Room

We are seeking combat veterans of any era to participate in a day which brings statistics to life with genuine human stories about military service. We ask that you consider serving your community and fellow veterans once more!

If you are will to tell the community "What it felt like to go to war" Please contact Gina at [email protected] or text 508-488-8033 by October 15th.
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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