Edition 306 | October 7, 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.
Elder Abuse, Neglect & Fraud: Identifying, Responding to, and Prosecuting Crimes Against the Elderly

Join Independence House, Inc. and the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office for this FREE hybrid-training (virtual & in-person) on
Thursday, October 24, 2021, from 8:45am-1:00pm.
Cape Cod Hospitals Need Blood: See October Donation Schedule

Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals need at least one week's worth of blood on hand at all times, since each unit collected or purchased only lasts 42 days. All blood collected at Cape Cod Healthcare blood drives stays on Cape Cod. Donors in October will receive a free Amazon gift card. If you'd like to help replenish the supply, you can consider taking part in one of the following blood drives:

  • October 12: 12 noon – 6 p.m., Chatham Works, 323 Orleans Rd., N. Chatham
  • October 13: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Rd, Brewster
  • October 15: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Falmouth Hospital, 100 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth
  • October 18: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Rd, Mashpee
  • October 19: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Clark-Haddad American Legion Post 188, 20 Main Street, Sandwich
  • October 21: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cape Cod YMCA, 2245 Iyannough Rd, W. Barnstable
  • October 22: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Eastham Library, 190 Samoset Rd, Eastham
  • October 25: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth
  • October 26: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Orleans Police Department, 99 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans
  • October 27: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Brewster Police, 631 Harwich Rd, Brewster

Donations can also be made at the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center at Cape Cod Hospital. The Donor Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. To make an appointment for the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center please call us at 508-862-5663.
Children's Cove Welcomes New Team Members

The team at Children’s Cove was joined last month by two outstanding professionals to support the mission of the organization. Over the last several years, Children’s Cove has seen a steady increase of referrals from our multidisciplinary partners across Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. In the organizations 24-year history Children’s Cove has grown in its ability to provide and coordinate best practice services to child victims of sexual abuse and crime, as well as their non-offending caregivers.

To meet this rising need Children’s Cove has increased staffing, restructured some positions internally and have hired Alexandra Foley as the CSEC Case Manager / Forensic Interviewer, and Kathy Fayerberg as the Family Services Coordinator. Both are joining the Victims Services team and will working directly with child victims and their non-offending caregivers to support their healthiest outcomes. To learn more click below.
Cape Cod Family Resource Center October Calendar of Events

Please click calendar below to check out our October events and visit us at our New Facebook Page!
New Video Promotes Available State Support for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Residents

The Massachusetts Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing created a video using both audio and sign language to promote their extensive list of services and supports available to residents across the state. This video could be beneficial for age-friendly communities looking to engage deaf and hard-of-hearing residents and further promote valuable information.
Apply Now for Affordable Housing at Yarmouth Gardens
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
The Family Pantry is Looking for an Energetic Assistant Store Manager to Help Run our Second Glance Thrift Boutique in West Harwich

The Boutique is a high-end shop known as the "Nordstrom'" of thrift. It is open year- round Monday through Saturday. Every sale at the Boutique is a direct donation to the food program at the Family Pantry of Cape Cod.

For more information please call The Family Pantry of Cape Cod at 508-432-6519 or email your resume to cmenard@thefamilypantry.com
HAC is Looking for an Upper Cape Case Manager

Housing Assistance Corporation is looking for a full time, 35 hours per week, Case Manager to work with homeless or at-risk households on Cape Cod with a specific focus on the Upper Cape.
The Case Manager will work with homeless or at-risk households referred through a Community Health Center 3 days per week. This position will coordinate with external medical staff, provide housing focused case management to assist households in achieving or maintaining stable housing, and provide project management for needed home modification projects. This position will eventually involve meeting with identified households in both community and office settings post COVID.
The Case Manager will work with at-risk households at Falmouth Human Services 2 days per week. This position will coordinate with external collaterals and provide housing focused case management to assist households in achieving or maintaining stable housing. In office work is required, with contact with clients determined by CDC guidance.
Qualified applicants will have experience providing direct case management, working collaboratively with social service providers, be able to engage with others in a compassionate motivating style, and be knowledgeable about local resources. Valid MA drivers license required. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Cassi Danzl, cdanzl@haconcapecod.org.

Help People Understand Why It's So Important to #BeaNutritionNeighor!

Up to one out of two seniors are at risk for malnutrition in the US. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only underscored how vital our elderly nutrition programs are, with requests rising by 50 percent in Massachusetts. Even though 99 percent of seniors over 65 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, seniors are struggling being homebound, quarantined, and fearful of illness. Now more than ever, they need people to step up and #BeaNutritionNeighbor.
World Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Month Ceremony, October 13, 2021, 1-1:45pm

Cape Cod Community College Campus Inter Courtyard. Light refreshments will be served and will be followed y a screening of the documentary: My Ascension at 2:00pm

Tickets are free and required to attend this event.
"Positive Discipline" offered to our Spanish Community, October 20, 27 | November 3, 10, 17 | December 1

This is a great opportunity to help parents from the Spanish Community to improve their parenting skills and educate their children in a positive way, and thus improving some important aspects such as family communication, adjustment & behavior in classrooms, day care, early education centers, Public Schools etc.
We are convinced that receiving this training in their own language, would make a significant difference, and bring positive impact into the family members lives and their relationship with educational systems and the whole society.
Elder Services New Technology Program for Lower Cape Older Adults

The pandemic has shown us that digital access and digital literacy are necessities—not luxuries—for healthy, productive aging. Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Inc. (ESCCI) is committed to ensuring older adults living in our region are fully included in a rapidly expanding on-line universe of goods, services, events and economic opportunities.
Free Webinar: My Teen Won’t Talk With Me! Strategies for Building Trust and Communicating Effectively, November 9, 2021, 7-8:30pm ET

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting our free My Teen Won't Talk With Me! Strategies for Building Trust and Communicating Effectively webinar on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM ET/ 4:00 to 5:30 PM PT. We would love your continued support in sharing our resources with your community contacts.

In this webinar, Rebekah Gibbons, LICSW, discusses how parents and caring adults can build trusting relationships that help teens feel safe, communicate about depression using age-appropriate terminology, and manage difficult conversations. This program is designed for parents, guardians, family members, youth workers, and any caring adults interested in teen mental health. Register to join us for a live webinar discussion or watch on-demand after it airs.
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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