Volume 274 | July 23, 2020

HUMAN SERVICES
Creating a Healthy Connected Cape Cod
Edition 275 | July 23, 2020
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.
SPOTLIGHT
Census and Seasonality - Playing a Significant Role in Response Rates
Click  HERE   to see live map of self-response rate in Barnstable County by Census tract. The deadline for responding to the Census has been extended through October 31, 2020 . Please pass along this information and link below to your networks, urging all to respond to the Census.
COMMUNITY NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spread the Word:
Housing Assistance Available!
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod
is Open
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod is open and accepting new clients. There are no geographical restrictions and everyone is welcome at the Pantry. The Pantry is practicing social distancing and distributing all foods curbside.

The client hours are:
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-3:30pm
Wednesday and Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday night from 5:00pm-7:00pm

New client registration is very simple and does not require documentation during the Covid-19 Pandemic. For more information please visit our website at www.thefamilypantry.com or call us at 508-432-6519
The RIDE FOR HOMES is ON!
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
Affordable Homeownership Opportunity in Marstons Mills
YMCA Cape Cod Announces
Re-opening of West Barnstable Facility
DEPARTMENT NEWS
SHINE Summer Newsletter and September Newsletter Inserts
EDUCATION
Advocating for Policies That Will Save Lives
The Center for Corporate and Professional Education Offerings
EVENTS / TRAININGS
Poetry on the Patio at HOW
Celebrating Black Women Poets - TODAY @ 2:30pm!

Information about AGO Victim Compensation and Assistance
July E-News
Join Us for a Virtual Marathon to support HECH and The Children's Center!
Cape Cod Toy Library Launches Parent-Child Videos
NAMI Basics, a free 6-week course for parents and family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral issues
Join our September RecoveryRide to support Cape teens with substance use challenges
GROUP MEETINGS
Thrive! CIGSYA - LGBTQ and Ally Center of Cape Cod Continue Digital Meetings
Join us for community and connection! Email kgarcia@wethrive.us for our Wednesday event digital meeting link and connect with us on FACEBOOK and Instagram ( @CIGSYA ).
Transgender Social Support Group
Group is open to trans, non-binary, questioning, or other gender diverse identified people ages 18+. You do not need to be a Fenway Health patient to join, and the group is free to attend.

Group via Zoom (5:30-7:00 pm) meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Contact Ann at  aburke@fenwayhealth.org  
for more information and Zoom link.
OLDER ADULTS
Managing Dementia Care in the Time of COVID-19 with 
Teepa Snow

Saturday, August 29, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
FREE Video Conference via Zoom
Elder Services to Distribute Farmer's Market Coupons for Low Income Individuals
EMPLOYMENT
Vacancy Notices

COVID-19 NOTICES / RESOURCES
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.
Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment: COVID-19 Updates
Food Access & Resources During
COVID-19
Community Agencies and Therapists Offering Telehealth Support
The Barnstable County Children's Behavioral Health Work Group has developed a list of community agencies offering telehealth support  HERE .

Please email   barbaradominic612@gmail.com   if you have additional telehealth support that you would like listed, or if you want to update your listing. This listing will be periodically updated and distributed by Barnstable County.
COVID-19 Test Site Locator
CLICK GRAPHIC TO ENTER TEST SITE

This map provides an easy way to locate a COVID-19 test site near you. All of those experiencing symptoms or those who have been in close contact recently with a COVID positive individual should seek testing.
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