Social Connections

Families can find both resources and activities where they can connect with other parents/caregivers below:

Organizations

Cape Cod Young Professionals

Website

Barnstable

CCYP connects Cape Cod’s emerging workforce and community leaders, engages them in the community, and supports their efforts to advance, personally and professionally.

Parent ~ Family

Belonging Books

Website

Barnstable County

Belonging Books is a community-focused pop-up bookstore that centers on and celebrates the voices and stories of people of color and other underrepresented communities on Cape Cod. Belonging Books strives to cultivate joy, solidarity, safety and belonging for our underrepresented communities through its programs and events.

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Cape Cod Coalition for Children

Website

Falmouth

The Coalition for Children is a grant-funded, education and support program for families with infants, toddlers, or school-age children. Located on Cape Cod in Falmouth and Mashpee, we offer play and learn groups, workshops, parenting classes, support groups, developmental screenings, community events and links to local childcare providers…anything to create a strong foundation for our children, our families, and our community!

Child

Heal Like a Mother
Website

Heal like a mother offers peer support groups for mothers.

Parent

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Website

Wellfleet

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you’re new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there’s something for everyone.

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Website

Brewster

As a nature education center, we will engage children and adults in high-quality programs, classes, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, films, walks, field trips, traditions and interactive exhibits that reveal the many facets of the natural world and the reciprocal impacts that humans and nature exert on each other.

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Cape Cod National Seashore
Website

Eastham

Educational group activities for all ages in season.

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Heritage Museums and Gardens
Website

Sandwich

We celebrate the landscapes and culture of our region, and inspire people of all ages to explore, discover and learn together. We do this through excellence in horticulture, garden design, outdoor discovery, STEM education, and the exhibition of great collections.

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

JFK Museum
Website

Hyannis

Education at the JFK Hyannis Museum continues to thrive and expand at the Museum. Our goal is to teach all our students, preschool through high school, the value of civic engagement. Beginning with President Kennedy’s legacy, we organize age-appropriate experiences, infusing critical thinking skills, a key tenet of civic engagement, into our lessons.

Child

We Can
Website

Harwich Port

Our unique, practical services foster independence and empower women to create lasting, positive change for themselves, their families, and ultimately, our entire community.

Parent

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod
Website

Hyannis

One-to-one youth serving mentoring organization.

Child ~ Parent

YMCA Cape Cod
Website

Barnstable

We are an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod
Website

Mashpee

A safe place to learn and to grow through ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals and life-enhancing programs and character development experiences that foster hope and opportunity.

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Cape Cod Council of Churches
Website

Hyannis

Connects churches throughout the county with resources.

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Cape Cod Moms
Website

Barnstable County

Founded in 2011, our organization has made it our goal for parents and caregivers to know they aren’t alone in the obstacles they face every day. It’s okay not to be perfect and support is out there. We strive to empower and support our community as we journey through parenthood together, because we all have the same goal:
“Raising Good Children”.

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Cape Cod Challenger Club
Website

418 Bumps River Road
Osterville, MA 02655

The mission of the Cape Cod Challenger Club is to enrich the quality of life for children and young adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities by providing them with the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic, recreational and social activities that are most often not available to them under typical circumstances. The emphasis of this program is placed on active participation and not on competition. The goal is to provide all participants with the opportunity for personal growth and development. The Cape Cod Challenger Group efforts are aimed at fostering self-confidence and self-esteem in a supportive and encouraging environment. Programs are available to boys and girls of all ages, with all types of physical and developmental disabilities.

Home/Community Based Developmental Disabilities Programs, Children with Disabilities

Sandwich Partnership for Families
Website

33 Water Street/Wing School
Sandwich, MA 02563

The Sandwich Partnership for Families is a coalition of parents, professionals, and community members working together to support and enrich the lives of young children and families. Our goal is to promote affordable, accessible, high-quality services and programs for all families in our community. We offer a variety of FREE and FUN activities in safe and nurturing environments for children of all ages as well as parenting workshops for adults.

Parenting Education, Youth Development, Youth Enrichment Programs

Town Recreation

The towns on Cape Cod all have many activities, sports, festivals, holiday events and educational programming for children, adults and families.

Provincetown

Website

Provincetown

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Truro

Website

Truro

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Wellfleet
Website

Wellfleet

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Eastham
Website

Eastham

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Orleans
Website

Orleans

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Brewster
Website

Brewster

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Harwich
Website

Harwich

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Chatham
Website

Chatham

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Dennis
Website

Dennis

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Yarmouth
Website

Yarmouth

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Barnstable
Website

Barnstable

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Sandwich
Website

Sandwich

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Mashpee
Website

Mashpee

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Falmouth
Website

Falmouth

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Bourne
Website

Bourne

Child ~ Parent ~ Family

Town Libraries

The town libraries host many events for children, adults and families.

Provincetown Public Library

Website

Provincetown

Truro Public Library

Website

Truro

Wellfleet Public Library
Website

Wellfleet

Eastham Public Library
Website

Eastham

Snow Library
Website

Orleans

Brewster Ladies Library
Website

Brewster

Brooks Free Library
Website

Harwich

Eldredge Public Library
Website

Chatham

Dennis Public Library
Website

Dennis

Yarmouth Town Libraries
Website

Yarmouth

Sturgis Library
Website

Barnstable

Centerville Public Library
Website

Centerville

Cotuit Library
Website

Cotuit

Hyannis Public Library
Website

Hyannis

Marstons Mills Library
Website

Marstons Mills

Osterville Village Library
Website

Osterville

Weldon Library
Website

West Barnstable

Sandwich Public Library
Website

Sandwich

Mashpee Public Library
Website

Mashpee

Falmouth Public Library
Website

Falmouth

Woods Hole Public Library
Website

Falmouth

Jonathan Bourne Public Library
Website

Bourne

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