Local Resources

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We support all families in reaching their full potential

Contacts for a wide range of support services


Finding out what resources are available on the Cape can be overwhelming. Cape Cod Children’s Place can help families find information and contacts for a wide range of support services. See below for service listings and information. Not finding what you are looking for? Contact us, (508) 240-3310. We’re here to help and all inquiries are confidential and respected.

LGBT Professional & Family Resource Lending Library

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The materials listed in the above link are available at Cape Cod Children’s Place, which created this resource with support from the Gay and Lesbian Equity (GALE) Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation.

Provincetown Family Resource

Cape Cod Children’s Place Family Support specialist, Charlotte Fyfe, is available to meet with you by appointment, by calling 508-237-2688 or e-mail at charlottefyfe@comcast.net

At the Provincetown Family Resource you will find:

  • Consultations for any Provincetown Family with children birth to 18 years.
  • Applications for financial aid from Provincetown’s John Henry Trust. This fund, bequeathed to the town in 2003, is for the benefit of children birth to 18 years whose families require financial assistance to pay for medical, dental, transportation, housing and childcare needs. There are income and residency restrictions. Financial details here. All requests are completely confidential. For more information or to download an application in ENGLISH or SPANISH.
  • Parenting information on a variety of topics, ranging from infancy to teens.
  • Referrals to medical care, counseling, housing assistance and free or low cost food and clothing. Also: mental health, addiction, education & childcare resources, parenting and support groups.
  • Someone to talk to, who can give you confidential referral information and help steer you to useful resources.

Barnstable County Department of Human Services

Barnstable County Department of Human Services plans, implements, and supports regional efforts that address critical health and human service needs.  Hunger, homelessness, suicide prevention, substance abuse, chronic disease, healthy aging, and disability issues are among our areas of focus.

By facilitation strategic planning, capacity building, program implementation, and securing funding for our community and municipal partners, the Department supports a coordinated system of care on Cape Cod.

We convene, connect, and collaborate to promote the health and well-being of all County residents and to help create a healthy, connected Cape Cod.

For information on additional health and human services, dial 211 or click here

Maternal Depression Task Force

A new baby changes your life in every way.

Becoming a parent is a major change that affects every aspect of life.  It is normal to feel overwhelmed, uncertain, and sensitive as you learn about motherhood, especially in the first few weeks.  However, if the troubles with adjusting to your new role persist, getting information and help as soon as possible will make a big difference in your ability to cope.

click here for the latest information from The Cape & Islands Maternal Depression Task Force

Tuition Subsidies

Many families are in need of childcare scholarships, and state subsidies are hard to obtain.  Cape Cod Children’s Place accepts donations for scholarships for children who live in the Lower and Outer Cape. Please call us if you are interested in donating money to help our communities’ families and children.

Cape Cod Children’s Place administers several tuition assistance and local scholarship programs. Call us for more information, and/or an application for any of these programs.

Brewster Child Care Scholarship Program

Childcare funds for Brewster families with children ages birth – 5 years. Funded by the Town of Brewster. Download the application

Wellfleet Child Care Subsidy Program

Childcare funds for Wellfleet families with children aged birth – 5 years. Funded by the Town of Wellfleet. Download the application

Lower Cape Emergency Child Care Fund

Short-term help in meeting childcare costs for families in emergency situations. Funded by local sources.  Download the application

John A Henry Trust, Town of Provincetown

Emergency financial assistance for Provincetown families with children Ages birth – 18.  Download English or Spanish

Cape Cod Young Professionals

Short-term help in meeting childcare costs for families living in the towns of: Dennis, Yarmouth, Harwich, Chatham, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown.  Download the application

Clothing Swap

Our twice a year clothing swap has served hundreds of families for well over a decade. We look forward to providing gently used clothing to children ages zero to young adults. Our fall swap accepts fall & winter items and our spring swap shares spring and summer items. Keep an eye on our social media pages for details to drop clothes you are looking to pass along, and for our swap dates.

Additional Resources for Childcare Subsidies

Bailey Boyd Associates — 508-430-4499
Childcare assistance for families living in Provincetown, Truro, Eastham, Harwich & Dennis.

Child Care Network — 888-530-2430
Tuition vouchers (through the Dept. of Early Education and Care; EEC) EEC waitlist, and childcare information and referrals.

Monomoy Community Services — 508-945-1501
Call for resources for Chatham families – Chatham Childcare Voucher Program
A childcare financial assistance fund for eligible residents and employees of Chatham businesses, intended to help local, working families in need of financial assistance with their childcare expenses.
Also available, www.chatham-ma.gov

Shaw Fund For Mariner’s Children — 781-762-0698 
Financial assistance for families working in the fishing industry.

Cape Cod Times Needy Fund – 508-778-5661 
PO Box 804,
Hyannis, 02601 
Urgent financial assistance for basic needs to individuals and families residing on Cape Cod and the Islands.


For over eight years, the Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition (CCNCS) has been compiling and distributing this free, monthly Cape and Islands-wide listing of workshops, meetings, groups and related programs for parents, grandparents, guardians, and primary caregivers of children. Find it online and sign up for a monthly e-mail at their website: https://capecoalition.com


Early Childhood


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