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

KDC Cape & Islands Early Intervention (EI)

Early Intervention (EI) is a parent coaching programs that provides educational, theraputic and support services to families with children, ages 0 – 3, who have developmental delays or may be at risk for delays. All children under age 3 can have an evaluation by a team of professionals to see if they are eligible and may benefit from EI services. If eligible, specialists partner with the family to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) prior to the delivery of services. Opportunities for consultation with EI staff from different clinical backgrounds are available to best meet the needs of their child, children and family. For more information or to make a referral, please call (508) 418-5540 or email pdonovan@kdc.org and you may also visit KDC.COM to learn more.

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

Cape Veterans

No veteran is left behind to fight their personal battles alone.

The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Cneter (CIVOC) vision is to end chronic veteran homelessness and our mission is to provide comprehensive, life sustaining services and programs to veterans and their families. We deliver service-enriched house and all-inclusive supportive programs to veterans to ensure a lasting reintegration into families and communities for which they have sacrificed. Specializing in housing assistance, homeless prevention, mental health support, and food insecurity. The center also provides veterans acess to partner agencies and services outside of their core focuses.

To learn more please visit CapeVeterans.com

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.

CCNSC MONTHLY PARENT EDUCATION & SUPPORT CALENDAR

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

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