CNOCC January 13 Meeting Notice

This month’s topic is: Identifying and Reducing Risks for Child Abuse We have invited: Leslie Moreland, MA, LMHC, Mental Health Coordinator and Beth Christensen Forensic Sexual Abuse Consultant/Forensic Interviewer from Children’s Cove Chris Morin from Independence House will present on the Enough Abuse Campaign. January 13 from 3 to 4:30 with an additional ½ hour for networking and continuing the conversation. Community Network meeting is held at the MSPCC conference room, 206 Breeds Hill Road, Hyannis  

Understanding Youth Culture

A Workshop for Mentors and Youth Serving Organizations Thursday, January 15 9:00 AM to Noon Falmouth Public Library Featuring Mass Mentoring Partnership trainer Nathaniel Baum and a student panel, this workshop will provide attendees with insights and perspective on today’s youth by exploring the role and influence of social media, as well as obstacles and challenges facing Cape Cod youth. Brought to you by Falmouth VIPS For more information click here

Black Light Zumba Party

Kick off the New Year with Black Light Zumba Party Part Three   Party under the lights. Wear White or Neon to Glow! Where: Hyannis Youth and Community Center When: January 2, 2015 Time: 6PM to 8PM Cost: $10.00 and a can of non-perishable food.   Brought to you by: YMCA Cape Cod – Healthy Living

FREE Effective Parenting Class

The Coalition for Children & The Children’s Trust are offering a FREE Effective Parenting Class With Lee Burwell *Based on the teachings of Bonnie Harris, M.Ed. Parent Educator and Author A unique class for parents with young children Thursday nights beginning on January 15 from 5:45 to 7:45 PM Dinner and childcare available For more information click here

Preventing Substance Use and Peer Pressure for Adolescents

SouthBay Mental Health is offering a six session group for youth ages 14-18 providing an overview for creating positive peer relationships, identifying healthy social situations, and developing proper decision making skills. Where: SouthBay Mental Health, 470 Main Street, Mashpee When: Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 PM from January 6 to February 10, 2015 for more information please call: Casey Koehler, MA at 508-760-1475 ext. 312

Enough Abuse Campaign

Join us for a community forum WHY? – Learn about the current efforts of the Enough Abuse Campaign and how you can get involved with this community initiative.  WHEN? –   Tuesday, January 13, 2015 WHERE? – First Congregational Church, 68 Main St., Falmouth TIME? – 6:00-8:00 PM Refreshments Served WHAT? – An informational session will be held and then the documentary, AUDIENCE: Service Providers, educators, parents, community members and all those concerned about the safety of our children. Limited seating, registration required. RSVP to Chris Morin at: Presented by: Independence House, Inc., MENTOR, Cape Cod Children’s Place, and the Cape Cod Neighborhood Continue reading

CNOCC December meeting notes

On December 9 our CNOCC monthly meeting focused on Wellness. The following people/organizations were featured:   Nicole Cormier, RN, LDN, Delicious Living Nutrition, Inc. Attendees received her book titled: The Everything Guide to Nutrition: All you need to keep you – and your family – healthy. Nicole offers nutrition counseling for children and adults to help make wiser choices. Check out her website here Kristen O’Toole, Sounding Still Wellness & Kristen O’Toole Yoga and Alecia Mathewson. Owner of Sounding Still Wellness- Music Lessons, Energy Healing, Meditation in Historic Barnstable Village led a spoken/music meditation. For more info click here Sue Landers, Continue reading

EVENT: Shedding Light Shedding Shame

Shedding Light Shedding Shame Saturday, January 3  5:00 PM (Snow Date 1/4) 
Cultural Center of Cape Cod 307 Old Main Street South Yarmouth, MA   A special event hosted by the Plain Talk initiative and its partners in memory of those who have lost their battle with addiction…and in support of those still fighting. An opportunity to just say Yes to helping others with substance abuse. Join us for testimonials, music, a candle-light ceremony, and the start of a year marked by redoubled efforts to deal with addiction together. Speakers include: Rev. Lawrence Brown Christine Rathbun Ernst, Writer Matt Gamen, Continue reading


The draft Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan was released for public comment on November 17, 2014.  The comment period runs through December 22nd. The plan is intended to identify needs and gaps in human transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Barnstable County.  View full plan here. Comments may be submitted via email to Glenn Cannon, Director of Technical Services at