Shedding Light Shedding Shame

Please Join Us Shedding Light Shedding Shame Saturday, January 3 at 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: Christine Rathbun Ernst 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

The Barnstable County Behavioral Health Web Portal

The Barnstable County Behavioral Health Web Portal is up and running. This is a fantastic tool for our community providing critical information, communication, and advocacy tools with a single point of entry. One of the key features of the new portal is a comprehensive Service Directory with over 100 services. This Service Directory enables consumers to easily locate the local programs and services they need most. If your organization isn’t listed in the Behavioral Health Service Directory yet, don’t worry: it’s super easy to include your agency’s information. Likewise, if your organization is already included but you would like to tweak or update the Continue reading

December 9 Meeting

A Fun Wellness Forum!!!!  Come learn about some wonderful wellness programs and how to reduce your stress!! This will be an interactive session led by Sounding Still Wellness, Kristen O’Toole Yoga, Calmer Choice, Delicious Living Nutrition and more! Activities will include music, Zumba, Nia, mediation, healing, yoga, stress reduction and healthy eating. Comfortable clothes suggested but not required.   Community Network Meeting – Tuesday, December 9, 2014 3:00 – 5:00 pm (Networking 4:30 – 5:00) MSPCC, 206 Breed’s Hill Road, Hyannis MA

A Look at Prevention Programs on Cape Cod, November 18

Due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday the Community Network of Cape Cod will be meeting at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 18 at the MSPCC, 206 Breeds Hill Road Hyannis. Please join us in a discussion about substance abuse prevention efforts on Cape Cod. The following people and organizations are joining us: April Cabrera- SADD and Bristol County DA’s Office Samantha Kossow- Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council Ruth Provost- Boys and Girls Club Matt Ganem- Wicked Sober Patricia Mitrokostas- Director of Prevention for Gosnold Mark Boardley- Hyannis Rec Kate McHugh- Freedom from Addiction Network

An Update on Trends in Youth Drug Abuse on Cape Cod

Join us for our October 14 CNOCC meeting with our speaker Detective Chris Kent from the Yarmouth Police Department who will update us on current drug trends affecting the Cape Cod community. Sharing his experiences, warning signs of drug use, and more importantly, ways to combat the drug problem on Cape Cod, Chris helps community members and providers alike become more aware and educated on drug use. Detective Chris Kent is a 24 year veteran of police work and has been with the Yarmouth Police Department since 1993. He is currently assigned to the Detective Division and primarily investigates drug cases. Detective Continue reading

Lights on Afterschool Child & Family Fair

It’s time for the Lights on Afterschool Child & Family Fair once more!  Kerry Bickford, from the Barnstable County Extension 4-H Youth Development Program  & Ruth Provost, Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod, are cohosting again this year and it’s on Thursday, October 23 from 4:30-6 at the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod with vendor set up at 4:15. This year’s special honoree is Ray Tamasi from Gosnold. If you are a NON-PROFIT THAT SERVES CHILDREN & FAMILIES and would like a FREE SPACE at the FAIR, let us know! We usually ask if vendors can share a Continue reading

Maternal Depression Professional Training Opportunity

Medical Providers, Mental Health Clinicians, Social Service Providers, Community Leaders and Mothers and Family Advocates with lived experience are invited to attend this FREE TRAINING   Hosted by Cape Cod Child Development on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM   At the MSPCC Hyannis 
206 Breeds Hill RD 
Hyannis, MA 02601 Promoting Maternal and Infant Mental Health: MotherWoman Community-Based Perinatal Support Model   For More Information and to Register Click here GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF PERINATAL DEPRESSION: Risk factors and spectrum of symptoms associated with perinatal depression and other perinatal emotional complications like anxiety, OCD, PTSD and psychosis Impact Continue reading