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November Weekly Local Programs and Groups

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Local weekly programs and groups.  To see a full listing visit www.capecoalition.com

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm: “Parents Supporting Parents” at Mashpee Welcome Center, 5 Bates Rd.  This is a free family member support group for those who are coping with their child’s narcotic addiction.  We share our experience with kindness and compassion for the purpose of strengthening ourselves and each other.  We gain knowledge of addiction so that we can support our children through recovery and wellness.  Information: Lisa at 774-238-1570

Mondays, 5-6 pm: “Anger Management Classes” at Gosnold Cape Cod, 200 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth.  Fulfills court’s requirements for anger management classes.  FEE: $20 per class, pay as you go. Information or registration: 508-540-6550.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm: “Mothers Helping Mothers” at John Wesley Methodist Church, 270 Gifford St., Falmouth.  A free weekly support group for women struggling with the emotional difficulties associated with addiction and recovery during the pregnant and postpartum phases of life.  If needed, child care is provided by the Children’s Study Home.  Information: Barbara at 508-274-1391 or barbara@mairni.org

Wednesdays, 5-6 pm: “Anger Management Classes” at Gosnold Cape Cod, 200 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth.  Fulfills court’s requirement for anger management classes.  FEE: $20 per class, pay as you go.  Information or registration: 508-540-6550.

Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm: “Grief and Addiction Support Group” at the Gosnold Counseling Center, 1185 Falmouth Road, Centerville.  Designed for anyone who has lost a loved one to the disease of addiction, this group aims to help its participants build a network of support with others who share their experience, in an environment designed to facilitate both healing and integration of the loss into their lives.  Information: Mary Fisher at 844-558-HELP (4357) or mfisher@gosnold.org.

Thursdays, 10am -noon: “Breastfeeding Support Group” at Falmouth Hospital (Burwell 1 Conf. Room), 100 Ter Heun Dr (Off Route 28), with Suzan Scharr, RNC and board certified lactation consultant.  All are welcome to this free group.  Information: 508-457-3632

 

November 7  (first Tuesday), 5:30-7:30 pm: “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group” at the East Falmouth Elementary School, 33 Davisville Road. Sponsored by the Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition.  Child care and dinner provided.  Registration required.  Information or registration: 508-771-4336 or rachel@capecoalition.com.

November 8 (first Wednesday), 2 p.m.: “Cooking Matters: Savvy Shopping Workshop” at Forestdale School Library, 151 Route 130.  The Sandwich Partnership for Families, the Sandwich Public Schools, and Cooking Matters are partnering to provide a variety of opportunities to families to increase their child’s good eating habits during the next school year.  Virtually Grocery shopping tour and tips on saving money whle increasing child-friendly nutrition.  Complimentary gift card, child care, and reusable bag provided.  Registration required.  Information or registration: Lauren Melillo at lmelilo@sandwich.k12.ma.us.

November 11 (second Saturday), 9 am- 4pm.: “Labor Express” at Falmouth Hospital (Burwell Basement Conference Room), 100 Ter Heun Dr.  A one-time prenatal class that includes: hospital orientation, tour, and comfort measures for labor, both medical and non-medical.  Ideal for expectant couples who are unable to attend a series of Preparation for Birth classes.  FEE: $60 per couple (scholarships available).  Information or registration: fhparented@capecodhealth.org or 508-457-3632.

November 14 (second Tuesday), 6-7:30 p.m.: “Dads and Babies Pizza Party” at Falmouth Hospital (Burwell Conference Rooms), 100 Ter Heun Dr., with Daniel Rodriquez, LOICSW and Cheryl Donahue, LCCE, IBCLC. Dads: Come show off your baby, connect with other Cape Dads, and learn about resources for local families.  Free pizza dinner. Sponsored by Cape Cod Healthcare, the Coalition for Children, and the Cape Cod Family Resource Center. Information or registration: Suzan Scharr at 508-457-3632 or sscharr@capecodhealth.org.

November 14 (second Tuesday), 6:30-7:30 p.m.: “Family and Friends of People with Mental Illness” at Spaulding Rehab Hospital, 311 Service Road, 1st Floor Conference Room, Sandwich.  Support group hosted and facilitated by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Information: NAMI at 508-778-4277.

November 15 (second Wednesday), 7-8:30 pm: “Family and Friends of People with Mental Illness” at Mashpee Chamber of Commerce, 5 Market St.  A support group sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  Information: NAMI at 508-778-4277.

November 16, 5:30-7 p.m.: “Home is Where the Heart is Adoption Support Group” at Forestdale Elementary School, 151 Route 130, with Valerie Perry and Steve Alexander of Adoption Journeys.  This group celebrates the many variations of families raising children in our community. Dedicated to supporting parents who encounter unique sets of challenges and rewards every day.  Snack and child care provided.  Registration is required. Information or registration: Lauren at 508-477-6600 Ext. 132 or lmelillo@sandwich.k12.ma.us.

November 21 (third Tuesday), 10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p. m.: “Free Private Family Law Consults” at the Falmouth Service Center, 611 Gifford St.  Free thirty-minute appointments with an attorney for low to moderate income parents.  The attorney will not represent you in court, but will advise you on legal matters and provide guidance at no cost to you.  Limited appointments available; you must preregister.  Sponsored by WE CAN and the Falmouth Service Center with support from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation IOLTA Funds, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, and the Cape and Islands United Way.  Information or Registration: WE CAN at 508-430-8111.

November 21 (first and third Tuesday), 5:30-7:30 pm: “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group” at the East Falmouth Elementary School, 33 Davisville Road. Sponsored by the Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition.  Child care and dinner provided.  Registration required.  Information or registration: 508-771-4336 or rachel@capecoalition.com.

November 27 (forth Monday), 7-8:30 pm: “Family and Friends of People with Mental Illness” at Gus Canty Recreation Center, 790 Main Street, Falmouth.  A support group hosted and facilitated by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  Information: Bill at 508-428-4351 or email fisher62045@hotmail.com.

 

The Cape Cod Family Resource Center and Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition collaborate to compile and distribute this monthly list for the benefit of Cape and Islands families and professionals who support them.  They include workshops, classes, support groups, and other resources that they believe adhere to best practices:  however, we suggest that you consider the appropriateness of program content for your family’s needs and values.  This list is neither exhaustive nor an endorsement of any specific program or provider.  To learn more about them or a complete listing visit www.capecoalition.com.

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