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January 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,6-7:30 “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

 

January 9  (DIFFERENT WEEK THIS MONTH), 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.

Beginning January 11 for eight Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: “Active Parenting – The First Five (Plus) Years” at John Wesley Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street, Falmouth.  Join Terriann Morin for an eight-week parenting course for parents with one or more children between zero and six years old. Learn about building a bond with your child, what your baby’s cry means, ages and stages of development, your child’s growing brain, discipline for young children, and much more!  Free dinner and child care provided.  Information or registration: Tina at 508-548-0151 ext. 172.

January 13 (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.

January 16 (third Tuesday), 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.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.

January 17 (third 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.

January 23 (DIFFERENT THIS MONTH), 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.

January 25, 5-7 p.m.: “Home Is Where the Heart Is Adoption Support Group” at Forestdale Elementary School, 151 Route 130. Sponsored by the Sandwich Partnership for Families.  Information: 508-477-6600, Ext. 132.

 

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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