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Non-profit Highlight: NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands

By on October 15, 2020 in Articles
Non-profit Highlight: NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands

NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands is a non-profit serving individuals and families affected by mental illness and neurological disorders through education, support and advocacy. NAMI is committed to supporting individuals and families during this time. If you feel you and your family are in need of help, and you would benefit from talking to […]

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Apply now… don’t wait for the eviction moratorium to end.

By on October 14, 2020 in Articles
Apply now… don’t wait for the eviction moratorium to end.

Housing Assistance Corp. (HAC) is committed to keeping our community safely housed. If you or someone you know needs help with their rent or mortgage. One secure, 100% online application gives you access to several programs, including: RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition) ERMA (Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Our private homeless prevention programs […]

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Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID: How to help kids handle fears and gain independence

By on September 2, 2020 in Articles
Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID: How to help kids handle fears and gain independence

Children who are heading back to the classroom this fall are facing unusual challenges, and one of them is anxiety about being separated from their families after months of togetherness. For some kids it will trigger separation anxiety, in addition to the anxiety they may feel about leaving their safe harbor from the pandemic. “Kids […]

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Preparing for Back-to-School Success: How to set kids up to thrive, despite the uncertainties

By on September 1, 2020 in Articles
Preparing for Back-to-School Success: How to set kids up to thrive, despite the uncertainties

There’s still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding school openings this fall. Remote learning, in-person classes, some of both? But even if you don’t know quite what school will look like this year, there are still things you can do to set your child up to succeed. Set Boundaries First, parents should be clear on […]

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New MassSupport Website Offers COVID-19 Specific Resources and Services

By on August 5, 2020 in Articles
New MassSupport Website Offers COVID-19 Specific Resources and Services

The new MassSupport Network website is now available, offering COVID-19 specific resources and services for people of all ages living in Massachusetts. MassSupport.org includes information on crisis counselors who are able to listen to personal stories and connect callers to the support services and resources they may need. Call 888-215-4920 or email [email protected] to learn […]

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How to Set Priorities This School Year: What to do when you can’t do it all

By on August 5, 2020 in Articles

As school across the country reopen with a patchwork of remote and inperson learning, many parents are wondering how they’re going to make it all work. Between complex school schedules, parents’ own work responsibilities and the ongoing stress and uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis, the reality is that this year will be very different and, […]

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Social Security Administration

By on July 7, 2020 in Articles
Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration is still available to help by phone. A local representative is available to take your call Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at: (855) 881-0212 or (TTY) 1-800-325-0778. They may be able to schedule an appointment if they cannot help you by phone. Please do not go into […]

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COVID-19 Resources

By on July 7, 2020 in Articles
COVID-19 Resources

Falmouth Human Services continues to be available to the residents of Falmouth during the COVID-19 crisis. To protect our community and staff we have suspended in-person appointments with residents. Staff social workers are available by phone to assist with any human service needs that arise during this crisis. If you need assistance navigating resources, have […]

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Managing Anxiety During Reopening: With so many difficult decisions to make, some strategies to help you stay calm

By on June 19, 2020 in Articles

As the country reopens and summer begins, each family faces new and difficult decisions about how to stay safew. Is day camp too risky? Can we visit the grandparents? Should our teenagers be trusted to socialize safely? Plus, there are still huge uncertanties about the future. What will school look like in the fall? Will […]

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Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News – Supporting your children during scary times

By on June 17, 2020 in Articles

With protests over the violent deaths of black Americans dominating the news, it’s understadable that many kids are feeling scared, confused or angry about the situation. How can parents, many of whom are struggling themselves, help children process what they’re seeing and manage their feelings? Ther’s no one right answer. That said, there are a […]

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