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February Weekly Local Programs and Groups

By on January 28, 2019 in Events

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

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: $40 per class, pay as you go. Information or registration: 508-540-6550.

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, 7-8:30 pm: “Learn to Cope” at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (Funkhouser Rooms A&B), 275 Sandwich St.  A free weekly meeting offering support, education, and resources for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opioids.  Information: 508-738-5148.

Tuesdays,6-7:30 “Mothers Helping Mothers” at John Wesley Methodist Church, 270 Gifford St., Falmouth.  A peer facilitated support group for women struggling with the emotional difficulties associated with addiction and recovery during the pregnant, postpartum, and parenting phases of life.  Free child care and limited transportation support is available.  All ages are welcome.  Information: Barbara at 508-274-1391 or [email protected]

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: $40 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 [email protected]

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

February 7 (first Thursday), 7-8pm: “Anxiety Support Group” at Cape and Islands Cognitive Behavioral Institute, 704 Main Street, Falmouth.  Are you strugling with anxiety, panic, OCD, social phobia or other related disorders?  Learn how to more effectively manage anxiety and improve your quality of life.  Family members and loved ones welcome (18+).  Information or registration: 508-457-3160.

February 9 (second Saturday), 9am- 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: [email protected] or 508-457-3632.

February 12, 6-7:30 p.m.: “Dads and Babies Pizza Party” at Falmouth Hospital (Burwell Conference Rooms), 100 Ter Heun Drive, with Daniel Rodrigues, LICSW and Suzan Scharr, RN. Dads: Come 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 [email protected]

February 12 (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 sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Information: NAMI at 508-778-4277

February 13 (second Wednesday), 6:30-8:30 p.m.: “Parent Information Network Cape Cod Area Parent Support Group” at Falmouth Main Library, 300 Main Street.  A confidential support group for parents raising children with emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs.  Connect with other parents and caregivers that understand the struggles and victories of raising challenging children.  Information or registration: Amy McDevitt at 774-517-7009 or [email protected]

February 19 (third Tuesday), 5:30-7:30 p.m.: “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 [email protected]

February 27, 6-7:30 p.m.: “Childhood Anxiety Series” at Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St.  Join Author and Parenting Expert Jeanine Fitzgerald, School Psychologist Dr. Gary Simpson, Director of Early Childhood Programs Laney Cooke-Johnson and fellow Cape Cod families for Part Two of this five-part series to discuss anxiety and explore strategies to manage your child’s anxiety.  Child care included but space is limited.  Registration required.  Information or registration: 508-548-0151 ext. 172 or email [email protected]

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

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