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December Weekly Local Programs and Groups

By on November 30, 2019 in Events

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

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: Linda at 774-238-1570.

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, 6-7pm: “RISE Support Group” at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford St., Falmouth.  RISE is a support group created to uplift and empower Mothers affected by Substance Use Disorders.  Whatever your pathway to recovery, we believe in you and your ability to RISE.  Refreshments and child care provided.  Registration required.  For more information: Diane at 774-722-5403, or to register: Cape Cod Children’s Place at 508-240-3310.

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

December 3 (first Tuesday), 5:30-7:30 p.m.: “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group” at 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]

December 3, 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.  (Dads of kids birth to Five): 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: [email protected]

December 4 and 11 (must attend both sessions), 5:30-9 p.m. “Parents Forever” Conference Room at Shaw’s Supermarket, 127 Marion Road, Wareham.  Divorce has a profound impact on children; lessen the impact for yours.  Meets the court’s mandate for education for divorcing parents.  FEE: $80 cash.  Information or registration: www.frfsa.org.

December 9, 6-7:30 p.m.: “Coping with Grief During the Holiday” at Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street.  Program Manager of the Boston Medical Center Good Grief Program, is offering help and hope navigating this difficult time of year.  Registration required.  Dinner is provided.  Information and registration: [email protected]

December 10 (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

December 11 (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]

December 12 (second Thursday), 5-6:30 p.m.: “Home is Where the Heart Is” at Forestdale School, 151 Route 130.  A non-therapeutic group for adoptive families, foster families, kinship guardians, and anyone raising children in today’s world who may want support.  Childcare is provided.  Registration is required.  Information and registration: 508-477-6600 x132.

December 14 (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.

December 17 (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.  Intormation or registration: 508-771-4336 or [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 www.capecoalition.com.

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