Cape Cod & Islands Military Veterans
Organizations which provide primary medical care, dental care, physical therapy, mental health counseling for issues such as anxiety, depression, marital stress, and PTS, holistic therapies such as reiki, massage, and yoga for stress reduction, substance abuse counseling, in-home services, end-of-life and Hospice care, skilled nursing specializing in the care of veterans, services for brain injury clients and their families, and eldercare.
Barnstable County Department of Human Services
Creating a Healthy Connected Cape Cod
Connecting individuals, families and organizations to the health and human services information and services they need. Programs: Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness, HOME affordable housing program, Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund for chronic disease prevention, Regional Substance Abuse Council, and the SHINE program for Medicare recipients and their caregivers. Key links: Emergency Hotlines, E-newsletter sign-up, Accessibility and Disability Resource Center.
Our Public Health and Wellness Website is a resource for those seeking information in health and human services. The site provides data and information about community services, laws, related news, and a local Service Directory that includes resources on aging, disability, mental health, substance use, housing, and basic needs. Our Behavioral Health Website focuses on behavioral/mental health information, and includes a local Service Directory, key health topics including medications, symptoms, and supports, and current legislation.
About the Barnstable County Department of Human Services:
The mission of the Department of Human Services is to plan, develop, and implement programs which enhance the overall delivery of human services in Barnstable County, and to promote the health and social well-being of County residents through regional efforts designed to improve coordination of human services and to strengthen the fabric of community care available to all.
The Behavioral Health
Portal sponsored by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services is a resource for individuals, families, and agencies with behavioral health questions or concerns. It provides information about behavioral health services in our region, including a robust Service Directory developed in partnership with the Behavioral Health Service Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands; key health topics; current legislation; and organizations that provide assistance to behavioral health clients, families, and service providers. http://barnstable.ma.networkofcare.org/mh/
BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL
The Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council provides a coordinated and comprehensive regional approach to substance abuse across the continuum of prevention, treatment, criminal justice, and recovery. The purpose of the Council is to establish a communication infrastructure across towns, providers, organization, and individuals on Cape Cod. The Council holds monthly meetings open to the public on the first Thursday of every month from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm at the Harborview Conference Room in the County Complex.
The SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone)
A state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, confidential counseling, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers. SHINE counselors are volunteers who are trained and certified by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs to provide unbiased health insurance counseling. For more information about SHINE or to schedule a free confidential appointment with a SHINE counselor, please contact SHINE@BarnstableCounty.org
Link to website: www.bchumanservices.net
BEACON HOSPICE—AN AMEDISYS COMPANY
Beacon Hospice provides compassionate care for patients facing a life limiting illness, and provides comfort and support for their loved ones. We meet each patient’s individual physical, spiritual, and emotional needs to promote dignity and affirm quality of life.
Beacon Hospice through its We Honor Veterans Program in conjunction with the National Hospice Palliative Care Organization provides resources to promote Veteran-centric care through increasing awareness of veterans' end-of-life needs, honoring the individual veteran patient and strengthening relationships with veteran community organizations.
Beacon Hospice has also become a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner and will host 2 events a year to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by Vietnam veterans. Cynthia Robotham is the Volunteer Coordinator.
Link to website: www.beaconhospice.com
Bourne Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Bourne Manor is a 142 bed facility that offers post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. We are contracted with the Veterans Administration to provide services on an inpatient basis for veterans who are categorized as disabled and are being discharged from an acute care hospital. Our rehabilitation team offers Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, and Speech therapy. We offer Hospice Services in connection with our hospice partners. IV therapy, wound care, and other complex medical care are provided by our experienced 24 hour nursing team.
Link to website: www.bournemanor.org
CAPE & ISLANDS SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION
The Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition's mission is to increase suicide prevention and awareness across the Cape and Islands through education, awareness, and action. To this end, we: 1) Coordinate, publicize, and host a variety of community outreach events and suicide prevention trainings to heighten community awareness of suicide 2) connect with schools, emergency responders, hospitals, the medical community, police, and others by inviting them to participate in the Coalition 3) disseminate information to the community.
Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center: Counseling Program
The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center’s recently expanded counseling program offers a menu of services which integrate traditional talk therapy with a variety of holistic therapies including reiki, mindfulness yoga, massage, hypnosis, energy healing , equine therapy and chiropractic. This integration of therapies is a research-based approach modeled around Mass General's Home Base Program for the treatment of PTS and Traumatic Brain Injury. Our talk therapists are all veterans themselves, and therefore can empathize with the perspective of the veteran and create a comfortable “Vet to Vet” experience. Our services are now being offered at both our Hyannis Office and our Grace Building in Mashpee.
Link to Our Website: capeandislandsvoc.org
Community Health Center of Cape Cod (CHC)
Is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving adults, children and families. CHC services are available to all who need care, including those with MassHealth, Medicare, TriCare, private insurance or no insurance at all. Offices are located in Mashpee, Falmouth, and Bourne. Services include; primary care, mental health, dental, insurance enrollment assistance, pharmacy, x-ray and ultrasound, addiction recovery, optometry and teen and adolescent services.
Contact: 508-477-7090 ext1102 or visit website at www.chcofcapecod.org
Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care
As a level 3 We Honor Veterans Hospice agency, Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care is committed to providing quality end of life care to individuals with advanced illnesses in Southeastern Massachusetts. The We Honor Veterans program, a collaborative of the national Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Veterans Administration, has raised awareness for the need for hospice care specific to Veterans. Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care provides individualized care plans with programs specific to Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other terminal illnesses. We are always honored to provide hospice care to Veterans. Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care believes this is a way for us to give back to our Veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made for us.
Cotuit Center for the Arts
Drumming Through Trauma - Drumming through Trauma is open to Veterans, Active Duty Service members, Family, Friends dealing with PTSD Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30. The class will be held in the Art Studio at Cotuit Center for the Arts on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month and at the Vets Center at 474 West Main Street in Hyannis on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Military discount on tickets
Duffy Health Center
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness on Cape Cod through community collaborations and the provision of integrated medical, mental health, addiction treatment, case management and housing support services. Our services include:
- medical care
- mental health & substance abuse treatment
- case management
Our multi-disciplinary team works on the proven premise that treating the “whole person” by providing comprehensive primary health care integrated with case management yields the best outcomes. Duffy offers its clients trust, dignity, respect and ongoing support for days, months and even years giving each of them the opportunity to break free from the cycle of homelessness, regain hope, recover and rejoin the larger community.
We envision Cape Cod as a community where all persons have access to quality health care, safe and affordable housing, and lives filled with hope and purpose.
FALMOUTH HUMAN SERVICES
- Free mental health and substance abuse counseling by licensed, professional staff to any Falmouth resident who has no health insurance, is unable to afford their deductible and co-pays, or for any other reason may be unable to access mental health care in the private sector.?
- Centralized information (in person or via web site) about human services and resources in the Falmouth or Cape Cod area
- Consultation, outreach and/or advocacy services to Falmouth residents and organizations in the Falmouth community
- Promotes collaboration among town departments, human service agencies and community and regional organizations to enhance and expand services to residents.
- Provides a clinical internship to a master’s level graduate student from an accredited social work school.
GOSNOLD ON CAPE COD
Gosnold on Cape Cod is an addiction and mental healthcare provider. We treat addiction as a chronic disease and provide a full continuum of services to enable life-long management. Individualized treatment, recovery support groups, group therapy, family education, and recovery coaching are the cornerstones of the Gosnold Programs.
Please visit our website at www.gosnold.org or call us at 800-444-1554.
HOME BASE PROGRAM
Nonprofit partnership between The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital for clinical care and support services for military members, veterans and their families.
The HopeHealth family of services includes: Hope Hospice; Hope Care for Kids; Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services (patient and family information and support, telephone helpline, respite grants, family consultations); Hope Care for Kids; and Hope Academy. The hospice care specialists work in conjunction with VA Medical Centers and other veteran service organizations as a Level Three We Honor Veterans partner.
Learn more through the following links (click on any heading to link through to website):
HopeHealthCo.org or call 508-957-0200 or 800-642-2423
HopeHealthCo.org/Services/Hospice or call 508-957-0200 or 800-642-2423
HopeDementia.org or call 508-775-5656
Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services
Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services provides information, education and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and the families and professionals who care for them. Services include telephone helpline; educational support groups; respite grants; memory screenings; care management plans and family consultations; professional training; free community education; and referrals to other local agencies.
Learn more at HopeDementia.org or call 508-775-5656
Through a patient-centered and coordinated model of care, Hope Hospice’s care team attends to the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family in any setting. Hope Hospice serves all who are eligible for hospice care, regardless of the complexity. When acute symptoms cannot be safely managed at home, Hope Hospice provides inpatient care at McCarthy Care Center, the area’s only specially-licensed, hospice inpatient unit providing short-term acute care for symptom management and stabilization. Hope Hospice is a Level Three provider of the We Honor Veterans program.
Learn more at HopeHealthCo.org/Services/Hospice or call 508-957-0200 or 800-642-2423
The MSPCA Cape Cod, in collaboration with the United States Marine Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Fund, has launched a pet visitation program called Cape Wags for Tags, helping veterans on Cape Cod suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, depression, and thoughts of suicide. The MSPCA-Cape Cod is grateful for the generous support from the TGC Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation for underwriting this program.
Our project pairs a military veteran with an animal in a supervised setting, where both human and animal benefit from socialization and kindness.
Veterans and shelter animals have been through traumatic events, but together they can help each other heal. Medical studies have shown that companion animals significantly improve mental and physical health, reducing stress, depression, and anxiety symptoms experienced by many serving in the military.
We are grateful to partner with the Yarmouth Police Department, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Hyannis and the Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brewster on this important community program. The MSPCA Cape Cod offers its deepest thanks to Yarmouth Deputy Chief of Police Steven G. Xiarhos for honoring his oldest son, who died in Afghanistan at age 21 while going to the aid of his fellow Marines in combat on July 23, 2009, by supporting this initiative.
The Pavilion Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
The Pavilion's rehabilitation programs and skilled nursing services include Short-term rehabilitation, long term care, respite care and in-patient hospice care, including physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy. The Pavilion contracts with the Veterans Administration and VA benefits provide for a range of long-term services which include residential care, adult day health care, geriatric evaluation and respite care. (Please call: Cindy Parker 508-775-6663 with any questions).
RECOVERY WITHOUT WALLS
Recovery Without Walls offers structure, safety, support and stability to women living on Cape Cod following treatment for substance dependency. Our services are free of charge.
If you need assistance finding a resource, please call 508-540-5867 and one of our volunteers will help you.
LINK TO WEB SITE: http://recoverywithoutwalls.org
The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands
Crisis lines (for those facing depression, anxiety, marital stress & PTS)
Senior Outreach Program- for seniors who would like a call from a matched volunteer, for isolated or at risk seniors.
Safe Place Support Groups (for those who have lost someone to suicide)-Falmouth Hospital, 100 Ter Heun Dr. Falmouth, MA - 2nd + 4th Wednesday’s of the month 7-8:30 pm, meet- Lilly lobby and Hyannis Youth and Community Center, 141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis, MA - 1st +3rd Mondays, 7-8:30 pm Room 232
Care Packages for survivors of suicide loss (sent by request to those who have lost someone to suicide)
All of the above are free of charge, with the exception of Care Packages sent out-of-state.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Stephanie Kelly –Director, office-508-548-7999
Crisis Lines- local 508-548-8900, Toll Free- 800-893-9900
Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers
Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers support individuals of all abilities in leading active, healthy lives through participation in adaptive sports and recreational activities. The programs are delivered under the supervi¬sion of Spaulding clinicians and adaptive sports professionals, and are open to children and adults. Staff members help each participant find the most appropriate activities to meet their capabilities and help them Find Their Strength. We have also host a wounded veteran weekend on Cape Cod called "Sport and Spirit" for a number of years. We offer a number of sports, relaxation and recreation activities all while hosting participants in a camp type setting.
VA Outpatient Clinic--Hyannis CBOC (Community-Based Outpatient Clinic)
The Hyannis CBOC is here to provide excellent patient-centered care for veterans. Services offered include Primary Care, Diabetic Education, Case Management, Mental Health, Nutrition clinics, and Tele-Medicine Services, as well as Contracted Lab and Radiology services.
233 Stevens Street Hyannis, MA
VET CENTER PROGRAM – Hyannis
We welcome home war Veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. We provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible Veterans and their family members. We assist veterans initiate VA health care by helping facilitating the VA enrollment process and explaining the VA healthcare system.
All services are free and confidential to eligible Veterans.
Additionally, individual and group counseling for trauma, readjustment, substance abuse, sexual trauma, employment, marital and family issues, and bereavement are offered. We facilitate referrals to VA Medical Facilities, VA Regional Offices, and local organizations.
474 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-778-0124 Or 877-927-8387
Veterans Adventures for a Stronger Tomorrow
VAST is a program designed as an alternative way to combat PTS, combat stress, anxiety, depression, disabilities and everything we deal with on a daily basis after deployments. Monthly we will go on free adventures like whitewater rafting, kayaking, camping, hiking, fishing, golfing, hunting, sporting events etc. Camaraderie, teamwork, feeling of self-worth, confidence & motivation are just a few things to describe what is gained by being a part of VAST. We are a brother and sisterhood of all ages that we will overcome challenges and personal hurdles together as we bond on some great adventures. V.A.S.T is sponsored by Heroes in Transition-www.heroesintransition.org
Email : email@example.com
Visiting Nurses Association of Cape Cod
The VNA of Cape Cod provides an array of health services including intravenous therapy, wound care, ostomy care, pain management, oncology, palliative and hospice care, mental health assessments, telemonitoring and maternal and child health, most of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Call 800-631-3900 or visit us at www.vnacapecod.org
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program
WIC is a free nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy.
To apply for WIC, call:
Cape Cod WIC Program
1019 Iyanough Road
Unit #7, Route 132
Hyannis, MA 02601
Outer Cape WIC Program
79 Finlay Road, Unit #2
Orleans, MA 02653
Plymouth WIC Program
123 Camelot Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360