Emergency Numbers

Department of Mental Health Cape & Islands Crisis Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255, Press 1

Baby Safe Haven Hotline
866-814-SAFE (7233)

Child-At-Risk Hotline

Disabled Persons Protection Hotline

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline

Elder Abuse Hotline
800-922-2275, Press 4

Emergency ASL Interpreter
800-249-9949 (V/TTY)

Substance Abuse Hotline

Fishing Partnership Supports Local Commercial Fishing Families

Morgan Parker is a member of a Cape fishing family and is the Fishing Partnership’s local “Navigator” supporting commercial fishing families here on Cape Cod.  Fishing Partnership is a non-profit organization with a charter to support the health and well-being of fishing families in New England. Founded in 1997, the partnership connects members with a broad range of professional counseling services; provide assistance with health insurance applications; and offer safety and survival trainings and other special health-oriented events for fishing families.
Fishing Partnership members may work in different fisheries but the organization reflects the simple fact that what fishing families have in common is more important that what sets them apart.  Morgan is the daughter of a fisherman and her mother is not only also a fisherman, she was one of the Fishing Partnership’s original Navigators. Prior to becoming a Navigator, Morgan was a co-founder and advocate for a consumer direct market for local and sustainable fish on Cape Cod. She is clearly carrying on the family tradition of providing support and resources to the fishing community. To get support for your Cape Cod fishing family, contact Morgan at 508-237-9402 or mparker@fishingpartnership.org

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Notice of Funding Availability, Winter 2016 Affordable Housing Competition for Rental Projects

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is pleased to announce the start of the winter 2016 affordable housing competition for rental projects.  The deadline for submitting applications to the winter 2016 competition will be Friday, March 11, 2016.

On or before that date, DHCD will accept applications from sponsors whose projects were approved through the Department’s pre-application process, with a pre-application submission deadline of December 17, 2015. Only projects with approved pre-applications will be considered during the winter 2016 competition.

All applications must be submitted on-line using the Department’s Mass OneStop+ web-based application.  View complete details of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The Cape and Islands 2015 Continuum of Care Application has been submitted to HUD

The Cape and Islands 2015 Continuum of Care Application has been submitted to HUD.  There are two parts to the application, which are available here:

2015 CoC Consolidated Application

The Cape and Islands CoC FY15 Application is available for public review.  Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this together!

2015 CoC Consolidated Application

MA- 503 CoC Announcement – Reallocation Process, Priority Standard, and Scoring and Ranking for FY 15 Projects

The following Documents were approved at the November 16, 2015 meeting of the Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness Policy Board.  Thirty-two (32) individuals were in attendance including the Collaborative Applicant (Barnstable County), the Continuum of Care Coordinator, and the Continuum of Care Grant writer.  Attendees at the meeting consisted of 5 governmental agencies and 20 organizations across the Cape & Islands.  Please see the attached documents for detail: