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PROGRAMS

 

   Helping those in Need...

Thrift Shop Bridge to Hope A Baby Center 

   Some of the programs sponsored by the Council include:

The Council supports PROTESTANT CHAPLAINS at Cape Cod Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Cape Cod, offering prayers, hope and comfort to patients and their families in their time of illness and recovery.

CONTACT: HOSPITAL CHAPLAINS
Rev. Richard Vought, Cape Cod Hospital
Rev. Stanley Knull, Spaulding Rehab Hospital
P.O. Box 758, Hyannis MA 02601
(508) 775-5073

For over twenty five years HANDS OF HOPE OUTREACH CENTER has provided critical emergency assistance to low-income families in need in the mid-Cape area (Mashpee to Harwich), offering emergency food, financial assistance to prevent evictions and homelessness, emergency sheltering, assistance with utility and medical bills, clothing, and small household goods.

CONTACT: HANDS OF HOPE OUTREACH CENTER
Cathy Driscoll, Director
49 Rt. 28, PO Box 387
West Harwich, MA 02671
(508) 432-1312
churcheshoh@comcast.net

Founded in 2000, A BABY CENTER provides critical basic baby needs to income eligible families (WIC) for infants up to age three, on Cape Cod and the Islands. Approximately 550 babies are served every month. A new component is The Baby Box safe sleep space. The Baby Box is free to all Cape and Island residents who are expecting a baby or have a newborn, after completing an online syllabus, and printing their certificate or capturing the certificate by screen shot, families may schedule a time to come in to pick up their Baby Box. Log on to our website to learn more.

CONTACT: A BABY CENTER
Robin Hayward, Director
81 Willow Avenue
320 Main Street (mailing address)
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 771-8157
www.ababycenter.org
ababycentercapecod@gmail.com

BRIDGE TO HOPE is a mentoring ministry for women at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility to 1) support women while incarcerated; 2) offer support and companionship upon release towards a new life centered around spirituality, mental, emotional and economical life skills; 3) enables women to make positive choices for themselves towards the goal of healthy, sober living, and reducing recidivism. Bayside Cottage is a transitional housing residence in Hyannis for Bridge to Hope clients who, upon release, may stay for up to six months while working towards securing employment and permanent housing.

CONTACT: BRIDGE TO HOPE
320 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 775-5073
www.bridgetohopecapecod.org

COVENANT TO CARE matches a Cape/Islands congregation to a Foster Care Family, supporting the foster family and the children in their care. Covenant to Care partners with the Cape’s Dept of Children & Families district office.

CONTACT: COVENANT TO CARE FOR FOSTER FAMILIES
Miriam Erickson, Director
P.O. Box 758, Hyannis MA 02601
(508) 775-5073
covenant2care4@gmail.com

HOMELESS MINISTRIES

After providing safe sheltering in churches for over a decade, in 2013 Overnights of Hospitality transitioned into Hospitality Housing, a housing-based program. 'Overnights' men and women are now living in transitional housing, receiving on-going case management services and working towards their goals including permanent housing. Financial assistance through Lydia’s Gifts for women and our Emergency Housing Fund helps cover community fees and rents when needed. Church volunteers, coordinated by the Homeless Ministries Volunteer Coordinator, remain a key component of the Homeless Ministries program.

The Street Outreach Ministry plays a vital role in reaching out to chronically homeless individuals, providing assistance with detox, shelter, clothing and medical referrals. Our efforts have resulted in a reduction of the number of homeless on the streets, through a collaboration with police and fire departments, emergency rooms, Duffy, NOAH. VINFIN and the Salvation Army.

Youth StreetReach offers a unique and valuable experience ~ a chance for teens to interact with our brothers and sisters who have or are still dealing with being homeless and hear firsthand how each life’s path may lead to unexpected circumstances and how a community of faith and love can change lives.

CONTACT:HOMELESS MINISTRIES
Jill Scalise, Director, Hospitality Housing
Bob Lynch, Outreach and Case Manager
Caroline Corrigan, Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 758, 320 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 775-5073
homelessministries2014@gmail.com

CONTACT: YOUTH STREETREACH
Marilyn Lariviere, Director
PO Box 758, 320 Main Street
Hyannis MA 02601
(508) 775-5073
mlariv@comcast.net


Through these ministries, the Council has demonstrated its ability to identify unmet needs in the community, create a response to meet the need, and to engage congregations in partnerships with the Council to develop programs that reach out to our sisters and brothers in their time of troubles. The Council enjoys a solid relationship with congregations that provide volunteers to staff its ministries (a team of over 400 volunteers serve the Council’s ministries), and faithful financial support to ensure the continuation of its ministries. The Council also receives support from private sector businesses, individuals, and community foundations.

The Council sponsors community events including the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Service of Remembrance, educational opportunities for clergy and lay workers, community forums, and collaborates with the Cape Cod Interfaith Coalition.

The Cape Cod Council of Churches, founded in 1956, is a consortium of Protestant and Roman Catholic Churches on Cape Cod & the Islands

The Council of Churches' main office is located at: 320 Main St., Hyannis, in the Federated Church.
Phone: 508-775-5073
Email: cccouncilofchurches@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/CCcouncilofchurches

 

For more Information: Call the Council at 508-775-5073
cccouncilofchurches@gmail.com


Cape Cod Council of Churches, 320 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601 • Phone: 508-775-5073cccouncilofchurches@gmail.com

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