Services for Elders

 

AIDS SUPPORT GROUP OF CAPE COD  508-487-9445

The mission of the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod is to provide services that maintain and enhance the quality of life of persons living with HIV and AIDS within Cape Cod communities, and to provide education, prevention and harm reduction outreach to Barnstable County via timely and accurate information about HIV/AIDS, STDs and viral hepatitis.  The services are consumer driven and family centered, however family is defined.

CAPECODNEEDY FUND:   508-778-5661 or 800-422-1446 

A private, non-profit agency that distributes community funds to needy residents of Cape Cod and the Islands, focusing on monetary aid for basic human needs, such as:  rent, mortgage, utility payments, food, heating fuel, medical necessities, transportation and temporary shelter.

CAPEORGANIZATIONFOR RIGHTS OF THE DISABLED (CORD):  508-775-8300   CORD has been aggressively working since 1984 to advance the independence, productivity, and integration of people with disabilities, including deaf and hard of hearing people, into mainstream society.

CONSUMER ASSISTANCE COUNCIL, INC.  508-771-0700

CAC has a primary objective to assist and educate consumers and sellers of goods and services about consumer protection laws,  CAC’s secondary objective is to insure that consumer transactions are conducted in a fair and equitable manner and that ethical merchants are protected from unjustified complaints.

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING:  800-208-2227

Budgeting and debt consolidation assistance

COUNCIL OF CHURCHES  508-775-5077

Their Mission is “To serve God by Serving Others”.  Some of the programs the Council sponsors include a baby center, bridge to hope, chaplaincy, covenant to care, hands of hope, on good faith, overnights of hospitality and street outreach project.

ELDER SERVICES OF CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS  508-394-4630

Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the organization is dedicated to promoting the welfare, enhancing the quality of life, and maintaining the dignity of elders.  We work through communities and their citizens to identify and respond to the needs, problems and concerns of elders and their families.

FOOD PANTRY

            Brewster Baptist Church 508-896-3381

            Lower Cape Outreach 508-240-0694

FUEL ASSISTANCE  508-896-2737

Massachusetts Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides relief to those low-income households most vulnerable to the high cost of home heating in relation to gross income.  LIHEAP helps defray heating costs during the winter months (November 1 – April 30).  If you are a Brewster seniors, 60 years or older, please call us at 508-896-2737 for more information.

GOSNOLD, INC.  508-540-6550

Gosnold’s mission is to excel in addiction and mental health treatment, to serve men, women and families affected by these illnesses and to promote lasting recovery.

MOBILE PANTRY “Health Food to Go”

 

We are pleased to bring to you this program in cooperation with The Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Food selection is done in advance, utilizing a program shopping list, which include standard non-perishable foods, along with special non-perishable foods, fresh produce, bread products, dairy and meats. Your shopping order is pre-bagged on the morning that you will be picking it up. All participants will have to take part in a registration and qualification process. The delivery date is the 2nd Wednesday of every month. For more information, please call Deb and Brenda at our Outreach Office at 508-896-2737.

HOMELESS PREVENTION COUNCIL:  508-255-9667

The mission of the Homeless Prevention Council is to combat and prevent homelessness.  We work with other advocacy groups, town agencies and churches to help people access housing, transportation, food clothing, and other needs.

INDEPENDENCEHOUSE  508-771-6507

The purpose of Independence House is to serve the needs of victims of domestic violence, their children and sexual assault survivors.  Services are offered to victims who have been threatened with or have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse by someone in their household and also outside of their household for sexual abuse.

LOWERCAPEOUTREACH COUNCIL:  508-240-0694

The mission of the Lower Cape Outreach Council is to provide emergency assistance of food, clothing and financial support to individuals and families in “Brewster and surrounding towns, which will lead to healthy, productive and self-sustaining lives as part of the Cape Cod community.

MASS 2-1-1 RESOURCE LOCATOR:  DIAL 211

MASS 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 24/7 information and referral database and hotline for access to health and human consumers and providers.  Multi-lingual translations are also available.  The Massachusetts Emergency Management has designated it as the official point of contact for receiving emergency information during a time of crisis.

SALVATION ARMY 508-896-2737

Financial support for prescriptions, groceries, utility bill (with an original bill indicating shut-off), telephone bill (with an original bill indicating shut-off and basic rate payment only) and rent (an original notice of eviction).

SIGHT LOSS SERVICES 508-394-3904

Sight Loss Services is a non-profit, human service organization offering peer support, information and referral, education and awareness, outreach, and home independence training o people who are learning to cope and function safely and independently with sight loss.

SOUTH COASTAL COUNTIES LEGAL SERVICES  508-676-5022

Attorney and paralegals represent clients with legal problems in our priority areas of special importance to the poor and elderly.  SCCLS also provides some group representation and community education.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL/OUR LADY OF THE CAPE CHURCH:  508-385-5377

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
 

TAX ABATEMENT 508-896-2737

Tax abatement applications are filed with the Board of Assessors within three months of tax bill mailing.  They provide property owners with less income with a break on their property tax.