Safe Harbor Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & the Islands

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Contact Information

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & the Islands
Contact: Betsy Fontes, Director of Shelter and Social Services
Phone: 508-790-2933

372 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Safe Harbor

Narrative

Safe Harbor is a safe and secure family shelter for Emergency Assistance for eligible women and their children who are homeless due to domestic violence. Safe Harbor, which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and private contributions, can accommodate up to 20 families.
Safe and secure shelter with staff on duty 24/7.

Case Management/Housing Advocate: With the assistance of the case manager, the family develops a Family Life Plan. The Family Life Plan unfolds as referrals are made, service provider appointments are set, progress is discussed and weekly meetings with the residents begin to overcome initial obstacles that may have prevented them from being self-sufficient.

Community Collaboration: Case Managers/Housing Advocates consistently confer and partner with outside agencies to meet individual needs of the residents and their children.

Educational workshops are designed to help families build healthy, happy bonds and educate them with tools and skills to break the cycle of violence and live abuse free and independently. Among the workshops offered Domestic Violence, Parenting, Financial Literacy, & Employment Readiness.

Children’s Center: Consists of programs for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school age children and families. Mothers complete a child/family conference with the Child Advocate, which is an opportunity to discuss the concern/style/dreams of the family. Safe Harbor is designed to improve family functioning and focuses on assisting the mother in building or rebuilding the mother/child relationship. Once the mother has toured the center and learned about the Children's Center approach, the child may attend the center while the parent attends a group on-site, or older children may attend the After School Program.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Shelters - Emergency
  • Shelters - Homeless

Program Type

  • Community Supports Program

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 – 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 60 +
  • 9 - 13
  • Birth to 3

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service