- Ways to Connect
Ways to Connect
Going through a tough time? Are you or someone you care about struggling with mental health or substance use? In crisis, or working hard to prevent one?
Help is here.
The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL) is here to connect you directly to clinical help:
Massachusetts Substance Use Help Line
This new MA DPH tool includes a "Search for treatment" link to connect you or the person you care about to a list of programs or services.
Recovery Support Resources
Alcoholics Anonymous offers twelve-step groups in various locations and some via virtual format, searchable by distance, day of the week, times and type of meeting.
Provincetown United Methodist Church (PUMC) on Shank Painter Road hosts 12-step recovery meetings at 7 am/7 days a week; 12-1 pm meeting Monday-Friday; Parking lot AA 7-8 am every Thursday; and Adult Children of Alcoholics support group Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm.
St. Mary's of the Harbor on Commercial Street has a speaker discussion group on Mondays at 7 pm and twelve-step meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
Crystal Free is offered via ZOOM at 5:30pm on Wednesdays. If you would like to attend, email Dan Gates in advance of the meeting.
Yoga for Addiction Recovery meets Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend, email instructor Jen Kopec.
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Administrative & Client Services 301 Commercial Street
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Find virtual Cape Cod Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings and Medication-Assisted Recovery Anonymous Meetings (aka MARA Meetings) here.
Cape Cod Substance Use Resource Guide here includes Massachusetts Substance Use Information and Education Helpline, 800-327-5050 | helpline-online.com
Comprehensive Treatment Center Opioid Use Disorder Program of Yarmouth operates a new Wellfleet Mobile Unit for medication-assisted opioid treatment, 6 - 9 am daily.
Wellfleet’s SMART Recovery meetings are available online. The open recovery meeting is Mondays at 6 pm and the Family and Friends meeting is Tuesdays at 6 pm. Both meetings are open for new participants. Anyone wishing to attend should email Martha Gordon with their email address and phone number to get a link to join the meeting. For more information on SMART Recovery, check out SMARTRecovery.org.
Pause-A-While in Orleans is running meetings for folks in recovery via phone conferencing. The phone number is 1-425-436-6360, the access code is 422932. The list of meetings is available here. Here’s a nice article about the success of these meetings.
Wellstrong is offering online Refuge Recovery, the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery, and Serenity Yoga. Online yoga, meditation, and CrossFit can be found by visiting The Phoenix.
South Shore Peer Recovery is also holding virtual meetings, which can be found by visiting their website.
RecoveryBuild offers support for Cape Cod teens struggling with substance use challenges. Call 774-487-5227 for more information.
StartYourRecovery is an online tool bringing together experts in substance misuse treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this resource, individuals can hear stories from people with similar experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance misuse, and locate support using a search tool for rehab centers, counseling and support groups.
See Barnstable County Network of Care Resources webpage for regional services.
Emotional Support Hotlines: It’s important to take care of your emotional health and well-being. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, the following services are available:
- If you or a family/household member does not feel safe at home, please call 1-800-799-7233 for live support. If you are unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org to chat online, or text LOVEIS to 22522.
- Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.
- Call or text the Samaritans 24/7 helpline at 877-870-4673.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
Barnstable County Department of Human Services maintains a list different sorts of emergency hotlines.
Sharing Kindness offers free grief support, mental health and suicide prevention programs on the Cape & Islands. They co-host peer grief support groups with local partner organizations, including Helping Our Women (HOW). Visit their website to learn more about their work and view upcoming events.
Sharing Kindness is a Cape-based nonprofit, seeded from the shared devastation of suicide and grief, tending a thriving community through empathy, education and courageous conversation, offering grief support programs, based on the Dougy Center model, throughout the Cape. Sharing Kindness plans to establish the first grief and healing center on Cape Cod, and while seeking a location, brings programming to the community.
The Dougy Center philosophy adopted by Sharing Kindness includes the acknowledgment that loss is a normal, inevitable, and universal human experience, and that people have the ability to adapt to loss and function healthily. Briefly, “Grief is an adaptive, nonpathological response to loss. Grief is complex and complicated because people and relationships are complex and complicated.” Facilitated peer support grief groups are an evidenced-based model for grief support. Additionally, we emphasize the importance of personal empowerment and supportive relationships in adapting to loss.