Police, Drugs & Crime Task Force

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE
Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association
GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Neighborhood Task Force

The Neighborhood Task Force was created as one of the Voices of the Village priority task forces. Its goal is to develop a feeling of community in our neighborhoods and to work with others in dealing with the street people and the camps. It is a group of 21 individuals co-chaired by Jeanne Stevens and Patti Richards. Sue Eastman and Lili Seely serve as the co-secretaries. The group meets regularly at the First Federated Church on Main St in Hyannis.

Police Chief Paul MacDonald and Deputy Chief Craig Tamash met with the task force to provide an understanding on neighborhood watches and what makes them successful. They focused on the need for the neighbors to know each other and to have some events together (perhaps 3-4 times per year) for a neighborhood watch program to really work. Mark Ells and the GIS staff provided maps of Hyannis to facilitate the identification of natural neighborhoods. After much discussion on how to begin a neighborhood watch group, dosage
the task force is developing a how to guide to create a neighborhood feeling that includes a watch component. Recognizing that all neighborhoods are slightly different, the plan will be fine-tuned each time it is used. A neighborhood has been identified for a pilot program and the task force will develop its plan throughout the summer.

At another meeting, Heidi Nelson, CEO of Duffy, and Rick Brigham from the Noah Shelter met with the task force to explain the new coalition between the two organizations. Key elements of the integration are the requirement for new residents of Noah to have a health assessment done by Duffy in order to remain a resident of Noah. Duffy is also providing additional case management services to the residents of Noah via their mobile van. Both organizations indicated that they are focusing on their service area of Cape Cod and the Islands and helping those not from the area return to their area of origin. Some brainstorming was done to develop an approach to help a neighborhood currently troubled by street people during the day when the shelter is closed. One of the members of the Neighborhood Task Force will be working with the neighborhood and Noah to address the neighborhood concerns.

Creating a sense of community is also a critical part of neighborhood development. This task force is spearheading the plan for a Voices of the Village float for the Town of Barnstable 4th of July parade. It will be an opportunity for all the task forces to come together and celebrate Hyannis. A special place in Hyannis will be represented on the float. The float will join with the Decorate Your Bike Contest and Parade sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.

If you are interested in joining the task force, working on the float or the bike parade or for further information on the Voices of the Village, please contact the Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com

 

 

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE
Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association
GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Neighborhood Task Force

The Neighborhood Task Force was created as one of the Voices of the Village priority task forces. Its goal is to develop a feeling of community in our neighborhoods and to work with others in dealing with the street people and the camps. It is a group of 21 individuals co-chaired by Jeanne Stevens and Patti Richards. Sue Eastman and Lili Seely serve as the co-secretaries. The group meets regularly at the First Federated Church on Main St in Hyannis.

Police Chief Paul MacDonald and Deputy Chief Craig Tamash met with the task force to provide an understanding on neighborhood watches and what makes them successful. They focused on the need for the neighbors to know each other and to have some events together (perhaps 3-4 times per year) for a neighborhood watch program to really work. Mark Ells and the GIS staff provided maps of Hyannis to facilitate the identification of natural neighborhoods. After much discussion on how to begin a neighborhood watch group, dosage
the task force is developing a how to guide to create a neighborhood feeling that includes a watch component. Recognizing that all neighborhoods are slightly different, the plan will be fine-tuned each time it is used. A neighborhood has been identified for a pilot program and the task force will develop its plan throughout the summer.

At another meeting, Heidi Nelson, CEO of Duffy, and Rick Brigham from the Noah Shelter met with the task force to explain the new coalition between the two organizations. Key elements of the integration are the requirement for new residents of Noah to have a health assessment done by Duffy in order to remain a resident of Noah. Duffy is also providing additional case management services to the residents of Noah via their mobile van. Both organizations indicated that they are focusing on their service area of Cape Cod and the Islands and helping those not from the area return to their area of origin. Some brainstorming was done to develop an approach to help a neighborhood currently troubled by street people during the day when the shelter is closed. One of the members of the Neighborhood Task Force will be working with the neighborhood and Noah to address the neighborhood concerns.

Creating a sense of community is also a critical part of neighborhood development. This task force is spearheading the plan for a Voices of the Village float for the Town of Barnstable 4th of July parade. It will be an opportunity for all the task forces to come together and celebrate Hyannis. A special place in Hyannis will be represented on the float. The float will join with the Decorate Your Bike Contest and Parade sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.

If you are interested in joining the task force, working on the float or the bike parade or for further information on the Voices of the Village, please contact the Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com

 

 

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE
Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association
GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Neighborhood Task Force

The Neighborhood Task Force was created as one of the Voices of the Village priority task forces. Its goal is to develop a feeling of community in our neighborhoods and to work with others in dealing with the street people and the camps. It is a group of 21 individuals co-chaired by Jeanne Stevens and Patti Richards. Sue Eastman and Lili Seely serve as the co-secretaries. The group meets regularly at the First Federated Church on Main St in Hyannis.

Police Chief Paul MacDonald and Deputy Chief Craig Tamash met with the task force to provide an understanding on neighborhood watches and what makes them successful. They focused on the need for the neighbors to know each other and to have some events together (perhaps 3-4 times per year) for a neighborhood watch program to really work. Mark Ells and the GIS staff provided maps of Hyannis to facilitate the identification of natural neighborhoods. After much discussion on how to begin a neighborhood watch group, hospital the task force is developing a how to guide to create a neighborhood feeling that includes a watch component. Recognizing that all neighborhoods are slightly different, store the plan will be fine-tuned each time it is used. A neighborhood has been identified for a pilot program and the task force will develop its plan throughout the summer.

At another meeting, Heidi Nelson, CEO of Duffy, and Rick Brigham from the Noah Shelter met with the task force to explain the new coalition between the two organizations. Key elements of the integration are the requirement for new residents of Noah to have a health assessment done by Duffy in order to remain a resident of Noah. Duffy is also providing additional case management services to the residents of Noah via their mobile van. Both organizations indicated that they are focusing on their service area of Cape Cod and the Islands and helping those not from the area return to their area of origin. Some brainstorming was done to develop an approach to help a neighborhood currently troubled by street people during the day when the shelter is closed. One of the members of the Neighborhood Task Force will be working with the neighborhood and Noah to address the neighborhood concerns.

Creating a sense of community is also a critical part of neighborhood development. This task force is spearheading the plan for a Voices of the Village float for the Town of Barnstable 4th of July parade. It will be an opportunity for all the task forces to come together and celebrate Hyannis. A special place in Hyannis will be represented on the float. The float will join with the Decorate Your Bike Contest and Parade sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.

If you are interested in joining the task force, working on the float or the bike parade or for further information on the Voices of the Village, please contact the Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com

 

 

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE
Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association
GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Neighborhood Task Force

The Neighborhood Task Force was created as one of the Voices of the Village priority task forces. Its goal is to develop a feeling of community in our neighborhoods and to work with others in dealing with the street people and the camps. It is a group of 21 individuals co-chaired by Jeanne Stevens and Patti Richards. Sue Eastman and Lili Seely serve as the co-secretaries. The group meets regularly at the First Federated Church on Main St in Hyannis.

Police Chief Paul MacDonald and Deputy Chief Craig Tamash met with the task force to provide an understanding on neighborhood watches and what makes them successful. They focused on the need for the neighbors to know each other and to have some events together (perhaps 3-4 times per year) for a neighborhood watch program to really work. Mark Ells and the GIS staff provided maps of Hyannis to facilitate the identification of natural neighborhoods. After much discussion on how to begin a neighborhood watch group, dosage
the task force is developing a how to guide to create a neighborhood feeling that includes a watch component. Recognizing that all neighborhoods are slightly different, the plan will be fine-tuned each time it is used. A neighborhood has been identified for a pilot program and the task force will develop its plan throughout the summer.

At another meeting, Heidi Nelson, CEO of Duffy, and Rick Brigham from the Noah Shelter met with the task force to explain the new coalition between the two organizations. Key elements of the integration are the requirement for new residents of Noah to have a health assessment done by Duffy in order to remain a resident of Noah. Duffy is also providing additional case management services to the residents of Noah via their mobile van. Both organizations indicated that they are focusing on their service area of Cape Cod and the Islands and helping those not from the area return to their area of origin. Some brainstorming was done to develop an approach to help a neighborhood currently troubled by street people during the day when the shelter is closed. One of the members of the Neighborhood Task Force will be working with the neighborhood and Noah to address the neighborhood concerns.

Creating a sense of community is also a critical part of neighborhood development. This task force is spearheading the plan for a Voices of the Village float for the Town of Barnstable 4th of July parade. It will be an opportunity for all the task forces to come together and celebrate Hyannis. A special place in Hyannis will be represented on the float. The float will join with the Decorate Your Bike Contest and Parade sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.

If you are interested in joining the task force, working on the float or the bike parade or for further information on the Voices of the Village, please contact the Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com

 

 

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE
Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association
GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Neighborhood Task Force

The Neighborhood Task Force was created as one of the Voices of the Village priority task forces. Its goal is to develop a feeling of community in our neighborhoods and to work with others in dealing with the street people and the camps. It is a group of 21 individuals co-chaired by Jeanne Stevens and Patti Richards. Sue Eastman and Lili Seely serve as the co-secretaries. The group meets regularly at the First Federated Church on Main St in Hyannis.

Police Chief Paul MacDonald and Deputy Chief Craig Tamash met with the task force to provide an understanding on neighborhood watches and what makes them successful. They focused on the need for the neighbors to know each other and to have some events together (perhaps 3-4 times per year) for a neighborhood watch program to really work. Mark Ells and the GIS staff provided maps of Hyannis to facilitate the identification of natural neighborhoods. After much discussion on how to begin a neighborhood watch group, hospital the task force is developing a how to guide to create a neighborhood feeling that includes a watch component. Recognizing that all neighborhoods are slightly different, store the plan will be fine-tuned each time it is used. A neighborhood has been identified for a pilot program and the task force will develop its plan throughout the summer.

At another meeting, Heidi Nelson, CEO of Duffy, and Rick Brigham from the Noah Shelter met with the task force to explain the new coalition between the two organizations. Key elements of the integration are the requirement for new residents of Noah to have a health assessment done by Duffy in order to remain a resident of Noah. Duffy is also providing additional case management services to the residents of Noah via their mobile van. Both organizations indicated that they are focusing on their service area of Cape Cod and the Islands and helping those not from the area return to their area of origin. Some brainstorming was done to develop an approach to help a neighborhood currently troubled by street people during the day when the shelter is closed. One of the members of the Neighborhood Task Force will be working with the neighborhood and Noah to address the neighborhood concerns.

Creating a sense of community is also a critical part of neighborhood development. This task force is spearheading the plan for a Voices of the Village float for the Town of Barnstable 4th of July parade. It will be an opportunity for all the task forces to come together and celebrate Hyannis. A special place in Hyannis will be represented on the float. The float will join with the Decorate Your Bike Contest and Parade sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.

If you are interested in joining the task force, working on the float or the bike parade or for further information on the Voices of the Village, please contact the Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com

 

 
Voices of the Village – Police, ambulance Drugs & Crime Task Force
The Voices of the Village Task Force on Police, online Drugs & Crime is one of five created by theGreater Hyannis Civic Association to address community concerns. We held our first meeting onMonday, May 3rd with a total of 17 participants. Over the course of three successful meetingsour membership has steadily grown as we’ve focused our agenda on the issues we may be ableto positively impact. The most obvious of these is the drug problem which is at the root ofmuch of the crime in our town and Cape wide.
Police Chief Paul MacDonald has done a great job of guiding the recommendations of this taskforce. As you know, there has been a great deal of publicity surrounding several recentshootings. The greatest challenge the police face in resolving these crimes is the unwillingnessof witnesses to come forward. In many cases, the police know who was involved, but they arenot receiving the cooperation they need to make their case.

We’ve also learned that many residents are unaware of the initiatives being pursued by theBarnstable Police Department (BPD) to keep our streets safe. The BPD was instrumental indeveloping a new “Street Crime Unit” in partnership with the Yarmouth Police Department, theBarnstable County Sheriff and the State Police. We can expect improvements in enforcementproposed by the Chief to measurably impact the quality of life in our village and the Town ofBarnstable.

Our challenge is to compliment the efforts of our police. We would like to see improvements incommunity outreach, drug and crime prevention, education, treatment, and youth opportunity.We are exploring options for improving communications within the community and promotingthe police “TIP” line where you can report crimes anonymously. We are encouragingneighborhoods to organize crime watches to improve safety and increase the reporting of drugactivity. We plan to develop a new community focused website and we would like to improvethe sharing of community reports on drug and crime activity with residents, landlords andservice agencies.
We plan to seek out funding sources for drug and crime prevention programs for high riskgroups within our community. We’ve identified several exciting opportunities to engage ouryouth and create after school programs. We understand the tenacity of addiction and its impacton local issues. We intend to create an enhanced, community-wide response that will facilitateaccess to treatment for those trapped in addiction.
We are actively seeking new members to help develop a marketing plan for the police. Weneed your help with our community outreach program. Additionally, we are interested inengaging those who can help us enhance the treatment response. We hope that you willsupport and participate in these efforts. Please join us at 7 pm on June 6th for our next meetingat the Police sub-station at 491 Main Street. For more information, email GreatHyannis@aol.com.

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE
Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association
GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Neighborhood Task Force

The Neighborhood Task Force was created as one of the Voices of the Village priority task forces. Its goal is to develop a feeling of community in our neighborhoods and to work with others in dealing with the street people and the camps. It is a group of 21 individuals co-chaired by Jeanne Stevens and Patti Richards. Sue Eastman and Lili Seely serve as the co-secretaries. The group meets regularly at the First Federated Church on Main St in Hyannis.

Police Chief Paul MacDonald and Deputy Chief Craig Tamash met with the task force to provide an understanding on neighborhood watches and what makes them successful. They focused on the need for the neighbors to know each other and to have some events together (perhaps 3-4 times per year) for a neighborhood watch program to really work. Mark Ells and the GIS staff provided maps of Hyannis to facilitate the identification of natural neighborhoods. After much discussion on how to begin a neighborhood watch group, dosage
the task force is developing a how to guide to create a neighborhood feeling that includes a watch component. Recognizing that all neighborhoods are slightly different, the plan will be fine-tuned each time it is used. A neighborhood has been identified for a pilot program and the task force will develop its plan throughout the summer.

At another meeting, Heidi Nelson, CEO of Duffy, and Rick Brigham from the Noah Shelter met with the task force to explain the new coalition between the two organizations. Key elements of the integration are the requirement for new residents of Noah to have a health assessment done by Duffy in order to remain a resident of Noah. Duffy is also providing additional case management services to the residents of Noah via their mobile van. Both organizations indicated that they are focusing on their service area of Cape Cod and the Islands and helping those not from the area return to their area of origin. Some brainstorming was done to develop an approach to help a neighborhood currently troubled by street people during the day when the shelter is closed. One of the members of the Neighborhood Task Force will be working with the neighborhood and Noah to address the neighborhood concerns.

Creating a sense of community is also a critical part of neighborhood development. This task force is spearheading the plan for a Voices of the Village float for the Town of Barnstable 4th of July parade. It will be an opportunity for all the task forces to come together and celebrate Hyannis. A special place in Hyannis will be represented on the float. The float will join with the Decorate Your Bike Contest and Parade sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.

If you are interested in joining the task force, working on the float or the bike parade or for further information on the Voices of the Village, please contact the Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com

 

 

VOICES OF THE VILLAGE
Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association
GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Neighborhood Task Force

The Neighborhood Task Force was created as one of the Voices of the Village priority task forces. Its goal is to develop a feeling of community in our neighborhoods and to work with others in dealing with the street people and the camps. It is a group of 21 individuals co-chaired by Jeanne Stevens and Patti Richards. Sue Eastman and Lili Seely serve as the co-secretaries. The group meets regularly at the First Federated Church on Main St in Hyannis.

Police Chief Paul MacDonald and Deputy Chief Craig Tamash met with the task force to provide an understanding on neighborhood watches and what makes them successful. They focused on the need for the neighbors to know each other and to have some events together (perhaps 3-4 times per year) for a neighborhood watch program to really work. Mark Ells and the GIS staff provided maps of Hyannis to facilitate the identification of natural neighborhoods. After much discussion on how to begin a neighborhood watch group, hospital the task force is developing a how to guide to create a neighborhood feeling that includes a watch component. Recognizing that all neighborhoods are slightly different, store the plan will be fine-tuned each time it is used. A neighborhood has been identified for a pilot program and the task force will develop its plan throughout the summer.

At another meeting, Heidi Nelson, CEO of Duffy, and Rick Brigham from the Noah Shelter met with the task force to explain the new coalition between the two organizations. Key elements of the integration are the requirement for new residents of Noah to have a health assessment done by Duffy in order to remain a resident of Noah. Duffy is also providing additional case management services to the residents of Noah via their mobile van. Both organizations indicated that they are focusing on their service area of Cape Cod and the Islands and helping those not from the area return to their area of origin. Some brainstorming was done to develop an approach to help a neighborhood currently troubled by street people during the day when the shelter is closed. One of the members of the Neighborhood Task Force will be working with the neighborhood and Noah to address the neighborhood concerns.

Creating a sense of community is also a critical part of neighborhood development. This task force is spearheading the plan for a Voices of the Village float for the Town of Barnstable 4th of July parade. It will be an opportunity for all the task forces to come together and celebrate Hyannis. A special place in Hyannis will be represented on the float. The float will join with the Decorate Your Bike Contest and Parade sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association.

If you are interested in joining the task force, working on the float or the bike parade or for further information on the Voices of the Village, please contact the Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com

 

 
Voices of the Village – Police, ambulance Drugs & Crime Task Force
The Voices of the Village Task Force on Police, online Drugs & Crime is one of five created by theGreater Hyannis Civic Association to address community concerns. We held our first meeting onMonday, May 3rd with a total of 17 participants. Over the course of three successful meetingsour membership has steadily grown as we’ve focused our agenda on the issues we may be ableto positively impact. The most obvious of these is the drug problem which is at the root ofmuch of the crime in our town and Cape wide.
Police Chief Paul MacDonald has done a great job of guiding the recommendations of this taskforce. As you know, there has been a great deal of publicity surrounding several recentshootings. The greatest challenge the police face in resolving these crimes is the unwillingnessof witnesses to come forward. In many cases, the police know who was involved, but they arenot receiving the cooperation they need to make their case.

We’ve also learned that many residents are unaware of the initiatives being pursued by theBarnstable Police Department (BPD) to keep our streets safe. The BPD was instrumental indeveloping a new “Street Crime Unit” in partnership with the Yarmouth Police Department, theBarnstable County Sheriff and the State Police. We can expect improvements in enforcementproposed by the Chief to measurably impact the quality of life in our village and the Town ofBarnstable.

Our challenge is to compliment the efforts of our police. We would like to see improvements incommunity outreach, drug and crime prevention, education, treatment, and youth opportunity.We are exploring options for improving communications within the community and promotingthe police “TIP” line where you can report crimes anonymously. We are encouragingneighborhoods to organize crime watches to improve safety and increase the reporting of drugactivity. We plan to develop a new community focused website and we would like to improvethe sharing of community reports on drug and crime activity with residents, landlords andservice agencies.
We plan to seek out funding sources for drug and crime prevention programs for high riskgroups within our community. We’ve identified several exciting opportunities to engage ouryouth and create after school programs. We understand the tenacity of addiction and its impacton local issues. We intend to create an enhanced, community-wide response that will facilitateaccess to treatment for those trapped in addiction.
We are actively seeking new members to help develop a marketing plan for the police. Weneed your help with our community outreach program. Additionally, we are interested inengaging those who can help us enhance the treatment response. We hope that you willsupport and participate in these efforts. Please join us at 7 pm on June 6th for our next meetingat the Police sub-station at 491 Main Street. For more information, email GreatHyannis@aol.com.
Voices of the Village – Police, viagra Drugs & Crime Task Force
The Voices of the Village Task Force on Police, sick Drugs & Crime is one of five created by theGreater Hyannis Civic Association to address community concerns. We held our first meeting onMonday, decease May 3rd with a total of 17 participants. Over the course of three successful meetingsour membership has steadily grown as we’ve focused our agenda on the issues we may be ableto positively impact. The most obvious of these is the drug problem which is at the root ofmuch of the crime in our town and Cape wide.
Police Chief Paul MacDonald has done a great job of guiding the recommendations of this taskforce. As you know, there has been a great deal of publicity surrounding several recentshootings. The greatest challenge the police face in resolving these crimes is the unwillingnessof witnesses to come forward. In many cases, the police know who was involved, but they arenot receiving the cooperation they need to make their case.

We’ve also learned that many residents are unaware of the initiatives being pursued by theBarnstable Police Department (BPD) to keep our streets safe. The BPD was instrumental indeveloping a new “Street Crime Unit” in partnership with the Yarmouth Police Department, theBarnstable County Sheriff and the State Police. We can expect improvements in enforcementproposed by the Chief to measurably impact the quality of life in our village and the Town ofBarnstable.

Our challenge is to compliment the efforts of our police. We would like to see improvements incommunity outreach, drug and crime prevention, education, treatment, and youth opportunity.We are exploring options for improving communications within the community and promotingthe police “TIP” line where you can report crimes anonymously. We are encouragingneighborhoods to organize crime watches to improve safety and increase the reporting of drugactivity. We plan to develop a new community focused website and we would like to improvethe sharing of community reports on drug and crime activity with residents, landlords andservice agencies.
We plan to seek out funding sources for drug and crime prevention programs for high riskgroups within our community. We’ve identified several exciting opportunities to engage ouryouth and create after school programs. We understand the tenacity of addiction and its impacton local issues. We intend to create an enhanced, community-wide response that will facilitateaccess to treatment for those trapped in addiction.
We are actively seeking new members to help develop a marketing plan for the police. Weneed your help with our community outreach program. Additionally, we are interested inengaging those who can help us enhance the treatment response. We hope that you willsupport and participate in these efforts. Please join us at 7 pm on June 6th for our next meetingat the Police sub-station at 491 Main Street. For more information, email GreatHyannis@aol.com.
Voices of the Village

Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association

GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Supporting Our Youth Task Force

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association’s Supporting Our Youth Taskforce (HySoy for short) has been meeting weekly since the large Voice of the Village meeting in April of this year. With active membership at about twenty-five people and many more willing to provide mentoring assistance, ailment the group is diverse and strong in its strengths. Members include former or current educators and principals, pills pastors, business people, parents and grandparents. Each member has committed to supporting Hyannis youth through both existing programs and through the creation of new initiatives.

Members have joined subcommittees to work on various areas of supporting our youth:

1. Mentoring

During weekly meetings we have met with guest speakers and current members who have developed and implemented successful mentoring programs. Members have met with Barnstable School District personnel at the district and school level to determine what programs already exist, how we can support these and if there is an age group that needs more services. The committee feels we can best help with mentoring in a few different areas:

1. Support the newly formed leadership partnership between Barnstable High School students and HYCC students in grades 4 – 6

2. Designing a proposal that will continue the important connection of caring between Hyannis West staff and students and alumni in grades 4 – 7 through a student-to-student mentoring program

3. Supporting adult/child mentoring through the schools

4. Providing summer reading times for students in grades 4 through 7 during July and August on Mondays through Thursdays at the Hyannis Public Library (11am-12pm) and at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room (4-5pm)

5. Providing drop-in homework assistance at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room beginning in the Fall 2011 from 2:30-5:30pm.

6. Providing interdenominational faith-based youth group and mentoring opportunities for children and families that would like type of program

The mentoring committee is working diligently to develop proposals and action plans to execute the above ideas in an organized and purposeful manner. They have developed a mission statement that reads: The purpose of our task force is the empowering of our youth to make right choices.  We will help them to reach to be the best they can be; to achieve their potential and discover their strengths; to build their self-esteem by knowing that we in the community care about them.

2. Childhood Enrichment Opportunities (CEO)

This committee has worked on developing ideas for supporting youth through extracurricular opportunities that might not be possible due to financial constraints. As of right now, committee members are developing strategies and proposals to identify camps, lessons, sports and musical activities that children might like to join and are working on different ways to obtain sponsorships for children to attend these activities. They have developed a letter to prospective business donors and have started to design a protocol for accepting monetary and in-kind donations for children in need. In addition, they are working on a simple form for parents to fill out to apply for a sponsorship. Members are also looking into developing a calendar listing of child and family friendly events in Hyannis and have begun to compile a listing of all services and programs available to Hyannis families. Once the proposals are finalized and approved, the committee would like to begin contacting extracurricular activities, businesses and families to begin the process of matching children and activities.

As a whole group the taskforce has met with Jan Barton from Barnstable’s Smart, Safe and Sober and heard a short presentation about the benefits of this program. Members have been encouraged to join in helping BeS3 mission to help young people make good choices. In addition, we are working to support the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, including the United Cultures Resource Room. Ingrid Muzy Murray from the Barnstable Human Rights Commission will be presenting about our taskforce at one of their meetings and hopefully we can support their work and receive valuable insight and support from the commissioners.

Overall, the taskforce has been very busy learning about many great programs for Hyannis youth and also pinpointing where we can support and strengthen areas of need. We currently meet every Tuesday at 6pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room and everyone is always welcome. We are always looking for new members and are recruiting volunteers to help with summer reading. Please contact Moira Bundschuh, co-chair at moirabundschuh@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.   For general questions on the Voices of the Village, please contact the coordinating committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com.

 
Voices of the Village

Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association

GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Supporting Our Youth Task Force

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association’s Supporting Our Youth Taskforce (HySoy for short) has been meeting weekly since the large Voice of the Village meeting in April of this year. With active membership at about twenty-five people and many more willing to provide mentoring assistance, no rx the group is diverse and strong in its strengths. Members include former or current educators and principals, decease pastors, purchase business people, parents and grandparents. Each member has committed to supporting Hyannis youth through both existing programs and through the creation of new initiatives.

Members have joined subcommittees to work on various areas of supporting our youth:

1. Mentoring

During weekly meetings we have met with guest speakers and current members who have developed and implemented successful mentoring programs. Members have met with Barnstable School District personnel at the district and school level to determine what programs already exist, how we can support these and if there is an age group that needs more services. The committee feels we can best help with mentoring in a few different areas:

1. Support the newly formed leadership partnership between Barnstable High School students and HYCC students in grades 4 – 6

2. Designing a proposal that will continue the important connection of caring between Hyannis West staff and students and alumni in grades 4 – 7 through a student-to-student mentoring program

3. Supporting adult/child mentoring through the schools

4. Providing summer reading times for students in grades 4 through 7 during July and August on Mondays through Thursdays at the Hyannis Public Library (11am-12pm) and at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room (4-5pm)

5. Providing drop-in homework assistance at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room beginning in the Fall 2011 from 2:30-5:30pm.

6. Providing interdenominational faith-based youth group and mentoring opportunities for children and families that would like type of program

The mentoring committee is working diligently to develop proposals and action plans to execute the above ideas in an organized and purposeful manner. They have developed a mission statement that reads: The purpose of our task force is the empowering of our youth to make right choices.  We will help them to reach to be the best they can be; to achieve their potential and discover their strengths; to build their self-esteem by knowing that we in the community care about them.

2. Childhood Enrichment Opportunities (CEO)

This committee has worked on developing ideas for supporting youth through extracurricular opportunities that might not be possible due to financial constraints. As of right now, committee members are developing strategies and proposals to identify camps, lessons, sports and musical activities that children might like to join and are working on different ways to obtain sponsorships for children to attend these activities. They have developed a letter to prospective business donors and have started to design a protocol for accepting monetary and in-kind donations for children in need. In addition, they are working on a simple form for parents to fill out to apply for a sponsorship. Members are also looking into developing a calendar listing of child and family friendly events in Hyannis and have begun to compile a listing of all services and programs available to Hyannis families. Once the proposals are finalized and approved, the committee would like to begin contacting extracurricular activities, businesses and families to begin the process of matching children and activities.

As a whole group the taskforce has met with Jan Barton from Barnstable’s Smart, Safe and Sober and heard a short presentation about the benefits of this program. Members have been encouraged to join in helping BeS3 mission to help young people make good choices. In addition, we are working to support the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, including the United Cultures Resource Room. Ingrid Muzy Murray from the Barnstable Human Rights Commission will be presenting about our taskforce at one of their meetings and hopefully we can support their work and receive valuable insight and support from the commissioners.

Overall, the taskforce has been very busy learning about many great programs for Hyannis youth and also pinpointing where we can support and strengthen areas of need. We currently meet every Tuesday at 6pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room and everyone is always welcome. We are always looking for new members and are recruiting volunteers to help with summer reading. Please contact Moira Bundschuh, co-chair at moirabundschuh@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.   For general questions on the Voices of the Village, please contact the coordinating committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com.

 
Voices of the Village

Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association

GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Supporting Our Youth Task Force

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association’s Supporting Our Youth Taskforce (HySoy for short) has been meeting weekly since the large Voice of the Village meeting in April of this year. With active membership at about twenty-five people and many more willing to provide mentoring assistance, no rx the group is diverse and strong in its strengths. Members include former or current educators and principals, decease pastors, purchase business people, parents and grandparents. Each member has committed to supporting Hyannis youth through both existing programs and through the creation of new initiatives.

Members have joined subcommittees to work on various areas of supporting our youth:

1. Mentoring

During weekly meetings we have met with guest speakers and current members who have developed and implemented successful mentoring programs. Members have met with Barnstable School District personnel at the district and school level to determine what programs already exist, how we can support these and if there is an age group that needs more services. The committee feels we can best help with mentoring in a few different areas:

1. Support the newly formed leadership partnership between Barnstable High School students and HYCC students in grades 4 – 6

2. Designing a proposal that will continue the important connection of caring between Hyannis West staff and students and alumni in grades 4 – 7 through a student-to-student mentoring program

3. Supporting adult/child mentoring through the schools

4. Providing summer reading times for students in grades 4 through 7 during July and August on Mondays through Thursdays at the Hyannis Public Library (11am-12pm) and at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room (4-5pm)

5. Providing drop-in homework assistance at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room beginning in the Fall 2011 from 2:30-5:30pm.

6. Providing interdenominational faith-based youth group and mentoring opportunities for children and families that would like type of program

The mentoring committee is working diligently to develop proposals and action plans to execute the above ideas in an organized and purposeful manner. They have developed a mission statement that reads: The purpose of our task force is the empowering of our youth to make right choices.  We will help them to reach to be the best they can be; to achieve their potential and discover their strengths; to build their self-esteem by knowing that we in the community care about them.

2. Childhood Enrichment Opportunities (CEO)

This committee has worked on developing ideas for supporting youth through extracurricular opportunities that might not be possible due to financial constraints. As of right now, committee members are developing strategies and proposals to identify camps, lessons, sports and musical activities that children might like to join and are working on different ways to obtain sponsorships for children to attend these activities. They have developed a letter to prospective business donors and have started to design a protocol for accepting monetary and in-kind donations for children in need. In addition, they are working on a simple form for parents to fill out to apply for a sponsorship. Members are also looking into developing a calendar listing of child and family friendly events in Hyannis and have begun to compile a listing of all services and programs available to Hyannis families. Once the proposals are finalized and approved, the committee would like to begin contacting extracurricular activities, businesses and families to begin the process of matching children and activities.

As a whole group the taskforce has met with Jan Barton from Barnstable’s Smart, Safe and Sober and heard a short presentation about the benefits of this program. Members have been encouraged to join in helping BeS3 mission to help young people make good choices. In addition, we are working to support the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, including the United Cultures Resource Room. Ingrid Muzy Murray from the Barnstable Human Rights Commission will be presenting about our taskforce at one of their meetings and hopefully we can support their work and receive valuable insight and support from the commissioners.

Overall, the taskforce has been very busy learning about many great programs for Hyannis youth and also pinpointing where we can support and strengthen areas of need. We currently meet every Tuesday at 6pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room and everyone is always welcome. We are always looking for new members and are recruiting volunteers to help with summer reading. Please contact Moira Bundschuh, co-chair at moirabundschuh@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.   For general questions on the Voices of the Village, please contact the coordinating committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com.

 
Greater Hyannis Civic Association

PO Box 783

West Hyannisport, tadalafil MA 02672

GreatHyannis@aol.com

 
Voices of the Village

Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association

GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Supporting Our Youth Task Force

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association’s Supporting Our Youth Taskforce (HySoy for short) has been meeting weekly since the large Voice of the Village meeting in April of this year. With active membership at about twenty-five people and many more willing to provide mentoring assistance, no rx the group is diverse and strong in its strengths. Members include former or current educators and principals, decease pastors, purchase business people, parents and grandparents. Each member has committed to supporting Hyannis youth through both existing programs and through the creation of new initiatives.

Members have joined subcommittees to work on various areas of supporting our youth:

1. Mentoring

During weekly meetings we have met with guest speakers and current members who have developed and implemented successful mentoring programs. Members have met with Barnstable School District personnel at the district and school level to determine what programs already exist, how we can support these and if there is an age group that needs more services. The committee feels we can best help with mentoring in a few different areas:

1. Support the newly formed leadership partnership between Barnstable High School students and HYCC students in grades 4 – 6

2. Designing a proposal that will continue the important connection of caring between Hyannis West staff and students and alumni in grades 4 – 7 through a student-to-student mentoring program

3. Supporting adult/child mentoring through the schools

4. Providing summer reading times for students in grades 4 through 7 during July and August on Mondays through Thursdays at the Hyannis Public Library (11am-12pm) and at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room (4-5pm)

5. Providing drop-in homework assistance at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room beginning in the Fall 2011 from 2:30-5:30pm.

6. Providing interdenominational faith-based youth group and mentoring opportunities for children and families that would like type of program

The mentoring committee is working diligently to develop proposals and action plans to execute the above ideas in an organized and purposeful manner. They have developed a mission statement that reads: The purpose of our task force is the empowering of our youth to make right choices.  We will help them to reach to be the best they can be; to achieve their potential and discover their strengths; to build their self-esteem by knowing that we in the community care about them.

2. Childhood Enrichment Opportunities (CEO)

This committee has worked on developing ideas for supporting youth through extracurricular opportunities that might not be possible due to financial constraints. As of right now, committee members are developing strategies and proposals to identify camps, lessons, sports and musical activities that children might like to join and are working on different ways to obtain sponsorships for children to attend these activities. They have developed a letter to prospective business donors and have started to design a protocol for accepting monetary and in-kind donations for children in need. In addition, they are working on a simple form for parents to fill out to apply for a sponsorship. Members are also looking into developing a calendar listing of child and family friendly events in Hyannis and have begun to compile a listing of all services and programs available to Hyannis families. Once the proposals are finalized and approved, the committee would like to begin contacting extracurricular activities, businesses and families to begin the process of matching children and activities.

As a whole group the taskforce has met with Jan Barton from Barnstable’s Smart, Safe and Sober and heard a short presentation about the benefits of this program. Members have been encouraged to join in helping BeS3 mission to help young people make good choices. In addition, we are working to support the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, including the United Cultures Resource Room. Ingrid Muzy Murray from the Barnstable Human Rights Commission will be presenting about our taskforce at one of their meetings and hopefully we can support their work and receive valuable insight and support from the commissioners.

Overall, the taskforce has been very busy learning about many great programs for Hyannis youth and also pinpointing where we can support and strengthen areas of need. We currently meet every Tuesday at 6pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room and everyone is always welcome. We are always looking for new members and are recruiting volunteers to help with summer reading. Please contact Moira Bundschuh, co-chair at moirabundschuh@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.   For general questions on the Voices of the Village, please contact the coordinating committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com.

 
Greater Hyannis Civic Association

PO Box 783

West Hyannisport, tadalafil MA 02672

GreatHyannis@aol.com

 
Greater Hyannis Civic Association
PO Box 783
West Hyannisport, troche MA 02672

GreatHyannis@aol.com

 
Voices of the Village

Sponsored by the Greater Hyannis Civic Association

GreatHyannis@aol.com

Voices of the Village – Supporting Our Youth Task Force

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association’s Supporting Our Youth Taskforce (HySoy for short) has been meeting weekly since the large Voice of the Village meeting in April of this year. With active membership at about twenty-five people and many more willing to provide mentoring assistance, no rx the group is diverse and strong in its strengths. Members include former or current educators and principals, decease pastors, purchase business people, parents and grandparents. Each member has committed to supporting Hyannis youth through both existing programs and through the creation of new initiatives.

Members have joined subcommittees to work on various areas of supporting our youth:

1. Mentoring

During weekly meetings we have met with guest speakers and current members who have developed and implemented successful mentoring programs. Members have met with Barnstable School District personnel at the district and school level to determine what programs already exist, how we can support these and if there is an age group that needs more services. The committee feels we can best help with mentoring in a few different areas:

1. Support the newly formed leadership partnership between Barnstable High School students and HYCC students in grades 4 – 6

2. Designing a proposal that will continue the important connection of caring between Hyannis West staff and students and alumni in grades 4 – 7 through a student-to-student mentoring program

3. Supporting adult/child mentoring through the schools

4. Providing summer reading times for students in grades 4 through 7 during July and August on Mondays through Thursdays at the Hyannis Public Library (11am-12pm) and at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room (4-5pm)

5. Providing drop-in homework assistance at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room beginning in the Fall 2011 from 2:30-5:30pm.

6. Providing interdenominational faith-based youth group and mentoring opportunities for children and families that would like type of program

The mentoring committee is working diligently to develop proposals and action plans to execute the above ideas in an organized and purposeful manner. They have developed a mission statement that reads: The purpose of our task force is the empowering of our youth to make right choices.  We will help them to reach to be the best they can be; to achieve their potential and discover their strengths; to build their self-esteem by knowing that we in the community care about them.

2. Childhood Enrichment Opportunities (CEO)

This committee has worked on developing ideas for supporting youth through extracurricular opportunities that might not be possible due to financial constraints. As of right now, committee members are developing strategies and proposals to identify camps, lessons, sports and musical activities that children might like to join and are working on different ways to obtain sponsorships for children to attend these activities. They have developed a letter to prospective business donors and have started to design a protocol for accepting monetary and in-kind donations for children in need. In addition, they are working on a simple form for parents to fill out to apply for a sponsorship. Members are also looking into developing a calendar listing of child and family friendly events in Hyannis and have begun to compile a listing of all services and programs available to Hyannis families. Once the proposals are finalized and approved, the committee would like to begin contacting extracurricular activities, businesses and families to begin the process of matching children and activities.

As a whole group the taskforce has met with Jan Barton from Barnstable’s Smart, Safe and Sober and heard a short presentation about the benefits of this program. Members have been encouraged to join in helping BeS3 mission to help young people make good choices. In addition, we are working to support the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, including the United Cultures Resource Room. Ingrid Muzy Murray from the Barnstable Human Rights Commission will be presenting about our taskforce at one of their meetings and hopefully we can support their work and receive valuable insight and support from the commissioners.

Overall, the taskforce has been very busy learning about many great programs for Hyannis youth and also pinpointing where we can support and strengthen areas of need. We currently meet every Tuesday at 6pm at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center’s United Cultures Resource Room and everyone is always welcome. We are always looking for new members and are recruiting volunteers to help with summer reading. Please contact Moira Bundschuh, co-chair at moirabundschuh@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer.   For general questions on the Voices of the Village, please contact the coordinating committee at GreatHyannis@aol.com.

 
Greater Hyannis Civic Association

PO Box 783

West Hyannisport, tadalafil MA 02672

GreatHyannis@aol.com

 
Greater Hyannis Civic Association
PO Box 783
West Hyannisport, troche MA 02672

GreatHyannis@aol.com

 
Voices of the Village – Police, site Drugs & Crime Task Force
The Voices of the Village Task Force on Police, view Drugs & Crime is one of five created by theGreater Hyannis Civic Association to address community concerns. We held our first meeting onMonday, May 3rd with a total of 17 participants. Over the course of three successful meetingsour membership has steadily grown as we’ve focused our agenda on the issues we may be ableto positively impact. The most obvious of these is the drug problem which is at the root ofmuch of the crime in our town and Cape wide.

Police Chief Paul MacDonald has done a great job of guiding the recommendations of this taskforce. As you know, there has been a great deal of publicity surrounding several recentshootings. The greatest challenge the police face in resolving these crimes is the unwillingnessof witnesses to come forward. In many cases, the police know who was involved, but they arenot receiving the cooperation they need to make their case.

We’ve also learned that many residents are unaware of the initiatives being pursued by theBarnstable Police Department (BPD) to keep our streets safe. The BPD was instrumental indeveloping a new “Street Crime Unit” in partnership with the Yarmouth Police Department, theBarnstable County Sheriff and the State Police. We can expect improvements in enforcementproposed by the Chief to measurably impact the quality of life in our village and the Town ofBarnstable.

Our challenge is to compliment the efforts of our police. We would like to see improvements incommunity outreach, drug and crime prevention, education, treatment, and youth opportunity.We are exploring options for improving communications within the community and promotingthe police “TIP” line where you can report crimes anonymously. We are encouragingneighborhoods to organize crime watches to improve safety and increase the reporting of drugactivity. We plan to develop a new community focused website and we would like to improvethe sharing of community reports on drug and crime activity with residents, landlords andservice agencies.
We plan to seek out funding sources for drug and crime prevention programs for high riskgroups within our community. We’ve identified several exciting opportunities to engage ouryouth and create after school programs. We understand the tenacity of addiction and its impacton local issues. We intend to create an enhanced, community-wide response that will facilitateaccess to treatment for those trapped in addiction.
We are actively seeking new members to help develop a marketing plan for the police. Weneed your help with our community outreach program. Additionally, we are interested inengaging those who can help us enhance the treatment response. We hope that you willsupport and participate in these efforts. Please join us at 7 pm on June 6th for our next meetingat the Police sub-station at 491 Main Street. For more information, email GreatHyannis@aol.com.