Opening your Heart + Home


Fall is a time for gathering and celebrating, as well as an opportunity for reflection and gratitude. It is also a time where many Cape Codders feel moved to give back to the community and to help those in need. This year it may include opening your heart, and maybe even your home.

The Hyannis Department of Children and Families is actively seeking individuals and couples from all types of backgrounds to become foster parents. Children are sometimes placed into temporary care when their parents or other family members cannot care for them. Unfortunately, the number of children going into temporary care has skyrocketed and they don’t have enough foster homes on the Cape and Islands, which generally means the children in need will be sent to group homes or institutional settings.

Or, consider adopting a furry friend, as there are millions of animals across the Cape (not to mention the country) that need a loving home. Looking for a pup to get overly excited every time you come home? Check out Adoption Day at the Falmouth Pet Center or head to the Animal Rescue League in Brewster and meet the satos who were just brought up from hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. If a cat or a bunny is more your speed, consider heading to the MSPCA in Centerville where there are (way too) many currently up for adoption.

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