For home visits call or email support with questions or concerns. We can help with filling out forms, making copies, and faxing. Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority buses are running.
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program)
- The Dennis Senior Center has applications. Call the DCAL at 508-385-5067| Applications are also online at Mass.gov
- Project Bread's Hotline offers free confidential screenings for SNAP eligibility, as well as assistance in completing the application. Call 833-712-8027 for the dedicated Senior Line. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.
- The Veteran's Office: Contact Adam at 508-778-0124
- Fuel Assistance: The Dennis Senior Center has applications for fuel assistance and the Town of Dennis additional help: Call Sherrie Jones at 508-694-2005.
The Dennis Senior Center runs three food programs:
- The Brown Bag Program is the first Friday of the month and The Mobile Food Pantry the second Friday of the month. Call Sherrie Jones, Office Manager, or Kelli Fieldhouse, Assistant Outreach Coordinator, at 508-385-5067 for details. Delivery available.
- Meals on Wheels is administered by Elder Services. Phone: 508-394-4630. The In-house Dining Room will open during the 2023 Holiday Season.
- South Shore Community Action is doing the applications via phone: 508-746-7170
- The MA Senior Legal Helpline. Phone: 800-342-5297.
- The Mass Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service. Phone: 866-627-7577.
- WE CAN offer free consultations. Phone: 508-430-8111.
- South Coastal Legal Aid. Phone: 508-775-7020
- Dial A Lawyer: First Wednesday of the month between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Phone: 877-686-0711
The Dennis Senior Center has a Resource Housing Brochure. Call Marion at 508-694-2004 for details. Applications for all housing authorities in MA are available online at Mass.gov. It is called the CHAMP application.
- Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC). Phone: 508-771-5400
- Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing (HECH). Phone: 508-432-0015
- Lock Box Program: The lock box is installed next to your front door by Fire Department personnel who have exclusive access to the house key inside. Should you experience a medical emergency, the Fire Department is able to access your home and provide the help you need. Please call 508-398-0363.
- 2-1-1 is the national abbreviated dialing code for free access to health and human services information and referral. 2-1-1 is a free, universally recognizable number that makes a critical connection between individuals and families seeking services or volunteer opportunities and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the Cape and Islands Crisis Hotline at 800-322-1356.
- Case Management: Short-term case management to provide referrals to appropriate agencies, assess needs, and match resources accordingly. Please call for an intake interview.
- The Friendly Visitor Program: The goal of the program is to connect home-bound seniors with a volunteer who enjoys a one-on-one relationship. During the pandemic, we are providing telephonic and phone support.
- Fuel Assistance: This program is open to all residents of Dennis who qualify.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food stamp information
- Housing Assistance: We have a brochure for all housing on the Cape as well as the universal housing application. Call for details.
- Emergency Transportation and Emergency food shopping or prescription pick-up: Outreach offers this service on an emergency basis only. Call for more details.
- Handyman List and Home Health Worker Lists: Workers have been CORI'd in the State of Massachusetts.
- The Telephone Reassurance Program: Administered by the Police Department at 508-394-1314.
- SHINE Program: SHINE counselors are experts in Medicare, Mass Health, and other insurance to make sure you have the best insurance possible.
- Health Care Proxies, Five Wishes, Molst Forms: These are available, the most updated one of these being the Molst form.
- Home Visits: For wellness checks.
- Brown Bag Program: This is a first Friday of the month bag full of up to $35 dollars worth of food. Volunteers deliver to the housing complexes if someone does not drive. Drivers must pick up their bags.