Barnstable County Department of Human Services

Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services plans, develops and coordinates regional solutions to Cape Cod’s most pressing health and human service issues. We foster and support collaborative initiatives with data analysis, strategic planning, and investment of county, state and federal resources. Our current initiatives include convening key stakeholders to address substance use, homelessness, and chronic disease. In addition, we compile and disseminate regional human service information and resources. Our goal is to create a “Healthy Connected Cape Cod”.


As required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness is publicly posting the following documents prior to submission to HUD:

FY2023 MA-503 CoC Collaborative Application

FY2023 MA-503 CoC Project Priority Listing



Orange Shirt Day to take place September 30th at the Mashpee Rotary

Local recognition of Orange Shirt Day, a National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, will take place on September 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Mashpee rotary, followed by […]

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Hearing Loss Education and Accommodations: A Recent Presentation

In this video you will learn from Jonathan O’Dell, Assistive Technology Manager/ Training Specialist with the MCDHH/MA (Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing), the different kinds of […]

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Barnstable County SHINE Prepares for Open Enrollment 

September 18, 2023 (Barnstable, MA) – Open Enrollment for Medicare is available from October 15th to December 7th, and during this period, state-certified SHINE counselors are at your service by appointment at your local […]

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Regional Substance Abuse Council Newsletter (RSAC) – September 2023

The Barnstable County Regional Substance Addiction Coalition E-Newsletter is the hub of timely information on substance use and related issues in Barnstable County. With a readership of more than 1000, […]

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Barnstable County Department of Human Services E-Newsletter – September 2023

The Barnstable County Department of Human Services E-Newsletter is the “clearinghouse” for human services in Barnstable County. With a readership of more than 2,000, the monthly e-newsletter disseminates news of […]

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Barnstable County to Participate at Annual 55+ Community Safety Day

Barnstable County is pleased to have multiple departments represented at the upcoming Town of Barnstable’s 2nd Annual 55+ Community Safety Day. Join us at the Barnstable Adult Community Center on […]

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