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”.



The Alternative: Creating Space for Technologists to Tackle Wastewater Challenges on Cape Cod

Interested in joining the discussion about wastewater challenges on Cape Cod? Check out “The Alternative”, a weekly newsletter from Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center! Read the latest […]

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The Cape Cod Chronicle: Program Sets Sights on Youth, Young Adult Homelessness

BARNSTABLE – In researching the issue of homelessness and housing instability on the Cape and Islands, Barnstable County officials came upon what Dan Gray called a “hidden population,” namely teens […]

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Regional Substance Abuse Council Newsletter (RSAC) – February 2024

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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Sunday Journal – New Plan Tackling Youth Homelessness on Cape Cod

Tune in to this episode of the Sunday Journal with Grady Culhane as he highlights the efforts of the Barnstable County Department of Human Services and housing advocates in addressing […]

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HUD Awards over $2.4M to Cape and Islands Homelessness Programs 

The award is part of HUD’s annual Continuum of Care Competition Awards through its FY23 appropriation. February 6, 2024 (Barnstable, MA) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently […]

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Barnstable County Department of Human Services E-Newsletter – February 2024

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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