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”.



Find a Summer Eats Meal Site!

Summer Eats livens up every kid’s summer by filling their bellies and filling their days with activities that get them out, up, and moving. Brought to you by Massachusetts’ Department […]

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Latest Edition Available: RSAC Newsletter Highlights Key Resources and Events

The latest Barnstable County Regional Substance Addiction Council (RSAC) newsletter from Barnstable County Department of Human Services is here to keep you updated on substance use and mental health resources and […]

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Upcoming Community Listening Sessions to Hear Ideas on How to Make the Commonwealth More Age- and Dementia-Friendly

In 2019, Massachusetts unveiled a plan to amplify, align, and coordinate local, regional, and statewide efforts to create a welcoming and more livable Commonwealth for residents of all ages. The […]

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Barnstable County Department of Human Services E-Newsletter – July 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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Shedding Light on Homelessness: Insights from the Latest Count on Cape and Islands

The Department of Human Services invites you to read an article in the Provincetown Independent discussing the recent “Point In Time Count” of the homeless population on the Cape and […]

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Cape Cod Times: Homelessness Reaches New High for Cape, Vineyard, and Nantucket in One-Night Count

Kalie Walker, Special to Cape Cod Times The number of homeless people on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard has increased since last year to its highest figure in 10 years, according […]

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