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”.



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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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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Barnstable County Joins Groundbreaking for Provincetown’s New Affordable Housing Project

Today, Tuesday, June 18th, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Jerome Smith Rental Housing project in Provincetown, Massachusetts, brought together a distinguished group of individuals to celebrate the commencement of a […]

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June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), elder abuse is defined as a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an […]

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Deadline Extended! Online Behavioral Health Needs Assessment for Residents of Barnstable County

Barnstable County Department of Human Services is conducting a needs assessment about the behavioral health needs of and related services for children, youth, and young adults (age 0–21 years) in […]

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Regional Substance Abuse Council Newsletter (RSAC) – June 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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Upcoming Meetings & Events