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 Cape & Islands Continuum of Care (CoC) is Now Accepting New and Renewal Project Applications

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Planning and Development Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Continuum of Care Competition and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homeless […]

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Samaritans on Cape Cod & Islands Launch New 3-Digit Crisis Support Number: 988

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands recently launched 988, the 3-digit number adopted by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you haven’t heard about 988, here’s a quick overview. […]

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Housing Assistance Corporation’s New THRIVE Program Provides Housing Subsidies for Childcare Workers

Here is some great news for our community! Have you heard about the new THRIVE program created by Housing Assistance Corporation to address housing affordability? The program provides housing subsidies […]

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Read the Regional Substance Addiction Council (RSAC) Monthy E-Newsletter

Have you seen the July edition? Barnstable County Regional Substance Addiction Council (RSAC) monthly E-Newsletter is a tether of communication across towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod, providing […]

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Read the Latest E-News from the Department of Human Services

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’s Department of Human Services Awarded 3-Year SHINE Grant

June 28, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – Barnstable County Department of Human Services has announced it has been awarded a three-year grant from the states Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) […]

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