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”.


Submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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:

FY2022 MA-503 CoC Collaborative Application

FY2022 MA-503 CoC Project Priority Listing


Potential Disruption in Local Access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder

Due to the recent closing of the Recovery Connections Centers of America which includes Hyannis and Plymouth locations, Barnstable County Department of Human Services would like to alert the community […]

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Public Hearings on the Needs of Older Adults

As the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for our region, Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands receivesTitle III B and D Community Federal Grants. This money is awarded […]

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Attention: Last COVID SNAP Payment is March 2, 2023

Due to federal action, the last COVID SNAP payment is March 2, 2023. Starting in April, you will get only 1 monthly payment. That is your normal benefit. Find the […]

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County Commissioners Take Action to Ensure Those Living on Cape Cod Have Access to Affordable Housing

 Updates on County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)  February 22, 2023 (BARNSTABLE, MA) – Today the Barnstable County Commissioners took action to ensure those living on Cape Cod have access to shelter […]

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Attend the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan Public Hearing

Barnstable County is taking initiative to ensure that the county’s homeless population receives adequate assistance and support. All are invited to review their draft HOME-ARP Allocation plan, as well as attend a virtual public hearing on February 27th via Zoom – your participation will be vital in ensuring success.

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New Report Outlines State of Substance Use on Cape Cod

There is a new report that outlines the state of substance use on Cape Cod. Deputy Director of Human Services Mandi Speakman said that a main take away from the […]

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