The Barnstable County Department of Human Services coordinates the Regional Network on Homelessness and administers grant funded programs of regional impact.

Massachusetts Youth Count 2024 is almost here! The 2024 survey will take place from Monday, April 1st–Tuesday, April 30th.

The Massachusetts Youth Count is an annual survey sponsored by the Massachusetts Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Commission to learn about the scope, needs, and demographics of youth and young adults under the age of 25 who are unstably housed or experiencing homelessness. The Youth Count partners with youth, young adults, providers serving youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, Continua of Care, and other community partners to conduct the survey. Youth Count provides opportunities for young people to utilize their leadership skills in planning and administering the count, and for participants to connect to resources and services. The insights and data gathered from the survey process are used to influence advocacy and programming to address youth and young adult homelessness.

The survey goes live on April 1st! To learn more about Youth Count 2024 and to access the survey tool in different formats and languages, visit Share the link and help us spread the word!

Massachusetts Youth Count 2024: Survey to Increase the State’s Understanding of Youth Homelessness

Massachusetts Youth Count 2024 here! The 2024 survey went live Monday, April 1st and will remain open for submissions until Tuesday, April 30th. Access the survey in one of five […]

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Cape Cod Times Article Highlights Plan to End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness

Article Written by Rachel Devaney, Cape Cod Times During high school, Beans, 24, was terrified that the family members he lived with would discover he identifies as queer. As a […]

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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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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 and Partners Announce Coordinated Community Plan to Address and End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness

February 1, 2024 (Barnstable, MA) – On January 26th at the Homeless Prevention Council in Orleans, the Cape and Islands Youth Action Board (YAB) and the Barnstable County Department of Human Services […]

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Public Posting of Documents as Required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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: FY2023 […]

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