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”.

Cancelled – Veteran Awareness Day – Sat. 10/1/2016

Cancelled – Veteran Awareness Day – Sat. 10/1/2016

Due to the weather forecast, the Cape and Islands Veterans Awareness Event and Field Day has been cancelled.   Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center, The Masonic Military Assitance Project and the Town of Barnstable are sponsoring the Cape and Islands... read more
Suicide is Preventable – News from CISPC

Suicide is Preventable – News from CISPC

With the Cape and Islands’ suicide rate 1.4 times higher than the Massachusett’s state average, local trainings and events are an integral part in preventing suicide. Suicide prevention awareness and education occur throughout the year thanks to many local... read more
Welcome Melissa Janiszewski, New MOAPC Coordinator

Welcome Melissa Janiszewski, New MOAPC Coordinator

New Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC) Program Specialist, Melissa Janiszewski will coordinate the Barnstable County’s MOAPC grant.  Melissa has a Master’s Degree in Social Work focusing on Sustainable Development/Global Practice... read more
Candlelight Overdose Vigil – September 24, 2016

Candlelight Overdose Vigil – September 24, 2016

Parents Supporting Parents Cape Cod, The Open Doorways of Cape Cod, Inc. and the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod are presenting an event to support families and individuals dealing with addiction. Barnstable County has the highest death rate by overdose in... read more

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