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”.

Regional Substance Use Council Website Launch

Regional Substance Use Council Website Launch

The Barnstable County Department of Human Services’ Regional Substance Use Council (RSAC) announced the launch of its new web site – MyChoiceMatters.net. RSAC works with Cape Cod communities, elected officials, schools, businesses and health and human services...

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Save the Date: Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Event

Save the Date: Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Event

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts will host the symposium  "Dementia Friendly Massachusetts: Creating Welcoming Communities" on November 9, 2017.  The all day event will include Dementia Friends Champion training, panel discussions, and opening remarks by Secretary of...

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HUD Continuum of Care FY2017 NOFA Released

HUD Continuum of Care FY2017 NOFA Released

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was released on July 14, 2017. The NOFA and related documents can be found at...

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Homelessness Among Elders Summit

Homelessness Among Elders Summit

Save the Date: The Island Foundation and the United Way of Greater Attleboro/ Taunton will host the "Homelessness Among Elders Summit - A Discussion for the South Coast, Cape and Islands" with keynote speaker Alice F. Bonner, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder...

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News from SHINE – July 2017

News from SHINE – July 2017

MEDICARE’S OPEN ENROLLMENT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER… Don’t wait until it is too late! The Open Enrollment Period (Oct 15 – Dec 7, 2017) for Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) and Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) will be here before you know it and it is very important...

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ADA Resources

Compilation of County, State and Federal Aging and Disability Resources.

Calendar

Department of Human Services’ meeting schedules and deadlines.

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