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”.
On July 17, 2017, Governor Baker signed legislation for a statewide expansion of the housing court with $750,000 to begin the expansion. Two million people in 84 cities and towns in Barnstable, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Dukes, and Nantucket counties will now have...read more
August 15, 2017 Vaira Harik, Senior Project Manager, was a panelist on the "The Prevention of Substance Abuse in Our Community" panel at the Bourne Office Opening and Education Event of the Community Health Center of Cape Cod. Healthy Connected Cape Cod is the...read more
Three new trainings will be offered this fall to empower Cape Cod to help those affected by substance use. The trainings will be conducted by the Institute for Health and Recovery and will include strategies for addressing tobacco use for populations with substance...read more
Paula Schnepp, coordinator of the Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness, compiled the news and upcoming events presented below for all those interested in homelessness in the Cape and Islands Continuum of Care (CoC) region. U.S. Housing and Urban...read more
The Barnstable County HOME Consortium has completed its 2016 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) utilizing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Fiscal Year 2015 HOME Program funds. The HOME Program was awarded $394,512 to carry out...read more