Emergency Numbers

Department of Mental Health Cape & Islands Crisis Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255, Press 1

Baby Safe Haven Hotline
866-814-SAFE (7233)

Child-At-Risk Hotline

Disabled Persons Protection Hotline

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline

Elder Abuse Hotline
800-922-2275, Press 4

Emergency ASL Interpreter
800-249-9949 (V/TTY)

Substance Abuse Hotline

AmeriCorps Vista Funding Opportunity

The Barnstable County Resource Development and Human Services Departments are exploring the opportunity to submit a concept paper requesting 1-2 Vista volunteers for 2016-17.  We are seeking project ideas from potential site sponsors.  Projects may bed extended for 3-5 years depending on available funding and need.  AmeriCorps Vistas serve as full-time volunteers with organizations across the country to fight poverty and can help your organization by working on a project that helps you address a critical community need.  Read more…..

Deadline for project submissions is October 12, 2015.  Email to Bobbi Moritz, Resource Development Officer at bobbi.moritz@barnstablecounty.org

Barnstable County Human Rights Commission Seeks New Commissioners

The Barnstable County Human Rights Commission is seeking candidates to fill three vacancies on the Commission for three-year terms and one vacancy to complete a partial term of one year, beginning January 2016. The nine member volunteer Human Rights Commission was created in 2005 by the County’s Assembly of Delegates to promote equal opportunity, prevent discrimination, investigate and mediate complaints and provide human rights information.

View description of responsibilities. For more information about the Human Rights Commission, go to www.bchumanservices.net  and click on Community Partnerships.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume received no later than Friday, October 23, 2015 to: Barnstable County Human Services Department, HRC Candidates, P.O. Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630 or by email to kcallahan@barnstablecounty.org. Persons with varied language skills and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For questions or additional information about the work of the Human Rights Commission contact Elenita Muñiz, HRC Coordinator at Tel: 508/375-6912 or email hrc@barnstablecounty.org.

The Barnstable County Health & Human Services Advisory Council reviews applications for this volunteer position and makes recommendations to the Barnstable County Commissioners. The County Commissioners appoint Commissioners to the Human Rights Commission.

Barnstable County Department of Human Services seeks a full time Program Specialist for the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative

The Program Specialist will assist the Barnstable County Department of Human Services in coordinating regional prevention strategies; coordinating efforts among Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) members and providing support to regional sponsored activities.  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, social work, human services, behavioral health, or related field, minimum of three years’ experience working on regional initiatives and/or prevention programs.  Knowledge of behavioral health and substance use systems and resources in region.  Must possess, or be willing to obtain, certification as a prevention specialist within two years of hire.  Multi-year grant funded position.  View job description.

Send resume by October 23, 2015 to:  Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 427, Barnstable, MA  02630 or via email to humanresources@barnstablecounty.org.


Barnstable County Department of Human Services seeks a full time Program Manager for the HOME and Continuum of Care Programs

This position will provide administrative management and oversight of federally funded HOME and Continuum of Care programs.  Master’s Degree in public administration or related field and five years’ experience in program administration, housing and homeless advocacy, and financial analysis experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Knowledge of state and federal programs relating to housing and homelessness preferred.  View Job Description.

Send resume by October 16, 2015 to: Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630 or via email to humanresources@barnstablecounty.org


“Summit on Older Adults” Report Available

On October 30, 2014, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
(EOEA), the Massachusetts Departments of Mental Health (DMH) and
Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Association of Older
Americans (MAOA) organized and sponsored an “invitation only” summit
on the Boston University Campus. Over 100 Massachusetts state agency
heads, policy makers, health and home care professionals, medical
directors, health economists, providers, advocates and other leaders
engaged in a day-long conversation on the challenges presented by the
coming wave of older citizens with behavioral health needs. This report
is a brief synopsis of the day’s proceedings and is not intended to provide
a detailed overview.

Summit on Older Adults: Behavioral Health Issues and the Coming Wave