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”.
Substance use in the workplace is a growing concern. The Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition has developed a toolkit that provides employers with information related to substance use, including opioids. Employers can use this guide to address these concerns and...read more
The Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council (RSAC) was organized by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services in 2014 and is comprised of town coalitions, elected officials from the local, state, and federal levels, the Sheriff and District...read more
On October 5, 2017, the Barnstable County Department of Human Services presented a study on opioid‐related overdose deaths to the Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council. Report: Analysis of Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths on Cape Cod, 2014-2014: Implications...read more
Registration is now open for the My Choice Matters: Building Parent Muscle Summit scheduled for Sunday afternoon, November 5, 2017. My Choice Matters: Building Parent Muscle is for parents of children of all ages and is designed to provide Cape Cod parents a deeper...read more
My Choice Matters: Building Parent Muscle is for parents of all ages and is designed to provide Cape Cod parents a deeper understanding of promoting resiliency and positive coping skills in their children as well as specific communication techniques. This year parents...read more