Emergency Numbers

Department of Mental Health Cape & Islands Crisis Hotline
800-322-1356

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255, Press 1

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

Child-At-Risk Hotline
800-792-5200

Disabled Persons Protection Hotline
800-426-9009

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline
800-439-6507

Elder Abuse Hotline
800-922-2275, Press 4

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

Substance Abuse Hotline
800-327-5050

Barnstable County HOME Consortium Notice of Public Hearing & Public Comment Period

The Barnstable County HOME Consortium has completed its 2015 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2014- June 30, 2015) utilizing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Fiscal Year 2014 HOME Program funds. The HOME Program was awarded $404,552 to carry out the goals and objectives set forth in the 2010- 2014 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for this period. A Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER), outlining the year’s accomplishments and challenges is available for public comment.

The Consortium will conduct a public hearing on: Thursday, September 17, 2015 – 8:30 AM in the Innovation Room in the Open Cape Building in the Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630.  Read more in EnglishPortuguese and Spanish.

Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council Action Plan, 2015-2020

The Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC) presents Addressing Substance Use on Cape Cod: Action Plan covering the period 2015-2020.

Barnstable County Seeks Contractor for Massachusetts Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative Grant

Barnstable County, through its Chief Procurement Officer and on behalf of the Department of Human Services, seeks a qualified contractor to assist the Department in coordinating the “Massachusetts Abuse Prevention Collaborative” (SAPC) in Barnstable County.  Proposals will be received at the Superior Court House, Office of the County Commissioners, Purchasing Department, 3195 Main Street, P.O. Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630, on or before August 11, 2015 at 10:00AM.   No exceptions will be allowed. Specifications may be obtained from the Barnstable County Purchasing Department at http://purchasing.barnstablecounty.org.

The purpose of the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC) grant program is to implement local policy, practice, systems, and/or environmental changes to prevent underage drinking and other drug use.  Grant funds will be used to plan and support initiatives that benefit the region.  Additionally, this program provides support for groups of municipalities to enter into formal, long term agreements to share resources and coordinate activities, in order to increase the number and capacity of municipalities across the Commonwealth addressing these issues. This program emphasizes the integration of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model into overall prevention systems, to ensure a consistent data-driven planning process focused on implementing effective and sustainable strategies and interventions.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) has awarded Barnstable County a one year contract for the period July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. The contract has options to renew through 2022.

Human and Financial Cost of Substance Use Infographic

Over the past year, the Barnstable County Department of Human Services undertook a comprehensive analysis of substance abuse in Barnstable County. This baseline assessment provides a snapshot of substance dependency and the related costs for our region, and is helping inform the policy and programming direction of the Regional Substance Abuse Council.

Using data from the analysis, the Department recently undertook development of an important infographic to clearly highlight both the human and financial costs of substance use in Barnstable County.

Community Access Monitor Training – June 23 and 24

Join the Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD) and the New England ADA Center for a two-day Community Access Monitor Training training offered by the Massachusetts Office on Disability. Community Access Monitor Trainings help individuals learn how to better advocate for increased access in the community and how to better understand their obligations to provide access to the disability community.

Participants in the two-day training will learn:

  • Regulations of the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • History of Disability Rights
  • General overview of the ADA and the Amendments Act of 2008
  • How to Survey a Facility
  • How to Advocate for Access
  • Examples of good and bad accessibility
  • Rights and Responsibilities of a Community Access Monitor

The training is on June 23rd and June 24th at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis. The cost for both days, including lunch and materials, is $15 for consumers and $85 for professionals (with continuing education credits available for Building Inspectors).

The registration deadline is June 15th. To register, please complete the registration form or visit CORD’s website for more information.