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”.
October 5, 2017 Vaira Harik, Senior Project Manager, and Melissa Janiszewski, MOAPC Coordinator, presented on "An Analysis of Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths on Cape Cod, 2004-2014: Implications for the Straight-To-Work Population" to the Barnstable County Regional...read more
The HOME Consortium meeting scheduled for November 9, 2017, has been canceled. Barnstable County Department of Human Services is the lead agent for the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), a Federal block grant to state and local governments designed...read more
The following two important events sponsored by the Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness are scheduled for the week of October 30, 2017: Barnstable Community Meeting on Housing Court Expansion Barnstable Community Meeting with Chief Justice Sullivan...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
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