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Mission

The mission of the Barnstable County Department of Human Services is to plan, develop, and implement programs which enhance the overall delivery of human services in Barnstable County, to promote the health and social well-being of County residents through regional efforts designed to improve coordination and efficiency of human services, and designed to strengthen the fabric of community care available to all.

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Healthy Connected Cape Cod

Healthy Connected Cape Cod is the conceptual framework that ties together the work of the Department.  Our goal is to organize regional approaches by engaging residents, health and human service organizations, coalitions and networks throughout Cape Cod to plan and implement activities that promote health and well-being for County residents.

Barnstable County Department of Human Services convenes several regional coalitions to ensure a sustained regional impact on priority initiatives. By providing strategic leadership and structure, the Department supports regional efforts that address key health and human service issues, such as homelessness and substance use.

As the region’s health and human services clearinghouse, Barnstable County Department of Human Services connects individuals and organizations to the information and the services they need, providing data, research, technical assistance, online resource directories, and E-Newsletters.  The online calendar provides schedule of Department’s priority meetings and events, and the easily accessible “Emergency Hotlines” provides contact information for immediate help for those in crisis.

With the stewardship of the Health and Human Services Advisory Council, Barnstable County Department of Human Services brings community partners together to foster collaborations that enhance the health and well-being of Barnstable County residents.

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Strategic Plan

The Department of Human Services, in conjunction with the Barnstable County Health and Human Services Advisory Council, is responsible for developing a Barnstable County Health and Human Services Plan to prioritize issues for action by the County government.

Barnstable County Department of Human Services Plan 2014 – 2016

The following diagram highlights the major health and human service focus areas for the Department for 2015 -2016:

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Barnstable County Regional Government

Barnstable County is the regional government of Cape Cod. It was first created in 1685. The mission of Barnstable County is to promote and sustain a proactive government that enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Barnstable County.

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Staff Directory

Elizabeth Albert, Director
508-375-6626
balbert@barnstablecounty.org

Kathleen Callahan, Administrative Assistant
508-375-6628
kcallahan@barnstablecounty.org

Sheila Curtis, SHINE Regional Program Manager
508-375-6762
scurtis@barnstablecounty.org

Vaira Harik, M.S., Senior Project Manager
508-375-6629
vharik@barnstablecounty.org

Melissa Janiszewski, Program Specialist
Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (MOAPC)
508-375-6944
melissa.janiszewski@barnstablecounty.org

Kim Slade, Program Specialist
Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC)
508-375-6845
kim.slade@barnstablecounty.org

Michelle Springer, Program Manager
HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
508-744-1224
mspringer@barnstablecounty.org

Patty Watson, Project Specialist
508-375-6630
patricia.watson@barnstablecounty.org

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Contact Information and Directions

Barnstable County Department of Human Services
3195 Main Street
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, Massachusetts  02630

508-375-6628 ( TEL)
508-362-0290 (FAX)

humanservices@barnstablecounty.org

www.bchumanservices.net

TO BARNSTABLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

3195 Main St., Barnstable, MA 02630


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From the North:

  • Proceed over the Sagamore Bridge to Rt 6 East (Mid-Cape Highway)
  • Take Exit 6 – Hyannis, Rt 132, bear left at end of ramp
  • Take a left at the traffic lights onto Rt. 132, follow Rt 132 for .7 miles to intersection of Rt. 6A (Main St.)
  • Turn right on Rt. 6A, follow 2.36 miles to Barnstable Village.
  • Take a right into the Barnstable County Complex.
  • Department of Human Services is located on the second floor of the gray and white building at the top of the hill.

From the South:

  • Take Rt. 6 (Mid-Cape Highway) West
  • Take Exit 6 – Hyannis Rt. 132
  • Turn right off the exit and follow Rt. 132 for .7 miles to intersection of Rt. 6A (Main St.)
  • Turn right on Rt. 6A, follow 2.36 miles to Barnstable Village
  • Take a right into the Barnstable County Complex.
  • Department of Human Services is located on the second floor of the gray and white building at the top of the hill.

From Downtown Hyannis:

  • Take Rt. 132 North
  • Turn right on Phinney’s Lane – (Phinney’s Lane becomes Hyannis Rd)
  • Follow for a total of 1.8 miles to intersection of Rt. 6A (Main St.)
  • Turn left onto Rt. 6A, follow .2 miles
  • Turn left into Barnstable County Complex
  • Department of Human Services is located on the second
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