Aging and Disability

Aging and Disability is one of the four major health and human service focus areas of Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services.  As stated in the Barnstable County Human Service Plan, the Department’s goal is to support regional aging and disability efforts that improve coordination of services and address unmet needs.

Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness

FACT SHEET: Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness, January 2017
The Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness consists of the collaborative effort of state, county and local government, social service providers, housing agencies, faith-based organizations, the business community and individuals working together to prevent and end homelessness.

Continuum of Care

FACT SHEET: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act – Continuum of Care Grant Program, December 2016
The Continuum of Care Grant Program provides homeless assistance funding administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  As the primary federal resource to end homelessness, the Continuum of Care (CoC) grant program competitively funds CoCs to impact homelessness at the local level.

HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

Fact Sheet: HOME Investment Partnership Program, June 2017
The HOME Investment Partnership Program provides HOME funds to develop and maintain affordable and accessible housing for Barnstable County residents across the 15 towns on Cape Cod.

Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF)

FACT SHEET: Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund – Barnstable Prevention Partnership, April 2017
The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund supports the Barnstable Prevention Partnership of local community health centers and community organizations to create an electronic referral and health education system for the prevention of hypertension, diabetes and falls among seniors.

Regional Substance Use Council (RSAC)

FACT SHEET: Regional Substance Use Council (RSAC), October 2016
RSAC coordinates a comprehensive regional approach to substance use across the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery, and establishes a communication infrastructure across towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod.


FACT SHEET: Cape and Islands Regional SHINE Program, January 2017
erving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE) provides free, confidential health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers.

Technical Assistance

The Department of Human Services provides data, research and evaluation methodology, and strategic planning to support county-wide health and human services initiatives.


Department of Human Services' meeting schedules and deadlines.

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