Barnstable County
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”.

Food Access Resources – Updated 5/26/20

The Cape Cod and the Islands Regional Network on Homelessness COVID-19 Emergency Planning Team has compiled information on programs and sites in Barnstable County where prepared meals and pre-bagged groceries and supplies are available for pick-up. Thank you to our...

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Results of the 2020 Point in Time Homeless Count

The Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness has announced results of the 2020 Annual Point in Time (PIT) Count. The PIT count occurs annually across the country during the last week of January and provides a “snapshot” of the number of sheltered and...

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The SHINE Program provides FREE unbiased health insurance counseling information and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare. DID YOU KNOW? The Barnstable County SHINE Office is still available for your needs. [su_button...

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Tele-Mental Health Services for Cape Cod

Even for those without behavioral health disorders, the necessary social distancing to combat COVID-19 can be stressful and isolating. Some things you can do to weather the effects of social distancing: Watch a movie with a friend over video chat. Go on a nature walk...

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ADA Resources

Compilation of County, State and Federal Aging and Disability Resources.

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