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”.
The following article appeared in the Sandwich Enterprise on October 3, 2019 and is shared here with permission. New Human Rights Advisory Commission, With New Coordinator, Hits The Ground Running By KAREN B. HUNTER Oct 3, 2019 In June of this year, Barnstable County...read more
SHINE Program: Medicare Open Enrollment Presentations Medicare’s Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Medicare Prescription) Open Enrollment Period begins on October 15th and ends December 7th for 2020 plan choices. The Cape and Islands Regional SHINE(Serving the...read more
As required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness is publicly posting the following documents prior to submission to HUD. FY 2019 MA-503 CoC Collaborative Application FY 2019 MA-503 CoC Project...read more
Racial Disparities in the Homeless Services System The geographic area covered by the Cape Cod and Islands Continuum of Care (CoC) - Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties - has a combined population of slightly over 242,000 people; 92% are White, 4% are Black, and...read more
News from Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness: YYA Homelessness Community Needs Assessment
Between February and June 2019 the Barnstable County Department of Human Services, with Matthew Aronson Consulting, conducted a Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Homelessness Community Needs Assessment to explore the homelessness system and individual needs of YYA on Cape...read more