Learn about the new Child Tax Credit

June 21, 2021 – Today is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day—a day of action to get the word out far and wide on this tax benefit to help families who are raising children.

What you need to know:

The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and most families will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action.

President Biden’s American Families Plan calls for extending this tax relief for years and years.

Low-income families with children are eligible for this crucial tax relief – including those who have not made enough money to be required to file taxes.

Learn more at childtaxcredit.gov.

Barnstable County Welcomes New Human Services Director, Joseph Pacheco

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Joseph Pacheco, Barnstable County’s Newly Appointed Human Services Director

Brings Extensive Experience in Human Services, Local and State Roles

June 14, 2021 (Barnstable, MA) – The Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Pacheco as the organization’s Director of the Department of Human Services. For full Press Release, click HERE.

 

Barnstable County’s Vaira Harik is Named Commonwealth Heroine by Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

The Commonwealth Heroine Award honors extraordinary women from across the Commonwealth who perform unheralded acts daily to make our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live. Throughout the pandemic, Ms. Harik has served as Barnstable County’s epidemiologist, providing daily regional COVID-19 statistics and explaining the epidemiological facts that underlie transmission. She has served as a member of the Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force (formerly the Cape Cod Reopening Task Force) and reported to the media weekly since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

See full Press Release HERE.

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”.

Learn about the new Child Tax Credit

Learn about the new Child Tax Credit

June 21, 2021 - Today is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day—a day of action to get the word out far and wide on this tax benefit to help families who are raising children. What you need to know: The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child...

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Latest Edition of Human Services Newsletter 06-17-21

Read the bi-weekly Barnstable County Department of Human Services Newsletter, designed to provide timely information on health and human service topics of interest for people living and working in Barnstable County. Read the newsletter HERE.

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Available Food Resources as of 06-14-21

The Barnstable County Cooperative Extension and Department of Human Services 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 partners who...

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Latest Edition of RSAC Newsletter 6-10-21

The Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council (RSAC) E-Newsletter is a monthly newsletter is designed to provide information on substance use across the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.  Read latest newsletter HERE

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Available Food Resources as of 06-09-21

The Barnstable County Cooperative Extension and Department of Human Services 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 partners who...

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Available Food Resources as of 06-03-21

The Barnstable County Cooperative Extension and Department of Human Services 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 partners who...

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Latest Edition of Human Services Newsletter 06-03-21

Read the bi-weekly Barnstable County Department of Human Services Newsletter, designed to provide timely information on health and human service topics of interest for people living and working in Barnstable County. Read the newsletter HERE.

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Available Food Resources as of 05-24-21

The Barnstable County Cooperative Extension and Department of Human Services 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 partners who...

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ADA Resources

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

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