New Website Launched to Help Parents Support their Children’s Mental Health

Recognizing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on children’s mental health, the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) joined forces with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH) to launch HandholdMA.org, a new family-friendly website for parents and guardians of school-aged children who are concerned about their child’s mental health. HandholdMA.org provides families with tips, tools, and resources designed to help them navigate their child’s mental health journey with confidence. The content, which is targeted to families with kids age 6-12 years, was developed by a team of mental health and child development experts as well as family and community partners. A creative team from IDEO Cambridge designed the user experience and branding.

 

Home Base Helping At-Risk Veterans & Military Families

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. Read more HERE.

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Visit Barnstable County’s Health and Human Services Directory

Access the Barnstable County Department of Human Services’ Health and Human Services Directory website, a resource for individuals, families, and agencies on Cape Cod with public health questions and concerns. 

The site provides a vetted medical library, community health indicator data, evidence-based model programs, current legislation, related news, and a robust local Health and Human Services Directory. The service directory contains comprehensive resources on aging and disability; behavioral health; crisis services; disease prevention and treatment; housing and homelessness; public health; substance use; and basic needs.

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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”.

Available Food Resources as of 1-25-21

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 01-14-21

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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Food Resources

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 01-07-2021

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

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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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Join Cape Cod PATH (People Against Trafficking Humans on Cape Cod) for a candlelight vigil to recognize the estimated 40 million people currently trafficked in modern-day slavery. Slavery exists everywhere across the globe, including on beautiful Cape Cod. The Vigil...

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