The Barnstable County Human Rights Commission’s new telephone number is 508-375-6912.  The BCHRC is responsible for investigating complaints from residents of the county who feel they have been discriminated against in housing, employment, health care, education or public accommodation.

“Barnstable County actively promotes equal opportunity for all its residents,” said John L. Reed, chair of the Commission.  “We recognize, however, that human rights issues still exist.  The Human Rights Commission takes all complaints in complete confidentiality, investigates, and mediates a solution whenever possible.  When necessary, we refer complainants to other authorities, such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.”

Any resident of Barnstable County may call the BC HRC with questions or concerns at 508-375-6912.  The Commission will arrange for interpreter services when needed.  The Human Rights Commission meets on the first Monday of the month in the Superior Court House, Route 6A, Barnstable Village.  Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public.