The mission of the Barnstable County Department of Human Services is to plan, develop, and implement programs which enhance the overall delivery of human services in Barnstable County, to promote the health and social well-being of County residents through regional efforts designed to improve coordination and efficiency of human services, and designed to strengthen the fabric of community care available to all.
Healthy Connected Cape Cod is the conceptual framework that ties together the work of the Department. Our goal is to organize regional approaches by engaging residents, health and human service organizations, coalitions and networks throughout Cape Cod to plan and implement activities that promote health and well-being for County residents.
Barnstable County Human Services Plan
The Department of Human Services, in conjunction with the Barnstable County Health and Human Services Advisory Council, is responsible for developing a Barnstable County Health and Human Services Plan to prioritize issues for action by the County government.
Data and Information Requests
Barnstable County Department of Human Services responds to local, County and State-specific data and information requests and provides consultation to assist in interpretation. The Department conducts community-based research to gather current information on the health and well-being of Cape Cod residents. This research helps inform government leaders and the region’s network of health and human services providers in several ways: a) to identify new or changing health and human service needs of the region’s residents, b) to identify challenges and barriers to service access, and c) to provide the perspective of residents and others regarding opportunities to strengthen existing services or consider new services to respond to gaps and barriers.
Barnstable County Department of Human Services responds to pertinent data requests for information regarding Cape Cod towns and villages by drawing from the Department’s primary research, as well as from other data sources such as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Public Health Planning
Barnstable County Department of Human Services can assist organizations and collaborations by providing a Cape-wide perspective based upon public health planning principles.
Barnstable County is the regional government of Cape Cod. It was first created in 1685. The mission of Barnstable County is to promote and sustain a proactive government that enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Barnstable County.
Joseph Pacheco, Director
Tracey Benson, SHINE Regional Program Manager
Daniel Gray, Continuum of Care Program Manager
Renie Hamman, HOME Program Manager
HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
Kate Lena, Substance Use Prevention Program Manager
William Redmond, SHINE Project Specialist
Maria Silva, Project Specialist
Mandi Speakman, Deputy Director/Senior Project Manager
Martha Taylor, HMIS Program Manager
Barnstable County Department of Human Services
3195 Main Street
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, Massachusetts 02630
TO BARNSTABLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
3195 Main St., Barnstable, MA 02630