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Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness

FACT SHEET: Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness, April 2021

The Cape and Islands Regional Network on Homelessness consists of the collaborative effort of state, county and local government, social service providers, housing agencies, faith-based organizations, the business community and individuals working together to prevent and end homelessness.

Children's Behavioral Health Work Group

The Children’s Behavioral Health Work Group (CBHWG) of Barnstable County DHS was conceived in February 2019 as a grass roots effort to “understand, plan for, and address the gaps and enhance the strengths for the Cape and Islands behavioral health (BH) system of care for children ages 0-18.

Continuum of Care

FACT SHEET: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act – Continuum of Care Grant Program, May 2021

The Continuum of Care Grant Program provides homeless assistance funding administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  As the primary federal resource to end homelessness, the Continuum of Care (CoC) grant program competitively funds CoCs to impact homelessness at the local level.

HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

The HOME Investment Partnership Program provides HOME funds to develop and maintain affordable and accessible housing for Barnstable County residents across the 15 towns on Cape Cod.

Healthy Aging - Cape Cod

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The Barnstable County’s Healthy Aging-Cape Cod project, in conjunction with each town’s Council on Aging, is conducting an assessment to learn about peoples’ plans and needs as they age. As part of the assessment, a Healthy Aging Community Survey of all residents of Barnstable County will begin on January 7, 2019 and end on March 1, 2019. The survey will help to identify what plans and needs residents have as they age and will allow us coordinate services.

This survey is anonymous and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. The survey is available online or in paper version. To take the online survey, please click the following link, or copy it into your web browser:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Aging-CapeCod-Regional

Paper surveys are available at your local Council on Aging as well as other community locations.

Regional Substance Use Council (RSAC)

FACT SHEET: Regional Substance Use Council (RSAC), June 2017
RSAC coordinates a comprehensive regional approach to substance use across the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery, and establishes a communication infrastructure across towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod.

SHINE

FACT SHEET: Cape and Islands Regional SHINE Program, July 2021

Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE) provides free, confidential health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers.

Youth and Young Adult Homelessness

FACT SHEET: Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Homelessness

In 2018, the Barnstable County Department of Human Services (BCDHS) was awarded funding to lead the efforts on the Cape and Islands to enact the recommendations of the Special Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth. BCDHS identified five partner agencies- Housing Assistance Corporation, Homeless Prevention Council, Champ Homes, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and Fairwinds Nantucket Counseling- to deliver services and resources to the community.

See the latest Barnstable County Department of Human Services e-news packed with events and information for the Cape Cod community. #BarnstableCounty #capecod. View the latest edition: conta.cc/31nrjxq ... See MoreSee Less
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It's World AIDS Day! Please join AIDS Support Group Cape Cod (ASGCC) in a series of events at their offices across the Cape today remembering those we've lost to AIDS and support those living with HIV today. It is requested that attendees be vaccinated. Masks are requested to be worn during the vigil. FMI: loom.ly/dGOyMro ... See MoreSee Less
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AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, (ASGCC) is hosting a series of events at their offices across the Cape on Wednesday, December 1st. An event to remember those we’ve lost to AIDS and support those living with HIV today. It is requested that attendees be vaccinated. Masks are requested to be worn during the vigil. FMI: loom.ly/dGOyMro#BarnstableCounty #WorkingForYou #CapeCod #AIDS ... See MoreSee Less
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🍁#BarnstableCounty wishes all residents and visitors a wonderful 🦃 Thanksgiving Day! 🍂 All County offices will be closed in observance of the holiday, Thursday, November 25, 2021.#grateful #thankful #workingforyou #capecod ... See MoreSee Less
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The Holiday Season is often an especially difficult time for LGBTQ Youth. This online resource is offered to help decrease isolation, family rejection, mental health risks & increase well-being. Thank you Family Acceptance Project lgbtqfamilyacceptance.org/#BarnstableCounty #WorkingForYou #CapeCod #LGBTQ ... See MoreSee Less
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Compilation of County, State and Federal Aging and Disability Resources.

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