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