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Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s yearly Household Hazardous Waste Collections are underway! Hazardous Waste & Water Quality programs are designed to assists individuals, families, businesses, and government agencies in making better decisions about using and disposing of hazardous materials.  Cape Cod Cooperative Extension works to educate the public and facilitate collection programs for: Household Hazardous Waste, Unwanted […]

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Barnstable County Human Services Sponsors Aging & Disability Series

Barnstable County Human Services Sponsors Aging & Disability Series

The Barnstable County Department of Human Services is proud to sponsor the upcoming 2015 Gerontology Intensive Series created by the Workforce Education Resource Center (WERC) at Cape Cod Community College.   This interdisciplinary workshop series is for service providers who currently work or would like to work with older adults. Learn a focused, practical approach to understanding, assessing, […]

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Barnstable County Receives $550,000 for Opioid Prevention Award

Barnstable County Receives $550,000 for Opioid Prevention Award

By on December 19, 2014 in Department News, Misc, Recent News

We are pleased to announce that the Barnstable County Department of Human Services on behalf of the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council was awarded a five-year $550,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services to support an Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative. Barnstable County’s Substance Abuse Council (SAC) was established in January […]

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Human Services Brings 1st Behavioral Health Portal Barnstable County!

Human Services Brings 1st Behavioral Health Portal Barnstable County!

By on October 9, 2014 in Department News, Recent News

Barnstable County Human Services launched the Behavioral Health Website and Service Directory in late September, making Barnstable County the first County in Massachusetts to offer this web-based tool to citizens.  The Behavioral Health Website and Service Directory connects people in need with local agencies in addition to serving as an online reference and community to […]

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Commissioners Welcome New AmeriCorps Members & Plant 15 Year Celebration Tree

Commissioners Welcome New AmeriCorps Members & Plant 15 Year Celebration Tree

Barnstable County, the Resource Development Office and AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s Together We Grow 15 Years |15 Towns | 15 Trees anniversary celebration project came to the County campus on Wednesday, during the new Year 16 AmeriCorps Pledge Ceremony, where the new members are sworn in by the County Commissioners.   As part of their 15 year celebration, Barnstable […]

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Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Turns 100 Years Old!

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Turns 100 Years Old!

By on September 2, 2014 in Department News, Recent News

Barnstable County’s Cape Cod Cooperative Extension turns 100 years old this September and the department has been using this anniversary as the perfect platform to show off their programs & services in a big, FANSTASTIC way!!  The always progressive department has released a professional video they had produced to highlight the programs and services of […]

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Barnstable County Holds First Ever Regional Hard Drive Disposal

Barnstable County Holds First Ever Regional Hard Drive Disposal

By on July 9, 2014 in Department News, Misc

Three Barnstable County Departments came together for the County’s first ever Regional Hard Drive Disposal.    Barnstable County IT Department along with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and AmeriCorps were all part of the successful  regional initiative, held on the Barnstable County Complex on June 16th. The idea of a regional need for safe & thorough […]

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15 Years 15 Towns 15 Trees – AmeriCorps Cape Cod Anniversary Celebration

15 Years 15 Towns 15 Trees – AmeriCorps Cape Cod Anniversary Celebration

  AmeriCorps Cape Cod celebrates 15 years of service.  Join us for our AmeriCorps Cape Cod Anniversary Weekend Celebration.    

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County Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Health Lab & Human Services Building

County Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Health Lab & Human Services Building

On Wednesday April 23rd the Barnstable County Commissioners held the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Water Quality Laboratory and Human Services Building. Major renovations have been completed at the former County Jail gymnasium which now serves as the new offices of the County’s Water Quality Laboratory and the Human Services […]

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Human Services Department Awarded Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Grant

Human Services Department Awarded Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Grant

A community-based partnership led by the Barnstable County Department of Human Services is one of nine such partnerships in the Commonwealth to receive funds in an innovative health and wellness initiative, the Patrick Administration announced today. The Administration announced more than $40 million in grants that will be shared by nine partnerships to help fight […]

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