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Department of Human Services

The mission of the 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.

BCHS1Elizabeth Albert, Director
P.O. Box 427
3195 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630


Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I obtain socio-economic data for Barnstable County?

Where can I find resources for Energy Assistance and Advocacy?

Where can I find resources for seniors and people with disabilities?

Where can I find housing resources?

Where can I find local food and nutrition resources such as food pantries, financial help, meal programs, and home delivery services?

Where can I report a Human Rights Violation?

Barnstable County Human Rights Commission: or 508/375-6912

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Where can I get information on programs and services for low-income individuals and families?

Community Action Committee of Cape & Islands, 372 North St., Hyannis, 508/771-1727

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Who can I contact to get information about healthcare programs for the elderly?

Call your local Senior Center and ask for a SHINE Counselor or the local SHINE Regional Office at



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Where can I get information for programs, services and advocacy for Elders?

Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, 68 Route 134, South Dennis, MA, 800-244-4630 or

508-394-4630 and

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Where can I receive free or low cost health care?

Community Health Centers in Hyannis, Mashpee, Falmouth

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Are there local suicide crisis hotlines on the Cape?

Department of Mental Health: 1-800/322-1356, the National Suicide toll-free hotline: 1-800/273-8255

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