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Health and Human Services on Cape Cod

By visiting one easy-to-remember website address,, you can find many health and human services resources on Cape Cod.

Visit now provides you with links to the following resources:

  • Barnstable County Human Services – Community announcements, regional updates, reports, and publications
  • Behavioral Health Portal – Features mental health and substance abuse information, self-help guides, and a robust directory of services
  • Health and Wellness Portal – Provides an overview of health data on Cape Cod
  • Mass211 Service Directory – Assistance with locating essential community resources. 2-1-1 serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources.


Emergency Hotlines


Baby Safe Haven Hotline 866-814-7233 (SAFE)

A parent can legally surrender new born infants - 7 days old or younger - at a hospital, police station, or manned fire station.

Cape Cod Emergency Services Program 800-981-4357

24-hour hotline for crisis intervention.

Child-at-Risk Hotline 800-792-5200

24-hour hotline to report child abuse or neglect with the Mass. Department of Children and Families.

Disabled Persons Protection Hotline 800-426-9009

24-hour hotline to report abuse or neglect of an adult (ages 18-59) with disabilities.

Mass 2-1-1 Dial 211 from any phone.

24-hour hotline for access to health and human services. It is a resource for finding government benefits/services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, and more. Calls are confidential.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 (SAFE)

National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673 (HOPE)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

Online Chat

Parental Stress Hotline 800-632-8188

The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands 877-870-4673

Call or text 24/7.

Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255, Press 1

Send text to: 838255 or Online Chat


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