The Youth Service Guide is a reference guide to educational, recreational, health, mental health, housing resources for youth on Cape Cod and the Islands. This resource is in the process of being updated but the information it contains is still relevant.  If you know of new resources or changes in information this guide contains please email me the information.


The following three regional resource guides are created by the Cape Cod Child Development, The Coalition for Children, and Cape Cod Children’s Place. They contain information about the services for families within their Cape Cod region.

Mid-Cape Family Resources Guide

Upper Cape Family Resource Guide

The Lower Cape Family Resource Guide


Mental Health Resources

Department of Mental Health Young Adult Resource Guide (PDF) – Mass.Gov

This guide is intended for young adults who need assistance in navigating these areas so that they may achieve their goals of recovery and become successful, independent adults who live and thrive in the community.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Cape and Islands Resource listing


Nauset Together We Can Resource pages


Housing and Homelessness

Massachusetts  Housing and  Shelter Alliance Initiating Solutions to End Homelessness :  2012

Young Adults Resource Guide


Suicide Prevention

The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands

(508) 548-8900
(800) 893-9900
(877) 870-HOPE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Department of Mental Health Cape & Islands Crisis Hotline:  1-800-322-1356


Domestic Violence

Independence House: a  community-based resource providing free and confidential services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.



Family Planning of Hyannis:  providing confidential, affordable and accessible reproductive health services to individuals of all ages.