Human Services Committee

Nine members, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, whose role is to advise the Board of Selectmen regarding human services related needs and funding.

Human Services Committee Goals:
1. To advocate for and support the role of the Human Services Department in the town of Falmouth;
2. To identify and prioritize unmet and emerging human service needs in the community;
3. To advise the Board of Selectmen and educate the community at large regarding these community trends/needs;
4. To stimulate the development of new programs, services and initiatives by public and private entities and/or partnerships to address human service related needs in Falmouth;
5. To recommend human services related funding to the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting members.

Meetings 


  • 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Town Hall
    59 Town Hall Square
    Selectmen's Meeting Room
    Falmouth, MA 02540

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Members

  • Kerin Delaney, Co-chair
  • Ann-Beth Ostroff, Co-chair
  • Florence Davidson
  • Nadine McGrail
  • Sharon Sodekson
  • Barbara Sullivan
  • Holly Wilson
  • *Currently there are two open position on the committee.  Fill out Committee Application Form to apply for the Committee and submit to the Board of Selectmen's Office.



FY2020 Town Funding


The Town of Falmouth, through the Human Services Committee, announces a Request for Interest for Fiscal Year 2012 for non-profit agencies and partnerships to deliver projects, programs and services that support vulnerable citizens and address unmet human service needs for the Town. 

The Town will award one contract totaling $9,500 in FY2020 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020).  The budget has been recommended by the Finance Committee and requires Town Meeting approval in April.

This is the Human Services Committee's third year in its funding strategy to allocate funds to address specific human service related needs based on a needs assessment conducted by the Human Services Committee in September 2016.  This funding distribution strategy has received wide support from Falmouth Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Finance Director, and the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting members.  

The proposals and required forms below are due by 4pm on Friday, March 15, 2019 in the Human Services office at 65A Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA 02540:

FY2020 Request for Interest - Other Services Application (word)
FY2020 Request for Interest - Other Services Application (pdf)

FY2020 Request for Interest - Other Services Appendices (word)
FY2020 Request for Interest - Other Services Appendices (pdf)

FY19 Town Human Services Funding
The agencies/non-profit organizations that are currently receiving Human Services funds from the Town of Falmouth for FY 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) are:

  • Homeless Prevention - Housing Assistance Corp. $20,000
  • Out Migration - Cape Cod Young Professionals $14,000
  • Out Migration - Falmouth Service Center $6,000
  • Mental Health - Falmouth Public Schools/McLean $20,000
  • Substance Use - WellStrong $20,000
  • Cape Abilities $3,700
  • Sight Loss Services $1,500
  • South Coastal Counties Legal Services $4,800
Falmouth Community Human Services Needs Assessment
The Falmouth Human Services Committee has been working for more than a year to alter its process for the distribution of human services related funding.  In order to ensure that the town’s current needs and trends are being addressed in the most effective manner, the Human Services Committee has conducted a year-long strategic review of current human service related needs and identified 5 key areas of unmet needs in our community. Read Falmouth Community Human Services 2016 Needs Assessment full report.