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
  • Stephen Gates
  • Elaine Sinni
  • Barbara Sullivan
  • Tanya White
  • Holly Wilson
  • *Currently there is one open position on the committee.  Fill out Committee Application Form to apply for the Committee and submit to the Board of Selectmen's Office.

FY2019 Town Funding


The Town of Falmouth, through the Human Services Committee, announces two Request for Proposals for Fiscal Year 2019 for non-profit agencies and partnerships to deliver programs and services that address the unmet mental health needs and substance use needs of Falmouth residents and the community.

The Falmouth Town Manager's proposed budget for FY2019 includes $20,000 to address the unmet mental health needs of Falmouth residents and $20,000 to address the unmet substance use needs of Falmouth residents.  The budget has been recommended by the Finance Committee and requires Town Meeting approval in April.

This is the Human Services Committee's second 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 received approval at last year's April Town Meeting.  

The proposals and required forms below are due on Friday, April 6, 2018 in the Human Services office at 65A Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA 02540:

Falmouth Human Services Mental Health RFP FY2019

Falmouth Human Services Mental Health RFP FY2019 (pdf)

Falmouth Human Services Substance Use RFP FY2019

Falmouth Human Services Substance Use RFP FY2019 (pdf)

FY18 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
  • Aids Support Group of Cape Cod $2,500
  • 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.