Local Resources for Non-Medical Needs
Local Resources For All Individuals
Falmouth Human Services
65A Town Hall Sq
The Town of Falmouth Human Services Department continues to be fully staffed and operational and is available to the residents of Falmouth during the COVID-19 crisis. To protect the community and staff the department has suspended in-person appointments with residents. Staff social workers are available by phone to assist with any human service needs that arise during this crisis. If you need assistance navigating resources, have questions about basic needs, or are in need of mental health support, please call us at the number above between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
This is a challenging time for everyone. If you are stressed and worried and need someone to talk to, the clinical social workers are available to offer you support over the phone. Additionally, understanding what kind of help is out there can also be overwhelming and even add to your stress. The Human Services staff are knowledgeable and skilled at navigating local, regional and state resources and are staying up to date as new resources and services emerge. We are in this together and help is always available. All calls will be answered between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
The Human Services Department has compiled a list of organizations with contact information that provide assistance with: Mental Health, Food, Housing, Health, and Financial Resources which can be found HERE.
You can also visit the Human Services website for updates and related articles https://falmouthhumanservices.org/
Local Resources For Older Adults
Falmouth Senior Center
780 Main Street, Falmouth
The SENIOR CENTER building remains closed to the public until further notice. All Senior Services staff are working during normal business hours Monday thru Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM responding to all calls and emails. Please call for assistance with critical services and help connect to available resources.
We strongly recommend seniors stay home and connect with their family members, caregivers or neighbors to help them get the critical items they may need at a grocery store or pharmacy and to establish a regular check in with each other.
- SENIOR Center is providing mini-bus transportation to necessary medical appointments, grocery stores and pharmacies. We are also providing resources available for grocery and pharmacy delivery services.
- SENIOR Center, in partnership with the Service Center Food Pantry, will continue to deliver grab and go groceries to seniors on a weekly basis. Call the Senior Center to request a delivery.
- SENIOR Center is connecting seniors to the Meal on Wheels home delivery program provided by Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands.
- Automated calls continue to go out to our SENIOR Center database [6,000+ people] with updates and valuable information.
A list of Social Distancing Apps for Seniors developed by the National Council for Safety, Protection and Wellness is available HERE.
Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands
(800) 244-4630 or (508) 394-4630
Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands is open and fully operational throughout the COVID-19 emergency and is continuing to provide all services to the community including Information and Referral (I&R), Meals on Wheels, Home Care, Family Caregiver, and Protective Services.
The Information and Referral Department is a central source of information on all services available to older adults on the Cape and Islands and is the entry point for referrals to Elder Services programs. I&R staff can receive calls from seniors themselves, from their family members or neighbors, from service providers and healthcare providers, and from the staff of Cape and Islands’ towns.
For referrals to programs or general information on community resources, please call 508-394-4630 X 281.
Local Resources for People with Disabilities
Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD):
800-541-0282; 508-775-8300 (V/TTY)
CORD is a non-profit organization that advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities on Cape Cod and the Islands and provides services and advocacy.
CORD provides information and referral services for people with disabilities about disability-related issues, resources, and benefits:
- Peer Support: Support and assistance with problem-solving among people with disabilities;
- Advocacy: CORD provides individual and systemic advocacy to assist and better equip people to confront barriers, such as discrimination, lack of access, and unresponsive service systems.
- Options Counseling: CORD provides short-term decision support to people with disabilities needing information on long-term care services.
- Aging and Disability Resource Consortium (ADRC): CORD and Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands have joined together to form the ADRC of Cape Cod and the Islands, a "no wrong door" point of service for people with disabilities and elders on the Cape and Islands.
- CORD works collaboratively with area senior centers and councils on aging and Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands to identify and serve the spectrum of needs among Cape Cod’s seniors and disabled residents.