Human Services Department

Available During COVID-19

Falmouth Human Services continues to be available to the residents of Falmouth during the COVID-19 crisis. To protect our community and staff we have 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 our office for assistance.

Welcome

Since 1975 the Town of Falmouth’s Human Services Department has been supporting and empowering Falmouth residents and strengthening the community as a whole through advocacy, broad community participation, and ensuring access to a comprehensive range of community-based health and human services.

Our Mission

The Human Services Department supports and empowers Falmouth residents and strengthens the community as a whole through advocacy, broad community participation, and ensuring access to a comprehensive range of health and human services.

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  1. January Weekly Local Programs & Groups

    The Cape Cod Family Resource Center and Cape Cod Neighborhood Support Coalition collaborate to compile and distribute a monthly list for the benefit of Cape and Islands families and professionals who support them. Read on...
  2. November 18 rental assistance flyer

    Apply Today: Cape-Wide Rent & Mortgage Assistance

    Having trouble paying your rent or mortgage because of COVID? Don’t wait for the COVID eviction moratorium to end! 100% online and confidential application through Housing Assistance Corp. Read on...
  3. Teens, Develop Your Go To Strategies For Life&#39s Challenges! flyer

    Teens, Develop Your Go To Strategies For Life’s Challenges!

    We all have moments of feeling anxious, stressed, angry, or depressed. Check out this free, 13-week, psycho-education Zoom group designed for high school-aged students who identify as female to teach skills for dealing with life challenges. Read on...
  4. Holidays During the Pandemic: Tips for Reducing Stress, Helping Kids Cope & Making New Traditions

    As we head into the holidays, families everywhere are struggling to make plans appropriate for the pandemic. How do we celebrate when we can’t be together as usual? Read on...
  5. NAMI Cape Code and the Islands

    Non-profit Highlight: NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands

    National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) Cape Cod and The Islands is a non-profit serving individuals and families affected by mental illness and neurological disorders through education, support, and advocacy. Read on...
  6. Housing Assistance Corporation Cape Code

    Apply Now… Don’t Wait for the Eviction Moratorium to End

    Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) is committed to keeping our community safely housed. If you or someone you know needs help with their rent or mortgage. Read on...
  7. Child Mind Institute

    Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID: How to Help Kids Handle Fears & Gain Independence

    Children who are heading back to the classroom this fall are facing unusual challenges, and one of them is anxiety about being separated from their families after months of togetherness. Read on...
  8. Child Mind Institute

    Preparing for Back-to-School Success: How to Set Kids up to Thrive, Despite the Uncertainties

    There’s still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding school openings this fall. Remote learning or in-person class? But even if you don’t know quite what school will look like this year, there are still things you can do to set your child up to succeed. Read on...
  9. How to Set Priorities This School Year: What to Do When You Can’t Do It All

    As schools across the country reopen with a patchwork of remote and in-person learning, many parents are wondering how they’re going to make it all work. Read on...
  10. Mass Support

    New MassSupport Website Offers COVID-19 Specific Resources & Services

    The new MassSupport Network website is now available, offering COVID-19 specific resources and services for people of all ages living in Massachusetts. Read on...
  11. COVID-19 Resources

    Falmouth Human Services continues to be available to the residents of Falmouth during the COVID-19 crisis. Read on...
  12. Social Security Administration

    Social Security Administration

    The Social Security Administration is still available to help by phone. Read on...
  13. Summer & ADHD: A Survival Guide

    For kids with ADHD – and their parents – the combination of long summer days and lack of structure can turn would-be relaxation into chaos and frustration. Here are some suggestions to help kids with ADHD have a fun, safe, relaxing break. Read on...
  14. Managing Anxiety During Reopening: Difficult Decisions to Make, Strategies to Help You Stay Calm

    As the country reopens and summer begins, each family faces new and difficult decisions about how to stay safe. Read on...
  15. Racism & Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News - Supporting Your Children During Scary Times

    With protests over the violent deaths of black Americans dominating the news, it’s understandable that many kids are feeling scared, confused, or angry about the situation. Read on...
  16. Teenagers & Reopening: Tips for Helping Kids Stay Safe During a Confusing Time

    Getting teens to take safety seriously is a struggle at the best of times, and as the nation moves towards reopening, it’s never been more important to ensure kids are following the rules. Read on...
  17. Understanding Brain Fog During COVID-19

    Riverside Trauma Center’s Clinical Director Joanna Bridger guides us through learning and remembering information, and how it can be difficult in challenging times. Read on...
  18. Town of Falmouth Human Services Department Re-posts a Request for Proposals for FY2021

    The Town of Falmouth, through the Human Services Department, has re-posted a Request for Proposal for Fiscal Year 2021 that addresses the Outmigration of Working-Age Adults from the Town of Falmouth. Read on...
  19. Happy Pride Month

    Happy Pride Month! Mental Health Resources for LGBTQIA+

    Pride month is a time for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies to come together in solidarity to celebrate and embrace identity. Read on...
  20. We CAN Empowering Women since 2001

    WE CAN Offering One to One Appointments Through Zoom

    WE CAN offers one to one appointments with expert volunteers to help with legal needs, employment help, business support, and financial counseling and empowerment services. Read on...
  21. Coronavirus…When Staying at Home Is Not Your Safest Place!

    Independence House urges survivors/victims of domestic and/or sexual violence to privately contact them (1-800-439-6507) or ask someone else to reach out on your behalf! Please reach out! Read on...
  22. Dealing With Disappointment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Teach kids how to deal with failed expectations so they can move forward with hope. Read on...
  23. CCYP. Connect Engage. Advance.

    CCYP: How is COVID-19 Impacting Young Working Age Adults on Cape Cod?

    Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP) is asking working-age adults on Cape Cod to respond to a new COVID-19 Needs Survey. Read on...
  24. Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine

    Check out various tips for help with mental health wellness during COVID quarantine. Read on...
  25. Independence

    Are You Experiencing Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking?

    Telephone assistance for 209A and 258E protective order applications and safety planning is available from Independence House SAFEPLAN advocates or staff attorney, Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm (Spanish and Portuguese assistance available). Read on...
  26. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

    Right now, many of us are worried about COVID-19 or Cornnavirus. We may feel helpless about what will happen or what we can do. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. Read on...
  27. Falmouth Service Center more than a food pantry

    Falmouth Service Center: How You Can Help?

    We are distributing food to our vulnerable neighbors. You can help us to meet the need by making a donation! Read on...
  28. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

    Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    At this time, information about COVID-19 is rapidly evolving as new details are confirmed and new details are confirmed and new questions emerge. Read on...
  29. Child Mind Institute

    Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus: Kids Worry More When They’re Kept in the Dark

    News of the coronavirus is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Read on...
  30. Falmouth’s Human Services Department Announces Request for Interest for FY2021 Other Services

    Falmouth, through Human Services, announces a Request for Interest (RFI) for FY2021 from non-profit agencies and partnerships to deliver projects, programs and services that support vulnerable citizens and address unmet human service needs for the town. Read on...
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