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 (Currently remote via Zoom)
    59 Town Hall Square
    Selectmen's Meeting Room
    Falmouth, MA 02540

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Members

  • Deb Berglin
  • Milene Chioatto
  • Kerin Delaney, Co-chair
  • Johnny Hatem Jr.
  • Larry Langer, Co-chair
  • Ellen O'Donnell
  • Sharon Sodekson
  • Barbara Sullivan
*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.


To Learn more about the Committee:  Committee Annual Report FY2020



FY22 Town Human Services Funding
The Town of Falmouth, acting through the Human Services Department, seeks proposals from interested public or private, state and federally recognized non-profit organizations, agencies, or partnerships to provide projects, programs and services that address unmet human service needs in the community.  The Town of Falmouth utilizes a funding process that targets specific categories of need in the community.  Two categories of need for which proposals are sought are 1.) Mental Health Needs and 2.) Substance Use Related Needs and will be in the amount of $20,000 each and renewable for two years.  The third category is for General Support Services in the amount of $9,500 and is a one year grant.

Due to the far reaching human impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Falmouth seeks and will prioritize proposals that will address critical human service needs that have emerged or have been exacerbated as a result of the pandemic. Agencies and organizations that are responding to the COVID related needs of the Falmouth community are encouraged to submit an application.  The primary intent of this funding is to provide seed money to stimulate the development of new initiates, projects, programs, or services that are not currently being offered in the community.  Secondarily, proposals will be considered for funding used to enhance or grow existing programs and services that are unable to meet the community's current need. To follow are application forms:

Application for Mental Health Needs
Application for Substance Use Related Needs
Application for General Support Services


FY21 Town Human Services Funding
The agencies/non-profit organizations that received Human Services funds from the Town of Falmouth for FY2021 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) are:

  • Homeless Prevention - Housing Assistance Corp. $20,000 
  • Out Migration - YMCA $20,000 
  • Mental Health - Falmouth Public Schools/McLean $20,000
  • Substance Use - WellStrong $20,000
  • General Support Services- Alzheimer's Family Support Center of Cape Cod $9,500
FY20 Town Human Services Funding
The agencies/non-profit organizations that received Human Services funds from the Town of Falmouth for FY2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020) are:

  • Homeless Prevention - Housing Assistance Corp. $20,000 (Renewed for FY21)
  • Out Migration - Cape Cod Young Professionals $14,000 
  • Out Migration - Falmouth Service Center $6,000 
  • Mental Health - Falmouth Public Schools/McLean $20,000 (Renewed for FY21)
  • Substance Use - WellStrong $20,000 (Renewed for FY21)
  • General Support Services - Alzheimer's Family Support Center of Cape Cod $9,500                          

FY19 Town Human Services Funding
​The agencies/non-profit organizations that received Human Services funds from the Town of Falmouth for FY2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) are:

  • Homeless Prevention - Housing Assistance Corp. $20,000 (Renewed for FY20)
  • Out Migration - Cape Cod Young Professionals $14,000 (Renewed for FY20)
  • Out Migration - Falmouth Service Center $6,000 (Renewed for FY20)
  • Mental Health - Falmouth Public Schools/McLean $20,000 (Renewed for FY20)
  • Substance Use - WellStrong $20,000 (Renewed for FY20)
  • 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.