Connecting People to Services

Human Services Committee

Falmouth Human Services Committee

In 1971 a group of interested citizens and professionals formed the Falmouth Community Council and petitioned Town Meeting to hire a professional social worker on a trial basis to provide direct services to residents in need.  This “trial” was successful and in 1975 Town Meeting combined the Community Council and the Town drug Committee to form the Human Services Committee whose role was to advise the selectmen regarding human service needs and advocate for policies and services.

The Human Services Committee consists of nine members appointed by the Selectmen to staggered three-year terms.  The Committee seeks members who represent diverse sectors of our community and who have a strong interest in a significant area of social concern within the town.  Some of the representation are: youth; school; recreation; business; clergy; health; mental health; housing; elderly; disabled.  It is expected that members shall identify and advocate for needs within their particular area of representation, thus ensuring that the Committee as a whole is responsive to the human service needs of all Falmouth residents.

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