Falmouth Human Services Provides Grant to Help Town’s Most Vulnerable

FALMOUTH – Since July, the Housing Assistance Corporation has seen how Falmouth’s most vulnerable residents can be positively impacted by case management.

The Hyannis based non-profit has received a $20,000 grant from Falmouth Human Services.

That allowed HAC to provide direct services to the Upper Cape community’s homeless residents and those at risk of homelessness.

Laura Reckford, Director of Community Relations, said many people and families are very close to the edge.

“The one time crisis, the sick child, the broken down car, the death, divorce, the loss of a job, this kind of thing can throw an individual or family into turmoil and can cause them to become homeless,” she said.

After a yearlong strategic review, HAC determined homelessness prevention needed additional funding and specialized services.

The agency was chosen by Falmouth Human Services due to its effective case management system that has been providing services for more than two decades.

Since July, they have helped 65 clients, 20 of which were already homeless.

Reckford said the problem is Cape-wide.

“We look at it as a model for what we’d like to do throughout Cape Cod in all 15 towns to try to de-centralize these types of services,” she said.

If you or someone you know needs to contact HAC for help in Falmouth, they can be contacted at www.HAConCapeCod.org.

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