September 27, 2019 in CCYP in Falmouth

CCYP in Falmouth Resource: Falmouth Service Center

Ccyp In Falmouth Resource Blog Series
CCYP in Falmouth presents our Resource Series!

CCYP's recent initiative, dubbed "CCYP in Falmouth", seeks to stem the out-migration of young workers from Falmouth by providing increased opportunities for connection, community engagement, and career advancement.

As part of this project, we're excited to have the opportunity to spotlight Falmouth-based resources that aim to support young professionals' personal and professional lives within the Town of Falmouth. Today, we're spotlighting the Falmouth Service Center! Thank you to the Town of Falmouth and Falmouth EDIC for helping to make this series possible.

Meet the Falmouth Service Center

Founded in 1983, the Falmouth Service Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to educate, support, and improve the quality of life of Upper Cape residents in need. Individuals, schools, organizations, and the faith community contribute not only financial donations, but food, clothing, and other necessary goods to the organization.

The Falmouth Service Center includes an extensive food pantry that residents and clients may visit once every two weeks as needed as well as financial assistance and budget management workshops to those in need of housing assistance or utilities payments.

The Service Center also offers healthcare resources and clothes and household items to those in need. Beyond their main campus on Gifford Street, the Service Center recently opened a thrift store in East Falmouth.

What resources does the Falmouth Service Center offer?

The Service Center is a hub for Falmouth residents in need of an extra helping hand. Beyond their food pantry, they offer a variety of different avenues of assistance. Take a look below at their current line-up of programs for the community:

Food Pantry

The Service Center's Food Pantry is available to residents of Falmouth, Mashpee, and Otis Air Force Base or individuals employed in the Town of Falmouth. Clients may use the pantry once every two weeks as needed and may choose from the Service Center's selection of perishable and non-perishable items.

Financial Support

Falmouth residents struggling to pay for basic needs, such as rent, electric, or heating bills, are eligible to receive financial assistance from the Falmouth Service Center.

Healthcare Access

The Falmouth Service Center offers resources and assistance for those applying for health insurance plans through the state, such as MassHealth or plans offered through the Affordable Care Act.

Clothing Room

Clients of the Service Center in need of clothing or household items, such as bed linens, dishes, cookware, or small household items (think lamps or picture frames), can receive items through their Clothing Room.

Thrift Shop

New to the Service Center, the Hand in Hand Thrift Shop offers a wider variety of clothing, home goods, small appliances, furniture, and more.

Community Involvement

Not looking for assistance, but want to get involved within the Falmouth community? Volunteers are essential in operating the Falmouth Service Center with volunteer jobs ranging from working the food pantry or thrift shop to home delivery to holiday programs.

How does the Service Center's work affect young professionals in Falmouth?

Everyone needs a helping hand every once in awhile and young professionals on Cape Cod are no exception. With the unique set of challenges that face young adults and families on Cape Cod, the Falmouth Service Center is an essential resource to be familiar with. The Falmouth Service Center offers essential assistance to help local residents get back on their feet or make monthly ends meet.

How can young professionals in Falmouth become involved with the Service Center?

Volunteer or donate! The Service Center offers multiple unique methods of donating, including cash donations, Grocery Bill of the Month Club, food, clothing, bottles and cans, and more.

Beyond volunteering or donating, familiarize yourself with the services offered through the Center. While you or your family may not be in need of their offered services, sharing information about the services offered through the Falmouth Service Center to friends, coworkers, or neighbors who may not be aware of their services is just as important.