Human Services Commission

Authority: 
The Code of the City of Cambridge, Chapter 2.98, Ordinance No. 935, 1980

Purpose: 
The Commission for Human Service Programs advises the City Manager and Assistant City Manager on human services policy issues and funding allocations. Through the Department of Human Service Programs, the Commission also promotes activities that enhance the quality of life for Cambridge residents. One important means the Commission uses for gathering information on local human services trends is testimony at periodic needs assessment public hearings. Over the years, the Commission has responded to local needs by recommending Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a wide range of programs offered by the City and by community agencies.

Membership: 
9 members (8 Cambridge residents and one representative from the Superintendent of  Cambridge Public Schools; 2 members shall have experience and knowledge of human services in the city’s private sector, and 6 community representatives shall have experience and knowledge of the city’s human services.)

Term: 
3 years, except for the Public Schools designee, who serves at the discretion of the Superintendent.

Commission Members:
Dr. Ayse Atasoylu
Ms. Christine Elow
Mr. Christopher R. Hall
Ms. Kati LaBraico
Ms. Lori Likis
Khari Milner
Nan Stone
Ms. Katharine Emilie Thomas
Rev. Lorraine Thornhill

Contact: 

Department of Human Service Programs, 617-349-6200

Meetings:
The Commission's meetings are generally scheduled the second Thursday of the month, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  
Meeting agendas are posted on the City Website Calendar.

Schedule:

  • February 13, 2014
  • March 13, 2014
  • April 10, 2014
  • May 8, 2014
  • June 12, 2014

Minutes:

January 10, 2013, February 14, 2013, March 14, 2013April 11, 2013, June 13, 2013,
September 12, 2013, October 10, 2013, December 12, 2013

January 12, 2012February 09, 2012, April 12, 2012, May 10, 2012,
September 13, 2012, October 11, 2012, November 8, 2012, December 13, 2012

February 10, 2011 March 10, 2011, May 12, 2011,
September 8, 2011, October 13, 2011November 10, 2011December 8, 2011 

January 26, 2010, February 23, 2010, April 27, 2010, May 25, 2010,
September 28, 2010, October 26 2010, December 09, 2010

Other:
Inclusion Initiative
Daybreak 2010 Facts
Demographic Presentation 2011 
Innovation Agenda
MSYEP Presentation
CASPAR Presentation
CET Presentation
CLC Presentation
CDBG Consolidated Report
CBHI1
CBHI2
Program Summaries
Agenda For Children Initiative
Daily Journal Entries
CPD Power point Presentation
KOED Presentation
2013 Homeless Census Summary
CDBG Consolidated Report FY13
CDBG FY14 Allocation
ESG1 and ESG2
Haitian History
STAR
Institute for Health & Recovery (IHR)
IHR Pamphlet
Outpatient Services

Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

City Department Directory

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager