Duffy Health Center’s Case Managers assist patients in accessing a variety of support services to help them manage their own care. Case Managers offer a welcoming, compassionate and nonjudgmental approach and work hard to develop respectful, trusting relationships with their patients.
Case Management services include:
- Assessment, support and advocacy
- Assistance with daily needs, food, shelter, hygiene services
- Connection to community services
- Housing referrals and placement
- Homelessness prevention
- Homeless outreach
- Emergency shelter program
Our Case Management programs include:
Housing First is an evidence-based practice, shifting federal and state funding away from emergency shelters and towards permanent, supportive housing. By eliminating the chaos of homelessness, Housing First participants can more effectively address underlying behavioral health and medical issues. Duffy was the first Cape-based organization to adopt this model.
At Duffy, Case Management staff work with local public and private housing authorities as well as many private landlords to help people achieve and maintain successful tenancies.
In from the Streets
For nearly 15 years, Duffy has managed this community-wide program, which offers temporary motel shelter and case management services for individuals experiencing homelessness who are either medically frail, or need cold weather sheltering. Duffy’s integrated care model, skilled case managers, and timely response keep vulnerable people within the safety net of care. Our close collaboration with community partners – human service providers, police departments and the faith community – reduces duplication of services and has made this initiative a successful regional effort.
A Unique Focus
“Duffy is a leader in the region in effectively collaborating with the community to work towards solutions to reduce homelessness and provide comprehensive health services.”
Barnstable County Administrator