Welcome to the Department of Human Services’ newest staff member, Martha Taylor. As the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Manager, Martha will be responsible for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant Program, a homeless assistance program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Martha earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Suffolk University, where she was elected to the Pi Alpha Alpha public administration honor society. Prior to joining Barnstable County, Martha worked at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services as the Manager of Purchase of Service Administration, where she led a project team of policy and pricing analysts in the development of rates and biennial rate reviews for social services purchased by constituent Departments of EOHHS. In June of this year she earned her Director Track Certificate from the EOHHS MasSP Staff Development Program.
Martha’s background also includes experience in long term health care administration and in the retail field. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory of Music and a Diploma in Piano Technology from the North Bennet Street School in Boston, and for 18 years she owned her own piano tuning and rebuilding businesses in New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia. Martha served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Duffy Health Center in 2013, and in 2015 she was the keynote speaker at the Duffy Gala and received the Duffy “Making a Difference Award”.
Barnstable County Department of Human Services is also the collaborative applicant for the Continuum of Care Grant Program which provides homeless assistance funding administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. As the primary federal resource to end homelessness, the Continuum of Care (CoC) grant program competitively funds CoCs to impact homelessness at the local level.