Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP)
DHSP strives to meet the needs of residents through our extensive services from newborns to senior citizens, from school aged children to homeless families, from non-profits to local employers.
51 Inman Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
DHSP Inclusion Initiative
Supporting youth with special needs in afterschool/summer programming
Utility Bill Assistance: DHSP Fuel Assistance
We assists low-income households from the City of Cambridge and Somerville with winter heating costs incurred. Due to COVID-19, we have extended our support until the end of May!
Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day!
Come celebrate National Family Literacy Month at the 23rd Annual Cambridge Family Literacy Fun Day at City Hall!
Office of College Success
We oversee the College Success Initiative, a network of partners supporting high school, opportunity youth and adult students to be prepared for, access, and complete college within six years.
DHSP Multi-Service Center (MSC)
We help address the needs of individuals and families in our community who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homeless.
DHSP The Cambridge Program
We are a recreational program that caters to individuals with special needs in the Cambridge area.
DHSP Cambridge Youth Programs-Temporarily Cancelled
At our five youth centers, the Cambridge Youth Programs offer a variety of high quality out of school time programs.
DHSP Preschool Programs are open to Cambridge residents with age-eligible children. All our preschools are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
The Recreation Department provides quality, affordable and accessible recreational opportunities for residents of all ages in well-designed and maintained facilities.
DHSP Fuel Assistance
Serving both the cities of Cambridge and Somerville, the Fuel Assistance Program assists low-income households with winter heating costs incurred between November 1 and April 30.
Find It Cambridge
Find It Cambridge is a search tool that helps people find services and activities in Cambridge.
The Cambridge Coordinated Access Network is Cambridge's "front door" to permanent housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
DHSP Community Learning Center (CLC)
We empower a diverse community of adult learners through education, skill development, and community participation.
DHSP Community Schools - Temporarily Cancelled
Community Schools provide a network of neighborhood based services offering educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for all age groups.
Cambridge STEAM Initiative
Cambridge STEAM Initiative aims to engage all residents in Cambridge in quality STEAM learning experiences, regardless of economic and social barriers.
Office of Workforce Development (OWD)
OWD offers employment programs for both young people and adults to help them build skills, gain access to opportunities, and work towards the careers they seek.
Agenda For Children Out-of-School Time (AFCOST)
We convene, catalyze and support youth serving programs to increase equity, access and innovation, and sustain the highest quality OST opportunities and experiences for children and youth in Cambridge
Cambridge Council on Aging
Our mission is to promote and safeguard the health and independence of seniors.
DHSP Childcare Afterschool Programs-Temporarily Cancelled
Our full-time, licensed, afterschool programs are safe and welcoming classrooms.