Our History

Leadership Team

Heidi Romans Nelson
Kathleen Beriau
Wesley Klein
Louise Patrick
Patricia A. Cawley
Arlene Crosby
Elyse DeGroot
Jane de Groot

Duffy Advisory Board

Duffy Board of Directors

Caring for the homeless and those at risk across Cape Cod

Our History

Duffy Health Center grew out of a volunteer free clinic based in a broom closet at the NOAH shelter in 1988. Dedicated to providing care for the growing number of homeless men and women on Cape Cod, the Center was incorporated in 1997 as Barnstable County’s primary health care provider for homeless adults.

For over 14 years, Duffy has provided services at our center in Hyannis and through our mobile health clinic. We are licensed for primary care and mental health services. A free-standing, federally qualified health center, Duffy Health Center has been funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Care for the Homeless program since 2002.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatric providers, registered nurses, licensed clinical therapists, substance abuse counselors, case managers, administrative staff and welcoming front office employees.