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Cape Cod Women Support Resources

Health Resources

Alzheimer’s Support
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Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands Inc.: provides information, education and support for the people and their families on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket who have Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. 508-775-5656

The Cape & Islands Art & Alzheimer's Initiative

Sponsor, Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod is bringing art and conversation into the lives of individuals living with memory impairment.

Third Monday of every month from 1:00pm – 2:30pm.
Space is limited to five couples per group session.
Register each month with Linda McNeill-Kemp
508 385 4477

Contact Suzanne Faith (508 775 5656)
to register for the following programs:

Cape Cod Art Association
The CCAA hosts many events, exhibitions and classes throughout the year.

Creative Arts Center
The Creative Arts Center hosts many events, exhibitions, and classes throughout the year.

Eastham Painter's Guild

Outdoor Fine Arts Gallery - exhibiting weekly

Cancer Resources

Cape Cod Angels helps people in need of all sorts of non-medical assistance. 508-693-0220 Email:

Cancer Care (800) 813-4673 offers financial assistance in the form of limited grants for certain treatment expenses.

Needy Meds NeedyMeds is non-profit that helps patients by referring them to patient assistance programs to help with medical costs.

Hope Lodge is a housing program supported by the American Cancer Society that provides free housing on a temporary basis for cancer patients undergoing treatment. A Hope Lodge has opened in Boston. (800)-277-2345

Road to Recovery is an American Cancer Society program which provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.
(800)- 277-2345 .Eventide Art

The Mesothelioma is an up-to-date resource for all issues ranging from mesothelioma statistics to treatment options.

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

We provide information for all aspects of the disease and caregiving, from the leading medical information to real-life support for families and caregivers.

The Pleural Mesothelioma Center

Subsidized Dental Care

Cape Cod Dentist’s Care, not for profit agency funded by the MA Dept of Public Health. Cape Cod dentists volunteer in this program to help lower to lower-middle income people who do not have dental insurance gain access to much-needed dental care at reduced fees. For more information contact Cape Cod Dentist’s Care at The Community Coalition of Cape Cod
(508) 255-2163 or Email:

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Community Coalition
of Cape Cod Inc.

Cape Learning & Organizing Network
To empower Cape residents to achieve and maintain a healthy community for individual and common good, through prevention, advocacy and community development. Email:

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A resource center for women with chronic, life threatening
and/or disabling illness, serving Provincetown to Eastham

Post Office Box 1376
336 Commercial Street #9
Provincetown MA 02657
Tel: 508.487.4357
Fax: 508.487.4364

Nancy T. Lynch, Executive Director

Cape Learning & Organizing Network

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

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The Cape Cod Birth Collective

The Cape Cod Birth Collective is dedicated to increasing the availability of evidenced-based maternity care services for all childbearing women and families in the Cape Cod region. They are committed to building a wide network of resources with open access, with an emphasis on prenatal, birth and postpartum doula support. For more information call 508-240-1223 or email

Cape Abilities

Cape Abilities

Supporting people with disabilities across Cape Cod since 1968

The mission of Cape Abilities is to serve individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod by educating, counseling and providing residential, therapeutic, social and employment supports that empower them to achieve meaningful and valued roles in the community.


Community Connections Inc.

Opportunities for People With Disabilities

Mission: To provide the highest quality services and opportunities to people with disabilities.

Crisis Intervention

Cape Cod Center for Women
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CCCW mission is to "assisst and support battered women and their children in leaving a violent environment and transitioning to independent living fully connected to a network of community support and with a lifelong safety plan."

(CCCW) 24/7 HOTLINE | (800) 745-SAFE

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New Hope Inc.

SE and Central MASS. shelter for abuse and
domestic violence 24/7 hotline | (800) 323-HOPE (4673)

"Through continuous evaluation and constant improvement, [New Hope's] staff and volunteers strive to fulfill [their] commitment to their mission of working to strengthen individuals and families by ending domestic and sexual violence."

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HAWC (Help for Abused Women and their Children)

The purpose of HAWC is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic violence residing in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts' North Shore in order that they may make informed, independent decisions about their futures, and access alternatives to living in a violent situation. In Salem, MA: Provides three months of immediate, safe housing and permanent housing assistance (917) 744-855.


NELCWIT ( New England Learning Center for Women in Transition)

NELCWIT offers "counseling, safe homes, advocacy, and education to women and children who have survived domestic violence or sexual abuse, and prevention education for area schools, professionals, and other groups."
(888) 249-0806.

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Independence House

"Your friend, Your Neighbor, Your Sister, Your Child, Your Community . . . Our Responsibility"

Independence House, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization, established in 1979 to serve the needs of battered woman and their children. In 1981, Independence House added rape crisis services to its programs.
ABWA Email:

  • Hyannis Area:
    Independence House
    160 Bassett Lane, Hyannis
  • Provincetown Area:
    Grace Gouveia Building
    26 Alden Street
    Provincetown 508-487-
  • Orleans Area:
    Independence House
    14 Old Tote Road
    Orleans 508-240-3845
  • Falmouth Area:
    Independence House
    22 Main Street
    Falmouth 508-540-5954
  • Ahanecqa Collins Child Care Center:
    116 Stevens Street
    Hyannis 508-778-6818

    HOTLINE: 1-800-439-6507
    National Domestic Violence Hotline
Outer Cape Committee Against Domestic Abuse

Outer Cape Committee Against Domestic Abuse

508-349-1173 (numerous links to shelters, social services and assistance)

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The Clothesline Project

"The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women." Email:

Empowering Women Resources


783 Route 28
Harwich Port MA 02646
(508) 430-8111

WE CAN changes lives. For more than 10 years, WE CAN has empowered Cape Cod women of all ages to successfully navigate challenging life transitions such as career change, job loss, illness, retirement, divorce, isolation or personal loss. WE CAN --Women's Empowerment through Cape Area Networking-- furthers women's development through:

How WE CAN Helps

Women typically contact WE CAN in crisis, with multiple issues that often result from a difficult transition (e.g., illness, divorce, loss of spouse, bankruptcy). Women who come to us say that our practical services, combined with our warm, caring approach provide essential support at a time when they need it most. Repeatedly we hear, "WE CAN is a lifeline!"

Through a centralized intake process called "Options", and an interconnected set of highly effective programs, WE CAN offers support, empowerment and hope to Cape Cod women, their families and, ultimately, the community.

WE CAN services usually begin with a conversation with a WE CAN staff member to help each woman understand her options, prioritize next steps, and begin to stabilize her situation. This may involve signing the woman up for one or more of WE CAN services, or an appointment with our Program Director, a highly experienced licensed mental health counselor.

Some recent examples of women who contact WE CAN:

  • A woman who was experiencing serious financial difficulties was helped by a one-to-one Financial Empowerment session to plan out her budget, and was also referred to Housing Assistance Corporation to deal with her housing issues.
  • A woman going through a difficult divorce was helped in a free 30-minute session with an attorney who specializes in divorce and family law. She also attended a Divorce Boot Camp workshop, enrolled in the PathMakers mentoring program and became part of our 8-week Divorce Support Group.
  • A woman who had recently been terminated – without notice –from a job was connected to our special liaison at Career Opportunities in Hyannis, who then assisted her in entering a Certified Nursing Assistant training program, with a job waiting for her at the end.

In the words of a participant in our programs:

"WE CAN is a lifeline. There are a lot of services out there but WE CAN is unique."

View WE CAN program schedule

WE CAN Now Offers Women Free Confidential One-to-One
Financial Empowerment Consultations

Experienced Finance Professionals Help Women Ensure Financial Health, Deal with Financial Issues, Concerns

WE CAN, the organization dedicated to empowering Cape Cod women to achieve lasting positive change for themselves and their families, now offers free confidential one-to-one Financial Empowerment Consultations.

These 45 minute one-to-one sessions are for women who want to plan for a financially healthy future, as well as those who are currently struggling with financial issues or concerns. Through the generosity of experienced bankers, financial planners, and accountants, Cape Cod women now have an opportunity to obtain guidance and direction on a wide range of financial matters.

WE CAN's Financial Empowerment program is designed to complement existing programs on the Cape that offer financial guidance, by assisting women who may need more individualized attention than they may be able to receive in a group setting. This program is also an option for those who may feel uncomfortable in other more "public" venues.

Financial Empowerment sessions with a professional financial volunteer can be scheduled in advance by calling the WE CAN office. Initial sessions are 45 minutes in length, with the opportunity to schedule a follow up if the situation warrants. The sessions are held at the WE CAN office in Harwich Port.

For more information or to schedule a Financial Empowerment consultation, contact
or call 508-430-8111.

Financial Empowerment sessions are sponsored in part by Eastern Bank, TD Bank and Bank of America.

WE CAN Offers Work Support Monthly Meeting for Women Seeking
Work on Cape Cod

WE CAN, the organization dedicated to empowering Cape Cod women to achieve lasting positive change for themselves and their families, is offering monthly Work Support meetings for women who are seeking work or trying to create sustainable work on Cape Cod.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month, 9:30 AM-11 AM in the WE CAN Dick Sullivan Conference Building (located behind the WE CAN office), 783 Rte. 28, Harwich Port.

The next session is Tuesday, February 4: "For All the Entrepreneurs!" featuring four women who are or have been successful business owners:

The purpose of these monthly group meetings is to:

  • Create a support network
  • Assist with skill-building
  • Share information and resources

Group facilitators will provide guidance and direction as well as information on a specific topic each month, such as:

  • Using social media
  • Relationship building/networking
  • Successful marketing strategies (for yourself to prospective employers or for your business to potential customers)

Optional "homework" to help participants move toward their goal may be assigned.

The Work Support monthly group is open to all Cape women, regardless of previous involvement with WE CAN's broader Work Support Program. Women may attend as often as desired. Participation for each session will be limited to 15. Registration is required for each session.

To register for any Work Support monthly meeting, contact WE CAN at 508-430-8111 or

WE CAN's Work Support Program is funded by the Cape and Islands United Way

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ABWA (American Business Women's Association)
Cape Cod Charter Chapter

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BPW (Business & Professional Women)
of Lower Cape Cod

BPW strives to "achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information." Monthly meetings at local restaurants (508) 945-1119

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Geek Girl – Computer Support & Classes

Geek Girl Mission is to "educate and empower every girl and woman at every age level, on every skill level, at every income level on computer technology with fun and provide a legacy by giving back and paying it forward".

Food Pantries:

Falmouth Service Center

The causes and impact of financial hardship are far-reaching. Therefore, it is our mission to ease stress, reduce hunger, and improve the quality of life for our neighbors in need. An important goal of FSC is to increase self-sufficiency for clients by helping to build networks among clients and agencies and, of utmost importance, between neighbors.

All Cape Food Pantries

All Cape Cod Food Pantries

Listings of food pantries on Cape Cod