Helping Our Women

34 Conwell Street
508-487-4357

Goals:

Provide direct services that assist in creating a more manageable lifestyle for women with chronic and life threatening illnesses;

Provide clients with referrals and advocacy that improve access to health care, social services and benefits programs; and

Develop and implement programs that empower and educate women on issues related to their healthcare and well-being, and that are inclusive of diverse needs.

Core Services:

Transportation to medical and social service appointments both locally and in Boston;

Financial assistance through direct payment to providers to meet medically related expenses;

Support Groups and special programs;

Assistance with errands and light chores around the home;

A Food and Personal Care products pantry; and

Social Services information, referrals,  medical advocacy


Recent News

Helping Our Women News - July 20, 2018

Hard to believe that it is mid-July!Where does the time go?  Hopefully it was been time with family and friends, short or long vacations, gardening, the beach, or just relaxing with a good book.At HOW, it's been compassionate and rewarding time …

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Helping Our Women News - April 19, 2018

Hard to believe that it is mid-July!Where does the time go?  Hopefully it was been time with family and friends, short or long vacations, gardening, the beach, or just relaxing with a good book.At HOW, it's been compassionate and rewarding time …

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Helping Our Women News : April 4, 2018

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Helping Our Women News - October 5, 2017

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Helping Our Women News - May 31, 2017

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Helping Our Women News - January 30, 2017

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29th Provincetown Swim for Life

It's been a spectacular summer with lots of sun. Please join us on September 10th and support the Provincetown Swim For Life. Please consider a donation to the event or support a swimmer by going to http://swim4life.org/This is the largest HOW fundra…

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Helping Our Women News - December 10, 2015

Help HOW help the women of the Outer Cape and make a gift NOWIn 1992, a small, committed and thoughtful group of women came together to help a friend with a cancer diagnosis. Seeing how much was needed to support their friend, this group organized an…

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Helping Our Women News - July 17, 2015

Is it possible that it is already mid-July? Summer on the Outer Cape is always a fun but also hectic time with so many things coming and going – friends, family, entertainment, beach and, if you are lucky, time to relax and reflect. HOW is very gr…

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Helping Our Women News - March 20, 2015

HOW Selects New Executive Director Susan Roderick, Chair of the Helping Our Women (HOW) Board of Directors, recently announced that the Board has selected long-time President of the Cape Cod Foundation and former Director of Major Gifts at Outer Cap…

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Helping Our Women News - October 10, 2014

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the beautiful fall colors that are starting to emerge--or are already in full swing, depending on where you are!I am happy to report that we will be starting to accept applications from both potential hom…

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Helping Our Women News - July 17, 2014

The 27th Annual Swim for Life!This is a shout out to all the swimmers, paddlers and Swim volunteers, both present and future! OMG, it's almost here! This year, the 27th ANNUAL Swim For Life & Paddler Flotilla. This AMAZING event draws hundreds o…

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Helping Our Women News - May 7, 2014

Mother's Day: Early IncarnationsThe roots of the modern American Mother's Day date back to the 19th century. In the years before the Civil War (1861-65), Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start "Mothers' Day Work Clubs" to teach local women h…

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Helping Our Women News - April 12, 2014

Happy Spring! I feel like I can say that with a certain amount of confidence now, as my yard is full of crocuses and budding daffodils! YAY! We deserve it, don't you think? April is Volunteer Appreciation month and soon we will be announcing additio…

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Helping Our Women News - February 18, 2014

It is 4 weeks until Spring arrives on March 20th! Yippie! That may still seem like forever, with this pesky, never-ending snow and all, but at Helping Our Women, we have plenty going on to keep you busy from now until then... Read on... Saturday, M…

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Helping Our Women News - February 18, 2014

HOW Support GroupsHOW  Chronic Illness Support GroupThe Chronic Illness Support Group is held every Tuesday from 12:30 pm to 2 pm at St. Mary of the Harbor Church at 517 Commercial Street in Provincetown. Facilitated by Doreen Devlin, RN, LMHC, this…

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Helping Our Women News - January 13, 2014

HOW Support GroupsWell, the new year has begun and with it has come rain, sleet, snow and sun! Not to mention the erratic temperatures from the deep cold, to almost spring like weather this week! As they say, if you don't like the weather in New Engl…

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Helping Our Women News - December 12, 2013

This is my very first e-news as the new Executive Director at Helping Our Women. I am thrilled and honored to be in my new position at such an important organization and look forward to bringing my enthusiasm, excitement and expertise to this work. …

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Helping Our Women News - October 11, 2013

Another lovely Cape Cod autumn has arrived. We are thankful for our wonderful volunteers who helped us provide transportation to so many HOW clients who otherwise would not be able to get to medical appointments. We always welcome new volunteers who …

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Helping Our Women News - August 30, 2013

Half of the ticket proceeds from Penny Arcade's wondrous showThe Girl Who Knew Too Much will be donated to HOW! The show is 5PM on Sunday September 15 at the Crown and Anchor.Penny's brilliance will make it a joyful and exhilirating reason to gi…

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Helping Our Women News - July 25, 2013

Another Cape Cod summer is upon us and we are thankful for the many volunteers who are helping us get our folks to medical appointments. Chronic illness does not take a vacation and our volunteers are doing a great job to get our clients to their med…

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Helping Our Women News - June 3, 2013

We want to begin by saying a big "thank you" to departing Board member Randy McLam. He left our Board on May 1st; as a retired nurse, Randy's input was invaluable and we will miss him at meetings. Randy had been a great HOW supporter prior to joining…

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Helping Our Women News: March 26, 2013

It has been an exciting few months at HOW. We are so pleased to see the increase in clients using our food and personal care pantry, as well as accessing our new client work space where they can use a computer or telelphone in privacy.  Our case…

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Helping Our Women News: January 23, 2013

Annual Dinner to Benefit Helping Our Women at the Bistro at Crowne Pointe Tuesday, March 12th$75 pp Fine dining with wine provided by our friends at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod To make a reservation, please call 508-487-4357 or email i…

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Helping Our Women News - January 3, 2013

Our first thank you of 2013 is to Chris McCarthy, who will be leaving our Board after several years.  The wealth of knowledge that Chris has acquired throughout her career, especially as the Executive Director of the Provincetown Art Association…

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News from Helping Our Women - December 03, 2012

HOW Support Groups Helping Our Women sponsors two support groups. Our Cancer Support Group welcomes all women who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer. This group is held on alternating Mondays from 11:30 am to 1 pm and is facilitated by Cindy…

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Helping Our Women News: October and November, 2012

Now that we have parking and an office that is easily accessible, we will be able to more efficiently serve the community that has supported us for the past 20 years.              …

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Helping Our Women News - September 9, 2012

Harbor LoungePlease join us on Wednesday, September 12th from 5 pm to 10 pm for our 3rd Annual fundraiser at the Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial Street in Provincetown.Our guest bartenders for the night are HOW Board members Chris McCarthy (Executive D…

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Helping Our Women News - August 9, 2012

Over $10,000 was raised for our programs for women living with chronic, life threatening, or disabling conditions at last year's event!  Drag Brunch always sells out, so make your reservations now! Our gracious host Joachim Sandbichler and his l…

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Helping Our Women News - July 26 2012

Thinking About the Future?  We want to remind our supporters that there are many ways you can make donations to HOW. Some of our friends have made provisions in their estate planning to support HOW and we have also received donations of stock in…

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Helping Our Women News - July 13 2012

It's Time for Drag Kickball 5!Everyone at Helping Our Women is so pleased to be included as a recipient of funds raised at Drag Kickball 5 being held on Wednesday, August 8th at Motta Field in Provincetown. A donation will also be made to Independenc…

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