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Helping Our Women offers direct services to women diagnosed with chronic, life threatening, or disabling conditions. All of our services are free and confidential.

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Check in regularly to find out our latest special events and upcoming fundraisers that empower women throughout Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet & Eastham.

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Helping Our Women (HOW) is a 501(c)3 community based non-profit organization located in Provincetown, serving Eastham to Provincetown.

Helping Our Women (HOW) is a 501(c)3 community based non-profit organization located in Provincetown, serving Eastham to Provincetown. Established in 1993, HOW is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and has 2 full-time employees: an Executive Director and an Office Administrator/Client Advocate. Diagnoses of clients include cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, heart disease, pulmonary conditions, mental illness and other serious conditions. Over 40% of those being served are elderly. HOW’s mission is to educate, empower and support women as they cope with chronic disease and life threatening illnesses. HOW also has an open door policy to provide referrals and advocacy to all community members. HOW’s goals are to:

  • 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
  • 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.

We are fortunate enough to have many wonderful supporters, including local businesses who attend our events, make donations, and include us in their estate planning so that we can meet these goals and provide our much needed services. We are also thankful for the funding we receive from the Provincetown Community Compact’s Harbor Swim for Life, Seamen’s Bank Long Point Charitable Foundation, Provincetown Cares, Cape and Islands United Way, Edward Bangs Kelley and Eliza Kelley Foundation, Cape Cod Foundation, Cape Cod Healthcare, Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation Trust, Boston Foundation, Elizabeth Garner Martin Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation, and the Hiebert Charitable Foundation. We also receive funding from the Human Services Programs of the Towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham. Cape Air has been a funding partner for 20 years by donating tickets for clients to go to Boston for treatment when ground transportation is not appropriate.

This wide-ranging community support affects the lives of our friends, relatives and neighbors on a daily basis.


Board of Directors

Susan Roderick, CFNP
Chair

Betty Villari
Vice Chair

Joy McNulty
Treasurer

Amanda Morris
Clerk

Marianne Clements
Nancy DeLuca, PhD
Maureen Dooley Lawrence
Annemette Cliggott-Perlt
Ann Maguire
Lori Meads
Lisa Westervelt, Esq.

Honorary

Berta Walker
Donald Edwards
Barbara Edwards

Click Here for 2013 Annual Report

Our Giving Partners

We are grateful for the funding received from the organizations listed here. We also receive funding from the Human Services Programs of the Towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham. Cape Air has also been a funding partner for 20 years.