With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see! Childcare is available as well for use during speaker panels. If you preregister for the speakers or childcare you will earn extra raffle tickets-just email us and you will receive tickets at the door! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
WE CAN, Women's Empowerment through Cape Area Networking... Through WE CAN's unique and practical services, empowered women achieve lasting, positive change for themselves, their families, and our community.
Here is what we offer (all services are free & confidential):
Our main office is in Harwich Port at 783 Rte 28.
Other service locations include:
3. What is your favorite thing about our community?
Our Cape Cod community and villages are willing and ready to come together and find local solutions as needed.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
WE CAN collaborates with area businesses and organizations on several annual "fun"-raising events such as The Current Quarterly Fashion Show; Puritan's Girls Night Out; A Day of Words, Wit, and Wisdom at Wychmere Beach Club; Valentine Luncheon at Chatham Bars Inn; The Last Gasp bike event; The Andrea Holden 5k.
5. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
One common concern for parents is finding time for self-care.
Women can join WE CAN personal development programs facilitated by a life coach - such as Create-U, Design Your Life, Reclaim Your Life. These programs are designed to provide opportunities for self-discovery, exploration, connection, and idea sharing.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
WE CAN was started by the concepts of a program originally developed at Cape Cod Community College, Women in Transition, which was designed to help women of all ages and demographics improve their lives through education.
7. What advice would you give parents and caregivers in our community?
Take care of yourself so that you will be better able to care for your family. WE CAN provides detailed Information & Referral by telephone or drop-in. We listen carefully to provide answers and resources to the questions callers have. (508) 430-8111
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know about?
The PathMakers Mentoring Program for women is offered in Falmouth at The Falmouth Museums on the Green (one in Harwich as well). PathMakers is a 10-month program running from September through June. Participants meet as a group monthly and there is a one-hour workshop component and a group prepared supper. Women meet individually with their mentoring partner. There are two social events planned during the year and a members-only Facebook group.
Cape Cod Moms