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! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
How does WE CAN benefit local families?
WE CAN is dedicated to empowering Cape women through our practical and unique services. We offer legal, financial, work support, mentoring, personal development, group support, and business growth services. WE CAN services are free and childcare reimbursement is available while women attend WE CAN programs in a wide range of Cape locations.
Where is WE CAN located?
WE CAN is located in Harwich Port and additionally offers our 1:1 services in Falmouth (at Falmouth Service Center) and Hyannis (at Cape Cod Child Development) through collaborations in the community served, as well as workshops in various Cape locations.
What is WE CAN's favorite part of the community?
WE CAN loves the special "sense of community" on the Upper Cape - a feeling that members have of belonging, a feeling that members matter to one another and to the group, and a shared belief that members' needs will be met through their shared commitment.
How does WE CAN get involved?
WE CAN offers both 1:1 appointments and workshops on the Upper Cape. Our PathMaker Mentoring Program operates from September through June at the Museums on the Green in Falmouth. Women are partnered with a mentor, they meet individually and as a group, attend a monthly personal development workshop, and set their own agenda as to what they plan to accomplish during their unique, supported experience. 1:1 monthly sessions include Financial Empowerment, Work Support, and Legal Consults. GROW is for women business owners who wish to grow their business and is hosted in Hyannis. There is an array of workshops offered Cape-wide. WE CAN also offers volunteer opportunities, including the Upper Cape Ambassador Program.
What are the biggest challenges of parents today?
Parents are very busy and need targeted, on-point services. WE CAN strives to provide practical tools which support independence in families working and living on Cape Cod.
A favorite WE CAN story?
One WE CAN PathMaker Program graduate from the Upper Cape, June, had begun a fashion business when she learned that her daughter had a medical issue that would require more attention over the next few years. Instead of putting the clothing design business on hold, she transitioned to create an accessories brand and business. This allowed her to care for her daughter, continue to be creative, and build a successful business. "Because of my experience at WE CAN, it wasn't a question of if I could. WE CAN helped me gain confidence that I didn't even know I was lacking."
What advice would WE CAN give parents on the Upper Cape?
Reach out to WE CAN to learn more about our offerings. Visit our website at : www.wecancenter.org
Special offering/event on the Upper Cape?
WE CAN's PathMaker Mentoring Program for Upper Cape women begins in May with information sessions at various locations in the community on the Upper Cape. After a "Big Match Event" in August, monthly meetings are held in Falmouth at the Museums on the Green from September through June. WE CAN offers Circle of Support on the Upper Cape (a divorce support group for women). WE CAN also offers volunteer opportunities, including the Upper Cape Ambassador Program, which is ongoing.
783 Route 28, Harwich, MA 02646
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