Heart of Hearts Campaign needs you!

“We’ll Ask You Only Once in 2016”

The 2016 Heart of Hearts Campaign provides you the opportunity to help HOW with a one-time annual investment in the health and well-being of many women on the Outer Cape. Joining the Heart of Hearts Campaign now will provide steady and sustainable funding to allow HOW to respond to the increased demand for transportation and financial services by these women and increased costs of their health related expenses.


As a business partner, you can do this through our event sponsorships that provide your business with visibility and recognition as a HOW supporter.

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As an individual or couple, you can make an investment at a level that matches your service interest with your giving capability.

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Contribute to HOW Today

Your generosity provides direct services to women diagnosed with chronic, life threatening, or disabling conditions. All of our services are free and confidential.


HOW We Help

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


Events That Make A Difference

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


HOW’s mission is to educate, empower and support women living in the Lower and Outer Cape towns of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown as they cope with chronic disease and life threatening illnesses.

Our Beginnings:
Helping Our Women (HOW) was formed in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1992 in response to the lack of services available to women with chronic, disabling and life threatening illness. In 1993, HOW opened a resource and referral center, acquired nonprofit status, and incorporated. HOW’s original focus was serving women with cancer, but in 1994 expanded to include all women diagnosed with chronic, life threatening and/or disabling illness. We now also provide referrals and resources to all community members. Long term Executive Director Irene Rabinowitz lead the organization for 18 years, along with its founders and members of the Board of Directors, to build a strong and supportive system of services to meet the needs of women with serious medical conditions.

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; 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.

HOW’s 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

HOW is fortunate to have wide-ranging and generous community support. See the Annual Report for listing of donors.

Click to view  ANNUAL RPT 2015


Board of Directors

Marianne Clements

Annemette Cliggott-Perlt
Vice Chair

Joy McNulty

Barbara Knapp

Nancy DeLuca, PhD
Maureen Dooley Lawrence
Pam Drolsbaugh
Susan Grace
Ann Maguire
Lori Meads
Amanda Morris
Sue Roderick, CFNP
Betty Villari


Berta Walker
Donald Edwards
Barbara Edwards

Our Giving Partners

We are grateful for the funding received from the organizations and businesses 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.