Community Resources

Now, more than ever, we all need a helping hand. Please reach out to the organizations listed below — you do not need to be a client or member at any of the organizations to ask for help. Demand is very high, so expect to wait, leave your name and phone number and call back again if you don’t hear back. Helping Our Women staff can help follow-up your inquiry, but most of these agencies want to hear directly from you.

It’s okay to ask for help –  We are all in this together!

Check Out the Provincetown COVID-19 Resource Guide

  • Calmer Choice Resource Page with information for Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
  • Stress Support Line 508-309-5848 – Provincetown Covid19 Task Force including a Team of local mental health professionals hosting Zoom calls every Monday to share wellness tips and connect with other locals in need of support
  • Independence House: domestic or sexual violence counselors available to speak with you. 24-hr Hotline: 1-800-439-6507
  • NAMI Cape Cod & Islands 508-778-4277:This national organization has an excellent resource booklet for everything from managing stress and anxiety to resources for smokers, for people who are lonely, for people who don’t feel safe, for people who have lost a loved one during this crisis and more.
  • Sharing Kindness: A local organization offering suicide prevention and grief support. On occasion, HOW partners with Sharing Kindness to offer grief groups.
  • Crisis Text Line: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), Text HOME to 741741 or Chat with a Crisis Counselor at
  • All Towns:
    • Family Pantry of Cape Cod located at 133 Queen Anne Road, Harwich. Open to all Cape Cod residents. Check their website for hours which are typically Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat from 10-12 with some evening/afternoon hours. Call 508-432-6519
    • Lower Cape Outreach Main Food Pantry, 19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans. Tuesdays 10-12pm  508-432-6519
  • Eastham:
  • Provincetown:
    • Helping Our Women Food Pantry: Call ahead to plan pick-up or use our request form at the bottom of this page. 508-487-4357.
    • Library Crop Swop provides free produce, when available, outside the library doors.
    • Lower Cape Outreach Food Pantry: 10am-12pm Wednesday April 15, 22, 29 @ Methodist Church, 24 Shank Painter Road.
    • SKIP/Soup Kitchen continues to serve free to-go lunch M-F, 12:30-1:30pm. 24 Shank Painter Road. Drive-up. No need to call ahead. Open thru April, possibly thru May.
  • Truro:
  • Wellfleet:
  • Nauset Schools: Grab-and-Go Meals available for all families with children 18 years or younger. You can pick-up a bagged breakfast and lunch 10am-1pm, M-F at any of the elementary schools in Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet. 508-255-8800
  • Provincetown IB Schools: Grab-and-Go Meals available for all families with children 18 years or younger. You can pick-up meals and food 12pm-2pm every Tuesday and Friday at the Provincetown IB School. Text Chef Andrew (no calls) at 619-204-4950 with your Family Name and Student Name(s) if you need help picking up food.
  • Truro Central School: Grab-and-Go Meals available for all families with children ages 3-18. Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, you can pick up a supply of breakfast and lunch for an entire week. Call 508-487-1558 x203 by the Friday before and leave your family name, number of children and if you need delivery in Truro.
  • Homeless Prevention Council can assist anyone facing housing instability and will help with applications for affordable/subsidized housing. Call 508-255-9667 or visit
  • Housing Assistance Corporation provides help with applications, access to some rentals, government funds for rent assistance and more. Call 508-771-5400 or visit
  • Community Development Partnership offers some access to subsidized rental units on the Lower/Outer Cape. Call 508-240-7873 x18 or visit
You can request a Pantry Pack bag of groceries from HOW and pick-up at our office or request delivery.
You can request a Ride to a Healthcare appointment from HOW and we will do our best to make arrangements.
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