Navigating the challenges of a serious health care diagnosis like cancer, Sophia turned to HOW for help and we answered by providing a range of services in response to her requests for assistance. For instance, working with Sophia, we completed applications for her insurance renewal and other available benefits. This year, one such benefit included a stay at the Provincetown Community Compact’s Dune Shack where she was able to focus on her artwork for a week. In addition, acupuncture would not be affordable for Sophia as a complementary treatment if not for HOW’s financial assistance. Transportation costs to visit specialists in Boston have been covered by HOW, too. Finally, sometimes Sophia stops in at the HOW office on 34 Conwell Street to visit with staff, share pictures of recent artwork, or visit the personal product and food pantry to help meet her monthly expenses. Working together, Sophia & HOW are focused on improving her sense of well-being and access to health care.