Our mission is to encourage, enlighten and engage women, children and families in our community.
In September 2017, the Cape and Islands United Way launched an affinity group called Women United.
Through our Strong from the Start platform, we focus on the needs of children ages zero to three.
Fundraising proceeds support our Community Baby Shower held each spring, Reach out and Read, and educational grants that encourage career development and economic self sufficiency for women.
STRONG FROM THE START COALITION
Robin Hayward, A Baby Center; Beth Bowman, Cape and Islands United Way; Tricia Besse, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod; Cindy Horgan, Cape Cod Children’s Place; Paul Melville, Cape Cod Family Resource Center; Tina Toran, Coalition for Children; Harwich Early Childhood Council representatives; Francie Joseph, Retired from Monomoy School District; Lauren Melillo, Sandwich Partnership for Families; Cynthia Levangie, Women Infants and Children Program (WIC)
STRONG FROM THE START SPONSORS
Women United is governed by a steering committee that meets monthly, plans activities, and strategizes how to build interest and support. Women United is organized as an affinity group of the Cape and Islands United Way, a local 501c3 nonprofit organization, and is governed by their bylaws.