Women United

Our mission is to encourage, enlighten and engage women, children and families in our community.

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Leading the charge, inspiring the change.

Women United is a global force of more than 75,000 women making a $1.5 billion impact. We are bound together by our dedication to improving our community and creating opportunity.

Here on the Cape and Islands, our mission is to engage driven, passionate women in philanthropy and service that strengthen local families and encourages career development and economic self-sufficiency for women.

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.

Since our launch in 2017, Women United has:

  • Invested more than $75,000 into the local community through programming and grants

  • Established our Strong from the Start initiative, focusing on the needs of children ages zero to three

  • Placed more than 5,000 books in the hands of children each year

  • Supported more than 100 families through community baby showers

  • Created scholarships and financial assistance fund for college students

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Give. Engage. Volunteer.

We invite you to get involved with Women United – as a member, donor, advocate or volunteer.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact us here.

Reduce the achievement gap
Create an ecosystem of support and care
Promote positive social and emotional development
Encourage career development and economic self-sufficiency
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STRONG FROM THE START COALITION

Robin Hayward, A Baby Center; 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) 

SPONSORED IN PART BY

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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. 

CAPE AND ISLANDS UNITED WAY

1600 Falmouth Road, Unit 25
P.O. Box 367

Centerville, MA 02632
508.775.4746 

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Need help and don’t know where to turn? 

A partner of the Cape and Islands United Way, Mass 2-1-1 is here to answer your calls 24/7. They are a human services help hotline that will direct you to the services in your area that are appropriate for your needs. Call Now: Dial 2-1-1