Health—General & Rehabilitative

Helping Our Women, Inc.

Compassion. Assistance. Support.

aka HOW   |   Provincetown, MA   |  http://helpingourwomen.org

Mission

Helping Our Women's mission is to educate, empower and support all women living with chronic, life threatening or disabling health conditions. Services include case management, weekly support groups, transportation to medical appointments, and financial assistance. HOW has an open door policy to provide referrals and advocacy to all community members. The service area is Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, and Eastham on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Ms Gwynne Wiatrowski Guzzeau

Main address

34 Conwell Street

Provincetown, MA 02657 USA

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EIN

04-3179955

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Health Support Services (E60)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Financial Assistance

Monthly stipends to income eligible clients to be used for medically related expenses, household expenses, or additional costs of daily living.

Population(s) Served
Females

HOW provides rides to medically related appointments with volunteers, pays for bus rides and when needed air fare for medical treatments at medical facilities in Boston.

Population(s) Served
Females

HOW assists its clients with access to other local, state and federal benefit programs, processes monthly financial stipends and arranges transportation services.

Population(s) Served
Females

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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Helping Our Women, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/19/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Marianne Clements

Seamens Bank


Board co-chair

Annemette Cliggott-Perlt

Nancy DeLuca

UMASS Lowell

Susan Roderick

Outer Cape Health Services

Maureen Dooley Lawrence

Preservation of Affordable Housing

Pamela Drolsbaugh

Nicole Gelinas

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Susan Grace

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Barbara Knapp

Cape Cod Five

Ann Maguire

Bayshore/Chandler House

Joy McNulty

Lobster Pot

Lori Meads

Seamen's Bank

Amanda Morris

Seamen's Bank

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

resource center, women, chronic conditions, life threatening illness, wellness