Overview of WE CAN Services
Women typically contact WE CAN --Women's Empowerment through Cape Area Networking-- in crisis, with multiple issues that often result from a difficult transition (e.g., divorce, loss of spouse, bankruptcy). Clients tell us that our practical services provide essential support at a time when they need it most. Repeatedly we hear, "I have no place else to turn."
Through a centralized intake process (called "Options") and an interconnected set of programs, WE CAN offers caring support, empowerment and hope to Cape Cod women, their families and, ultimately, the community.
WE CAN services usually begin with a 1-to-1 "Options" session with WE CAN's program director, a highly experienced licensed mental health counselor. The program director helps each woman understand her options, prioritize next steps, and begin to stabilize her situation. All Options sessions are conducted by appointment, which can be made by phoning or a drop-in visit to the WE CAN office.
For example, a recent client going through a difficult divorce was helped to access a free 30-minute session with an attorney who specializes in divorce and family law. She also attended a Divorce Boot Camp workshop, enrolled in the Pathmakers program and became part of our 8-week Divorce Support Group.
Another example is the client who had recently been terminated-without notice-from a job. We connected her to our special liaison at Career Opportunities in Hyannis, who then assisted her in entering a Certified Nursing Assistant training program, with a job waiting for her at the end.
In the words of another client, "WE CAN is a lifeline. There are a lot of services out there but WE CAN is unique. " Through our centralized intake process and an interconnected set of four programs, WE CAN offers caring support and hope to Cape Cod women, their families and ultimately the community.
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