As needs are expressed to us through the women in our programs, from community members, and through our referral lines, we respond with timely needed workshops, tailored training sessions, and specialized one-to-one programs and support groups.
Current offerings include:
Workshops and Training
Personal Development Workshops
From Surviving to Thriving is a popular 8-week program designed to bring women out from behind what holds them back, focus on what is important for them and their family, understand what can help them get and stay balanced, and to identify available opportunities. Upon completion of this workshop series, in addition to developing new skills and ideas, participants will have developed a one-month plan, a six-month plan, and a one-year plan to achieve their goals. Certified Professional Life Coach Maggie French leads the workshop, which is offered on a periodic basis.
These one-to-one sessions are for women who want to plan for their future and ensure financial health, as well as those who are currently struggling with financial issues or concerns. Through the generosity of experienced bankers, financial planners, and tax accountants, low to moderate income women now have an opportunity to obtain guidance and direction on a wide range of financial matters. General topics include: managing money, managing debt and savings planning. Other topics are available and volunteer specific; call for details.
The Financial Empowerment Program is designed to complement existing programs on the Cape that offer financial guidance, by assisting women who may need more individualized attention than they may be able to receive in a group setting. This program is also an option for those who may feel uncomfortable in other more “public” venues.
One-to-one Financial Empowerment sessions, with a professional financial volunteer, are posted on our website and need to be reserved in advance by calling the WE CAN office at 508-430-8111. Through a partnership with the Falmouth Service Center, we are now offering Financial Empowerment appointments on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month in Falmouth. Initial sessions are 45 minutes in length, and follow-up sessions are expected and encouraged. Click here for detailed flyer.
One-to-one Work Support sessions address work support needs and provide guidance with work-search and career-related matters. Volunteers with professional expertise in these areas conduct individual sessions to guide participants with pertinent information, career exploration, job search strategies, resume preparation, cover letter wording, and – among other things – job interview coaching. The agenda for these sessions is determined by the participant. Through a partnership with the Falmouth Service Center, we are now offering Work Support consultations on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month in Falmouth. All sessions are scheduled and can be arranged by calling 508-430-8111. Click here for detailed flyer.
Individualized guidance on business start up and growth is offered through special work support volunteers who have experience in running a business, as well as through financial empowerment volunteers and attorneys.
GROW (Get Results with Others’ Wisdom) Groups are a new offering 2016 for women business owners. It is a facilitated peer-mentoring forum to empower women with the support and tools they need to be successful in growing their business. Groups meet for 3-hours monthly over 6-months and participants commit to attend each meeting.
Suit Yourself enables WE CAN program participants to – at no cost to themselves – obtain women’s clothing and accessories to augment their personal and/or professional presentation from any of the thrift stores partnering in the Suit Yourself program. WE CAN conducts outreach to encourage donations of new or gently used in-season women’s clothing and accessories to our partner thrift stores. In return, participating thrift stores honor WE CAN gift certificates. WE CAN program participants can then shop in any Suit Yourself partner store conveniently located near them. Click here for a list of participating thrift stores. To learn more about the Suit Yourself Program, contact WE CAN at 508-430-8111.
Divorce Support Group
Volunteer leaders who are trained therapists or counselors facilitate 6-week groups of 8 to 12 women who are contemplating, in the process of, or dealing with the aftermath of divorce, or the breakup of a long-term committed relationship. The group is designed to provide a confidential and safe environment for women to speak openly about their experiences, to allow for healing, to facilitate closure, to exchange ideas, and to ease in the recovery of lost self-esteem.
Divorce Support Groups are generally held three times a year; in fall, winter, and spring. Contact WE CAN at 508-430-8111 for more information.
Click here to view or print the WE CAN brochure