Posts by Karen Ryan

Gasp

Being a part of Team WE CAN/United Way Last Gasp allowed me to experience WE CAN’s empowerment with people who had a variety of connections with the organization and this was indescribably empowering for me…

Helen

Helen is a 70 year old who contacted us because her husband is battling cancer, their income has dropped dramatically due to his condition, and their house is about to be foreclosed. WE CAN is…

Grand Daughter

A granddaughter who had visited her grandmother regularly in a Cape nursing home called in a panic. As the closest relative, the nursing home began sending her bills and asking her to make decisions about…

Elderly

I am an elderly woman suffering from Parkinson’s and memory problems. A friend helped me get to WE CAN’s office where I’ve gotten help sorting through my piles of paperwork. They helped me fill out…

Pathmakers

I joined the PathMakers program looking for a change. My goal was to buy my own home. My mentor helped me with job search ideas, role playing for interviewing and eventually, I found a job…

Marriage

After 20 years in a troubled marriage, I didn’t really believe that I could make it on my own – I lost my trust in myself. The PathMakers Program, the support of my mentor and…

Senior

A mid-Cape senior walked into the WE CAN office with a serious housing concern. A staff member met with her briefly and referred her to the MA Senior Legal Helpline and scheduled her for a…
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