Most meetings are being held in person, but some are still remote or virtual. Go to eastham-ma.gov/calendar-by-event-type/16 and click on the meeting you are interested in to learn about meeting locations and any remote options that may be offered.
Monday, Aug. 8
- Capital Projects Committee: Rock Harbor, 10 a.m., Town Hall
- Climate Action Committee, 5 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 9
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
- On Board town website software training, 10:30 a.m.
HOW Expands, CDP Moves
Helping Our Women (HOW), a Provincetown-based organization that works to make health care more accessible to women on the Outer Cape, recently finalized the purchase of three adjacent office units at 3 Main Street Mercantile in Eastham.
The Community Development Partnership (CDP) currently occupies the units and will remain there until the end of September, when that nonprofit will move to the ground floor of 260 Cranberry Hwy. (Route 6A) in Orleans, said Jay Coburn, the CDP’s executive director.
HOW will remain in Provincetown, where it was founded to educate, empower, and support “women in the towns of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown who are living with chronic, disabling, or life-threatening health conditions,” according to the organization’s website. HOW provides financial assistance, transportation to medical appointments, and programs that “promote wellness and social engagement.”
This expansion to Eastham, according to Executive Director Gwynne Guzzeau, “allows us to provide more equitable access for all the women we serve.” Guzzeau said that it can be difficult for clients to make the drive to HOW’s Conwell Street location in Provincetown.
“Clients in the Eastham area will now be able to come in and have human contact,” said Guzzeau. “To have a place to gather and be in the community.”
In the past five years, HOW has seen a 54-percent increase in the number of clients, according to Guzzeau. This has meant organizational growth, too, she said.
The CDP’s move to Orleans, to the vacant first floor of the building otherwise occupied by Coastal Engineering, provides a way for the entire staff to work in one office space in a centralized location, Coburn said. —Isabelle Nobili