A new peer wellness coaching project in Eastham is expected to help women throughout Cape Cod help themselves.

Helping Our Women recently opened its new location, the Ann Maguire Women’s Wellness Center, in three condominiums the group purchased on Main Street. Run by staff and trained volunteers, the center will help women from all over the Cape to craft individualized plans to achieve their goals.

Helping Our Women has been operating for the last 30 years, providing health and wellness services to women in the Outer Cape towns of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown.

Originally started to assist women who were diagnosed with cancer and other chronic or serious health issues, the program has, over the years, expanded to include assistance with all kinds of health care, social-emotional, and mental health concerns.

Gwynne Guzzeau is the executive director of Helping Our Women

In 2022, Helping Our Women was awarded a $25,000 startup grant with additional funding of $207,000 from the ARPA COVID Relief Fund. In May 2023, another $3,000 came from the United Way and $15,000 from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The money was used to purchase the three units on Route 6 in Eastham and to support the cost of opening of the center and hiring new staff, said Gwynne Guzzeau, executive director at Helping Our Women.

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