Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Congratulations to CCICSW Commissioner Stefanie Coxe!

From today's Cape Cod Times:

Human services agency names Coxe director

HYANNIS — A local organization which supports low to moderate income residents has hired a new executive director.
Stefanie Coxe, a district representative of U.S. Rep. William Keating for nearly three years, was chosen to hired to lead the Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands Inc.
Coxe, a Cape native and graduate of Barnstable High School, had served on the organization's board for a year and a half before taking the top spot.
"I'm really passionate about the agency," Coxe said.
The Hyannis-based organization advocates and provides services or resources in several different areas including affordable housing and health care, childcare services, living wages and elder support.
For example, the organization hold financial literacy classes and gives free tax return support and runs Missy's Closet, a Hyannis pantry that provides clothes, diapers and emergency food. It runs a voucher program to help residents in need pay their rent.
Kristina Dower, director of the career center program at Career Opportunities was interim director of the Community Action Committee since last June.
She will serve as chief operating officer of the community action committee.
"I think she brings a tremendous amount of knowledge about area agencies, about federal and state legislators and programs," Dower said about Coxe. "I think she brings an exceedingly large amount of energy and enthusiasm."
Coxe served as policy advisor and community liaison on the
A letter to the Cape Cod Times from one of our Commissioners, Linell Grundman:

Argument culture demands that we all 'shut down'
October 08, 2013

The Oct. 4 letter lamenting an "I don't care" attitude related to the federal government shutdown caught my interest.
While I do care very deeply and am a committed public servant, I have sympathy and understanding for those who "don't care." I have learned that "apathy" is a favorite word for politically minded people. Yet apart from recognizing that it exists, blaming those who choose to shut down politically has limited value for me.
I understand why people have to turn off. It has all gone horribly wrong! Partisan bantering simply contributes to the "argument culture" our country has come to exemplify.
It is a leadership issue. Who can respect a system where leadership does not work together for the good of all our citizens, is blinded by political philosophy, caters to the almighty dollar, and is caught up in circular communication that leads to always making bad decisions?
The values of our great society are daily threatened by

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women will hold it's September meeting Monday, September 9 at SouthCape Village Community Room in the Roche Brothers plaza in Mashpee. (link below) We will hold a public hearing from 5:30 - 6:30 and our regular meeting will follow. Link to directions: http://www.southcapevillage.com/directions

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

The CCICSW will hold a meeting on June 10 at the YMCA in West Barnstable at 6:30 pm. Public comment and input is welcome from 6:00 to 7 pm.

Monday, March 4, 2013

For Cape Cod women, 'reproductive rights' services are non-existent

Roe v. Wade may not have been overturned, but reproductive rights are harder to claim when clinics are shutting down in large numbers in each state.  If you are on Cape Cod and transportation is an issue, you might not be able to exercise the rights that have been protected by the Roe V Wade decision. 

These maps show clinic and hospital locations around the state.

This map shows the locations of towns with clinics that are open now in black and locations where clinics have closed since 2002:

This map shows towns where hospitals are providing abortion services in black, and the gray indicates towns where locations that have closed since 2002:

For more information or a detailed report please visit NARAL MA