BTEO shelters the homeless in Falmouth during the winter months.

People can survive living rough in the summer but it's another thing entirely in the winter. Freezing temperatures, wet weather, snow, mud, no place to get warm. Or cook a meal. Or take a bath or shave or do laundry. Or plug in anything. Or have any privacy.

Put yourselves in the place of our less fortunate neighbors and think how you can help.


Meet the Team

You know and we know, everything depends on people. People helping people, people trusting people, people with big hearts and strong hands.  BTEO has been very lucky in finding leaders realize our desire to make a difference for our homeless neighbors.

Board of Directors

Paul McCadam


Paul McCadam was a founding member of the organization. He is Chairman/CEO of MAC Consulting Group, a national management consulting firm working. Having served on numerous boards, he has extensive experience with homeless organizations including vice president/executive board member of St. Paul Community Development Corporation, an inner city men’s shelter and food pantry, located in Paterson, N.J.

Norma Railey

Community Outreach Officer

Norma joined the Board in 2017. In addition to her BTEO work she serves as chairperson of the Outreach committee of her church and as a member of Falmouth's Essential Services Network.

Edward Curley

Vice President

Ed is a five-year resident of Falmouth. He is the Advocate Coordinator for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony's Church in East Falmouth. He is also the current Vice-Chair of Falmouth's Affordable Housing Committee. He retired two years ago after working for 37 years in the educational testing business in Princeton, NJ.



Robin Kirk


Robin was born in The United Kingdom, lived in Africa and worked in Asia before settling in the US. He has worked in leadership positions for several large hospitality corporations for over thirty years. He is currently principal and CEO of a Cape-based hotel management company.

Paula Beckerle


Paula Beckerle works at the Woods Hole Research Center, a climate research think tank. She has worked in the Development field for over 15 years. She was the Program Director and Board member at Circle of Hope, a non-profit that provides clothing to Boston's homeless.

 Program Volunteers and Staff

Alan Burt

Program Director

Alan, is a professional social worker who founded Homeless Not Helpless in Hyannis. He had the idea that people in need of housing would be better off in their home communities near local support systems. He worked with the founders of BTEO to create our program and now serves as it's intake and program coordinator.

Joe Lemay


Catriona Purdy

Case Manager

Robyn Stamps

Case Manager

Advisory Board

Edward A. Dunne, Falmouth Police Chief   |  Michael Kasparian, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO  |  Sam Patterson, Falmouth Selectman  |  Bobbi Richards, Falmouth Housing Authority Executive Director  | Ellie Shaver, BTEO Co-Founder and former Vice President  | Christian Valle, President Valle Group building company  |  David Vieira, Massachusetts State Representative and Falmouth Town Meeting Moderator

Community Partners

Members of these congregations volunteer for Belonging To Each Other:

  • Christ Lutheran Church of Falmouth
  • First Congregational Church of Falmouth
  • Falmouth Jewish Congregation
  • John Wesley United Methodist Church
  • St. Anthony's Parish
  • St. Barnabas Memorial Church
  • St. Patrick’s Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth
  • Waquoit Congregational Church

We are grateful to these Falmouth businesses who have supported Belonging To Each Other.

  • British Beer Company
  • Bucatino
  • Captn Kidd
  • Jack's Restaurant and Bar
  • Liam Maguire's
  • 99 Restaurant
  • Quahog Republic
  • 241 Fitness