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.

By providing temporary housing, BTEO gives our homeless neighbors access to basic amenities. And helps them access vital services.

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

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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.


Sonya Wargo


Sonya moved to the Cape about 30 years ago from Rochester, New York. She retired from nursing in 2015, after spending most of her career as a psychiatric nurse. Sonya enjoys volunteering, crafts, gardening, baking and traveling.

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 Staff and Volunteers

Belonging To Each Other is a mostly volunteer organization with three part-time paid social workers. We rely on volunteers all year round, as well as many local businesses and community groups for support.

Alan Burt

Client Care Manager

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.

Catriona Purdy

Case Worker

Robyn Stamps

Case Worker

Joe Lemay


Advisory Board

Edward A. Dunne, Falmouth Police Chief   |  Michael Kasparian, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO  | Robin Kirk, Scout Hotels, Principal & 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 | Allan Wilson, President & CEO, Wilson Consulting, LLC

Community Partners

We are grateful to these Falmouth businesses and community groups that have supported Belonging To Each Other.

241 Fitness Studio
Adventure Park at Heritage
Aerial Photos of Cape Cod
Anytime Fitness
Athletic Performance Training
Bear in Boots Gastropub
Black Dog
Bleu Restaurant
British Beer Company
Bucatino Restaurant
C Salt Wine Bar & Grill
Cape Air
Cape Crusaders
Cape Garden Girl
Captain Kidd Restaurant
Cataumet Fish Market
Christ Lutheran Church
Compass Project Management
Corner Cycle
Cotuit Center for the Arts
Crabapples Restaurant
Cummaquid Golf Club
Dalpe Septic Company
East Sandwich Monthly Meeting of Friends
Eat Your Heart Out Catering
Doterra Essential Oils
Elfstone Silver & Gold
Falmouth Fiddler's Association
Falmouth Fire Rescue Department

Falmouth Jewish Congregation
Falmouth Police Department
Falmouth Raw Bar
Falmouth Road Race, Inc.
Falmouth Theatre Guild
First Congregational Church
Fleeting Moments Photography
For Birds Only
Heritage Museum & Gardens
Hogy Lure Company
Hot Locks Salon & Spa
J. M. Landers Trucking
J. R. Brody’s Roadside Tavern
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack's Restaurant and Bar
John Wesley United Methodist Church
Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits
Karen Rinaldo Gallery
Lawrence Lynch Corporation
Liam Maguire's
Lois Hirshberg Pottery
North Falmouth Congregational Church
Osteria La Civetta
Paine's Patio
Peace Love Sup
Pie In The Sky
Port Cargo
Purity Nail Spa
Purple Poppy
Quahog Republic

Red Sox Foundation
Roche Brothers Supermarket
Sandwich Monthly Meeting of Friends
Santander Bank
Scout Hotels
Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Shipyard Brewing Company
Smitty's Homemade Ice Cream
Soprano's Ristorante
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Stop & Shop
Surf Drive Band
The Captain's Fund
The Glass Onion
The Island Queen
The Life Experience School
The Running Waves
The Write Choice
Trade Center Bowling Alley
Trader Joe's
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth
Upper Cape Therapeutic Massage
Valle Group
Village Trading Company
Water Street Kitchen
Waquoit Congregational Church
West Falmouth Friends
West Falmouth United Methodist Church
Windfall Market