Working together, we can end homelessness in Falmouth.

About BTEO

BTEO provides transitional housing for adults experiencing homelessness in Falmouth during the cold weather months. And housing restoration services year-round.

People can survive rough in the summer, but it’s another thing in the winter. Freezing temperatures, wet weather, snow, mud, and 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 neighbors experiencing homelessness access to basic amenities. And our housing supportive services in their transition to stable housing.

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

Camp Out National Homeless Day

Attend our General Volunteer Meetings
3rd Monday of the month
September – May

Meet the Team

You know, and we know, everything depends on people. People helping people, people trust people, people with big hearts and strong hands.  BTEO has been lucky to find leaders who realize our desire to make a difference for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Our Board of Directors and Officers

Christina Williams

Rev. Christina Williams
Board Chair

Dana Mohler-Faria

Dana Mohler-Faria
Vice Chair

Dan Persechini, Treasurer

Dan Persechini

Christina Hepner Brodie

Christina Hepner Brodie
Board Clerk

Merrill Blum

Merrill Blum
Board Member

Lynn ONeill

Lynn O’Neill
Board Member

Annie Polachi

Annie Polachi
Board Member

Our Staff

Gina Torielli

Gina Torielli
Executive Director

Carol Greeley, LMHC

Carol Greeley, LMHC
Program and Clinical Director

Elyse DeGroot

Elyse DeGroot, CFRE
Director of Development and Community Relations

Maria Baillargeon

Maria Baillargeon

Brittnay Maley Housing Case Manager

Brittnay Maley
Housing Case Manager

Advisory Board

  • Troy Clarkson, CFO, the City of Brockton
  • Rev. Nell Fields, Minister, Waquoit Congregational Church
  • Beth Folcarelli, CEO, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
  • Michael Kasparian, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO
  • Matt Rocheleau, Owner, The Clam Man Inc.
  • David Vieira, Massachusetts State Representative and Falmouth Town Meeting Moderator
  • Allan Wilson, President, and CEO, Wilson Consulting
  • Jay Zavala

Change a life today

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our services to people in Falmouth who need housing for the cold weather months.