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

President

Paul McCadam was a founding member of the organization. He is Chairman/CEO of MAC Consulting Group, a national management consulting firm. 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.

Lynn O'Neil

Member

Lynn grew up in Falmouth, attended Falmouth schools and life guarded at Falmouth beaches. She started her real estate career in Maine after a successful career as a human resource executive. While affiliated with RE/MAX in Maine, Lynn was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. She has a passion for helping people and has always been in professions that assist people with their careers or housing.

 

Edward Curley

Vice President

Ed is the Advocate Coordinator for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony's Church in East Falmouth. He is also the current Chair of Falmouth's Affordable Housing Committee. He retired after working for 37 years in the educational testing business in Princeton, NJ. He has lived full-time in Falmouth since 2012.

 

Norma Railey

Member

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allan Wilson

Member

Allan is Principal at Wilson Consulting. He has been Professor of Physical Education at Univ. of Hartford and Ricker College. He has twenty plus years of experience in developing, implementing, managing fund development programs for diverse organizations including the Hole in the Wall Gang, Bancroft School in Worcester, MA. and the Discovery Center in CT.

Bob Ripley

Treasurer

Bob was former President, Merchants Trust Company, former Vice President, State Street Bank, and former Executive Vice President, Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank. In 1991 Bob founded Trust Tax Services Of America, acquired by SunGard in 2003. He is currently Chair of the Falmouth Public Library Support Fund, Chair of Bentley University 1917 Legacy Society, and is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Historical Society, serving on their audit, finance, and collections sub-committees. He is a former Chair of the Falmouth Finance Committee.

Paula Beckerle

Paula is a Development Associate at the Woods Hole Research Center, a climate change research think tank. Prior to moving to Falmouth she worked for the Tanzanian Children's Fund in Cambridge. She was the Program Director and Board member at Circle of Hope, a Needham based non-profit that provides clothing to Boston's homeless.

 Program Staff and Volunteers

Belonging To Each Other is a mostly volunteer organization with a part-time administrative officer and 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.

Gina Torielli

Chief Administrative Officer

Gina is the part-time administrative office for BTEO.  She is also Senior Counsel at Dykema Gossett, a large national law firm. Her legal practice in Michigan centers on tax-exempt organizations and public finance. From 2004-2014 she was the director of the Graduate Tax Program and a professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she taught classes in ethic and in tax-exempt organizations. She was also the first woman managing partner of a major Michigan law firm. Ms. Torielli has resided in Falmouth full-time since 2017.  She was a member of the BTEO Board of Directors from 2018-2020.

Catriona Purdy

Case Worker

Robyn Tobey Sweeting

Case Worker


Advisory Board

Troy Clarkson, CFO, City of Brockton | Edward A. Dunne, Falmouth Police Chief | Rev. Nell Fields, Minister, Waquoit Congregational Church | Carl Gustafson, Clinical Psychologist | Michael Kasparian, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO | Sam Patterson, Falmouth Selectman | Annie Polachi, Bracebridge Capital | Matt Rocheleau, Owner, The Clam Man Inc. | Christian Valle, President Valle Group | David Vieira, Massachusetts State Representative and Falmouth Town Meeting Moderator

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
Anejo
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
FALL 50 LLC
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
HullScape
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