2019 TGC for the Troops Golf Tournament Raises $52,902!


Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center in Hyannis would like to thank all of the generous tournament sponsors, local vendors, and individual supporters for a most successful 2019 TGC for the Troops Tournament which raised $52,902!

The tournament was hosted and run by the Sacconnesset Golf Club in East Falmouth.  Proceeds from this year’s tournament will help fund the building of the Dennis Veterans House, consisting of five bedrooms and five bathrooms which will become a home for five homeless veterans.

The Sacconnesset Golf Club has established a legacy of giving within the community and is well known for its philanthropic endeavors in several other areas in addition to veteran causes.  The TGC for the Troops Fund has been a fundamental source of support for veterans and their families all over Cape Cod raising $410,000 in the past 11 years.

Vietnam Veterans Unbroken

On Wednesday, July 17th at 1 pm. the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center will host the author of the newly published, Vietnam Veterans Unbroken, Conversations on Trauma and Resiliency, by Jacqueline Murray Loring.

This book is based upon interviews with seventeen Vietnam Veterans, most of whom were clients of our Director of Counseling, Jack Bonino who originally suggested the concept of interviews about veterans’ resiliency after war. Jack is the author of the Forward of this book.

The Outreach Center is honored to host this event, during which the author will discuss the individual veterans who were interviewed, and the origin of the project. Following questions and discussions with the audience, this intriguing view into the minds of veterans will be on sale. For reservations, please call Jack Bonino at 508-778-1590, x 17 or email jackbonino@yahoo.com. Space is limited so call today!!!

Thank You Mid-Cape Home Centers


The employees of Mid-Cape Home Center, many of whom are veterans, have chosen to enter into the Annual Charter Cup hosted by Jaxtimer, with CIVOC as the recipient of the $2000 prize, should they win. They have also set up for us a GO-FUND-ME page through which community supporters can help fund the many programs we offer to Cape Cod Veterans in need. Click on the Promotional Landing Page above to access that fund.

We sincerely thank Mid-Cape for their efforts, and we thank our community for your contributions and your attention to the needs of those who, at one time, in some way, served all of us.

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Thank You Shaws!

Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center’s food pantry has been chosen by Shaw’s to receive a donation through the Shaw’s “GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS” reusable bag program for the month of April!

How it Works:

Every time a GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS bag is purchased at the Shaw’s store located at 1070 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, during the month of April, Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center food pantry will recieve a $1 donation. You can find the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS bag on the reusable bag rack at the store. The rack will have a sign letting customers know Cape and Islands Veteran Outreach Center is the beneficiary during the month of April.

We Are Excited To Announce That CIVOC Now Has An Amazon Smile Account!

You can support us throughput the year by using this unique charity at:


Simply by purchasing items you would ordinarily purchase, you will help to support our many programs which feed, house, and counsel veterans and families in need. Whenever you purchase items on Amazon, CIVOC will receive a .5% donation from the total purchase amount, at no extra charge to you.

Please share this link to help continue service supporting veterans!

Creating Comfortable Homes for Veterans in Need

Operation Adopt a Soldier has been a long-time collaborator with the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center and its housing programs. Whenever one of our transitional housing residents is about to  move  into his or her own independent rental, or when one of our SSVF clients has located his new home, we email this incredibly generous organization with a list of what the veterans will need in their new home.

Denise Woolf and her husband who live in Boston, and their local Cape representative, Dr. Ann Skopek, respond to the email by either finding the needed objects in the storage facility they maintain at their own expense, or by searching for what they do not have in stock.  They then load their vehicles with the requested items and deliver those items to the veteran’s new address.  Most of these deliveries occur during weekends in their spare time as Denise and her husband both work as well, as does Dr. Skopek.

At Christmas time, Ann also collects names of needy families from us and other veteran agencies, asks for the families’ Christmas list, and deploys and army of generous shoppers to fill those lists.  Days before Christmas, Ann delivers the fully wrapped gifts to us to be picked up by the families.  The donors of the gifts are completely anonymous.

Cape and Islands provides the programs and financial assistance that allow once homeless veterans and their families to finally enjoy a rental of their own.  The unique and incredible  generosity and commitment of people like Ann and Denise turn those rentals into homes.  Their motives are never to advertise or promote themselves, but only to quietly  serve those who have served all of us.  We and the veterans we serve are incredibly fortunate to have found this extraordinary group of people.

Thank you Adopt-a-Soldier!!!

Newly Formed Alliance

Pictured left to right: Bill Cotter, Chairman, TGCS for the Troops (Golf Tournament), Lt. Colonel William Burke, USA (Ret). President of Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center Board of Directors, Ted Pasquarello, Board Member of TGCS.

The Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center (CIVOC) and The Golf Club at Sacconnesset (TGCS) are very proud to announce their new partnership.  TGCS has chosen CIVOC to run its annual TGC For The Troops golf tournament.  All proceeds from the tournament will go towards funding CIVOC’s mission to provide Cape Cod Veterans and their families with a comprehensive menu of the essential, life altering and life sustaining services which will empower them to achieve a lasting reintegration into the families and communities for which they have sacrificed.   

TGCS has established a legacy of giving within the community and is well known for its philanthropic endeavors in several other areas in addition to veteran causes.  The TGC Fund has been a fundamental source of support for veterans and their families all over Cape Cod raising $365,000 raised in the past 10 years.

This year’s member-guest tournament will be held at TGCS on 10 June 2019.  There is also a free veterans golf clinic for veterans of all eras on 9 June 2019.