Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break

Falmouth, Massachusetts
More than meeting for coffee!

Improving quality of life for those who served by providing the support and information today’s Veterans and their families need.

Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break Awarded Lease at 300 Dillingham Ave.

At its meeting on August 9, 2021, the Town of Falmouth Select Board voted unanimously to award the lease of300 Dillingham Ave. (site of the former Senior Center) to Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break for the establishment and operation of a municipal Veterans Center there. THANK YOU to the many individuals and partner organizations in the area for your support and letters of recommendation! There is much work to be done to open the building and operate programs for Veterans and their family members in the Falmouth area. Over the course of the next few weeks and months, please check the web site for updates on the opening of the building and implementation of programs. Thank You Falmouth!

We're building an all-inclusive Veteran community that promotes fellowship where Veterans will be comfortable seeking support and informational services, and developing the services today’s Upper Cape Cod-area Veterans and their families need.

About Us
Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break, Inc. is an all-inclusive, nonprofit Veteran organization in Falmouth, Massachusetts.  A 501(c)3 registered with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, we represent all branches of the military and members of the community with a connection to service in the military.  Conceived in 2016 and legally established as a nonprofit in May of 2020, Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break is working to improve quality of life for those that served by providing the support and information today’s Veterans and their families need.  

Last year, Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break worked on building its volunteer corps, codifying foundational documents, and establishing priorities and processes for the development of Veteran programs. At the November 2019 Town Meeting, the group launched the initiative to repurpose the former senior center facility at 300 Dillingham Ave. in Falmouth as a community Veterans center. This effort aims to provide a meeting place and hub for Veterans and family members in the Falmouth area to receive information, advice and coordinated services—and enjoy a cup of coffee together.

For more information or to become involved as a volunteer, contact Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break by sending an email to


Onsite or remote programs, training and connections to existing area resources including: tutoring & mentoring, pursuing continued education, individual & group continued education preparedness training/seminars, degree programs, online education, local night school and vocational, job fairs, scholarship counseling, GI Bill counseling and more.



Onsite or remote programs to support identification and treatment of stress management, substance use addiction, depression and PTSD. Connections to existing area resources. Other offerings including group yoga & exercise sessions.



Onsite or remote "Coffee Breaks" for creating and sustaining a Veteran community of supportive comrades, shipmates, brothers & sisters and their families. Opportunities to share hobbies and skills, enjoy the company of other Veterans and family members.



Onsite or remote sessions for Veterans and family members seeking legal advice.

About Joe "Q" Quintiliani
The late Joe Quintiliani (“Joe Q” to his friends) was a long-time Falmouth resident who had a distinguished career in the United States Coast Guard as a deep-sea diver, and a second career as a firefighter on Cape Cod.  In recognition of his selfless service to the Veteran community, the Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break was named in his honor.

The Falmouth area Veteran coffee break concept was developed in June of 2016 by Joe and his friends who recognized the need to build fellowship among area Veterans and to provide them with vital information and guidance about programs and services available to Veterans.

Joe Quintiliani had a vision to improve quality of life for those who served by providing the support and information today’s Veterans and their families need. Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break has set a course to make Joe Q’s vision a reality for Falmouth-area Veterans and their families for many years to come.

Allan Wilson


Carissa April

Vice President

Carole Kenney


Ed Van Keuren


Kathleen Jespersen

Board Member

John Dillon

Board Member

Randy Collette

Board Member

Lupita Lopes

Honorary Board Member

Kate Prophett

Advisory Council Chair

Renee Vorhees

Advisory Council Member

Diane Popovich

Advisory Council Member

Riley Doyle

Advisory Council Member

Cheri Robbins

Advisory Council Member

Thank you to all who participated in our Upper Cape Cod Veterans Survey!

Your answers will help us to build more targeted and effective programming to better serve today’s Veterans, service members, and their families.  

Joe Q Veteran Coffee Break, Inc. is not affiliated with any government agency. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-inclusive organization of Veterans, family members, and caring individuals who are committed to supporting the needs of area Veterans. Your information will not be shared. Your information and privacy will be respected and protected.

  • 300 Dillingham Avenue, Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • PO Box 1423 North Falmouth, MA 02556

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