Month: July 2020

Karen’s Story

Karen a teaching assistant and mother of two teenagers in the Monomoy school system, has seen her two summer side jobs virtually dry up. Ordinarily, she would be catering on weekends starting in May with a full summer schedule of catering jobs along with a side job of rental changeovers—check-ins and cleaning between guests. When…

Nancy’s Story

The childhood summer visits to Cape Cod that Nancy enjoyed with her family, gave her a love of the sea and of fishing. Her dream to live on the Cape and make her living from the sea was finally realized several years ago. She moved to the Outer Cape and fished in and around Cape…

Anna’s Story

Serving in the United States Army for six years in military intelligence may have helped Anna a single mother of two young children, keep calm when disappointment and illness upended her life. Anna who previously lived in Western Mass. says, “It may sound crazy, but I moved to Chatham because I found an affordable year-round…

Mary’s Story

“Once again Lower Cape Outreach Council has been a bridge over troubled financial waters,” says Julie, a very grateful mother and grandmother. She is enthusiastic and appreciative for the help her daughter, Mary, received a year ago to help her fulfill a lifetime dream of attending the dental hygiene program at Cape Cod Community College…

Ellen’s Story

Ellen was supremely thankful that she no longer was living in a nine foot by 12 foot repurposed garden shed—with no bathroom or kitchen—when the Coronavirus, COVID-19, found her in March. She had been living in the shed for three years before she was lucky enough to “win the lottery” on an affordable first-floor apartment.…
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