Year: 2021

Donna’s Story

Donna is a single parent of five children (she says “four children and one adult child”) that includes two toddlers, two adolescents and a college senior. She grew up in the mid-cape area and has lived on the Cape her whole life, moving to the outer Cape when she was getting divorced. She formerly worked…

Laura’s Story

Laura is a Cape Cod native in her early forties now living in Orleans. She has two daughters, one enrolled in a technical high school who lives with her. She has been a long-time CNA—certified nursing aide—but was unable to work for a number of years due to a concussion she sustained in a domestic…

Janice’s Story

In her early 70s now, Janice C grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts but has lived on the Cape since 1970. Her only daughter lives in Oregon. Jean was living in Tonset Woods apartments for many years, driving her car to and from her job at Liberty Commons and a second job at Chatham Village Market.…

Irene’s Story

Irene a Cape Cod native, met her husband, John, a Florida native, at college. After graduating and working around Boston for a few years, they decided to return to the Cape to work, save for a home and eventually start a family. They rented a house in Harwich and their plan was to have saved…

Miranda’s Story

Miranda grew up in the Jamaica and moved to New York City with her mother and daughter. She found the city was not for her, so four years ago she found her way to Harwich and has loved Cape Cod ever since. “My mother and sister are city girls. They love the city, but it’s…

Evelyn’s Story

Evelyn is a native Cape Codder in her early 30s who lives in Harwich. She lives in the family home where she grew up, staying to help her mother with the household after her father died several years ago. Evelyn is the mom of three rescue dogs and humbly and gratefully just reached three years…

Lorraine’s Story

Lorraine grew up on the Cape but moved away after high school. She got married to an active-duty serviceman and moved around a lot with her husband and their growing family. After a divorce, and with the kids growing up and moving on, she moved back to Cape Cod 25 years ago. She had been…

Carmen’s Story

Carmen has lived on the Cape for 11 years, originally in Eastham, but has settled with her family—three children and a grandchild—in Harwich. Carmen has always worked providing homemaking, cooking, light cleaning, and general “looking after” for elderly clients but also had a housekeeping position in a local hotel. The housekeeping job disappeared when COVID…
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