Year: 2022

Jessica’s Story

LCOC Helps Single Mother With Rent Personal problems often trigger financial problems, making it that much harder to heal. After her husband left her, Jessica (not her real name) was faced with eviction because the rent on her home in Chatham was in arrears, threatening the stability she needed with a young daughter to raise.…

Allison’s Story

Outreach Council Helps Family With Unexpected Expense Families with children cannot do without certain things — among them a refrigerator. Allison (not her real name) and her husband have eight children, ranging in age from 4 to 17, so when their refrigerator died it was a crisis. “I had no idea where we would be…

Maureen’s Story

LCOC Helps a Seasonal Worker Make Ends Meet People who work in largely seasonal businesses on Cape Cod know the drill: work as much as you possibly can during the summer months and save as much money as you can to get you through the quiet winter ahead. Maureen (not her real name), a waitress…

Clara’s Story

Lower Cape Outreach Council Covers Car Repair for Local Woman With public transportation limited on the Lower Cape, a car is a must, especially for someone with health problems that necessitate regular healthcare appointments. Clara (not her real name), a grandmother who lives in Wellfleet, had more than her share of health troubles that compounded…

Emma’s Story

Lower Cape Outreach Council Helps Widow With Mold Remediation After her father died five years ago, Emma (not her real name) wanted only for her 75-year-old mother to be able to stay in her own home. But the discovery of black mold in the basement of the house this year threatened that scenario. After calling…

Alicia’s Story

Lower Cape Outreach Council Helps Family With Summer Camp Costs Childcare is always a challenge on Cape Cod, but more so in summer for parents with seasonal jobs. Alicia (not her real name) wanted to get her 6-year-old twins into a summer camp so she could work extra hours at her seasonal job and thus…

Jean’s Story

LCOC Helps a Widow Through Unexpected Expenses Losing a loved one is painful enough without the financial repercussions that follow for many people. After her husband died, Jean (not her real name) was hit with a huge tax bill on his pension, and also learned that neither she nor her husband had enough taxes taken…

Sandra’s Story

Sandra grew up on the outer Cape and, except for living a few years north of Boston with her then-husband, has spent her life here. She stated, “I am very proud to be a fourth generation Cape Codder on both sides of my family.” She attended a Cape Cod tech school and got a business…
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