Year: 2023

Lawrence’s Story

LCOC Supports an Injured Shellfisherman Lawrence has been shellfishing on the Outer Cape for decades. After several injuries, he was left with no choice but to pull back on his hours. “I still get out there and work as hard as I can,” Lawrence says, “but it’s not nearly as profitable for me these days.”…

Peter’s Story

Single Dad Receives Help from Lower Cape Outreach After Difficult Year Peter is a schoolteacher and a single dad of two.  He also works a second job, but still struggles to make ends meet after a cascade of events put a major strain on his budget. Feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to tackle all…

Phil’s Story

LCOC Gets Outer Cape Resident Back on Their Feet After getting stranded off Cape without transportation, 50 miles from his summer cabin, it took Phil two days to work his way home only to find that his cabin had been ransacked and his belongings removed. Upset, tired, and hungry, Phil borrowed a bicycle and pedaled…

Nora’s Story

Lower Cape Outreach Helps Neighbor with Critical Pest Control Problem Nora was devastated when she arrived at her elderly mother’s house and discovered that mice were slowly destroying the interior walls of the older Cape home. After numerous DIY remedies failed to solve the problem, Nora consulted a professional. The good news: the structural damage…

Erica’s Story

New Refrigerator Makes Life Easier for Elderly Couple Thanks to LCOC Erica was dismayed when, abruptly, her refrigerator/freezer stopped working. As recent retirees, she and her spouse live on a modest fixed income and a new appliance was certainly not in the budget. Thankfully, Erica knew of the Lower Cape Outreach Council, having utilized their…

Tara’s Story

Lower Cape Outreach Council Helps Single Mother Tara was having a difficult time keeping up with her rent, making sure that there was food on the table, clothes on her kid’s backs, and gas in the car. Her challenges mirror so many on the Cape today as the cost of living continues to rise and…

Alex’s Story

Lower Cape Resident Attends Professional Training with Help from Lower Cape Outreach Alex came to the Lower Cape Outreach Council seeking assistance with a large tuition bill. After meeting with the agency’s social worker, Alex worked hard to save what he could and LCOC agreed to cover the balance. The school Alex will attend is…

Phyllis’ Story

Critical Vehicle Repairs Made Possible by Lower Cape Outreach Phyllis – a lifelong resident of the Outer Cape – knew when her daughter became ill that it was going to be difficult to transport her to and from her medical appointments. Regular trips to Boston were taking their toll on her fixed income and their…

Morgan’s Story

Mother Receives Critical Assistance with Childcare Crisis Morgan has a full-time administrative job that she loves, but the ever-rising cost of living on the Cape can make it challenging for a single-income household to provide all the essentials. Despite carefully budgeting and utilizing her local Lower Cape Outreach Council food pantry, Morgan still found herself…

Jess’ Story

Lower Cape Outreach Helps with Urgent Vehicle Repairs When Jess – a single mom — brought her car in for repairs, she never expected that she would need a full brake replacement – front and rear. Her vehicle is her only source of income as she drives for several delivery companies. Every moment her vehicle…
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