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 vehicle. When told that the tires were dangerously worn, the 67-year-old knew just who to call. Years prior, LCOC helped her improve her back condition by purchasing her a new mattress at the recommendation of her doctor, which she says, “made all the difference in the world.”

Phyllis was concerned about calling for assistance a second time but picked up the phone anyway. “The advocate made me feel so much better. I felt like I was asking for too much, but they listened to my story and helped get those four new tires. Now I feel safe while I drive my daughter to her appointments.”

The Lower Cape Outreach Council serves the Lower and Outer Cape through a financial assistance program, nine food pantries, and Katy’s Korner, our free clothing and household resource center. Phyllis utilizes these services to fulfill her basic needs on a fixed income. “I do everything I can to save my small income. The food pantry is so helpful each week and it’s as good as what I can get at the grocery store! We are so fortunate to have places like the Lower Cape Outreach Council that help old Cape Codders when they are in need,” Phyllis laughed.

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