Needy Fund helps couple move from a motel to more stable housing

A Mid-Cape health care worker and her spouse, who is a disabled veteran, called the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund for housing assistance.

The couple lost their housing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they were temporarily living at a motel.

The Needy Fund stepped in and helped them move into more stable housing.

More:Needy Fund kicks off holiday season fundraiser

More about the Needy Fund

Many human service agencies offer assistance to those in need, but the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund has been helping with a host of immediate, short-term emergencies such as food, rent, medical costs and other basic expenses since 1936. In 2022 the Needy Fund received more than 7,500 requests for assistance as of November and provided direct financial assistance to more than 4,000 clients.

No cash is given to Needy Fund recipients. Instead, the nonprofit pays vendors through a voucher program. The case described above was provided by the Needy Fund on the condition of anonymity.

Last year's total: Cape Cod Times Needy Fund campaign raises $1.62M, exceeding goal

How to donate to the Needy Fund

Donations, which are tax-deductible, may be made at Checks also can be made payable to the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund and mailed to Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, P.O. Box 36, Hyannis, MA 02601.

How to get Needy Fund assistance

Those needing assistance may contact the Needy Fund at 508-778-5661 or 800-422-1446.

Questions can be emailed to The Needy Fund is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (@NeedyFund).

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This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: After losing their housing, a couple asks the Needy Fund for help