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Congratulations to the 2020 BCHRAC Award Recipients


The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Awards Breakfast may be over, but the selfless work of the 2020 Award Recipients continuesWe cannot thank the following people and organizations enough for their tireless work that has persisted through the COVID19 pandemic.   

Sean O’Brien and Dierdre Arvidson – The Rosenthal Community Champion Award  

Larry and Atsuko Fish – The Cornerstone Award  

Nauset H.S. Human Rights Group and Faculty Advisor Lisa Brown – The Tim McCarthy Human Rights Champion Award


Unsung Heroes is a special recognition that is given to essential frontline workers and organizations who are dedicated to servicing communities on Cape Cod. Their work goes largely unnoticed but is central to our communal sense of well-being during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Champ Homes Inc.Adam Burnett, and staff 

Elder Services Cape Cod and Islands: Meals on Wheels volunteers 

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, mobile outreach workers, drop-in center staff, case managers outreach specialists, volunteers, and all support staff 

YMCA, Children’s Crossing Child Care Program, all staff, childcare workers, and volunteers 

Community Health Center of Cape Cod, all staff 

League of Women Voters Cape Cod and Falmouth, Voter Services committees

Cape Cod Commission US Census workers 

Cape Cod USP mail carriers and office workers /FedEx, UPS drivers and warehouse workers 

Duffy Health Center, all staff 

Tara Vargas Wallace, Amplify POC Cape Cod, Executive Director and Founder  

Cape Cod Council of Churches/ Faith’s Family Kitchen, Jeni Wheeler, staff, and

Cape Cod Health Care, Walgreens, and CVS pharmacies employees 

Barnstable Ally Group and founder Krissie Williams  

Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Health Care staff (including nurses, licensed therapists, hospice workers and health care aides) 

The Woodlands at Pleasant Bay Assisted Living residence staff in Brewster (including all staff) 

Pleasant Bay Skilled Nursing & Rehab staff 

Airport Taxi Medical transport drivers, Medical transportation services 

Stop and Shop, Shaw’s, Trader Joe’s and local markets, grocery workers 

Staff of Independence House 

We also want to thank everyone who attended the virtual awards breakfast on 12/10 to help us celebrate these individuals and organizations. This event would not have been possible without support from the community and people like you.