Maria’s Story

Maria* and her three sons fled from domestic violence. As fresh as the start of their next chapter was, the living expenses for the four of them grew insurmountable for Maria to handle. She eventually fell behind on rent.

Maria came to El Centro de la Raza’s Eviction Prevention program for assistance. Our case manager provided assistance with the eviction amount and will continue to do so until Maria feels like she is back on her feet. She was also referred to our array of in-house services, including: help filing for child support, enrolling in our ESL classes and Financial Empowerment workshops, visiting the Food Bank, and filing taxes at our Bilingual Tax Prep Clinic.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Maria and her sons are getting by in managing their situation.