Welcomed With Open Arms

"As a worker at a shelter for homeless women and children I worked with the social services coordinator to welcome a homeless Mexican family into our shelter. 'Monica's' husband had been deported. She and her U.S. citizen children, 'Amy' age 7, 'Lori' age, 5 and 'Jenna' age 2 had no where safe to live. 'Monica' spoke little English. She and her three girls were welcomed with open arms and received free clothing, food, transportation, medical services and day care services. 'Monica' has since improved in speaking English by taking free ESL classes. Her children are thriving and doing well in school. 'Monica' and her children are no longer living in the shelter as they have been equipped with the necessary tools to be self-sufficient."