Client Story

A single mother who courageously immigrated to the USA from Mexico, to be able to give her two daughters a better life, has been a client of Puertas Abiertas CRC for five years. After many sacrifices and difficult decisions, beginning and establishing a stable life in the USA was another challenge. She came to Puertas Abiertas CRC with no support system or knowledge on how to navigate the many systems in our count(r)y. Over the years Puertas Abiertas has been able to assist and provide her with many connections to different resources:

  • Free tax clinic

  • Form filling for housing

  • Seasons of Sharing rental assistance, for which she was approved for one month’s of rent

  • Immigration service referrals

  • Disaster Relief financial assistance during the fires

  • Volunteer opportunities to integrate in the community 

Throughout the years Puertas Abiertas has been able to see, first hand, the resilience, courage, and self-sufficiency she has been able to strengthen. 

She is now also an empowered and confident active volunteer at Puertas Abiertas, and it’s great to see how she is also giving back to her new community!