Can you imagine coming to the United States seeking asylum as a single mother with your 15-year-old son, Said, and 6-year-old daughter, Camila, with multiple disabilities?
For Angie, she doesn’t have to imagine.
When Angie and her children came to the U.S., she began working in a laundromat and had been steadily providing for her family. Until she was let go due a decrease in demand. Angie began tirelessly applying for new jobs. It was difficult, as Angie is limited in the type of work she can do as her asylum petition remains pending.
As Angie struggled to find new work, she faced a looming rent deadline without the money to pay. With no family able to take them in, Angie and her kids faced becoming unhoused.
That’s when her social worker reached out to Together Rising. And that’s when things started to turn around for Angie.
Thanks to our community of supporters, Together Rising was able to pay for 4 months of Angie’s rent. What happened next is all Angie. She was able to get a job with DoorDash and has been able to work on building up a savings account as well as obtain necessary items for both her and Camila.
Thank you for providing relief directly to people who don’t know where else to turn.
We are where to turn.
Toward each other.