Rosaura

After her husband left, Rosaura faced having to support her two school-age sons as a single mother. Struggling to get a job because she wasn’t fully fluent in English, it became harder and harder for Rosaura to afford rent. Eventually, Rosaura and her sons lost their home. After being placed in transitional housing, Rosaura was referred to Heading Home.

As her son Manuel said, “This is when our lives began to turn around.”

As her son Manuel said, “This is when our lives began to turn around.”

Through their Heading Home case manager’s support and guidance, Rosaura enrolled in the Heading Home Partnership, which began with a job training program at Roxbury Community College, along with ESL classes. After four months, Rosaura’s family moved into a permanent home in Dorchester, close to where her boys attend school. Thanks to Heading Home’s Up & Out program, a group of volunteers decorated and furnished their new home. Since the move, Rosaura has secured full-time employment as a home health aide and is actively saving each month.

She is grateful and amazed with how far they have come, and this makes her want to achieve even more for her family.

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