Meet Viktoriya

Meet Viktoriya

Viktoriya is known for her inquisitive nature and constant willingness to lend a helping hand. “She attends classes regularly and participates on a regular basis,” says Gabriela Lopez, SFBFS Parent Education Program Manager. “She is always patient and willing to help in whatever we need…willing to help set-up or clean up classes. [She is a] very confident mom. Always willing to help others, staff and parents included.”

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Meet Cindy

Meet Cindy

Cindy often found it difficult to make ends meet for her little family. She said, “The money that I receive from work goes directly to rent and bills. Sometimes I stress too much about it that I don’t produce enough breastmilk to feed my son.” As she was worrying about expenses, she met the CalFresh team at an outreach event.

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Meet Gina

Meet Gina

Gina describes the Clothing program as a great way to help people who are in need of basic everyday clothes, as well as clothing for more specific or formal purposes such as attending a prom, wedding, job interviews or starting a new career, "It has always been a great resource for our community from its beginning to now and hopefully for years to come."

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Meet Nesar

Meet Nesar

“It is not easy for SIVs and refugees to resettle in a new community, to be able to secure a permanent job and become self-sufficient in the U.S., even when they are highly-skilled professionals and fluent in English like Nesar,” says Rocio Gonzalez, SFBFS’ Refugee Resettlement Manager. “Nesar is a real example of motivation and perseverance. His persistence, skills, professionalism and abilities have been the keys to success.”

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