Monique’s Story

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“I am filled with hope and confidence for my future and my family’s future. Living at SOLARA Apartments is a big reason for this optimism.”   Before Monique Falucho moved into SOLARA Apartments, she was feeling stuck not only in her cramped two-bedroom apartment, but also in her options for moving ahead in life. With five… Read more ›

Rowan’s Story

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CHW’s Running Readers program can make a huge difference for those children who, for various reasons, are struggling to express themselves. As children become more comfortable with reading and English, they also become more comfortable participating in Learning Center activities and in school. Rowan moved from Iraq as a refugee to the United States one year… Read more ›

Proud Mom, Proud Homeowner

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“Home is my favorite place…It’s a place to build your roots and come together as a family.”   – Victoria Valenzuela, First-time Homebuyer A single mom with three small children, Victoria Valenzuela was faced with a critical housing situation. She was staying at her brother’s apartment with only one bed for her family of four… Read more ›

Cecilia Nova: Destined for Greatness

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Cecilia volunteers during some of the Family Nights and comes to most, if not all, of the community events at Fallbrook View: She is always willing to lend a hand! Her dedicated participation at the Learning Center started after she attended the Teen Financial Fitness last summer.  During this past school year, Cecilia and Rubi would come in every… Read more ›

Rubi Duran: Saving for Education

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After going through the Teen Financial Fitness program, Rubi has become a regular at the Learning Center. She not only asks for help with her homework, but also volunteers during our Family Nights, Resident Meetings, and Learning Center hours. She is a great role model to the other kids! Her grades have improved throughout the year thanks… Read more ›

Congratulations, 2013 VALOR Scholars!

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On July 9th, CHW celebrated the academic achievement of 10 VALOR scholarship recipients, CHW residents who have achieved academic success and demonstrated community leadership through volunteerism. Oumar Kamara, an ambitious young man who spent years in West Africa with his family before returning to the states, can proudly say that he will be attending Cal… Read more ›

Jessica Johnson: All the Way Home

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Jessica Johnson

Seven years ago Jessica Johnson would have never imagined her life as it is now.  At that time she was involved in a relationship that had started out wonderful, but had sadly turned into her worst nightmare.  After some time into the relationship her partner became verbally abusive, and then slowly began to threaten and eventually… Read more ›