Rosa from Chicago, IL

I'm raising my 3 daughters. We just got a new apartment & need help with the security deposit

My children and I are finally in a safe home, but I need to pay our security deposit. I'm trying to provide for my family on my part time job.


We received an update on Rosa: Jan 27, 2014

Paloma, Rosa's validator, just told us the good news: Rosa was able to pay her security deposit! Thank you again for everyone who helped make this happen!

Thank you from Rosa: Jan 2, 2014

We just received this thank you from Rosa:

I am so humbled by all of your donations! Your donations will secure a stable home for me and my daughters! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and God bless you!

Thank you from Paloma: Jan 2, 2014

Paloma just wrote us to say:

Thank you so much to the donors for giving Rosa the best Christmas present! Your donations will allow Rosa to pay her security deposit and stay at this new home!

Thank you very much again for all your donations!


While the landlord let me delay, I need to pay for my security deposit. Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to save money to pay to get my car fixed and ease some of the financial stress on our family. 

I am most proud of my children and myself for not giving up even though we have encountered numerous barriers. I have been working very hard to provide for my family and to find a full time job. I am a single mom who is struggling to make ends meet but I continue to look forward to a better future. My goal is to obtain a full time job and provide a better future for my family.

My current situation is that I have not been able to find a full time job. My family and I recently moved into a comfortable apartment but cannot afford to pay for the security deposit and a small refrigerator. To make matters worse, my car broke down two weeks ago and I need to fix it so I can continue to look for employment. This is my best solution because it will get me closer to my goal of obtaining a full time job and providing for my family.


* You may have noticed that Rosa's "Needed By" date has changed. In the spirit of the holiday season, Benevolent has extended all December dates through the first of the year.

I am from Mexico, and I have been in the U.S. for 20 years. I live with my three daughters, two of whom are in high school. I am a great cook and I am the happiest during the autumn season because it is not too warm or too cold.

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8 supporters


This need has been validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (What does this mean?)

Rosa was referred to me by her daughters' therapist about ten months ago.

I think meeting this need is important because Rosa and her family will have a safe and permanent home. Meeting this need will allow Rosa to be able to afford to fix her car so she can continue looking for a full time job.

Rosa is a very kind person and wants the best for her family. She has had a rough road but she is working very hard to provide a better future for her children.

About Paloma

My job title is Bilingual Intensive Case Manager. I have been working here for almost 4 years. My work involves providing comprehensive case management services to child victims of sexual abuse and their families. My goal is to assist parents in becoming self-sufficient while improving the… Read more