A Mother Fleeing Domestic Violence and Her Needs


Main Participant

Anonymous family

Occupation

Mother works at a dairy farm

Colorado County & Region

North Region 2

Original Language

Español

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Desafortunadamente hay familias inmigrantes que se enfrentaron con violencia doméstica. Aquí en Estados Unidos inmigrantes huyendo de la violencia domestica pueden ser elegibles para protecciones relacionadas con la inmigración. Aunque podamos saber eso, a veces no conocemos las experiencias que se enfrentan cuando llegan a Estados Unidos.

En el mes de febrero del 2022 la promotora Juana Eneida Ramirez Molina interactuaba con trabajadores a veces individualmente o en grupos pequeños en WhatsApp, mensajes de texto, correo electrónico o llamándolos por teléfono. Es durante unas interacciones que pudo aprender sobre esta historia de una salvadoreña. Esta salvadoreña recientemente había llegado de El Salvador con dos niñas. Una de sus niñas tenía 7 años y la otra tenía 9 años. La madre venia huyendo de la violencia doméstica y estaba trabajando en una lechería llamada MJ Dairy. Esta trabajadora fue referida por el encargado en su trabajo a quien Eneida visito en actividades de outreach en la zona de Kersey. Al hablar con ella, “pedía ayuda de ropa para sus niñas porque estaban muy limitadas y ayuda para inscripción en la escuela.” Eneida tenía acceso a previa ropa de niña que habían dado de donación en el mes de enero y lo tenía disponible para entregárselo a la madre inmediatamente. La promotora también la refería a una organizadora que trabaja para el distrito escolar 6 quien de inmediatamente la llamo para tomar el caso de inscripción en la escuela. La trabajadora daba muchas gracias y hasta su niña pequeña al mirar la ropa miro un vestido de la película de Disney Frozen y se lo puso y se paró enfrente de Eneida con una gran sonrisa. Vemos que Eneida pudo ayudar a esta familia de 3 salvadoreñas.

Esta historia destaca la importancia de ayudar a inmigrantes especialmente a los que recientemente han llegado a Estados Unidos con niños. La madre no sabía el sistema de educación aquí entonces no solo necesitaba ropa, pero también necesitaba ayuda en inscribir a sus hijas a la escuela. Sabemos que la educación es muy importante entonces es igualmente importante tener los recursos y ayuda disponible para padres de hijos para que sepan como inscribir a sus hijos a la escuela.

Translation Language (if available)

Inglés

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Unfortunately, there are immigrant families that have faced domestic violence. Here in the United States immigrants fleeing domestic violence may be eligible for immigration related protections. Although we may already know that we sometimes are not aware of the experiences that these families may face when they are in the United States.

In the month of February 2022, the promotora Juana Eneida Ramirez Molina interacted with agricultural workers sometimes individually or in small groups in WhatsApp, text messages, emails, and calling. It was during one of these interactions that Eneida was able to learn about the story of a Salvadoran. This Salvadoran woman had recently come to the U.S. with her two little girls. One of the girls was 7 years old and the other daughter was 9 years old. The mother was fleeing domestic violence and was working at a dairy farm called MJ Dairy. This worker was referred to Eneida by the manager at her job who had seen Eneida in outreach activities in the Kersey area. Talking with the mother, she asked for “help getting clothing for her daughters because they were with low resources and needed help enrolling them to a school.” Eneida had access to clothing items for girls that were given as donations in the month of January and was able to give items to the mother immediately. The promotora also referred her to an organizer who worked for school district 6 who was able to immediately call the mother so that she could take their case and help with enrolling them to a school. This dairy farm worker gave many thanks and when the youngest daughter saw the clothing items, she saw a dress from the Disney movie Frozen and she immediately put it on and stood in front of Eneida with a huge smile. We can see that Eneida was able to help this family of 3 Salvadorans.

This story depicts the importance of assisting immigrants especially those who have recently come to the United States with children. The mother did not know the educational system here, so she not only needed clothing for her daughters, but she also needed help enrolling her children to school. We know that education is especially important, so it is of equal importance to have resources and assistance available for parents so that they can enroll their children in a school.

Archivist Notes

This story is based on data collected by Project Protect Promotora Network. ID: 14682

Title

A Mother Fleeing Domestic Violence and Her Needs

Description

This narrative discusses the theme of immigration and domestic violence. A family from El Salvador flees domestic violence and acclimates to life in the United States.

Creator

Juana Eneida Ramirez Molina

Date

21 Feb 2022

Contributor

Quisi Rodriguez-Oregel

Coverage

Citation

Juana Eneida Ramirez Molina, A Mother Fleeing Domestic Violence and Her Needs 21 Feb 2022. Esencial Colorado, accessed May 26, 2024, https://esencialcolorado.org/items/show/90