ELOISA GOMES' STORY

Eloisa Gomes is 55 years old, came to the U.S. about six years ago with her three little kids from Cape Verde. She came here looking to find a better future for her family. For the last two years Luisa has been taking care of elderly and ill patients at their home in the suburbs of Newton Highlands, Needham and Natick. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, Eloisa contracted the virus while caring for one of her patients and brought it home to her roommates and family. Eloisa has been having difficulties recovering as she suffers from asthma at an early age. 


Her friend was able to care for her kids. However, Eloisa doesn't qualify for any government benefits. Her roommates also got sick with the virus and are afraid to even ask for help. It was through the radio announcement about the work the Brockton Workers Alliance is doing to educate and organize the community that Eloisa decided to ask for help. BWA has been supporting Eloisa, connecting her to resources, and is now a part of the group of volunteers that are organizing a committee to be able to support other families that are struggling to pay rent, food and utilities living in the Brockton area. 

There are not many organizations that are able to provide food or rent assistance for people such as Eloisa and her kids. With your help, Eloisa and her family can have what they need while waiting for the pandemic to be over and start a new job. 














Eloisa Gomes is 55 years old, came to the U.S. about six years ago with her three little kids from Cape Verde. She came here looking to find a better future for her family. For the last two years Luisa has been taking care of elderly and ill patients at their home in the suburbs of Newton Highlands, Needham and Natick. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, Luisa contracted the virus while caring for one of her patients and brought it home to her roommates and family. Luisa has been having difficulties recuperating as she suffers from asthma at an early age.

Her friend was able to care for her kids. However, Luisa doesn’t qualify for any government benefits. Her roommates also got sick with the virus and are afraid to even ask for help. It was through the radio announcement about the work the Brockton Workers Alliance is doing to educate and organize the community that Luisa decided to ask for help. BWA has been supporting Luisa, connecting her to resources, and is now part of the group of volunteers that are organizing a committee to be able to support other families that are struggling to pay rent, food and utilities living in the Brockton area.

There are not many organizations here that are able to provide food or rent assistance for people such as Luisa and her kids. With your help, Luisa and her family can have what they need while waiting for the pandemic to be over and start a new job.


 

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