Parent Profiles

Meet four COFI parent leaders, including Rosalva:

Fifteen years ago, Rosalva Nava was a victim of brutal domestic violence. Hopeless and frightened, she was moments away from taking her own life when her young daughter walked in on her. In that moment, Rosalva was reminded that she had something—someone—to live for.

That very day, she saw a flyer her daughter brought home from school announcing a parent leadership training course. She signed up, and Rosalva shares what she learned. “Sometimes women take care of our families first and forget about ourselves,” she says. “That’s what I like about the COFI training—it talks about self and then your family. Once you take care of yourself you can take care of your family.”

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