Monica is an example of a brave woman who was able to leave an abusive relationship to move forward and follow her dreams. Even though she was verbal, physical, and emotionally abused by her ex-partner, she was strong enough to overcome a difficult situation and create a fresh start with her child.
Now she encourages other immigrants experiencing violence to speak up, look for help, information and all available resources.
Monica is currently a teacher's assistant for pre-school and she’s following her dream of becoming a 1st-grade teacher. Obtaining legal status through the U-Visa has helped her and her son to open more doors and find opportunities they never thought were possible.