Zoraida graduated from the Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program in 2021 and began working as a Peer Trainer at Rise. She is part of the parent-led team that is working to develop and implement a peer and community care model to support safe, thriving families and prevent involvement with the family policing system. They are currently building the necessary infrastructure to begin training Peer Supporters.
Zoraida stated, “I am so excited about my new role at Rise as a Peer Trainer. I am passionate about this work because, like many women at Rise, I was impacted by the family policing system. I am ready to empower many other parents and I can’t wait to see where our work will take us. I would like to see families and communities supported better with resources that can truly make a difference in their lives.”
Read Zoraida’s story: ‘On My Own’: I had to rebuild with my son without support.