In our on-going weekly coverage of the Women of Alexandria House, part of our Real People, Real Stories series, Uprising producer Bipasha Shom brings you the stories of women who have lived in transitional housing. They all come from different places and have experienced a variety of challenges, but what ties them together is the courage and resilience they find within themselves as they share publicly their stories here on Uprising.
Today we feature Tabia, a woman of Afro-Cuban descent who was born and raised in the Bronx in New York. She moved to Los Angeles and suffered from serious mental illness. She had several children, and ended up on Skid Row, eventually making her way to Alexandria House where she began to rebuild her life.
Alexandria House in Los Angeles has helped countless women and children, offering not only transitional housing but also support for job training, legal counseling, healthcare and childcare to get back on their feet.
Today we hear the story of Tabia, a former resident of Alexandria House.
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