Carmen Díaz lost all her belongings and parts of her home, as well as her work running a childcare center that was damaged by Hurricane Maria. She says serving as a volunteer at Hogar Nueva Mujer has given purpose and meaning to her days since the storm hit.
Hogar Nueva Mujer has been offering therapy, provisions, support, and housing services to domestic violence victims for 26 years. The aftermath of Hurricane Maria has drastically impacted the mental health of all Puerto Ricans.
Laundry Solidario is one of the programs that have been developed at Hogar Nueva Mujer after the hurricane. Participants of the program are grateful for the service that has provided a weekly low-cost laundry service for them who still don’t have electricity in their homes.