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Nonprofit’s program honored by state for its work to change lives with affordable housing | Local news – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-09-12 19:00:00 –



Elijah Filmore, the son of Rebekah Quiroz, has left, and Ivan Filmore has left in 2018.


Courtesy of Rebekah Quiroz


Rebekah Quiroz had a farewell five years ago.

She eventually became a single mother of two young boys. They lived on her only income.

Quiroz and her sons were on the verge of being homeless, but her parents intervened and provided their help and home.

Quiroz and her boys are now renting a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home south of East Irvington Road, south of Tucson on the outskirts of South Park Avenue. They moved home in 2018 and her sons were 5 and 3 years old.

“After a very difficult life-changing situation, I recovered again. It was hell,” she said, doing everything to float in multiple jobs to pay the invoice, and she was flexible. Quiroz, who understood the boss who made it possible to work, said she schedules her to be able to take care of her son.

“I’m a survivor,” said Quiroz, “a strong, independent and motivated mother who was given a second chance in her life for La Frontera and her support program.” La Frontera Arizona is a non-profit organization that addresses issues such as affordable housing, behavioral health, employment and crisis intervention.

39-year-old Quiroz is the head softball coach at Pima Community College and also has a second job as a personal softball trainer. As a student, Quiroz transferred from the PCC to the University of Arizona in 2002 and played softball at the Wildcats before playing at the Arizona Heat from 2005 to 2008.

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