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Cora Rose works hard to meet her needs and her kids’ needs

Olympia mom overcomes challenges, seeks the best for her 4 kids.

Seattle’s Child is proud to partner with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families Strengthening Families Washington to honor outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.

All month long, we’ll introduce you to Unsung Heroes from around the state: biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofits; some mentor others in their communities. Enjoy their stories.


Cora Rose, Olympia

I have known Cora Rose for four years and have worked with her through Head Start with all four of her children.

I have seen her overcome a major health crisis (car accident), the financial issues resulting from the health crisis as well as working hard to overcome her own mental health issues.

During all of this remained she an active participant in Head Start and has been West Olympia Head Start’s Policy Council Parent and voted president of Sound to Harbor Early Learning Policy Council.

She is always so active and helpful within our center and works hard at ensuring that her children receive the best care possible by asking for help when she needs it. She has come so far in the four years I have known her and learned so much not only about how to support her children but also how to support herself.

I am extremely proud of her and that is why I would like to nominate Cora Rose as an Unsung Hero.

Nominator: Ayren Daniels


More Unsung Heroes:

Lindsey Topping-Schuetz: driven to improve life for her son, and for all families

Bellingham pair ‘a wonderful addition to the foster parenting community’

Unsung Hero: Diane goes above and beyond to help kids and parents

Immigrant mom determined to make a better life for her 4 girls


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