Melissa Avila

About Me
My name is Melissa Avila. I'm a 16-year-old girl.

My birthday is
August 26, 2004.
Sponsorship Program

Youth Center

Family Status

Single Mother, 3 Children


Vanessa, Cristian

Favorite Things

Anything creative and artistic

My Story

Melissa is one of 3 children of single Mother Cristina. Melissa is a very friendly and outgoing little girl who loves loves crafts! Melissa, her sister Vanessa, her brother Cristian, nd her Mom Cristina arrived at CDL in October 2011. Cristina had escaped from a physically abusive relationship a few years prior, and was starting to put the pieces of her life and her family back together. Originally Cristina was working in a pizza restaurant, but shortly afterwards she got a job cleaning condominiums and that's where she still works. Cristina has been through a lot in her life, but she has come a long way during her time here at Casa de Luz. In March 2014, Cristina and her children were accepted into CDL's Own Your Own Home Program, and are now working their way towards owning their own home! Cristina is also completing her high school education with us on-site at CDL, and is working very hard at it! God has done a lot in this family, and we are looking forward to see what other dreams He has for them!