Villa Maria is a temporary home where women, homeless & without children, heal to wholeness.
In addition to raising awareness about the crucial, post-crisis phase of a domestic violence survivor’s journey, the “Cycle for Change – from surviving to thriving” is a cycling event focused on raising resources to provide survivors of domestic violence with scholarships for educational opportunities, vocational training and therapeutic services.
Each scholarship will be in an amount not to exceed $500. All are gift scholarships and do not have to be repaid.
The El Paso Villa Maria Board of Directors is happy to announce Linda Velarde as the newly appointed Executive Director of Villa Maria.
Velarde is an El Paso native and graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso. Her places of employment include Kemp Smith LLC and the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and Legal Clinic for the Homeless where she has been a Paralegal Advocate for the Homeless since 2010. Velarde is also an active member of the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless.