Woman lends a helping hand to people in tough times

Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff
Updated: October 08, 2020 08:07 PM
Created: October 08, 2020 07:57 PM

When CDTA recognized people in the community who have worked hard on behalf of others, Sirena Cordova was one of the recipients of the award, and it's easy to see why.

She has met people during some of the toughest times of their lives, when they were homeless and in need of shelter, when they were victims of domestic violence, or when they needed food stamps.

She worked three jobs at the Albany County Department of Social Services, Unity House Domestic Violence Center, and Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. She developed this work ethic to provide for her family as a single mom of two kids, but she maintained it because she recognized the needs of others and wanted to help.

She believes in what she calls "the comeback," that things can improve for people if there's a helping hand extended.

Learn more about her work by watching the video of Elaine Houston’s story.

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