Maria Cuomo Cole, Friday Faces!
She’s a beautiful woman, an advocate, a wife, and a mother.
Maria Cuomo Cole helps desperate Americans who have been begging for it for years. Without resources, chances, or a place to call home, they are homeless and [if left without aid] almost hopeless.
“Homelessness isn’t an illness with no cure. We can end it in America and everyone can contribute.” (via Self)
She’s been opening doors for 25 years with non profit organization, HELP USA. Their mission is to provide housing and the supportive services necessary for the homeless and people in need to become and remain self reliant. (HELP USA)
So far, they’ve assisted 250,000 people in doing so.
Cuomo Cole is the daughter of Mario, who served three terms as New York’s governor and she is sister to the Empire State’s newest Governor Andrew Cuomo. Married to fashion designer Kenneth Cole, she has three beautiful daughters and obtains her ideal work/ life balance.
“My life is about my family first- my husband and our daughters. Then it’s about doing the best we can for others.” (via Self)
Chair of HELP USA for almost 19 years Maria has led many expansive developments. The organization has grown to become the country’s largest developer of housing and providing of jobs for the homeless. The residences provide services such as employment training and placement, life skills education, childcare, and domestic violence counseling. Adults, children, and youth are gaining confidence and discovering hope for a healthy future.
Some people simply need a chance, a new start, an opportunity to survive and live a healthy life. Maria Cuomo Cole is making sure the homeless get their foot in the door all around America- her dedication and advocacy to HELP USA and their mission is truly heartwarming.