From left, Elijah Mendoza-Yerema (9), Evan Mendoza-Yerena (8), Eliana Mendoza-Yerena (17 months), David Yerena and Claudia Yerena in their front yard. Claudia Yerena was a participant in the Family Success Alliance of Orange County, and now is a "navigator" with the program, working with other families.
From left, Elijah Mendoza-Yerema (9), Evan Mendoza-Yerena (8), Eliana Mendoza-Yerena (17 months), David Yerena and Claudia Yerena in their front yard. Claudia Yerena was a participant in the Family Success Alliance of Orange County, and now is a "navigator" with the program, working with other families. Bernard Thomas bthomas@heraldsun.com
From left, Elijah Mendoza-Yerema (9), Evan Mendoza-Yerena (8), Eliana Mendoza-Yerena (17 months), David Yerena and Claudia Yerena in their front yard. Claudia Yerena was a participant in the Family Success Alliance of Orange County, and now is a "navigator" with the program, working with other families. Bernard Thomas bthomas@heraldsun.com

These Orange County families know what it’s like to struggle. Now they help others.

September 27, 2017 10:07 AM