Colorado Voices: Amberly Atencio, Monte Vista
Amberly lives with her three girls — ages 9, 12, and 14 — in Monte Vista, Colorado. Amberly has been working full time and studying for the past three years, graduating last week with her second associate’s degree. She works for a local health insurance company, and before the CTC, her paycheck was the only source of income for their family. Amberly said that knowing that monthly support comes on the same day each month helps her pay the rent and buy food.
She said, “I’m a single parent, this is like heaven to me, knowing that I have that extra income to provide for my children…It has helped so much.”
Amberly’s daughters love sports — soccer, basketball, volleyball, track. But between the shorts, knee pads, cleats, shin guards, and fees, the costs add up. With the CTC, she has been able to purchase that equipment for her daughters so they can play sports with their friends, which means the world to them.