Sussex County honors legacy of Sister Rosa, La Esperanza co-founder

GEORGETOWN, Del. – An immigration advocacy center called La Esperanza recently said goodbye to one of its co-founders Sister Rosa.

Sister Rosa was one of three who founded La Esperanza back in 1966. La Esperanza provides immigration services free of charge in Sussex County. Members of the immigration advocacy center say Sister Rosa was a gracious woman and full of love.

According to Maribel Velasquez, a bilingual victims advocate at La Esperanza, Sister Rosa played a significant role in developing La Esperanza’s victims services.

“We had a personal and work-related relationship,” said Velasquez.

“Overall she was a heartwarming soul, and she just went above and beyond giving her love and everything,” said Velasquez.

Velasquez said there are plans to celebrate the life of Sister Rosa and her impact in the immigrant community.

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