The Rossere Family

In one year, 23-year-old Ivory Rossere lost her beloved grandmother who had helped to raise her, divorced an abusive husband, and became the sole caregiver to a mother diagnosed with lung cancer. She faced these challenges with courage while maintaining full-time employment and raising three children alone.

“My life has been anything but story tale,” says Ivory. “I have learned much… I now do things that most 23 year old women would cower at the thought of doing.” Her joy was heartfelt and contagious and her heart was never fuller than when she accepted the keys to her Habitat home.