When the Vicente Family came to Casa Angelina they were afraid and sad. Their mother was a prostitute, drug addict, and alcoholic. When Paola was younger, her mother would take her to the bars where she prostituted herself. She would go to the forest or back into an area that was covered with brush, and her sister learned to sleep there sitting up, leaning against a tree. When Melanie came to Casa Angelina, she had been very poorly taken care of. A neighbor reported her abuse and she was rescued. The two sisters love living here!