ABCDC resident, Amanda, moved into her apartment on Glenville Ave. with her mother in 1999. Both her mother and her provide support to her 96-year-old grandmother who lives in the neighborhood.
As a long-time Allston resident, she has plenty of experience working with the Resident Services department. “The Resident Services staff is very helpful to me and my neighbors.” Amanda remarked that the staff is very welcoming and gives people the confidence to ask for help. “A lot of my neighbors only speak Spanish and struggle with technology. Some people are embarrassed to ask for help. They always help no matter what.” Amanda stated that if she talks to any neighbors with problems with their rent, she always tells them to call Resident Services.
Amanda remarked that the Resident Services staff is willing to help with any issues that come up. When she lost her ID during the pandemic, she struggled to figure out how to get a new one. The Resident Services staff helped navigate her through the RMV website and she was able to get a replacement ID quickly.
Amanda has a strong connection to Allston Brighton and she always gives back to those around her. She will always lend a hand to her elderly neighbors and will even help carry groceries from the monthly mobile food pantry to folks with mobility issues. She has also been a longtime volunteer at our All Bright Community Center and has helped decorate for events and fold our monthly newsletter. ABCDC is fortunate to have Amanda as such an engaged member of our community and we are glad to provide support to her and her neighbors!