Cottrell Family, 2018

Violeta was originally from Mexico and has lived in McLean County for 17 years. She has two children; Alexandra, age 13, and Karina, age 9.


Violeta is employed at ISU. She enjoys working out, taking her children to practice and watching them compete in their sports. Alexis is involved in gymnastics and competes in the winter. She is a Level 9 at Gym Etc. Karina loves swimming, competing during the summer at 4 Seasons. She also plays basketball. The family attends Holy Trinity Church and are involved in many of their activities.


Violeta is excited about her partnership with Habitat, and states, “Habitat means a new opportunity and the chance to give my children a better and safe place to live.  I’m so thankful!”