Tiny twins call Heather House their 1st home
Maria Rios holds one of her newborn twins Maria, not pictured is Nicholas. Rios recently moved into the Heather House shelter in Fairfield, Monday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — Maria Rios held her tiny daughter, also named Maria Rios. Next to her, Samina Masood, director of Heather House, held little Maria’s twin brother, Nicholas Rios.
The twins were born at 33 weeks, on Feb. 19, and spent 26 days in the hospital.
Heather House, a homeless shelter in Fairfield, is their first home.
Their mother Maria Rios was homeless in Contra Costa County when she learned she was pregnant. She spent nights on friend’s couches and slept in cars.
As her pregnancy progressed, and she learned she was going to have twins, . . . Continue Reading