April 2020 VISTA Spotlight

What is the background behind your organization? “CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Ninth is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization serving Pitkin, Garfield, and Rio Blanco counties that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of our most vulnerable citizens – victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by…

March 2020 VISTA Spotlight

This month’s VISTA spotlight is Katrina Stevens of West Mountain Regional Health Alliance. What is the background behind your organization? “West Mountain Regional Health Alliance (WMRHA) formed as a regional entity in 2010 to examine the gap of prenatal care access for low-income women in western Eagle County, CO. This led to a collaborative Prenatal Program…

VISTA volunteers support the community during COVID-19

Bo Blodgett from Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley created a google document to create conversation and resources in regards to “Navigating Income Loss During the COVID 91 Crisis.” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1irCRN8DR900ucoO7iU7Y5nA0Ui5bQjPXaISBKM2nZKo/edit In addition, he is ramping up efforts to create a valley-wide effort to bring housing and financial counseling to the community. Katrina Stevens…