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…

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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…

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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…

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February 2020 VISTA Spotlight

This month’s VISTA Spotlight is Bo Blodgett of Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley. What is the background behind your organization? “Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley has been building homes for low to middle income individuals in the region (Aspen to Parachute) for 20 years. Habitat’s philosophy is to give families a…

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Skier Appreciation Day Benefits United Way

Sunlight Mountain Resort’s 35th Annual Skier Appreciation Day is now on January 10. Marketing and Sales Director Troy Hawks describes this year’s theme and events on United Way Cares. Listen to the episode by clicking this link: https://www.kdnk.org/post/skier-appreciation-day-benefits-united-way?fbclid=IwAR2fhqBmh3-XlIXm4Ra1n8SwxzTvaTG8G3-3GpZoyHe3pC-PJEa08PHSeb8

January 2020 VISTA Spotlight

This month’s VISTA Spotlight is Cindy Packer of Colorado Mountain College. “I have been a VISTA at Colorado Mountain College since March 2019. Colorado Mountain College has been serving the higher education needs in the mountain communities of Colorado since 1965. CMC takes pride in being rated as the top adventure school.  My department, The…

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