June 2020 VISTA spotlight

Where did you move to Colorado from? Annapolis, MD What is the background behind the organization you are serving with? (What is their mission and/or who do they serve.)  Highwater Farm is working to bring locally and sustainably grown produce to the local community. They commit to farming in a way that protects our environment…

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Habitat for Humanity VISTA Joins Team as Housing Development Analyst

On this month’s show, Traci interviews Bo Blodgett, whose work as an AmeriCorps VISTA has evolved into employment as housing development analyst at Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley. Bo also provides an update about the ReStore virtual adaptation. https://www.kdnk.org/post/habitat-humanity-vista-joins-team-housing-development-analyst?fbclid=IwAR2FL53JzrEI2kKlUguqo-5a4raTS46iDqnGDHCtzn2CEHWtX4ZMyKAmZAQ

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Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. Our VISTA volunteers shared some of the things they are doing to help with their mental health during this time of uncertainty. Journaling Spending time outside Meditation Not watching the news Hiking/exercise/nature – sitting in an office stifles creativity Doing one thing a day that brings me joy Taking naps…

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May 2020 VISTA Spotlight

This month’s VISTA spotlight is Caleb Kvale of Alpine Legal Services. Where did you move to Colorado from?  I moved to Colorado from Decorah, IA where I went to college at Luther College. What is the background behind the organization you are serving with? (what their mission is and/or who they serve) I am serving…

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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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