Courtney Carrick, from the non-profit organization SAVA (Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center), was our guest speaker at the March 27th dinner meeting.
SAVA aims to reduce the incidence of sexual violence in our community through prevention education programming for youth. Their programs help youth ages 8-18 create safer spaces for themselves and others by addressing the root causes of sexual violence, promoting healthy relationships, and increasing social activism and leadership skills.
We appreciate the opportunity to learn about SAVA and the services and support it offers to those in our community. For additional information:
RECIPIENT – POUDRE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Supporting local PSD Schools through financial allocations, items needed for students, birthday “Fairies” for disadvantaged children and volunteers for events.
COLORADO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND
Annette Landes, from the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Early Years Literacy Program, was our guest speaker at AN October dinner/social meeting. During the meeting, Annette thanked the group for the generous on-going support QCNC has extended over the years. Since 2012, Quota donations have allowed EYLP to purchase materials needed by deaf children and an alerting device for a deaf mother, a car seat for a two-year-old deaf boy, dinners for families attending events and offered additional support as needed.
The Early Years Literacy Program provides thematic-based literacy instruction integrating developmentally appropriate skills for infants through five years of age who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. For more information go to: http://www.csdb.org and search for Early Years Project.
Our guest speaker, Joanne Vande-Walle of ElderHaus, informed members of the services offered at ElderHaus, a non-profit service who’s mission is to promote and sustain the independence of seniors wishing to remain in the community. To learn more about ElderHaus visit their website at http://www.ElderHaus.org.
NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR
Our guest speaker was Kelly Evans, Executive Director of local non-profit, Neighbor to Neighbor. The mission of N2N is to open doors and advance lives through house counseling, homelessness prevention and affordable housing. N2N has 4 key service areas: Renter Program-prevents displacement and provides budget education; Affordable Housing Program- N2N owns and operates 135 affordable apartments; Home Ownership Program- educates over 1200 1st time homebuyers each year; and just launched on March in collaboration with CSU is the HomeShare Program- matched senior homeowners with renters to allow the seniors to age in home and renters to have affordable housing. Attending Quota members appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Neighbor-to-Neighbor services and programs.