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Ashley’s Foster Care Story

“I am thankful to have my daughter back home and my family all together again,” says Mary, referring to Ashley, her seven-year-old daughter.

Ashley entered foster care two years ago due to neglect in her biological home. Her mom was struggling to meet the demands of having a daughter with mental health needs. Due to her behaviors, Ashley was moved several times while in foster care. Her mother was with her every step of the way and worked hard to learn how to provide the care Ashley needed. With Mary’s hard work and persistence, Ashley was able to return to her mother’s care. She is now home with her family, happily adjusted and doing well in school.

Karen’s DREAM Story

Karen was determined to be the first person in her family to go to college, but was struggling with her classes, and lacked the guidance and support from her family that so many children receive during their adolescent years.

Fortunately, one of Karen’s teachers recommended the Dreams Realized through Education and Mentoring (DREAM) program at Vista Maria. It was at her first DREAM session that Karen met Lisa, a DREAM mentor. Lisa tutored Karen, helped with her homework, and talked with her about boys, friends, what Karen wanted to study at college, and her future aspirations. Karen finally had the support and motivation she needed to overcome the odds.

Spreading the Word

Friday September 21st, 2018 via Facebook

Thank you to everyone that joined Vista Maria for our Women’s Empowerment Breakfast this morning! The success and impact of our programs are because of your support. If you did not get a chance to attend and would like to support, visit today!
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Friday September 21st, 2018 via Facebook

Mark your calendars and make a date! Grab your friends for lunch AND/OR dinner on Monday, October 8th and head to participating Buffalo Wild Wings to help us raise funds for our girls and youth on campus. All you have to do is show this flyer to your server either by printing and handing to them or showing them on your mobile device. ... See MoreSee Less

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Get Involved

From an hour a week to an hour a year, there are a number of different ways to get involved. Volunteering at Vista Maria will not only fulfill your need to help others in your community, but has a huge impact on the lives of our youth. Knowing that their community genuinely cares about their happiness and well-being gives them great self-esteem, which is vital in their road to recovery.