26 December, 2012

Partnering Together

On the second day of Christmas we are thankful for our partner agencies. We wouldn't be where we are today if we didn't have the support and encouragement of those who are walking this journey with us.

The Forensic Nurse Team at Memorial is where it all began. It has been our joy to collect shoes, underwear, teddy bears, etc. for the women who see & care for victims of violence after an assault. They are some of the most amazing people you will ever meet! Elisabeth and her team have hearts of gold and a passion for those they encounter. It is our privilege to do something small so that their patients leave the hospital with dignity and hopefully choose to begin the process of healthy healing.

The Milton Foster Children's Fund enable us to make a contribution to those in the foster care system. So much of the violence we see affects those in foster care. We have come to realize that we could have an impact in ending violence if we can have a bigger impact within foster care. The Fund allows those in foster care to pursue normal activities of childhood. Whether it's going to camp or getting senior photos, the Fund is a place for foster care parents to turn when all other options have been exhausted. Jane and her group are amazing and the small needs they help fulfill might be the turning point for a child in the system. The statistics for CO's foster care system are staggering. We are in dire need of good, stable foster care homes and CASAs.  Over the last year we have collected duffel bags, blankets and gift cards for the Fund to disperse.

We also collect clothes and gift cards for Women's Resource Agency. They work with women trying to get back on their feet with resume and interviewing skills and have a store where women can come "shop" for clothing for an interview or a court appearance. They are a much needed resource for women trying to start over whether it's from a domestic violence situation or coming out of the justice system.

We are also blessed by other partners like Finding our Voices, The Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy & Zonta of the Pikes Peak Region. They support us by collecting products, being a drop off location, spreading the word and giving us opportunities to speak! We also wish to thank our donors for making our work possible and enabling us to better serve our partner agencies.

We hope to continue to serve our partner agencies in 2013 and grow in our impact. If you want to make a donation to help us to continue to provide the items they need, please click here

Thank you for coming alongside us!