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Winter Clothing Exchange in Winnemucca NV!

Winter Clothing Exchange is up!!!! 
FREE coats, gloves, scarves, hats in all sizes and more coming all the time, thanks to all of you!!!!  We are at 1038 Grass Valley Road, Suite G. Winnemucca, NV!
Need one? Take one! 
Have an extra? Leave one!
Please ONLY leave clean items!

 If you have some needing cleaned or more than a couple to donate, please drop off at either 26 Twyila Court or 6150 Saturn Street.
Stay warm this winter and help others do the same!!!

Back to School Drive- Humboldt AVA Partners with Humboldt Co. School District and Mix 102.7 Winnemucca for Youths!

Help Is A Phone Call Away!

Depression and suicide is not specific to any population. Anyone can be affected. Below are a list of hotlines you can share, print out, give to friends and family. If you know of more numbers, please feel free to add them to the list!

These issues are not limited to youths.  Many adults find themselves feeling hopeless, depressed, struggling to cope with a myriad of issues.  Speak up when you or someone you know is talking about suicide, suicidal ideation, violence, or going through a difficult time.   SAMHSA estimates more than 90% of those who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental health disorder.  People who die by suicide are frequently experiencing undiagnosed, undertreated, or untreated depression.  Help is available and you are not alone.
 Don't let your silence be a source of regret for the rest of your life.  Please talk to someone if you or someone you know feels helpless or hopeless.  It's not always easy to talk to a friend or family member when we're stru…

Help Advocates for Victims of Abuse Win NV Energy Foundation "Power of Good" Giveaway!!!!

Friends! We have exciting news and need your help! NV Energy is having a $10,000 giveaway as part of their Power of Good Program. Advocates for Victims of Abuse, a.k.a. Humboldt Ava has been selected as one of the youth organizations in northern Nevada to participate!!!
Now we need your help to help! Beginning today, July 10 through the 21st you can vote once a day for AVA to win this contest! All it takes is just a minute of your day to go to the website and vote for us!…/form/SV_29b5cCoxYxsFJkN Tell your friends, family, co-workers, strangers in the stores!
Voting is open NOW!!!! What say you- can we count on your vote?

Winnemucca Junior High School Youths Support Local Foster Children!

Winnemucca Junior High School Youths Decorate Sweet Cases From Together We Rise To Support Local Foster Children!

Over this school year, students from Winnemucca Junior High School have been working to decorate and gather supplies for Sweet Cases to support children in foster care in Humboldt County. The bags were provided by Humboldt AVA through Together We Rise.  Students donated their lunch time and other free time to design and paint the bags.  8th grade student Emma Ricker took additional initiative to organize and create small hygiene kits to include with the Sweet Cases.The bags and accessories will be donated to children in foster care.

Students who participated in this project included Skyla Custis, Ashley Fahrenbruch,   Brittney Gotchal, Sequoyah Hanks (not pictured). Taylor Henigin (not pictured),  Tara Higley, David Hunter, Molly Kuhn, Morgan Meierholtz, Emma Ricker, Raquel Roederer, Kaylie Shafer, Desire Smith, Brooke Woodward, Crystal Wiggins, and Elise Zimmerman

Much grati…

May is National Foster Care Awareness and Appreciation Month! Celebrating in Winnemucca, NV and everywhere!

Foster Care: Fostering Hope.  Change a Lifetime!
May is National Foster Care Month, when we pay special attention to the more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care. There is an overwhelming need for individuals, families, and communities to become involved as foster parents, respite providers, volunteers, or mentors of children who need an adult role model.

According to the most recent federal data, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. They range in age from infants to 21 years old (in some states). The average age of a child in foster care is more than 8 years old, and there are slightly more boys than girls.

Children and youth enter foster care because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their parents or guardians. All of these children have experienced loss and some form of trauma. In other ways, foster children are no different from children who are not in foster care: they are learning and growing, like to play an…