Monday, April 2, 2018

Thank you to the Katie Grace Foundation!

We want to take a moment and give a huge THANK YOU to a couple of incredible people that recently helped us with a family in need and went above and beyond to help meet their needs for some very special young girls and their new home and family. To not acknowledge what an extraordinary act they recently did would be a shame  

A very special thank you to an amazing young lady who left this world all too soon, Katie Grace Weingartner, a beautiful soul who left this world at age 15 from a tragic accident in Reno, NV on June 9, 2017. From this tragedy was born the Katie Grace Foundation, started by her remarkable mother, Kimberly C Rhodes-Weingartner.

Kimberly reached out to us after learning about our clients' needs and wanted to help out in such a tremendous way, we were overwhelmed with gratitude. Actually, to say she went above and beyond is an understatement! She changed lives and made us all remember that everyone is worthy and loved- even if you don't always feel it in those dark times, especially to all children who struggle after a trauma- you are more loved than you will ever know💞 

 In a strange twist, certainly one of the strangest and most amazing twists I've seen that to hear would make anyone a believer: You never know when a Guardian Angel is watching over you💞 But...that's their story to tell, not mine  Sometimes believing is seeing!

Thank you Kimberly and Katie Grace for your work to show kindness and compassion for others and to help them along the way.

For everyone else reading this who gets stressed and jaded by the cruelty and apathetic behavior we can too often see, please remember The Katie Grace Foundation and the good folks working hard to do good in this world and make a change. Truly inspiring and may it inspire you to go on and Pay It Forward, make a difference where and when you can, as no kind act is ever a waste.

Much love to you, KImberly and Katie Grace- your kindness has made an impact that will affect many lives and you'll forever have a friend in us at Humboldt Ava💞

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
~Steve Maraboli

"But even with the inspiration of others, it's understandable that we sometimes think the world's problems are so big that we can do little to help. On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of goodness can be bigger than we imagine." ~ Queen Elizabeth II

 At 15 years old she had gained the love and respect of everyone she came in contact with, her classmates, teammates, her coaches and teachers, kids and adults alike. Katie was young at heart but held the wisdom of an old soul. Her hugs would fill your heart with joy. She was the epitome of “giving the shirt off her back” and would offer her lunch or a seat next to her to avoid a friend feeling hungry or excluded. 

The Katie Grace Foundation will embrace the unconditional love for others that Katie taught us. We will use the Foundation to continue acts of kindness and charity in our community. In addition, we will be sponsoring the needs of children to become involved in sports and extracurricular activities. With the help of our local schools and teachers each year we will be providing a scholarship to a child that represents the acts of love and kindness that 

Katie valued. If you didn't know Katie, you will get to know her through The Katie Grace Foundation and we are so excited to share her with you. The Katie Grace Foundation has been established as a 100% tax write off with Non-profit status.
We invite you to follow our journey…

Instagram: @katie_grace17
“To know Katie was to love Katie”

Friday, March 16, 2018

Introducing.......Isabelle Josephine Roberts!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! Our Advocates for Victims of Abuse family has grown today!Please join us in welcoming our newest volunteer (we like to start training early  )....

Miss Isabelle Josephine Roberts

Born 3/15/18 at 8:18pm

6lbs 0oz 19 inches long

As you can see, she's already a bit sassy and sticking her tongue out for us💖 Much congratulations to the proud and amazing parents and cherished volunteers, Marcus Roberts and Amy Sue Roberts!!! May this little beauty be blessed throughout her life!😘

Foster Parent Training Coming Up In Winnemucca, NV

Mark your calendars! Training for those wanting to become foster parents is coming up soon!
If you missed the Foster Parent Information Panel and have questions, please contact the amazing Lori Nichols, LSW , Foster Care Recruitment (775) 684-1967 or (888) 423-2659 (Toll Free inside Nevada) or email:
Our children need you! Can you be a foster parent?

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cupcakes for a Cause! Support Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness!

Advocates for Victims of Abuse and Tutu's Toppers have teamed up to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention and awareness!
Help out a local charity!

National Go Blue for Child Abuse Prevention Day, April 11, 2018!

Orders may be placed from April 1st-8th and must be pre-paid by April 8th to ensure your order for April 11th!

Cost: One dozen delicious blue velvet cupcakes for only $20!

* Minimum order is one dozen and comes with free delivery! *

Order 3 dozen or more cupcakes and get a discount!

Cupcakes will be delivered if you are in the Winnemucca are at no extra charge!!!

You may also pick up orders at Tutu’s Toppers on April 11th if you do not want them delivered.

Orders may be placed in-person or over the phone and pre-paid with Tutu’s Toppers at 1038 Grass Valley Road, Suite C or call 775-346-0487 and pay via telephone.

Orders may also be made with Humboldt AVA at
775-722-4564 or 775-621-8115 or email and paid at the Humboldt AVA website via Payal at

Foster Parent Information Event- Winnemucca- 3.14.18

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wear Orange Day 2018: Hands Unite: Do Your Part!

Join us tomorrow as we celebrate Wear Orange Day to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it.

Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. And nearly half (43%) of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors. Help us spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!

The theme for 2018 is: “Hands Unite: Do your Part.”
We invite you to heal, love and share the power your hands have to create meaningful relationships, raise awareness and educate others. Remember, everyone has a hand in ending dating violence!

#HandsUnite #DoYourPart #RespectWeek2018 #loveisrespect #loveisrespectofficial #teenDVmonth #DoYourPart #TeenDVmonth #orange4love

for more information, please visit:

Loveisrespect wants to empower young people to build healthy relationships from the ground up. Your hands are a tool for creation, and they play a role in ending dating abuse. Your hands are made for loving and helping—not hurting the ones you love.