Dear Friends,

A community is so important as it moves us into knowing there is work to be done and calls forth the love that motivates us to be a part of the healing of others. You are our VTR community and we could not provide what we need to without your support and care.

Because of you, we are able to support specialized services to our boys. This month we have 3 boys that are reunifying with their families. This means that they have been separated from their families because of emotional or behavioral disorders and are either dependents of Social Services or delinquent juveniles placed by Juvenile Court order. They can reunify because they have worked hard to heal, to change, and now they get to go home. Some boys decide to become independent at 18 years old. Read our story about Rick below!

Rick will be living in a Transitional Living Home (TLH) closer to his family, but VTR also provides a TLH for housing and supportive services.
If you can support the Ranch or our Transitional Living Home, please indicate this in your tear-off return donation slip on the back of this newsletter or as on online donation.

Without our VTR community, we would not have the privilege to help those we serve. Thank you.

In love and peace,
Andrea Evans, CEO
For information or to learn more about our VTR Services, click on the links provided

Becoming a Resource Family to Foster and/or Adopt

Pots and Pans for the Ranch

Each nine piece set is $250.

Department Store Gift Cards

For clothing and other needs

Vehicles for the Ranch

Do you have a working vehicle you could donate to the Ranch? We need vehicles for doctor appointments and more.

The Ranch Needs Bath Towels

We need 50 Bath towels for the Ranch. Either in white or gray.

To Donate, please go to the top of the page to DONATE ONLINE HERE and in the Memo area, let us know what the donation is for. Thank you!

For the full WISH LIST online CLICK HERE
Rick, One of Our VTR Ranch Graduates!
Rick, came to us with H.S. Diploma in hand. Most of our boys have not graduated so that is one of our primary goals at the Ranch. Rick enrolled in college and got a job in Madera. He also worked up to a higher position in his job.
Within the first weeks at VTR, Rick said to one of his leaders, Mr. Ward, “I have to radically accept that I still need to be told what to do.” Through treatment and working through our program, Rick accepted his reality of needing assistance and help to succeed. Mr. Ward said that Rick was a great example to the rest of the boys at the ranch.
Rick will graduate from our program at VTR and move into a Transitional Living Home closer to where his family is located. He will maintain his independence, continue with college, and have help as he navigates his future.
Thank You Kaiser Permanente Foundation!
Kaiser Permanente has approved a $25,000.00 grant to VTR for support of Life Space Crisis Intervention Trainers. VTR will provide training in our community to help youth providers navigate and regulate emotional escalation in children and youth.
After we were approved for our $15,000 grant, the Kaiser Foundation called us to let us know that they wanted to help us through the additional need they knew we had navigating the pandemic. They awarded us $10,000 more!

Kaiser Permanente’s mission includes improving the health of the communities they serve. Throughout their 75-year history as a nonprofit healthcare organization, they have continually made investments to support healthy communities. They believe in supporting organizations like ours that make a difference in people’s lives.
Mark your Calendars!
The VTR Annual Celebration Auction is September 17th-24th!
Would you like to be a part of the VTR Annual Celebration Committee or Donate an Auction Item?
Rallyup Auction

09/17/21 6:00pm - 09/24/21 6:00pm

Join the committee to raise funding for VTR Services- Foster Family and Adoption Agencies, The Ranch, and the Transitional Living Home!
Add me to your contact list!
I will donate an item/s!
VTR Information
are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
for Donations only at this time.

The VTR Administration Office will be closed on February 15th in honor of Presidents Day.

To make arrangements call us at
559-437-1144 or email:
Text "GIVE2VTR" to 73256 to give using your mobile device
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