A Big Move! EVICS growing into Family Resource Center at New Location

Exciting things are happening at EVICS! In November, we will move into a new office space at 1182 Graves Ave., which will allow us to expand services for families.  While our core mission will remain Early Childhood services and support, the expanded space will accommodate our growing staff and provide the opportunity for us to become a Family Resource Center.  We will continue providing support to families through our accredited Parents as Teachers Program and our successful Childcare Scholarship Program.  We will also continue outreach, support and training to childcare and preschool programs.  Becoming a Family Resource Center will enable us to provide more wrap-around services for families, providing a safe and accessible place to connect families to comprehensive and coordinated services.  We are exciting to be joining 31 other Colorado communities as members of the Colorado Family Resource Center Association (FRCA).  The EVICS Family Resource Center will fill a gap in our community for more robust support in helping families achieve their goals. Stop in and check out our new location after Thanksgiving break!

La Autoestima

La autoestima es un elemento básico en la formación personal de los niños. De su grado de autoestima dependerá su desarrollo. Un niño desde que nace debe ser valorado y aceptado en el seno familiar, a medida que va creciendo y empiezan a ser visibles sus capacidades y también las limitaciones, es importante aprender  a manejar los aspectos negativos y ayudarle a superar aquellas cosas difíciles para él, no utilizando en ningún momento términos despectivos, porque el niño pequeño todo lo cree y son cosas que van siendo grabadas en su subconsciente. Cuando un niño adquiere una buena autoestima se siente competente y seguro.

Adriana Hochstetler




Self-esteem is a basic element in the personal development of children. Their development speed will depend on their degree of self-esteem. A child from birth must be valued and accepted within the family, as the child grows and their abilities and limitations begin to be visible, it is necessary to teach them to handle the negative aspects of themselfs and life and help them overcome those difficulties. It is important not using derogatory terms at any time, because the little child believes everything they hear and there are things that are being recorded in his subconscious. When a child acquires good self-esteem he feels competent and confident.

Adriana Hochstetler

EVICS Art Gala Fundraising Efforts

Put on your “mountain formal” attire and come enjoy friends and creative, whimsical, unique pieces of art for your home or workplace, created by local children and area artists. An adult event, to support young children in Estes Park, guests will enjoy heavy appetizers, enjoy local musician Kelly Stalworth, and adult beverages from Rock Cut and Lumpy Ridge breweries and Snowy Peaks Winery.

The 3rd Annual Art Gala supports the work of Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS). Huge growth is occurring with EVICS this year!  In November we will move into a new office space which will allow us to expand services for families.  Our new space and staff expansion provide the opportunity to become a Family Resource Center, where we can offer more comprehensive services for families and provide a safe, accessible place where families can find support, connect with resources, and achieve their goals.  We hope we can count on your support as we make this move!

EVICS Team Grows with New Staff

Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) is pleased to announce the addition of 2 new staff members.  In September, Jess Borries joined the team as the Parent Education Coordinator, shortly followed by new Early Childhood Navigator, Rosemary Truman.

Jess brings a social work background to her work with families and children in our community.  As Parent Education Coordinator, Jess manages the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program and coordinates all parent education outreach activities.  The PAT program provides support to families of young children through personalized home visits, education on child growth and development, and connections to community resources.  Jess received a degree in Social Work from Greenville University, and brings to the EVICS program a variety of professional experience in case management and counseling.

Rosemary Truman began her position as Early Childhood Navigator on October 2.  This is a new position for EVICS, funded by a grant from the United Way of Larimer County.  Rosemary serves as the point of contact for families, assisting them accessing early childhood services and connecting them to other community resources as needed.  Among other activities, Rosemary will coordinate the popular EVICS Childcare Scholarship Program.  Rosemary received her degree in Psychology and Disability Studies from Truman State University, and has experience in working with children and youth at the YMCA of the Rockies, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, and Let’s Go Outdoors.


Jess and Rosemary join the other EVICS staff members:  Carlie Bangs, Program Coordinator; Adriana Hochstetler, Bilingual Parent Educator; and Nancy Almond, Executive Director.  The team is excited to be working together to advance the needs of families and children in our community.  EVICS is currently pursuing membership in the Colorado Family Resource Center Association, and the organization will be moving to a new location in November. For more information on the EVICS  program please visit: www.evics.org or contact:  office@evics.org    970.586.3055