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

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