We are auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Steamboat Springs Ski Resort gondola car. This is your chance to own a piece of Steamboat Springs history while also giving back to the community. The auction starts at 4pm TODAY, Friday the 16th, and you can place bids at: www.32auctions.com/Gondola4Advocates. The auction will run for two weeks, ending at 5:30pm on Friday, August 30th, at which time the winner will be announced at our Golf 4 Advocates tournament on that same day. If you want to participate in the tournament, you can go HERE.
Funds raised from this auction will be used for our new child/youth advocacy program. With this program, we will be hiring a Child/Youth Advocate who will work directly with child and teen secondary-victims (those who have witnessed violence) as well as teen primary victims (those who have experienced violence themselves). The Child/Youth Advocate will be specifically trained in working with children and teens while also having a robust knowledge of domestic and sexual violence, and its impacts on children. The Child/Youth Advocate will also be trained on how to administer developmental assessment tests as well as using the ACE and resiliency tests so that children can be properly and appropriately referred for any necessary additional services. Lastly, the Child/Youth Advocate will provide preventative educational presentations within the schools (from elementary to high school). This is a much needed service in our county and we are very thankful to Steamboat Spring Ski Resort for their donation of the gondola so we can support expanding our programming to have a larger positive impact on our community.
If you do not want to take advantage of this opportunity, but would still like to make a donation to Advocates, please go HERE.