Ralston House volunteers recently received a much deserved honor: the “We Count on You” Exceptional Volunteer Award from the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA). DOVIA consists of enthusiastic and committed professionals who care deeply about promoting excellence in volunteer management and recognizing outstanding volunteers.
Ralston House, formerly known as the Arvada Child Advocacy Center, provides a safe, homelike environment for children who are the victims of sexual assault or other forms of abuse to share their stories and begin to heal. Volunteers play an integral part in helping young people and their families through this difficult process.
The volunteers’ dedication was acknowledged at a luncheon held at the Arvada Center in September. Volunteer services include, but are not limited to, support and referrals for children and families, crisis intervention, follow up contacts, data entry, creating parent/caregiver packets, caring for the Ralston House facility, and participating in fundraising activities.
Ralston House volunteers include: Angela Negri, Carolyn Tyrrell, Deb Hamilton, Janine Wood, John Hodin, Kathryn Crisler, Mary Beattie, Rebel Rodriguez, Regina Wolf, Susan Hodin, Cathy Paxton, Diana Pratt Wilson, Corie Burgoyne, and Rachel Fast.