TYFS Fall 2021 newsletter_v2 final
Reducing Stress in Children’s Daily Lives
Matia is a Therapist for the Van Vleck Group Home and Crisis Shelter in Jackson, Wyoming. She was born in Shrewsbury, VT and attended the University of Vermont, majoring in both Psychology and Anthropology. The day after college graduation, Matia moved to Jackson to guide horseback rides in Grand Teton National Park.
In 2015, Matia went back to graduate school at the University of Wyoming and received her Master’s in Social Work. During her search for an ideal job, Matia was drawn to work at the Van Vleck House because of TYFS’s strengths based approach and community involved atmosphere. She enjoys helping kids and their families create meaningful connections and rebuild relationships with themselves and those around them. A sincere thank you to Matia for all she does at TYFS!
Register now to enjoy some early season golf and raise funds to support children and families in our community. Join us on June 25th at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club for the 22nd annual Teton Youth and Family Services Golf Tournament. An entry cost of $300 (or $1,000 for a foursome) gets you lunch, golf cart rental, green fees, post-golf reception, and an event gift bag.
It is amazing! Old Bill’s Fun Run gets better every year. Once again the second Saturday of September was a beautiful morning and the town square and surrounding streets were jammed with a wonderful cross section of Jackson Hole residents. All the people were smiling, laughing, interacting and excited by giving of their energy walking and running, time volunteering and giving to non-profits they value. The entire event impacts all of Jackson Hole thanks to the wonderful generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill and the Co-Challengers, the hard work of the Community Foundation and volunteers, and the many hundreds of thoughtful, caring people like YOU that contributed to all of the nonprofit organizations.
Teton Youth & Family Services was graced by all of the kindness as much as anyone. Your gift, whether $5 or $5,000, reinforces the value and importance of our work. It makes it possible for us to help over 650 individual family members find their way to more fulfilling and successful lives.
Thanks to gifts from supporters like you middle school youth are able to improve their peer relationships via an exciting week of adventure activities in the summer leadership program, families receive support and guidance, children and parents rekindle their trust in each other, young men and women gain new skills and self control, and young men gaining new perceptions of the world and themselves via wilderness programming.
For all of us associated with Teton Youth & Family Services, the amount of support we receive from you is as rewarding for our spirits as the total donations are for our budget.
Thank you to all!