Mission: To provide assistance to individuals recovering from drug and alcohol abuse
Programs: Tru vista provides leadership, organization, funding and services to facilitate communication, collaboration, and cooperation among the various organizations, agencies and businesses that work with children and families involved in the washoe county family court system. Tru vista's primary focus is the family drug court. In 2014 tru vista helped to reunite over 50 families through the family drug court. They provided christmas, easter, and school goodies plus extra curricular activities to at least 120 children to whose parents are/were in family drug court and furnished case management, direct services and purchases to over 100 children in guardianships. Tru vista's programs include:judge's scholarship fund for children: provides scholarships for dues, fees, supplies and lunches for children whose parents are clients in the washoe county family drug court. Additionally these funds are used for sports, recreation, academic, and other activities that help children with self-esteem, self-efficacy, coordination, social skills, and building positive morals and values. The family needs program: allows immediate access for food, diapers, clothing for children, furniture, dental, glasses, utility bills, job training, school supplies, and down payments for rent for families involved with the washoe county family drug court. Foster grandparent program mentors: provides on-going support to families with children. Support includes attending court with their clients, providing information and referrals, helping obtain drivers licenses, purchasing diapers and baby items, tutoring, organizing birthday and holiday events, family outings, and assisting with all drug court programs. Orientation program - provides a comprehensive introduction to court procedures for family drug court clients. This incudes a psychosocial interview, conducting mini mental health evaluations, viewing a video that outlines the family drug court, and assistance in understanding and signing required releases. The court guardianship program - provides case management and directs services and purchases for minor children involved in a guardianship. The mentor mom program - instituted in 2007, this program assists the washoe county family drug court who provides peer mentors to parents going through the drug court. Tru vista supervises the daily activities and provides guidance and training for these mentor moms.
I AM A 68 YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER RAISING HER 13 YEAR OLD GRANDSON. MY HUSBAND AND
I HAVE HAD CUSTODY SINCE HE WAS THREE. HE IS A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD WITH A LOT OF DISABILITIES
INCLUDING BI POLAR DISORDER, AUTISM, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND A LOW IQ (WHICH RESULTS IN A LOT OF LEARNING DISABILITIES). BUT TO MY HUSBAND AND I HE IS OUR LITTLE MIRACLE FROM HEAVEN. WE GET VERY LITTLE HELP FROM THE STATE OF NEVADA. HIS PARENTS HAVE ALWAYS PAID US CHILD SUPPORT BUT HIS MOTHER LOST HER JOB AND RAN OUT OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHER AMERICANS. WE HAVE ALWAYS PAID FOR HIS INSURANCE OURSELVES AND SOCIAL SECURITY GIVES US $238/MONTH AND ON GIVES US $300/MONTH.
WE DONT GET FOOD STAMPS, MEDICAID OR ANY ASSISTANCE. SO OUR DOCTOR TOLD TRU VISTA ABOUT US. LAST YEAR I WAS HOSPITALIZED FIVE TIMES, AND MY GRANDSON TWICE. IT WAS NOT A GOOD YEAR FOR ANY OF US. BUT DIANE AT TRU VISTA SHOWED UP AT OUR FRONT DOOR
WITH A $100 GIFT CARD FROM WALMART TO BUY HIS CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. WHAT A BLESSING!!!!
MY HUSBAND GAVE 21YEARS TO THE MARINE CORPS AND THEY ARE THE ONE WHO HAS HIM INSURED.
ANYWAY, I DIDNT MEAN TO RAMBLE BUT THIS IS A WORTH WHILE NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND MAYBE SOME DAY WE CAN REPAY THEM. THANK YOU