Having lived in Monte Vista since she was a child, Ivette has an intimate understanding of her rural community’s challenges and needs. She knows that caring for a community means first caring for the people who live there. To that end, Ivette brings an immense passion for helping others to her work at the LOR Foundation, where she focuses her time listening to locals to understand community priorities so she can connect them to critical resources and help them bring their solutions to life.
After spending more than 10 years as a child welfare case manager with the Alamosa County Department of Human Services, Ivette brings both experience and empathy to her work with LOR. Most recently, she worked for Tu Casa, Inc., a nonprofit domestic violence and child advocacy center, as a bilingual victim advocate. She worked with individuals from all walks of life, collaborating with multiple agencies and organizations throughout the San Luis Valley to provide support. In fact, she was recognized by the San Luis Valley Joint Interagency Oversight Group for exemplifying the spirit of cross-system collaboration, and in 2019 she received its “Boots on the Ground” award for her work. Ivette is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree in human services through Colorado State University Global.
As LOR’s Monte Vista community officer, Ivette looks forward to connecting with individuals and organizations of all backgrounds—helping them implement solutions while also helping to preserve the rich and diverse culture that makes the community so special. For Ivette, Monte Vista is, and always will be, home. Vamos a cuidar nuestra comunidad, un día a la vez.
My Kind of Livable
Looking at the beautiful mountain scenery from my backyard and watching the stars light up the sky at night, so that my mind, heart, and soul can be filled with peace and light.
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