Gail Garrett, Vice President
I am honored to be a VESTIA Board Member. Before I became a member of the Board, I knew nothing about VESTIA. Now I am glad I know. I sit on the Board representing the Advisory Council on Aging with Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD). The former manager if Aging & Adult Services at EHSD was aware of the challenges and needs the families we serve face. In many instances, grandparents are a primary presence in these vulnerable young people's lives and their being in the home impacts the entire family. VESTIA's goal is that the young people we serve will be equal to their peers whatever setting they are in. VESTIA has made a positive difference over the years in these young people's lives in that they provide resources when needed several times a year. They give hope to the hopeless Being on the Board is a great experience. At each meeting, event or when I think about VESTIA, I am amazed to see and learn what the Board members do to make the Program flourish. Without generous donations from businesses, foundations, Board and individual donations this Program could not survive. We are always seeking new members and donations. I am honored to help in any way I can & wish others would help to fill this need as well.