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Vista Del Mar’s CEO Lena Wilson Nominated for Los Angeles Times’ Inspirational Women Forum and Leadership Awards

The Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing team named Lena Wilson, CEO of Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services, as a shortlisted nominee for the Inspirational Women Forum and Leadership Awards, which recognizes “accomplished female leaders from corporations or non-profit organizations throughout California who have demonstrated noteworthy success and accomplishments during the last 24 months…

It Takes a Village

If you’re a fan of old sayings then you’re well familiar with the phrase- ‘it takes a village.’ I admit some of these sayings don’t hold a lot of meaning for me, but this one has always rung true. Every major accomplishment has taken the efforts of many to achieve. As a mom, I recognize…

Supporting the Whole Family – The Role of Wraparound

No matter where you are in your parenting journey, as in still figuring out how to change diapers with one hand or celebrating your now-grown child’s adult milestones, one thing does not change, the support you need to succeed. While Vista Del Mar offers an umbrella of support systems to help families thrive in every…

Black History Month in Unison

As we await President Biden’s nomination of the first Black Supreme Court Justice, this historical moment is a stark reminder that Black History Month is living history, ever-evolving and intertwined with the persistence for representation, inclusion, and equity. Each year, more and more educators teach children about the unsung Black heroes, unrecognized pioneers, and hidden…

The Multiplicity of Giving Back

When you hear the term giving back, what is the first image that comes to mind? I would guess most of us envision entering our payment info onto a donation form, but I want you to think bigger. While monetary support is vital to nonprofits worldwide (including here at Vista) fiscal support only scratches the

#GivingTuesday 2021

#GIINGTUESDAY 2021 is on November 30th!
Vista is joining #GivingTuesday once again, a global day of giving that inspires people to improve their communities by giving back in impactful ways. This #GivingTuesday, Vista Del Mar’s goal is to renovate and optimize Calming Down Rooms so that they become bright, cheery, and functional spaces that will fully support a student’s trauma recovery. Our current rooms are functional but they could use a major update…

Caring For Those Who Care Most

How various Vista Divisions supported our staff members

When I share an accomplishment of our agency, what I am sharing is the ceaseless efforts and passion of our Vista Staff. Each day our employees show up for the children and families we serve to make a meaningful difference in their lives. As the CEO of Vista, I aim to show each staff member the immeasurable amount of meaning they hold within our agency...

Arms Wide Open

I just hugged a dear, dear friend, who I haven’t seen in a while, and wow, does it feel good. As I look around our beautiful Los Angeles community, I see others like me reemerging from quarantine timidly reestablishing their connections. It may take us a bit of time to feel comfortable face to face…

And the Beat Goes On…

“At least I can still make you laugh.” That simple statement from my oldest daughter last May amid a growing pandemic captures this simple fact: no amount of darkness can snuff out our light. The same can be said for the light within each Vista student and resident who employs the arts to express their…

Vista’s Home-SAFE Division Nominated to 2021 Diversity, Inclusion + Equity Symposium & Awards

Congratulations to Vista’s Home-SAFE Division for being nominated to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Diversity, Inclusion + Equity Symposium & Awards. To view the list of nominees, please click here.

Vista Del Mar’s CEO Lena Wilson Nominated for Los Angeles Times’ Inspirational Women Forum and Leadership Awards

The Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing team named Lena Wilson, CEO of Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services, as a shortlisted nominee for the Inspirational Women Forum and Leadership Awards, which recognizes “accomplished female leaders from corporations or non-profit organizations throughout California who have demonstrated noteworthy success and accomplishments during the last 24 months…

It Takes a Village

If you’re a fan of old sayings then you’re well familiar with the phrase- ‘it takes a village.’ I admit some of these sayings don’t hold a lot of meaning for me, but this one has always rung true. Every major accomplishment has taken the efforts of many to achieve. As a mom, I recognize…

Supporting the Whole Family – The Role of Wraparound

No matter where you are in your parenting journey, as in still figuring out how to change diapers with one hand or celebrating your now-grown child’s adult milestones, one thing does not change, the support you need to succeed. While Vista Del Mar offers an umbrella of support systems to help families thrive in every…

Black History Month in Unison

As we await President Biden’s nomination of the first Black Supreme Court Justice, this historical moment is a stark reminder that Black History Month is living history, ever-evolving and intertwined with the persistence for representation, inclusion, and equity. Each year, more and more educators teach children about the unsung Black heroes, unrecognized pioneers, and hidden…

The Multiplicity of Giving Back

When you hear the term giving back, what is the first image that comes to mind? I would guess most of us envision entering our payment info onto a donation form, but I want you to think bigger. While monetary support is vital to nonprofits worldwide (including here at Vista) fiscal support only scratches the

#GivingTuesday 2021

#GIINGTUESDAY 2021 is on November 30th!
Vista is joining #GivingTuesday once again, a global day of giving that inspires people to improve their communities by giving back in impactful ways. This #GivingTuesday, Vista Del Mar’s goal is to renovate and optimize Calming Down Rooms so that they become bright, cheery, and functional spaces that will fully support a student’s trauma recovery. Our current rooms are functional but they could use a major update…

Caring For Those Who Care Most

How various Vista Divisions supported our staff members

When I share an accomplishment of our agency, what I am sharing is the ceaseless efforts and passion of our Vista Staff. Each day our employees show up for the children and families we serve to make a meaningful difference in their lives. As the CEO of Vista, I aim to show each staff member the immeasurable amount of meaning they hold within our agency...

Arms Wide Open

I just hugged a dear, dear friend, who I haven’t seen in a while, and wow, does it feel good. As I look around our beautiful Los Angeles community, I see others like me reemerging from quarantine timidly reestablishing their connections. It may take us a bit of time to feel comfortable face to face…

And the Beat Goes On…

“At least I can still make you laugh.” That simple statement from my oldest daughter last May amid a growing pandemic captures this simple fact: no amount of darkness can snuff out our light. The same can be said for the light within each Vista student and resident who employs the arts to express their…

Vista’s Home-SAFE Division Nominated to 2021 Diversity, Inclusion + Equity Symposium & Awards

Congratulations to Vista’s Home-SAFE Division for being nominated to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 Diversity, Inclusion + Equity Symposium & Awards. To view the list of nominees, please click here.