St. Bonaventure Mission
St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School is located amid the beautiful red mesas of northwestern New Mexico. St. Bonaventure Mission serves the Navajo (Diné) living on the Eastern Navajo Nation. In addition to operating a tuition-free school, St. Bonaventure Mission provides extensive human services for those living in poverty.
For immediate help, call: 1-800-999-9999
Every year, Covenant House rescues thousands of homeless kids from a hopeless life on the streets.
For millions of homeless kids, basic needs like a hearty meal, warm bed, and safe shelter are true luxuries. Instead of knowing the joys of childhood, every day these kids face the life-or-death dangers of living on the streets.
Covenant House homeless shelter facilities are located in Anchorage, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Managua, Mexico City, Milpas Altas, Newark, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tegucigalpa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.Every year, NINELINE in the U.S. (1-800-999-9999) and Acercatel in Mexico promptly respond to over 60,000 crisis calls from frightened youth and many of the caring adults in their lives.
Millions of Children are Living in Poverty
Hunger weakens them. Unsafe drinking water makes them sick. Missing out on an education keeps them from reaching their potential. Nearly 9 million kids will die before their fifth birthday this year most from preventable causes like poverty, disease, and hunger.
Code Talkers Museum
They were a small band of warriors who created an unbreakable code from the ancient language of their people and changed the course of modern history. General McArthur said without the help of the Navajo Code Talkers, we wouldn’t have won the Pacific War Theater. We owe them much.
On a visit to the Navajo Nation in 2009, a scrawny dog with kind eyes followed me from my car to the door of a small grocery store. He waited and escorted me back to my car. I made him a promise - I fulfilled it by joining ROAR. My funds go to Dinéteh, but they can go to any reservation you designate — Jodi Lea Stewart
ABOUT ROAR: According to one estimate…there are at least 1,500 stray dogs roaming the Navajo Nation alone, but the number may be four times this much. And there are many hundreds of stray cats as well. These circumstances prompted an urgent plan to care for as many stray animals as possible.
Women Writing the West (WWW)
An association made up of writers and other professionals promoting the Women’s West. From their website: “Our stories are set in the Western United States – past and present – but our organization considers the ‘West’ as more than a geographic location. The West represents a way of thinking, a sense of adventure, a willingness to cross into a new frontier. As our foremothers sought a new way of life in a new land, so have women in our own time crossed their own barriers to create something new and unique.”
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Founded in 1971, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators with more than 22,000 members worldwide. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.
SouthWest Writers (SWW)
SouthWest Writers is an organization devoted to helping both published and unpublished writers improve their craft and further their careers. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SWW serves writers of all ages worldwide in every fiction and non-fiction genre.