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5th annual NAYA Gala celebrates over three decades of success

November 18, 2009

Daniel Ledezma, NAYA Executive Director Nichole Maher, and Nick

Nick was pleased to attend the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) 5th anniversary benefit gala last Friday. He joined Mayor Adams, Commissioner Fritz, County Commissioners Shiprack and Cogen, and County Chair Wheeler to celebrate more than three successful decades for the organization. 

Since 1974, NAYA has served tens of thousands of people, working to reduce poverty, homelessness, and transience for the Native population in our tri-county area.

This year's gala was a resounding success. Themed "Uniting Our Children & Families, Supporting Our Native Foster Children," it highlighted the over-representation of Native children in foster care and the need to devote more resources to support Native families in our community.