Milemarkers And Norona Effect Merge

Published by The Bee News

June 22, 2018

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LAKE HAVASU CITY–Three local non-profit organizations have become one.

According to Catie Sondrol, the Norona Effect and Travel for Treatment Program have become one entity under Milemarker’s Somewhere Out of the Box organization.

Saundra said Milemarker’s will continue the Travel for Treatment Program, however, No Place Like Home and the Compass Scholarship programs will merge.

“This is exciting news for Mohave County,” said Sondrol.

The Travel for Treatment provides financial assistance to qualifying residents of Mohave County.

These residents are forced to travel outside of Mohave County for medical care of a dependent minor child. Grants are provided to minimize the financial burden of missed work days, fuel, lodging and other costs. We recognize the additional financial, emotional, and physical toll put on the entire family. We want you to know you are not alone on this journey, said Sondrol.

As for the No Place Like Home program, their focus is on building a community of diverse, highly trained professionals with a desire to serve the needs of children living, learning, and playing in Mohave County.

It provides financial support and mentoring to professionals currently in our community, who desire to further their training or hone their expertise within their chosen fields.

It also aims to bring professionals with specialized training in to our community by providing financial assistance for training, relocation, or incentives. No Place Like Home aims to build the capacity of our community to address the unique needs of children right here in Mohave County.

“Travel places an enormous burden on families, and when a child needs specialized care, there is no place like home,” she said.

The Compass Scholarship provides financial assistance to families to cover the cost of necessary equipment, supplies, or materials that are recommended by a treatment team. The mission is to ensure that financial constraints do not limit a child’s endless potential for success, by providing funding for the equipment and supplies needed on the road to success.

Applications for these programs will be reviewed and selected by a volunteer committee consisting of: Nicole Norona, Breanna Synder, Vijette Saari, Rebecca Pehling, and Mandy Connelly.

If you are interested in donating to any of the above programs contact Amber Whitaker at or 928-954-5439. If you are interested in applying to any of the above programs contact Breanna Synder at or 928-854-5439.

Applications can be found on-line at or picked up in person at 1515 N. Lake Havasu Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404 or 3090 Hwy 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86442.

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