New ACS victim advocate serving YPG community
Gisela Robles is the new Victim Advocate at Yuma Proving Ground’s Army Community Services. She hopes to make a difference in the lives of military families. (Photo Credit: Ana Henderson) VIEW ORIGINAL

The Army Community Services (ACS) program provides a plethora of services to the Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) community. Now, the team has one more member to help provide those services.

Gisela Robles works as a victim advocate for ACS on post. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work and previously worked at Community Health Associates, a behavior health clinic in Yuma. She served as a healthcare coordinator working with patients who suffer with substance abuse and mental health.

While she grew up in Yuma County, Robles moved briefly to northern California where she graduated from Fresno Pacific University and concurrently interned as a victim advocate.

One could say Robles has a serving heart. Fresh out of high school Robles, who is bilingual, went on a missionary trip to Honduras with her church to educate and provide resources to communities there. Locally her volunteer work includes community service with her church and at Yuma Regional Medical Center. While living in Northern California she volunteered during the state’s devastating wildfires and has spent hours at a living center with patients who didn’t receive visitors. “I would paint their nails and spend time with them and work on project with them,” recalled Robles.

She intends to bring that level of servitude to YPG.

“I want to make a difference. To help whoever I can and especially make a difference in military family’s lives.”

The installation’s ACS staff can be reached by calling 928-328-3222 or visiting Bldg. 309 on the Howard cantonment.