Who We Are

Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing safe housing and educational resources while enhancing the quality of life for seniors in the high desert.

How We Help


Meet with our professional staff to discuss programs that may be available to you.


See what educational workshops and presentation are available to you.


See how we can help with housing and rental assistance.

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Meet the Team

Executive Director

Robin Smith

Calling the High Desert home along with my husband Gary for the past sixteen years has been amazing. I was blessed with a beautiful baby girl thirty seven years ago that came into the world with her dad’s heart, love of the Lord and calling to serve. I’ve worked in the senior housing industry for thirteen years; I have and seen how real the struggles are of our underserved seniors. It was time for me to step out on faith and try to make a difference. If not now, when?

Director of Philanthropy

Veronica Fuentes

I moved to the High Desert in 1989 with my mother and brother. Apple Valley is where I met my high school sweetheart, whom I have a fun-loving son and a compassionate daughter with. I have over 18 years of experience in the senior living industry. I began my journey as a caregiver, promoted to Activities director and advanced to Director of Sales. My commitment to helping seniors was motivation to start The Ruth & Naomi Project.

Director of Sales and Operations

Tarrah Butorovich Plascencia

My name is Tarrah Butorovich Plascencia. In 2014 I graduated from M.S.M.U. with a Degree in Gerontology. I have always had a passion for the senior community. Through loosing my Dad this last year to diabetes complications God was preparing me to fulfill a need in our High Desert Community. Starting The Ruth and Naomi Project we are here to help in those needs and to be of service.