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Foundation

WestCare Announces Commitment to Growing Global Cybersecurity Success by Becoming a Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 Champion

Building on annual success Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 is set to highlight the growing importance of cybersecurity in our daily lives and look to empower everyday individuals and business to take cybersecurity steps by making cyber more accessible October 1, 2022 — WestCare today announced that it has signed on as Champion for Cybersecurity Awareness […]

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Puerto Rico

The Guaitiao Project Educates Local Youth on STI Prevention

By Elizabeth Roldan, Administrative Assistant  Throughout the month of July, the Guaitiao Project prevention team participated in various community outreach events including visits to different beaches, night activities in various parts of the island, and outreach in the municipality of Cidra where they managed to impact more than 200 young adults! The main objective was […]

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Texas

WestCare Texas Works with the UISD to Help Prep School Counselors    

By Jessica Cerda, WestCare Texas  The WestCare Texas team in Laredo recently helped facilitate a major gathering of school counselors to better prepare them for the large challenges that they’ll face with local substance abuse, narcotics, human trafficking, and mental health issues that have been elevated by the proximity to the U.S./Mexico border between Laredo, […]

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Dominican Republic

Guara Bi and the National Drug Council: A Partnership for Community Service 

By Victoria Osuna, Executive Director, Guara Bi – Dominican Republic  Our Chief Operating Officer of WestCare’s Caribbean and Latin American Region/Guara Bi Inc., Mr. Cristian Duarte, and I attended a meeting with General Jaime Marte Martínez, President of the Dominican Republic’s National Drug Council/Consejo Nacional De Drogas (CND).  During a visit to the office by […]

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Florida

Camp Mariposa Creates More Summer Memories for Local Youth!

By Jennifer Bryhn-Lash, Camp Director  Camp Mariposa in St. Petersburg has had a busy couple of weeks! With another successful camp in the books, we worked on communication skills through games and team building. We made stress balls with balloons and sand and discussed healthy coping skills and overall, just had some good ol’ camp […]

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Georgia

The WestCare Georgia Youth Academy Gives Back at the Keenagers Luncheon

By Micheal Bigby, Program Director, WestCare Georgia Youth Academy 📍Carrollton Recently, the boys served by the WestCare Georgia Youth Academy were able to give back to the local community. They attended the Keenagers Luncheon where they were able to assist with cooking, feeding, and spending quality time with the elderly. This gave them the opportunity […]

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Iowa

FAVA Supports Forest City Puckerbrush Days! 

By Jennifer Cleveland, Support Services, FAVA  Forest City Puckerbrush Days is a two-day annual community event held every July in Forest City, Iowa. This year, the Forest City Lions Club sponsored the parade and the registration fees went towards programs designed to help local children and adults that are hearing impaired.   In addition to a […]

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Ohio

The East End Miracle Makers Children’s Choir 

By Jan Lepore-Jentleson, Executive Director, WestCare Ohio/East End Community Services  Ellen Mays, Director of Education for WestCare Ohio/East End Community Services shared with us that the East End Miracle Makers Children’s Choir held their first ever public presentation on their final day of the Summer Miracle Makers camp on Thursday, July 21. The choir has […]

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Pacific Islands

A Summer of Growth and Learning for Pacific Island Youth! 

By WestCare Pacific Islands’ Youth Enhancement & Treatment Programs  What a sensational summer it was! WestCare Pacific Islands’ youth empowerment and treatment programs hosted a series of summer programming. This collaboration offered participants activities to enhance mental health and well-being, increase their capacity to make positive choices, become leaders in their community, and engage in […]

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Advocacy

New Programs Funded! 

By Lisa Jackson, Interim Vice President of Grants  This year, WestCare has been fortunate to be awarded four new grants from proposals authored in 2019, 2020, and 2021. The funders have reached back into their past applications to find deserving programs that they can now fund. WestCare Pacific Islands (WPI) was awarded $400,000 from a […]