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Foundation

Funding Updates

By Lisa Jackson, Interim Vice President of the Grants Department The funders have been busy reviewing our many applications and WestCare has been blessed! Recently, WestCare was awarded two Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants and one Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) grant. Nevada received $900K for three years for Improving Substance […]

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Kentucky

WestCare Kentucky Does Their Part to Reduce Veteran Suicide

By Gary Compton, Director of Contract Compliance In September, WestCare Kentucky was awarded the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant, allowing us to provide a comprehensive suicide prevention program for Veterans located within Floyd, Letcher, and Pike counties. This three-year prevention program will incorporate the Veterans Association’s (VA) National Strategy for Preventing Veteran […]

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Iowa

Operation Golden Hawk: 1st Annual Mason City Veteran’s Stand Down

By Amanda Eldridge, Shallow Subsidy Veteran Navigator The idea of presenting a Northern Iowa/Southern Minnesota Veterans Stand Down event was proposed in the spring of 2021 and our planning began. To our disappointment, the Stand Down was postponed one year due to COVID-19. Our board began with a small group of service providers with the […]

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Oregon

VETcare Lends Support to Veterans in their Community

By Carlos G. Rodriguez, Program Director On Sept. 14, VETcare provided support and information during the 2022 Mid-Willamette Valley Veterans Stand Down. Our team was able to discuss the services that we provide such as the Transitional Housing Program (GPD), Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP), Critical Time Management Housing Case Management (CTI), and our on-site […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Suicide Prevention Workshop

By Shelisa Allen, Administrative Assistant The Village Virgin Islands – Partners in Recovery’s staff continue to improve their knowledge and skills to exceed the quality standards of care to our community and residents. Our staff participated in a two-day workshop instructed by Ana Vizcarrondo and Mrs. Iris De León from WestCare Puerto Rico on September 14 and 15. During this time, […]

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Uncategorized

Happy Retirement, Donald!

By Shawn Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer, Western Region Late last month, our WestCare Washington/WAServes team bid a very happy retirement to a colleague, friend, and tireless advocate for our community’s Veterans, our Special Projects Coordinator, Donald Lachman! Donald first joined our team in March of 2018 and in this role, he held his thumb firmly […]

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Tennessee

My Journey to WestCare Tennessee

By Kaylee Lindgren, DFC Program Coordinator I am originally from Dixon, California. I moved to Tennessee with my parents in 2011, graduated high school from Family Christian Academy of East Tennessee, and went on to pursue a Special Education teaching degree starting at Walters State Community College in Morristown. In my collegiate journey, I changed […]

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Florida

The South Florida Center for Women & Children Receives Major Renovations!

By Danny Blanco, Vice President The Village South is excited to share with our WestCare family the renovation of The South Florida Center for Women & Children. The site, an 83,000-square-foot parcel, previously vacant and formerly a state hospital, has a two-story section building and wings, a three-story tower, one parking lot, and attached grounds. […]

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Florida

WestCare GulfCoast Walks in Support of Suicide Prevention

By Maureen-Ann Traci, Executive Assistant/HR Generalist On Saturday Oct. 8, WestCare GulfCoast – Florida and WestCare Foundation staff participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Vinoy Park in St Petersburg, FL. Our teams have been participating in this event since 2016 to help spread the importance of […]

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Arizona

WestCare Arizona Celebrates Recovery in the Park

By Emily Selby, Behavioral Health Technician September was recovery month and what better way to celebrate all of those in recovery than having an annual event! Taking part and sharing the triumphs of those in recovery with fellow providers gives us the opportunity to share stories and information with the community. Our community partners at […]