Feeding the Community and Keeping Spirits Bright!

By Felicia Williams, Program Director On Wednesday, Dec. 28, there was a call of action sent out. It was a cold bitter day, however Feeding America, Alderman Russell Stamper II, Alderman Michael Chambers, Milwaukee County Clerk Anna Hodges, Safe and Sound, Milwaukee Fire & Police Department, and WestCare Wisconsin answered the call of providing meals […]


DEI is a Journey, Not a Destination

By David Rosynsky, Director of Innovation and Standardization A new year can hold a lot of promise. The phrase “New Year, New You” comes to mind. Many of us promise ourselves that this year will be the year our resolutions stick and that we achieve our goals. Setting goals is a crucial part of one’s […]

U.S. Virgin Islands

Holiday Memories are Created at the Virgin Islands Christmas Party

By Tammy Smith, Program Assistant On Dec. 22, The Village – Virgin Islands’ residents were the highlight of the annual Christmas party hosted at the residential treatment facility where residents, their loved ones, and staff came together as one blended family to celebrate Christmas. This event was an opportunity for residents to showcase their artistic […]


Representing WestCare Excellence: The Stan Brooks Award

By Talisa Paul, Program Director As part of WestCare Illinois’ recent holiday party, we presented The Stan Brooks Award, an honor that is held very dear for our team at the Sheridan Correctional Center. This is the 7th annual presentation of the award with our team missing one in 2020 due to COVID-19. Stan Brooks […]

Dominican Republic

Christmas Time at Guara Bi – Dominican Republic

By Victoria Osuna, Executive Director Working as a team with lots of Christmas spirit, the clients of Guara Bi – Dominican Republic gathered together to decorate our Christmas tree. Each one of them also received gifts. This was a very emotional and important moment for us considering that many of them do not have the […]


Working Together for a Brighter Holiday Season

By Alisa Garza, Administrative Assistant In collaboration with Pearl Street Church, WestCare Texas hosted families from Bowden Academy as well as Eastside families from the WestCare Summer Extravaganza Camp at a special holiday event at the Ella Austin Community Center. Many families served by WestCare Texas throughout the year do not have the means to […]


The Second Annual Giving Back to Box Town Block Party

By Jennifer Hilton, Director of Training and Technology Transfer In 2021, a dream started in the week before Thanksgiving when a group of my friends from high school got together for a Friendsgiving celebration. You see, we all went to a rough high school and most of them grew up in a tough neighborhood in […]


Grant Continuations Season

By Lisa Jackson, Vice President of Grants The Grants Department is busy preparing for the many competitive and non-competitive continuations to be filed. Unfortunately, the funders have grouped the due dates for many of these applications during the first 10 days of February, so our Grant Development Officers will be extra busy! The non-competitive applications […]


WestCare Washington and Team Depot’s Winter Cleanup

By Andrea Talmadge, Regional Coordinator WestCare Washington/WAServes has cultivated a unique relationship with Home Depot, its employees, and its foundation. Over the decades, this relationship has strengthened as we combine our shared values and distinct capabilities to serve our Veteran community. After two and a half years, with the COVID-19 state of emergency lifted, we […]

U.S. Virgin Islands

The Strengthening Families Program Celebrates its Newest Graduates!

By Shelisa Allen, Administrative Assistant Our prevention staff successfully served 32 families this year through the Strengthening Families Program. In celebration of these participants completing the program, we held a booster session at our local Tropical Ten Pins Bowling Center. Families enjoyed a fun-filled event with bowling, arcade games, music, food, and more to continue […]