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Puerto Rico

Guara Bi Puerto Rico Aids in Identifying our Homeless Populations

By Elizabeth Roldan, Program Assistant Our Homeless Point-In-Time Count in Puerto Rico took place this past March. Our staff and volunteers from Guara Bi went out into the community and provided counseling services, free HIV and COVID-19 testing, and offered other psychological and support services. Our volunteers were excited to finally go out into the […]

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Texas

Building Excitement for Summer Extravaganza 2022

By Jessica Cerda As the school semester winds down this spring, the students, teachers, and parents at San Antonio Independent School District’s Artemisia Bowden Dual Language Academy are heating up the atmosphere with excitement for this year’s WestCare Texas Summer Extravaganza. “There is already a lot of buzz on campus,” said Pam Duesing, Director of […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Introducing the ‘Meet the Team’ Series

By Maudiana John-Baptiste, Youth Service Support Coordinator Our Prevention Coordinator, Brandy Brookes and Youth Service/Recovery Support Coordinator, Maudiana John-Baptiste are always working to keep our Virgin Islands community updated via social media. They created and rolled out a Meet the Team series introducing The Village’s Adolescents in Recovery and Community Connections (ARCC) adolescent program as […]

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Wisconsin

Educating and Uplifting the Community

By the Staff of WestCare Wisconsin On March 19, WestCare Wisconsin participated in Jammin’ 98.3’s The Gathering 2022 at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. We are extremely proud of our team for showing up and presenting to the community all that we have to offer for those in Harambee. Our staff was able […]

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Advocacy

Our Comments on AQ82

Re: Comments on AQ82 – Proposed Rule – Schedule Rating Disabilities: Mental Disorders (Docket No. VA-2022-VBA-0010-0001) Dear Dr. Vvedenskaya, The undersigned submit the following comments, regarding the Proposed Rule to amend the portion of the rating schedule dealing with mental disorders, on behalf of WestCare Foundation (WestCare). We support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) […]

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Advocacy

Our Comments on AQ30

RE: Comments on AQ30 – Proposed Rule – Modifying Copayments for Veterans at High Risk for Suicide (Docket No. VA-2022-VHA-0003) Dear Dr Carroll, The undersigned submit the following comments, regarding the Proposed Rule modifying copayments for veterans at high risk for suicide, on behalf of WestCare Foundation (WestCare). We support the Department of Veterans Affairs […]

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Tennessee

Educating the Youth Throughout The State

By Shandi Hill, Area Director In the month of March, our WestCare Tennessee team had a few busy days of community outreach starting with the College and Career Fair Day at the Cocke County High School on March 3, where we were able to share information pertaining to prevention education and job readiness training. During […]

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Florida

A Special Thank You to Gabriella

By Eric Singleton, EOC and Food Services Director Gabriella Faedo has been actively volunteering at The Village South since 2015 at the young age of 11. Through the years, we have had the opportunity of seeing Gabriella grow into a hardworking and mature young adult. Her initial visit blossomed into Christmas parties and Valentine’s Day […]

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Tennessee

Family Fun and Education

By Chris Smith, Program Director On February 28, WestCare Tennessee and the Prevention Alliance of Cocke County (PACC), conducted its first Family Fun Event at the Boys and Girls Club of Newport, Tennessee. Over-the-counter medicines, primarily cough medicines containing dextromethorphan, were the topic of focus. The event was intended to engage club members and their family members […]

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Maryland

WestCare Expands Services to the State of Maryland

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Screening, Assessment and Treatment Services will be provided throughout 15 Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) facilities (Maryland): WestCare is proud to announce an expansion of services to Eastern, Western and Central Maryland. Through three contracts, WestCare will provide substance use disorder treatment and SUD screening and assessment […]