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Arizona

Congratulations to Our Newest Laughlin Drug Court Graduate! 

By Emily Selby, Behavioral Health Technician, WestCare Arizona  WestCare Arizona is proud to be part of the Laughlin Drug Court Team. This program provides clients with an alternate route to change their life! Using treatment, group therapy, incentives, and sanctions, their program has proved to be successful over the years. Our most recent graduate, Greg […]

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Illinois

The Women of Logan Correctional Celebrate Pride Month! 

By Linda Cox, BA, CADC, Clinical Supervisor, Logan Dual Diagnosis Program  In the last week of June, the WestCare Illinois’ Dual Diagnosis and Women of Dignity programs at the Logan Correctional Center participated in a LGBT Pride Month event. We had a peer-led group to help others better understand the LGBTQIA+ community and the challenges […]

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Florida

G/CC Supports Law Enforcement and the Florida Keys Community at National Night Out    

By Maureen Dunleavy, LMHC, Regional Vice President  On August 2, the Monroe County Sherriff’s Office and the Key West Police Department sponsored National Night Out events at four sites throughout the Florida Keys. This is an annual national event with the goal of bringing the community together and heightening crime prevention awareness  All events were family-friendly and featured food […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Prime for Life [Video in Post]

Did you see our ad in the movie theaters this last month? St. Croix’s Caribbean Cinemas aired our promo video for Prime for Life and we are grateful for everyone who reached out to us after seeing it. If you didn’t get a chance to see us on the big screen, watch here and learn […]

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Florida

Building Strong Teams

By Pam Ungvary, Director of Prevention & Early Intervention Since the summer of 2021, The Village South’s Early Intervention Department has increased its Healthy Start Miami team by nearly doubling in staff and adding a Healthy Start Broward program. The pandemic not only changed service delivery to include telehealth, but it also shifted the daily […]

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Washington

Joining Together to Transform the Lives of Veterans

By Donald Lachman, Special Projects Coordinator and Andrea Talmadge, Regional Coordinator Steve and Carol struggled for several years trying to resolve a possible $68,000 overpayment related to Veterans Affairs (VA) pension benefits received by John, their 96-year-old father and WWII Veteran. John is blind, deaf, and immobile due to a series of strokes he experienced […]

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Florida

A Gulf Coast Client Success Story Featuring Jennifer

By Maureen-Ann Traci, Executive Assistant/HR Generalist “WestCare helped me develop self-confidence and gave me the tools I needed to once again become a productive member of society. They helped me find a job that I absolutely love. I have a new family at work – where I am thriving every day! I have already received […]

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Nevada

The Sean Higgins Wellness Area Becomes a Reality at the WCC

By Andrew Moran, Development Director It is with great pleasure that I get to share the generosity of an amazing family and their heartfelt donation to our WestCare Nevada Women and Children’s Campus’ (WCC) sports court, dedicated in memory of longtime gaming attorney, lobbyist, and friend, Sean Higgins. Sean passed away in late 2020. The […]

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Wisconsin

WestCare Wisconsin Partners with the Community to Lend Hope to Felons

By Felicia Williams, Program Director Our WestCare Wisconsin team was proud to present an amazing community event with our collaborating partner, Gee’s Clippers Barber & Beauty Salon, featuring Mr. Doyle Sprewer, Probation Parole Officer at Wisconsin Department of Community Corrections, who conducted a valuable presentation regarding the Wisconsin Felony Pardon process to an attentive audience. […]

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Georgia

The 6th Annual Juneteenth Dashiki Party

By Eldredge Washington, Community Service Coordinator On June 19, WestCare Georgia served as the title sponsor for the 6th Annual Juneteenth Dashiki Party. Under the direction of WestCare Foundation, we celebrated Juneteenth as a holiday. The Juneteenth Dashiki Party is a cultural experience like no other. Every year, we host a celebration rooted in our […]