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Built For Zero Learning Session: Chicago

By Michael Mygind, Director of Marketing In May, our state was honored to have representation on behalf of our California Administration and San Joaquin Valley Veterans program join other community partners on behalf of the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care and Built For Zero – Fresno/Madera at May’s Built For Zero Learning Session in Chicago […]

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The 2022 Fresno Madera Homeless PIT Count

By Michael Mygind, Director of Marketing WestCare California staff on behalf of Housing Services, San Joaquin Valley Veterans (SJVV), The Living Room, BEAT, leadership, and marketing joined over two hundred volunteers in this year’s homeless Point-In-Time Count presented by the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care (FMCoC). Over the course of the three-day event, volunteers tallied […]

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas at CCTRP San Diego

A poem written by a current client at CCTRP San Diego ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, everyone was sober, even the mouse. The NA books were stacked by the chimney with care in hopes that my sponsor soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds […]

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Giving Thanks for Friends and Community

By Michael Mygind, Marketing Specialist Nothing says, “A Place to Belong,” more than great company and a home-cooked meal. In November, our team at The Living Room with the help of some amazing volunteers on behalf of MAC Cosmetics prepared and served a warm Thanksgiving meal for their friends and community supporters. Live music was […]

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CCTRP Spreads Awareness and Support Regarding Domestic Violence

By Stephanie Bertrand, Program Director, CCTRP San Diego Domestic violence is a reality that occurs within every class, age group, race, and religion. It happens in families, friendships, and intimate relationships. Intimate partner violence happens within same and different sex partnerships and happens whether people are married, living together, or dating. Approximately one in four […]

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An Open Discussion in Support of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Michael Mygind, Marketing Specialist, WestCare California with a Client Testimonial from Rogelio Every year, September 27th marks National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day of awareness regarding the impact of HIV/AIDS on gay and bisexual men in the United States. To continue the conversation, we’d like to share a testimony from an individual […]

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California Success Stories

Our Story of Hope

By Erin and Cleadus Shelton, HUD CES Program Manager and Vice President, WestCare California Cleadus and I met in 2005 at his company’s party. In time, we became inseparable. He was on federal probation for a previous crime, but was doing well. It was in 2006 when his friend passed away that it took a […]

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Expanding Adolescent Services with the SAMHSA Family TREE Grant

By Michael Mygind, Marketing Specialist, WestCare California   In July, we were honored to receive a generous award in the form of a $545K/five year grant on behalf of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to expand our Adolescent Services in Kings County! With this funding, we will be introducing the Family TREE (Treatment and Recovery Enhancement and Expansion) program!   Family TREE will provide early intervention, case management, outpatient treatment and […]

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Jeff’s Story

By Sherri Conant, Journey Advocate, SJVV – Stockton Jeff came into our program last spring with no job, no income, and no hope. He had worked in construction, specifically concrete work, since getting out of the military, but hurt his spine late the year before. He was denied disability since the injury happened while doing […]

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Clovis Elks Lodge Welcome Vets into Their New Homes

By Michael Mygind, Marketing Specialist In early April, our longtime community partners with the Clovis Elks Lodge No. 2599 made another generous donation to support the Veterans served by our San Joaquin Valley Veterans (SJVV) team in Fresno. This time, they provided welcome home kits for Vets who were recently housed at the newly opened […]