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Camp Mariposa Creates More Summer Memories for Local Youth!

By Jennifer Bryhn-Lash, Camp Director  Camp Mariposa in St. Petersburg has had a busy couple of weeks! With another successful camp in the books, we worked on communication skills through games and team building. We made stress balls with balloons and sand and discussed healthy coping skills and overall, just had some good ol’ camp […]

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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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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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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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Florida

A Job Well Done at the Virtual Role Program!

By Maureen-Ann Traci, Executive Assistant/HR Generalist Kudos to Ian! “Since his hire with our company, Ian Y. has been a superstar! He has mastered his position with us, is full of positive energy, and is more focused than anyone in our office to succeed. He motivated those around him and is always willing to help […]

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Florida

Mobile Crisis Response in the Keys

By Maureen Dunleavy, LMHC, Regional Vice President Last September, Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, creating a new three-digit dialing code (9-8-8) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the nation’s main connection point to suicide prevention and mental health crisis response services which rolls out this month on July 16, but mobile crisis […]

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Florida

Ladies Beautify the Davis Bradley CIC with a Symbolic Message!

By Jack Shaw, Residential Program Director The female clients at the Davis Bradley Community Involvement Center (CIC) have been keeping busy adding color to their part of the building. Two of our more artistic ladies, Donnalee B. and Lauren R., have painted murals and uplifting slogans on the hallway walls. The tree, beehive, and rainbow […]

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Florida

Creating Linkages and Opportunities for Veterans on the Gulf Coast

By Maureen-Ann Traci, Executive Assistant/HR Generalist On Saturday, May 21, our Senior Vice President of Veteran Services and retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, Craig J. Knierim; our Veteran Mentor Recruiter for the Gulf Coast and Marine Veteran, Lonnie Winbush; and Veteran Mentor and Navy Commander, Carrie Robins, represented WestCare’s Veteran’s Mentoring Program at Congressman Gus […]

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Florida

The GCC Provides Offenders the Skills to Recover and Succeed

By Myriam Carter, Adult Clinical Coordinator Working with offenders can be challenging and rewarding at the same time. In our community, clients are court-ordered to come to the Guidance/Care Center (GCC) for evaluation and treatment of substance abuse problems. Thankfully, the GCC provides them with a safe place to explore their substance abuse-related issues, identify […]

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The Village South and the Community Join Forces to Ensure a Happy Mother’s Day!

By Elena Hoyos, Administrative Services Director Holidays are a time of joy and celebration with family and loved ones. However, for the mothers and children in our residential facility, a joyous day like Mother’s Day can present a rollercoaster of emotions. So, our team at The Village South put together a beautiful surprise celebration for […]