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The Village South’s First Annual Turkey Drive

By Danny Blanco, Vice President of Operations The Community Foundation of Broward sponsored The Village South’s First Annual Turkey Drive on Nov. 22. The Foundation’s generous donation allowed us to serve 200 families in our community, significantly impacting their Thanksgiving holiday. Families could pick up the food items in person at The Village South or […]

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Florida

Announcing the GCC’s 2022 Employees of the Year!

By Maureen Dunleavy, LMHC., Regional Vice President Our Employee and Program of the Year awards are given out annually to employees who have shown outstanding service to Guidance/Care Center, Inc. And the residents of the Florida Keys. Their performance has been beyond what is expected in day-to-day service and demonstrates outstanding leadership and teamwork. Key […]

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Florida

Guidance/Care Center (GCC) Provides Hope After Hurricane Ian

By Maureen Dunleavy, LMHC., Regional Vice President On Sept. 27, Hurricane Ian made its way across the Gulf of Mexico and towards the west coast of Florida. Although the eye of the storm was 65 miles away, the Category 3 storm brought flooding and made its impact felt throughout our island chain. In addition, there […]

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Florida

Taking Steps Towards a Healthier Life

By Maritza Portillo, Administrative Services Coordinator As a women and children’s center, The Village South recognizes the importance of celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our responsibility to our community to provide awareness and information on this important topic. This year, we had the privilege to host Dr. Perla Del Pino White from Memorial Primary […]

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Florida

The South Florida Center for Women & Children Receives Major Renovations!

By Danny Blanco, Vice President The Village South is excited to share with our WestCare family the renovation of The South Florida Center for Women & Children. The site, an 83,000-square-foot parcel, previously vacant and formerly a state hospital, has a two-story section building and wings, a three-story tower, one parking lot, and attached grounds. […]

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Florida

WestCare GulfCoast Walks in Support of Suicide Prevention

By Maureen-Ann Traci, Executive Assistant/HR Generalist On Saturday Oct. 8, WestCare GulfCoast – Florida and WestCare Foundation staff participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Vinoy Park in St Petersburg, FL. Our teams have been participating in this event since 2016 to help spread the importance of […]

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Florida

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 […]