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The CAT Team Thinks Outside of the Box!

By Brittany Evans, CAT Team Leader The Community Action Team (CAT) is a team-based approach to address the needs of youth and their families. Our team is comprised of two therapists, two counselors, a care coordinator, a nurse, and a team leader. We also collaborate with an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) who provides medication […]

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The Village South is Selected as a Beneficiary of The Tastings!

By Maritza Portillo, Administrative Services Coordinator The Village South was recently selected as one of five non-profit organizations to benefit in this year’s The Tastings at Pembroke Gardens presented by the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Shops at Pembroke Gardens. Over 15 restaurants participated in providing food samples to the sold-out crowd. […]

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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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Camp Mariposa is a Place to Transform

By Jennifer Brynh-Lash, Camp Director Camp Mariposa – St. Petersburg headed back to overnight camp and we all had a lot of fun reconnecting with each other. Camp Mariposa is a year-round prevention mentoring program where we provide a weekend camp experience at no cost to the families. Our campers have someone in their life […]

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G/CC and the 50th Annual Florida Keys Health Fair

By Bronte Walsh, Prevention Specialist The Guidance Care Center’s Prevention Program was thrilled to be a part of the 50th Annual Florida Keys Health Fair that took place on Saturday, February 5. The event provided free services and screenings for dental health, mental health, children’s health, vision, and so much more to the residents in […]

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G/CC’s Prevention Program & the Red Ribbon Campaign – “Drug Free Looks Like Me”

By Wilmarie Lopez, MA, Behavioral Health Therapist The Red Ribbon campaign is the oldest and largest annual drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week from October 23 – October 31. The mission is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug free […]

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Florida

Pembroke Pines Children’s Academy’s First Thanksgiving

By Collene Brown, Childcare Services Administrator This year was not only the first Thanksgiving of many of our infants but also the Pembroke Pines Children’s Academy’s (PPCA) first of many to come! The students were taught that November means a time for feasts, family, and Thanksgiving fun! It is a time for remembering, giving thanks, […]

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It Takes a Village to Keep Those We Care for Healthy

By Elena Hoyos, Administrative Services Director, The Village South  On October 22, The Village South in collaboration with Walmart Pharmacy hosted a community vaccination event for both employees and consumers. During the event, vaccinations were available for the flu, hepatitis (A, B, A/B), tetanus, shingles, pneumonia, meningococcal disease, chickenpox, the mumps, and HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) as […]

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The GCC’s Personal Growth Center Gives an iOTA With Personal Health Coaching

By Alfonsina De Asmundis, Program Coordinator, Guidance/Care Center The Guidance/Care Center’s (GCC) Personal Growth Center (PGC) staff and members are collaborating with The Healthy Mind Lab at Washington University School of Medicine and Thriving Mind South Florida in conducting their wellness study. HealthyBodies | HealthyMinds is a lifestyle interactive Obesity Treatment Approach (iOTA) program for people with early severe […]

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A Story of Progress

By Shantia, WEMERGE Women’s Residential Program My name is Shantia. I am 52 years old and am from Sarasota, FL. When I first came to WestCare, I was homeless, broken, and on drugs. I had been out there a long time and I didn’t know what life was like on this side of the road. So, I had […]