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Georgia

The WestCare Georgia Youth Academy Gives Back at the Keenagers Luncheon

By Micheal Bigby, Program Director, WestCare Georgia Youth Academy đź“ŤCarrollton Recently, the boys served by the WestCare Georgia Youth Academy were able to give back to the local community. They attended the Keenagers Luncheon where they were able to assist with cooking, feeding, and spending quality time with the elderly. This gave them the opportunity […]

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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 […]

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Georgia

The WestCare Georgia Guidance Center is Officially Open!

By Ray Cox, Program Director On May 24, after successfully taking in our first residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, the WestCare Georgia Guidance Center officially opened! There were over 70 guests in attendance including local dignitaries, business owners, WestCare senior leadership, members of our WestCare Advisory Committee, and Alumni of the program. Among those in […]

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Georgia

Give Local, Save Local

By Ashley Cobb, Prevention Specialist WestCare Georgia’s Prevention Outreach Team is all about providing health related street and community outreach. In the month of March, we hosted a blood drive sponsored by LifeSouth Blood Centers. There is a national blood shortage that is affecting our communities, and we wanted to inspire people of our community […]

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Georgia

The WestCare Georgia Youth Academy Joins Forces with Toys for Tots! 

By Terrence Drayton, Program Specialist, WestCare Georgia Youth Academy  Every year, the Carroll County Georgia Toys for Tots collects and distributes countless toys to families in need. This year, they collected nearly 21,000 toys that needed to be separated and distributed amongst thousands of families in need. But, the youth at the WestCare Georgia Youth […]

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Georgia

Celebrating Christmas in the City of Barnesville

By Ray Cox, Program Director The residents and staff of WestCare Georgia’s Guidance Center participated in the Second Annual Christmas Parade in beautiful downtown Barnesville, Georgia. The event was a grand occasion with spectacular weather and over 40 floats. This year’s theme was, “Country Christmas.” The residents took the challenge personally and designed, built, and […]

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Georgia

Taking Time for Self-Care

By Michael Langford, Chief Diversity Officer, WestCare Foundation Those of us who accept the awesome responsibility of providing human services and quality care to the communities that WestCare serves must also acknowledge and take time to meet the needs of our selves. Oftentimes, we are so engaged and consumed with providing a process of healing […]

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Georgia

Celebrating National Recovery Month

By Kendra Webb-Muhammad, Program Director, WestCare Georgia Youth Academy In September, the WestCare Georgia Youth Academy welcomed youth, staff, and community partners to join us in celebrating recovery! We gathered in a circle and shared our thoughts and aspirations about the importance of recovery and the daily challenges associated with the fight for sobriety. Each […]

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Georgia

Attending the 14th Annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies

By Kendra Webb-Muhammad, Program Director, WestCare Georgia Youth Academy WestCare Georgia was in the house at the 14th Annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies in August with other leaders from across the state for professional development, information exchange, and networking. Miltina Frasier, Ray Cox, and myself attended the annual training and networking event to collaborate […]

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Georgia

Green Thumb Residents

By Ray Cox, Program Director, WestCare Georgia Guidance Center  Living in the deep south comes with some simple pleasures. On a hot summer day, a tall glass of sweet tea and a fresh home-grown tomato sandwich is a southern delicacy. Recently, our residents have learned some new skills that will help them in the years to […]