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My Story of Progress and Change

By Scott Kennedy, Graduate, Morgan County Recovery Court Program The best way that I know to explain the changes that I have made in my life since my time in active addiction is to start with my lack of honesty during that time – both towards myself and my family. I would minimize the issues […]

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My Journey to WestCare Tennessee

By Kaylee Lindgren, DFC Program Coordinator I am originally from Dixon, California. I moved to Tennessee with my parents in 2011, graduated high school from Family Christian Academy of East Tennessee, and went on to pursue a Special Education teaching degree starting at Walters State Community College in Morristown. In my collegiate journey, I changed […]

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A TN Matters Success Story

By Donna Miller, Site Director Here at WestCare Tennessee, we work every day to change the lives of people in our community. One of our many successes involves a woman in her forties who was previously addicted to heroin, fentanyl, and meth. When she first came to us, she was homeless, had no contact with […]

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Second Chance Month in Tennessee

By Donna Miller, Site Manager The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Office of Reentry (OOR) hosted three regional Second Chance Month celebrations and community resource fairs during the month of April in observance of National Second Chance Month. The three celebrations were scheduled for April 1 in Nashville, April 8 in Memphis, and […]

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Educating the Youth Throughout The State

By Shandi Hill, Area Director In the month of March, our WestCare Tennessee team had a few busy days of community outreach starting with the College and Career Fair Day at the Cocke County High School on March 3, where we were able to share information pertaining to prevention education and job readiness training. During […]

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Family Fun and Education

By Chris Smith, Program Director On February 28, WestCare Tennessee and the Prevention Alliance of Cocke County (PACC), conducted its first Family Fun Event at the Boys and Girls Club of Newport, Tennessee. Over-the-counter medicines, primarily cough medicines containing dextromethorphan, were the topic of focus. The event was intended to engage club members and their family members […]

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TARPCON 2021

By Renee Salyers, Regional Administrator Our WestCare Tennessee team was proud to attend the three-day TARPCON 2021 conference in December presented by the Tennessee Association of Recovery Court Professionals (TARCP). The conference was well attended by recovery court staff across the state. Our team really connected with the message of the opening day’s keynote speaker, […]

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WestCare Tennessee Spreads Awareness at the Community Talks Event  

Written by Shandi Hill, Project Director, WestCare Tennessee  Our team was proud to attend and conduct outreach at the recent Community Talks event at Cocke County High School’s basketball home game. We had 45 individuals visit our booth and receive information regarding the facts and myths of underage drinking, more than half of which were youth. […]

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Our First Ever Jail Cohort Education Program

By Shandi Hill, Project Director WestCare Tennessee’s staff worked hand-in-hand with the local Cocke County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office to help facilitate evidence-based programs such as Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Breaking the Chains of Trauma, Botvin LifeSkills Training Parent program, and a host of job readiness classes. All eight participants successfully completed their sessions and graduated […]

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The Key Brings Faith, Food, and Fellowship to the Second Chance Recovery House

By Renee Salyers, Regional Administrator Todd Adkins and other members of the Avenue Church and their Key Jail Outreach volunteer group brought a Thanksgiving meal to the Second Chance Recovery House along with worship leaders. The Key’s outreach is geared towards reaching inmates and their families on a voluntary basis with the love and hope […]