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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 […]

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Camp Mariposa Directors Attend Eluna Network Training in Philadelphia

By Renee Salyers, Regional Administrator, WestCare Tennessee During the week of September 27th, The Eluna Network was host to WestCare staff from Tennessee, Kentucky, Gulf Coast – Florida, and Ohio, along with many other Camp Mariposa members from across the U.S. and Canada. All Camp Directors were trained in the evidence-based program, Too Good for […]

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The 2021 Tennessee/National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Conference

By the Staff of WestCare Tennessee From August 24th through 27th, our team was proud to attend and present at the 2021 Tennessee/National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Conference in Nashville, TN! Our WestCare Tennessee staff on hand included Renee Salyers, Shandi Hill, and Makayla Calloway and were joined by WestCare Foundation’s Director of Training […]

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A Godly Judge

By Sonya Gibson, Counselor, Morgan County Recovery Court  I had the privilege of being able to interview the Honorable Judge, Michael Davis. Before interviewing him, I already knew what I would call this article. I chose to name it, “A Godly Judge” because even though he keeps his religion separate from his job, his inward devotion to […]

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Updates from Camp Mariposa – Tennessee!

By Renee Salyers, Regional Administrator In March, Camp Mariposa in Tennessee kicked off 2021 at Victory Lanes Bowling Alley for a day of family fun. Masks were worn and all of our families had a great time. It was also a day of enrollment for new 2021 campers. WestCare has been blessed to have a […]