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Texas

The 2022 District 2 Turkey Giveaway and Resource Fair

By Alisa Garza, Administrative Assistant During the holiday season, family food security is a top concern for the neighborhoods that WestCare Texas’ team in San Antonio is proud to serve. November is a time when households come together and give thanks for the blessings of the year and look forward to starting a new chapter. […]

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DEI

End of The Year Update

By the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Staff Workgroup We want to update you on our progress. Our staff workgroup was established in 2020 alongside the National Board of Directors’ Diversity, Race, and Social Justice Committee. Our workgroup’s purpose is to advance WestCare’s commitment to building the most welcoming, affirming, and inclusive organization for our […]

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Illinois

WestCare Illinois to Help Improve Employment Rates with New SAMHSA Grant

By Sean M. Hoyer, LCSW, DCSW, Area Director The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded WestCare Illinois a five-year grant to provide integrated Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment and workforce development services for adults diagnosed with a SUD and in need of employment with the goal of living independently. The individuals […]

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Pacific Islands

World AIDS Day 2022: Equity to End HIV

By Leslie Estrella, Program Manager WestCare Pacific Islands (WPI) is committed to building a healthier community by standing alongside our local partners annually for World AIDS Day 2022‘s theme, “Equalize. Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV.” The WPI family stays firm in our mission to be a resource for the education […]

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Georgia

WestCare Georgia Promotes Education and Awareness at World AIDS Day Event 

By Eldredge Washington, Community Service Coordinator WestCare Georgia’s Youth Academy recently partnered with Agnes Scott College for a World AIDS Day observance called Coffee and Condoms. During this event, our team gave away free donuts, coffee, and sex education information. In addition, we provided HIV testing and played educational games. This event was also made […]

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Texas

Visit from the Office of National Drug Control Policy

By Alisa Garza, Administrative Assistant WestCare Texas’ team in Laredo was honored with a site visit from the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to review the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program and receive strategic input from us about the challenges faced by drug prevention organizations working next to the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

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Iowa

Boyd Gaming’s “Wreaths of Hope” Contest

By Darlene Terrill, Regional Director This year, the Family Alliance for Veterans of America (FAVA) participated in Boyd Gaming’s Wreaths of Hope initiative, a holiday wreath decorating competition. This campaign aims to support non-profit organizations in a creative and fun way throughout the holiday season. FAVA staff, Kerry Gunderson and Robin Jaquis, took the lead […]

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Florida

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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Kentucky

WestCare Kentucky Does Their Part to Reduce Veteran Suicide

By Gary Compton, Director of Contract Compliance In September, WestCare Kentucky was awarded the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant, allowing us to provide a comprehensive suicide prevention program for Veterans located within Floyd, Letcher, and Pike counties. This three-year prevention program will incorporate the Veterans Association’s (VA) National Strategy for Preventing Veteran […]