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Florida

Taking Steps Towards a Healthier Life

By Maritza Portillo, Administrative Services Coordinator As a women and children’s center, The Village South recognizes the importance of celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our responsibility to our community to provide awareness and information on this important topic. This year, we had the privilege to host Dr. Perla Del Pino White from Memorial Primary […]

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Dominican Republic Uncategorized

Our First Treatment Graduation

By Victoria Osuna, Executive Director On Oct. 17, with great pride and satisfaction, we held our first treatment graduation. Six of our participants from Guara Bi – Dominican Republic finished their treatment, which lasted a year and a half, and are now reintegrated into society. It is worth mentioning that one of them is now […]

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Illinois

The Partners for Success Program Takes Part in Some Fall Fun!

By Carlos G. Rodriguez, Program Director On Oct. 26, WestCare Illinois and Pathways in Education staff took students from our Partners for Success program to the Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm & Fall Festival. Students involved in the program take part in activities and groups to help prevent the use of drugs and alcohol. All who attended […]

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Iowa

Warming the Mind, Body, and Soul

By Darrell Mayo, Veteran Advocate During the extremely cold winter months in Sioux City, Iowa, the Warming Shelter opens its doors to the homeless with the help of generous donors from the Sioux City area. The Warming Shelter is open 24/7 from Nov. 1 until May 5 and then reopens again for the hot summer […]

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Foundation

Funding Updates

By Lisa Jackson, Interim Vice President of the Grants Department The funders have been busy reviewing our many applications and WestCare has been blessed! Recently, WestCare was awarded two Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants and one Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) grant. Nevada received $900K for three years for Improving Substance […]

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Iowa

Operation Golden Hawk: 1st Annual Mason City Veteran’s Stand Down

By Amanda Eldridge, Shallow Subsidy Veteran Navigator The idea of presenting a Northern Iowa/Southern Minnesota Veterans Stand Down event was proposed in the spring of 2021 and our planning began. To our disappointment, the Stand Down was postponed one year due to COVID-19. Our board began with a small group of service providers with the […]

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Oregon

VETcare Lends Support to Veterans in their Community

By Carlos G. Rodriguez, Program Director On Sept. 14, VETcare provided support and information during the 2022 Mid-Willamette Valley Veterans Stand Down. Our team was able to discuss the services that we provide such as the Transitional Housing Program (GPD), Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP), Critical Time Management Housing Case Management (CTI), and our on-site […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Suicide Prevention Workshop

By Shelisa Allen, Administrative Assistant The Village Virgin Islands – Partners in Recovery’s staff continue to improve their knowledge and skills to exceed the quality standards of care to our community and residents. Our staff participated in a two-day workshop instructed by Ana Vizcarrondo and Mrs. Iris De León from WestCare Puerto Rico on September 14 and 15. During this time, […]

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Uncategorized

Happy Retirement, Donald!

By Shawn Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer, Western Region Late last month, our WestCare Washington/WAServes team bid a very happy retirement to a colleague, friend, and tireless advocate for our community’s Veterans, our Special Projects Coordinator, Donald Lachman! Donald first joined our team in March of 2018 and in this role, he held his thumb firmly […]

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Tennessee

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 […]