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Pacific Islands

Overcome and Persevere

By Salome Vuki, Quality Improvement Coordinator This July, WestCare Pacific Islands’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program celebrates Guam’s Liberation Day on July 21 with the theme, “The Strength to Overcome, the Faith to Persevere!” Liberation Day commemorates the end of the Japanese occupation in Guam by the U.S. military. In honor of Liberation […]

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Ohio

Conversations for Change

By Jan Lepore-Jentleson, Executive Director WestCare Ohio/East End Community Services and our Peers for Change team of certified Addiction Recovery Peer Supporters conducts the ‘Conversations for Change’ event every other month in Dayton for persons struggling with drug abuse and recovery. The ‘Conversations’ include a healthy meal, a motivational speaker with lived experience, group discussions […]

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Puerto Rico

Another ORP Success Story

By Elizabeth Roldan, Administrative Assistant Our client, Luis V., successfully completed Guara Bi‘s Offender Reentry Program (ORP) amounting to one year of services. Luis remained stable, cooperative, and positive throughout his process of reintegration into the community, acquired all of his personal documents, obtained a permanent job as a security guard, and with great pride, […]

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Iowa

Welcome to Paul Andres

By Darrell Mayo, Veteran Advocate Paul Andres is a U.S. Army Veteran who is now helping WestCare take care of other Veterans suffering from homelessness. Paul was born on the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific. He speaks both English and the Marshallese language. Shortly after finishing high school in 2011, Paul enlisted in the […]

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Florida

A Job Well Done at the Virtual Role Program!

By Maureen-Ann Traci, Executive Assistant/HR Generalist Kudos to Ian! “Since his hire with our company, Ian Y. has been a superstar! He has mastered his position with us, is full of positive energy, and is more focused than anyone in our office to succeed. He motivated those around him and is always willing to help […]

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Florida

Mobile Crisis Response in the Keys

By Maureen Dunleavy, LMHC, Regional Vice President Last September, Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, creating a new three-digit dialing code (9-8-8) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the nation’s main connection point to suicide prevention and mental health crisis response services which rolls out this month on July 16, but mobile crisis […]

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Dominican Republic

The Caribbean CAC Holds Their First Meeting

By Belinda Morales, Executive Assistant The staff at Guara Bi, Inc. had the pleasure of welcoming the members of the Community Action Council (CAC) from the Caribbean and Latin America for the committee’s first meeting. We had the privilege of having the presence of staff from the Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic together. We also […]

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Wisconsin

Drug Free Community

WestCare Wisconsin’s Youth Action Council provides our youth with community, learning opportunities, and the skills they need to create positive change in their lives. Check out Najae Garrett’s from WestCare Wisconsin Jr. Youth Action Council (YAC) reason for not doing drugs Check out Keisha Walton on why she doesn’t drink or drugs

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Foundation

National Coloring Day Coloring Pages [DOWNLOAD]

Today, August 2, is #NationalColoringDay! Coloring is for everyone. Coloring can even reduce stress and anxiety! Download these coloring pages and have fun! If you do color one of these pages, be sure to take a photo and tag us with #WestCare.

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Wisconsin

A Force of Positivity and Support in Their Community!

By Felicia Williams, Program Director Our team has remained busy giving back to the community and would like to share just a few of these events! On Saturday, May 7, WestCare Wisconsin’s Like Skills Training (LST) program teamed up with Beulah Farms, the Brew City Cowboys, and the 5th District Milwaukee Police Department to bring […]