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WestCare Veterans Services

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THE STORY:

There is a new face for Veterans in today’s day and age. Every ethnicity, gender, age, culture, and background is represented in those who have served our country.  Because of this diversity, it has become harder to meet the needs of all returning warriors past and present.  Post traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, joblessness, traumatic brain injury, homelessness, family dysfunction, relational problems, and depression are few of the many issues that Veterans face today.  WestCare understands the importance of giving back to those who have already given so much and is working across the country to provide services that address these needs and more.

 

According to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, an estimated 144,842 Veterans spent at least one night in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program in the recent year. No matter what the circumstances, no one who has served their country should ever find themselves living in the streets.  To combat this statistic, WestCare has transitional living programs for both male and female veterans.  Veteran’s Plaza, a 28-bed facility for male Veterans, offers housing for up to two years and case management services for each resident.  Likewise, HomeFront provides housing for female Veterans and their children, ensuring stability for families in need.  For immediate assistance, WestCare provides and works with shelters that link the clients to various services after their stay. Examples of programs such as these include: Georgia’s Blanket Atlanta and Turning Point in Florida.

 

Families serve alongside the military member in a supportive and equally important role.  Admiral Michael Mullen told service members, “You couldn’t be here, deploy and rest easy if things weren’t going well at home and for the support that your families have given.” Spouses of Veterans have faced and overcome many obstacles while their husband or wife was in the service.  They were the single caretaker and support system for the family, all while worrying for the safety of their spouse.  Children of Veterans lived much of their life with only one parent present, understanding that their mom or dad was away protecting this country’s freedom.  WestCare honors the families of those who have served and seeks to provide them supportive services to help them in times of need.  The FAVA program (Family Alliance for Veterans of America) provides information, education, advocacy and support to families of Veterans and Veterans across America at a time of their critical need.  On a more local level, WestCare offers programs that provide case management to veterans in efforts to connect them with services they need to help both them and their families.  An example of a program such as this includes California’s San Joaquin Valley Veterans.  

 

No one understands Veterans like another of a similar soul.  WestCare is proud to host forty full-time AmeriCorps members who serve Veterans and their families both onsite and in the community. Most being Veterans themselves, these hardworking individuals have perspectives and skill sets they use to provide Veterans with recovery support services, skill-building, screenings and assessments, etc. 

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To This Fundraiser

$4,374

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ricky & Julie LeFils

    $10

  • Peggy QUiig & Suzanne Hughes

    $1,000

  • Francis Wakis

    $100

  • Michael Mygind

    $10

  • Toni Harrison

    $10

  • Art & Sandy Irise

     

  • Erin & Cleadus Shelton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $420

  • Joel and Dorothy Bartleson

    $20

  • Erica & Fernando Sanchez

    $20

  • Ricky & Julie LeFils

    $20

  • Kathaleen De Leon

    $10

  • Sandy & John Griffin

    $20

  • Vinoy Vizslas

    $50

  • Lou Traci Dental Lab

    $20

  • Maureen Gula

    $25

  • Mary Naughton

    $25

  • Community Council Support

    $100

  • Robert Neri & Carol Renard

    $300

  • Ronda Lieberman

    $25

  • Thomas Coffman

    $50

  • Markus Mittermayr

    $25

  • WestCare Wyoming

    $100

  • Lynn Pimentel

    $52

  • Ted Sullivan

    $100

  • Shawn, Dylan and Giovanni Jenkins

    $200

  • Andy & Sally Carril

    $500

  • Kathy Gubbins

    $20

  • Chris T Sullivan Foundation

    $250

  • The LeFils Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Derrick Bressel

    $25

  • Barbara JoAn Varner

    $52

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Frank A. Torrez

     

  • Kathy Roberts

    $25

  • Leslie Ertl

    $10

  • kevin morss

    $25

  • Art Irise

    $10

  • Cleadus & Erin Shelton

    $10

  • Nevin and Gigi Zimmerman

    $10

  • Cleadus Shelton & Erin Shelton

    $10

  • Richard Jimenez

    $25

  • Cleadus Shelton & Erin Shelton

    $10

  • Cleadus Shelton

    $10

  • Darlene Terrill

    $25

  • Larry Harvey, Stan Brooks, Darwin Williams, MaryBeth O'Hara,

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Char Lyons

    $25

  • Michael Witham

    $50

  • Kelly Jensen

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Shirley Untalan

    $10

  • T. Nichols Massage Therapy, Inc.

    $50

  • Duke

    $20

  • Mellone

     

  • Atanya Miller, Shawn Cook, Des Fiorini, Ryan Bell

    $40

  • Ray

    $10

  • Irene Gutierrez

    $20

  • Carolyn Dickerson, Kathryn Chiplis, Sharon Fordan, Donald Webster, Erin Deo

    $90

  • Lisa Carrico

    $10

  • Mary Jordan-Church, CPRS/Options

    $20

  • Jeff Adams

    $20

  • Zandra Hughes

    $10

  • Chris & Mark Neumeyer

    $20

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9% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,374 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Westcare Foundation, Inc.

Amount Raised

$1,425

 

3% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

WestCare Gulf-Coast Florida

Amount Raised

$1,140

Fundraiser Title

San Joaquin Valley Veterans

Amount Raised

$470

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WestCare Illinois

Amount Raised

$220

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WestCare Wyoming

Amount Raised

$170

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Village South

Amount Raised

$110

Donor Comments

Chris & Mark Neumeyer

Chris & Mark Neumeyer

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Zandra Hughes

Zandra Hughes

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Mary Jordan-Church, CPRS/Options

Mary Jordan-Church, CPRS/Options

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Lisa Carrico

Lisa Carrico

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Carolyn Dickerson, Kathryn Chiplis, Sharon Fordan, Donald Webster, Erin Deo

Carolyn Dickerson, Kathryn Chiplis, Sharon Fordan, Donald Webster, Erin Deo

DONATION: $90

Thanks for SERVING! 4 years ago

Irene Gutierrez

Irene Gutierrez

DONATION: $20

In Honor Of My Husband Jesse Gutierrez and all who have served. 4 years ago

Ray

Ray

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Atanya Miller, Shawn Cook, Des Fiorini, Ryan Bell

Atanya Miller, Shawn Cook, Des Fiorini, Ryan Bell

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Mellone

Mellone

4 years ago