Your Year End Gift Will Make a Happier 2018 for Voice and Vision Clients

Written on by Mindy Haas

For 20 years now, Voice and Vision has been an advocate for families and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and addictions.  During this past year, we have seen some major success for which we are really proud.  Here are the highlights from 2017:

    • College Plus celebrated its 10th anniversary.   A peer-led initiative, College Plus has been a stepping stone into the college experience for 159 individuals with mental illness or co-occurring disorders. The students, like Lisa, continue to express gratitude for the opportunity we provide: “I was nervous going back to school, but College Plus gives all the support to go when you doubt whether or not you can do it.”
    • Compeer is up to 55 matches and 2 veteran matches.  Matching caring, trained volunteers with adults in one-on-one, same-gender, co-equal friendships, the Compeer program proves that the strong bonds of friendship can help people in mental health recovery lead happy, productive lives.
    • We distributed over 3,000 copies of the Help and Hope Guide. Aptly named, the guide provides families with information and support, helping navigate challenging situations and complicated systems to find the help they need.  Families with similar experiences offer insight into what they have experienced and found helpful.

With the variety of individuals we support, your contribution today will allow us to further our activities and bring resources to those who need it most.  We hope you’ll join us and provide financial support!

Warm wishes for your health and prosperity.   Happy New Year!


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Kathryn Lerro

Hi, I’m Kathryn Lerro, mother of two lovely daughters, wife of one fine man.

After 24 years of wandering (thanks to my husband’s Air Force career), we are back home on the East Coast. We currently live in Philadelphia where I enjoy writing, taking long walks, decorating my front window in South Philly tradition, talking to interesting people and eating great food.

As I’ve met people on my travels I’ve become keenly aware that most of us could use a healthy dose of encouragement. It is for this reason that I try to weave a message of hope into everything I write.

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Mindy Haas

Hi, I am Melinda Haas, but you can call me Mindy.   A true introvert, I delight in solitude with a good book or a movie.  I like dabbling in nature photography while taking rigorous hikes.  I adore my husband who is a ton of fun.  He shares my wanderlust as well as my appetite for Indian and Thai food.  Very often, you’ll find us dancing to Cumbia in the kitchen while we make dinner.   We also love road tripping and exploring new places. (New England is our new favorite!)

Through my writing, I want to encourage and embolden others to push past the limits they place on themselves.  I want to help people see that they can accomplish more than they think they were capable of.


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