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Family & Community Connections SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Delricci, Parkwood Therapeutic Riding Center

Owner, Sarah DelRicci, can relate on a personal level with the children and adults she serves at Parkwood Therapeutic Riding Center (PTRC). Diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 6, she recalls feeling different and experiencing the misunderstanding and isolation that often accompanies living with a disability. Living with pain and visible symptoms of her condition, she shared that people often asked questions or tried to help with a cure—she quickly shares with a smile, “Horses didn’t try that...

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Black History Month – Equality in Healthcare

Voice and Vision wants to recognize Black History Month each February, yet we believe people who are Black or African American should be honored and recognized all year long for their gifts, creativity, talents, and contributions that helped to make America the great nation she is today. The list is extensive of those who are publicized, yet there are thousands more throughout the centuries whose creative gifts touched every sphere of influence, and countless numbers of people whose selfless...

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Friendships – Celebrate Each Other!

International Friendship month is February 2022. What would we be without our friends? Britannica.com defines friendship as a state of enduring affection, esteem, intimacy, and trust between two people. People who are friends talk to each other and spend time together. They trust one another, celebrate important things, and are supportive during troubling times. Friendships are good for our health. They can prevent isolation and loneliness and provide a chance to offer needed companionship,...

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Engaging Families: The Work Continues

I am happy to announce Voice and Vision’s recent webinar What is Family Engagement? Strategies for Supporting Families and their Loved Ones in Recovery and Beyond is now available to view on our website. I was so blessed to watch it live and pleased to hear Trish Caldwell, Vice-president at Recovery Centers of America, and Kathleen Morris Rosati, the parent of a young man challenged by addiction, emphasize the need to involve family members (or others important to a person) in substance use treatment.  Since...

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Family Engagement: Joining Your Loved One on The Path to Recovery

On January 20, 2022, Voice and Vision, Inc. will host What is Family Engagement?, a webinar to share the latest in best practice for family involvement in recovery. The webinar will provide an opportunity for family members and others to ask questions related to this very positive message: family engagement in recovery results in better outcomes. As evident shown in the responses to our question in the graphic above and the many family members who provided content for Help and Hope—families WANT...

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2021 is Done – 2022 is New

I heard those words inside me while singing a worship song at church on January 2nd. I like rhyming, so this statement caught my attention, and I began to think about what those words meant. The turn of a new year is a good time to evaluate the past year and make plans for the next one. It’s a time for learning and growing from the difficulties of the past while building on successes and believing in possibilities for the future. And it’s time to let some things go from the last year and move...

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We Need a Little Christmas Self-Care

I’m writing to you now from my couch, face aglow in a sun lamp, compelled to reach out to those whose current emotional state may reflect a friend’s Facebook post photo shared this morning: For families with extra caregiving responsibilities—an aging parent, a family member who you are supporting through a substance use or mental health crisis, or a child or adult family member with a disability—or possibly even a combination of more than one of those—December can be a particularly tough...

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Opportunities and Great Causes Are All Around Us: It’s a Wonderful Life

I recently came across a 1957 article written by Dr. Gaylord Harnwell, then President of the University of Pennsylvania, entitled “Make the Most of Life.” The article appeared on the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer and offered young readers advice on success and happiness in life. Dr. Harnwell declared that every life is filled with opportunities and the potential for success for we all enter into life with unique gifts, talents, and the power to choose. While people of good will are...

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Thanksgiving and Praise

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! Giving thanks intentionally, collectively, and publicly brings such pleasure.  I was taught to be grateful for all things, even adversity, and some of the circumstances of the past year put that gratitude belief to a test.  Wow – Voice and Vision passed with an A+.  When I reviewed the just released Voice and Vision Fiscal Year 20/21 Annual Report, found here, I was overwhelmed with GRATITUDE for my wonderful co-workers and our volunteers,...

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Author Shares More Help and Hope™ in Spirituality Webinar

September is National Recovery Month, and today, September 30th, is International Recovery Day. This month and day are set aside to promote, support, and celebrate recovery practices, the recovery community, and the dedicated providers and community members who help make recovery possible. The goal is to remind people in recovery, and those who support them, that no one is alone in the recovery journey. Everyone’s path is unique, and recovery is possible. Accompanying others on their journey,...

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