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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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Back to School: Wellbeing

Returning to the classroom after more than a year of virtual or hybrid schooling may be both exciting and stressful for everyone in the household. And for those still not able to attend school in person, the start of the school year may be filled with mixed emotions. Change is challenging for everyone, and it is essential to remember that not every person reacts to change in the same way. Children recognize that this coming school year will look different than past years, whether they...

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The Good Fruit of Adversity

In seasons of adversity, the pain and indignities suffered can sometimes feel overwhelming and pointless. In the last four years I have faced several hardships that I wasn’t sure I would survive, including the loss of a marriage and the death of a child. But even in these hard trials where nothing makes sense, I have found that God is faithful to use every single one to produce something deeper and sweeter in my life. God often uses the natural aspects of my three-acre property to speak to...

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Grateful for our Grant Funds!

Voice and Vision, Inc. is pleased to announce we received grant funding from two foundations. One grant provided funding for our College Plus program and the other covered much needed funding related to expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so grateful for each of these wonderful foundations who help non-profit organizations serve members of their community and support the goals of their mission. College Plus Program College Plus received a grant from the Joseph Jocelino...

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. Often during these types of events, the person does not have any control over what is happening, and they may feel very afraid. In addition to a life-threatening event, a series of traumatic experiences can cause PTSD, such as with a child who experiences multiple Adverse Childhood...

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THERE’S SO MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT JUNETEENTH……

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, a Union General rode into Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. I have never written a blog before and had to do a lot of research on Juneteenth to make sure the facts are correct and to find out exactly what Juneteenth meant.  In the process, my heart ached at what I was reading.  The inhumanity of man never...

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Mark Moyer Sings the National Anthem – A Dream Come True!

Since the young age of five, singer/drum player Mark Moyer had a dream of one day singing the National Anthem in front of a large crowd at a sporting event. That dream finally came true on May 26, 2021, at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Game held at Coca-Cola Park Stadium in Allentown. Singing the National Anthem has been a high point for Mark this year, and it impacted him in many ways. Mark takes pride in being a talented singer and a good listener. He grew up in Pennsylvania and was homeschooled...

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We Honor and Remember You

Today we honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Military on home or foreign soil for all of us to be safe and free.  These brave soldiers throughout the years and wars paid the ultimate price for you and me.  Remembering their tremendous sacrifice creates a feeling of awe and releases our deepest gratitude. When I think of the soldiers, I also think of their families for their great loss.  Many men in my family served in the military, including my oldest son, a...

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The Importance of Family Involvement

I recently completed an internship with Voice and Vision, which has been such an incredibly insightful and rewarding experience. I had the privilege of working alongside intelligent and compassionate individuals throughout my time with this agency. I acquired more knowledge and perspective about mental health and substance use disorder than I ever thought possible as a first-year intern. The following blog is written to share what I have learned throughout this past year regarding the...

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