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Community Partners Bring New Life to Our Programs

By scvolunteercnt | March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the Volunteer Center, we are fortunate to work with a host of local businesses who choose to be front and center with our programs by giving their time, knowledge, and resource. These businesses “get it”- They care about the issues affecting our residents, they value community as a key part of their bottom line, […] Read More

Planting Seeds of Hope and Wellness- Meet Lisa

By scvolunteercnt | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

At 62 years old, Lisa feels like she has never been happier than she is now. She credits the Community Connection garden as her source of inspiration and joy. As an active participant in therapy, Lisa has spent a lifetime working to cope with the crippling depression, suicidal thoughts and PTSD symptoms brought on by […] Read More

It’s Back to School Time….

By scvolunteercnt | August 2, 2018 | 2 Comments

Its August already. For some of us this means, just when we’ve started getting used to our summer routine it’s time for back to school planning. Whether you’re on summer break from college, starting college classes for the first time, or looking toward a second chance at earning your high school diploma or GED, wrapping […] Read More

Rising Above Labels & Sharing Strength

By scvolunteercnt | June 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Everyone dreams as young person, about where his or her life will lead. “We all yearn for happiness and nobody really aims to be the poster child for Mental Health. But, we each have a greater purpose and a calling, I suppose,” says Jodie Wells with a wide smile that is the mark of his […] Read More

What Does It Mean To Be Brave?

By scvolunteercnt | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Hero is strong and brave. He or she may come from any background or family – a princess, an orphan or a farmer. Their journey is a hard road with challenges, obstacles and attacks that are far beyond what most of us face. Despite the fears, sorrow and loss they feel, a Hero keeps […] Read More

Why Celebrate Potential?

By scvolunteercnt | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

I am looking forward to one of my favorite events next week – our Community Connection Celebrate Potential Recognition happening next Thursday April 6. In a world obsessed with outcome metrics and pay for performance, let me tell you why Celebrating Potential is so important to the people in our programs, our community and, yes, […] Read More

Discovering Strength and Defying Labels

By scvolunteercnt | April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

At the Volunteer Center it is our goal transform our community and ourselves through volunteerism, empowering everyone to be the difference. This mission is carried forward in an endless number of ways through our family of programs. Sometimes folks are surprised to discover the variety of what we do. “You do that as well?!” they […] Read More

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