As a team last year, Harvest House staff learned about the importance of resiliency in evaluating the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). “Most people in the U.S. have at least one
Every Monday night, Home Again residents meet (lately, via Zoom) for Life-Enrichment Class led by Director of Family & Youth Services, Cheryl Clunk…
Here in Southwest Florida, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Southwest Florida Chapter celebrated the employees that do the good work of nonprofits, the boards of directors who guide the missions, the volunteers who give of themselves, the philanthropists who share their financial resources, and the companies and foundations who lend a hand.
The TWIG (The Way to Inspire & Grow) is a free clothing store in Venice, FL specially created for children in foster care. Once a month, children can shop for outfits, undergarments, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and even some personal care items such as makeup, all for free.
Jim Rouches is a very busy man. He’s the Director of Program Services at Harvest House overseeing the Freedom and VETS programs, including 121 lives. He spends time in our local jails at least twice a week, working with individuals in the re-entry and substance abuse pods, and bringing innovative new programs such as art therapy to the inmates.
This past Saturday morning, my mom and I took our Harvest House New Heights young adults kayaking at Mote Marine. During our day, I heard laughter that was contagious, I saw faces full of joy that had eyes of not too distant sorrow, and I felt hope rise within me as I listened to their dreams.
For far too many veterans here in Sarasota County and across this country, joining the military has proven easier than leaving it.