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The Face of Homelessness With Tom Barnett, Director of Fairfax County Office To Prevent And End Homelessness

The Face of Homelessness With Tom Barnett, Director of Fairfax County Office To Prevent And End Homelessness

According to one estimate, nearly 570,000 people nationwide were homeless on a night in 2019. It is estimated that over 3,000 people sleep outside every night in Seattle. By Associated Press, Wire Service Content April 10, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Man Sentenced 4 Years for Poisoning 8 California Homeless People, By Associated Press, Wire Service Content April 9, 2021, at 9:48 p.m. No Address, No ID, and Struggling to Get Their Stimulus Checks. LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is easy to walk past the homeless, to disregard the guy lying on the street, or ignore the woman standing at an intersection holding a handwritten…
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Meet phenomenal woman and physician, Dr. Tiffany Simpson.

Meet phenomenal woman and physician, Dr. Tiffany Simpson.

This month Frankly Speaking is focusing once again on phenomenal women and how we embrace and manage our universal experiences, our rainbows and clouds, and our courage and resolve. We are a journey, not a destination, a process, not an event. Even when we are still, we are motion, loving, serving, nurturing, encouraging, and empowering. We are love and love does. But sometimes, sometimes we get stuck between our no longer the familiar, the habits and our not yet, who we were created to be, and we may ask the question: “Am I enough?”   By the way, the right answer…
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REWIND: A courageous conversation about the opioid crisis with Lucy Caldwell

REWIND: A courageous conversation about the opioid crisis with Lucy Caldwell

I want to open the door to a common thought space with some quotes from people who have walked into dark places and come up with dark solutions or who have loved others who have done so. I don’t know anyone who wakes up and say, “I want to be a criminal, I want to be homeless, or I want to be an addict. And yet sometimes the unlikely happens… Anonymous from Birmingham Alabama says: “I’m a good person. I’m a contributing member of society. I’m educated. I have a good job, make good money, have wonderful relationships with my…
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Some stories need telling. Join Melissa Juarez Ehlers from The Center for Enriched Living, Deerfield Illinois.

Some stories need telling. Join Melissa Juarez Ehlers from The Center for Enriched Living, Deerfield Illinois.

Meet Patrick. “Patrick has autism and an intellectual disability. Until 2008, Patrick lived with his biological mother in Texas. She worked hard to ensure that Patrick had every opportunity to achieve his fullest potential. She socialized Patrick, taught him manners, and gave him basic skills. Sadly, after so many years of her life dedicated to the care and growth of her son, Patrick’s mother was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Patrick’s grandparents brought him to West Virginia following their daughter’s untimely death. While they were in good health, they were elderly and began looking for housing and care options…
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REWIND: A Courageous Convervation about Human Trafficking with Advocate Bill Woolf

REWIND: A Courageous Convervation about Human Trafficking with Advocate Bill Woolf

Saturday, July 30, 2022, marks the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons as resolved by the United Nations. This Year with the passing of the TVPA in the House, we have more reasons to be positive that change is happening. According to Bill Woolf, founder of The World Group in his recent speech, “Human trafficking has the potential to touch each and every community across the globe, especially through the use of technology.  Current global statistics report that “one in every three victims detected is a child” and that “the share of children among detected trafficking victims has tripled, while the share of…
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REWIND:Were it not for those who care with Second Story’s Abigail Brougher

REWIND:Were it not for those who care with Second Story's Abigail Brougher

From an outsider’s perspective, it looked like “Santiago” was simply a rebellious kid. At Second Story for Teens in Crisis, however, counselors worked on getting to know him and learning why he was acting out. He opened up and the counselors were there for him, helping him rewrite the narrative for his future. When Timothy began attending Second Story’s Safe Youth Project he was struggling in school. The program coordinator worked to tutor him in the subjects he found especially challenging, and at the end of the school year he won an award for his hard work and progress! When…
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REWINDING Courageous Conversations: Surviving Human Trafficking Featuring Susan Young.

REWINDING Courageous Conversations: Surviving Human Trafficking Featuring Susan Young.

Our theme these two months is Courageous Conversations. It’s Big! And sometimes uncomfortable. To get a return on our investment, we must invest in our authenticity and vulnerability. We will have to be perfectly imperfect and receive, in love, information about issues that may be uncomfortable to think about, deal with, anticipate, and forgive. We will contemplate, evaluate, learn about, be surprised by, and celebrate. We discovered during previous shows that the ability to have a courageous conversation is often a process, a journey, not an event. It does not always just happen when it logically should; sometimes, one must…
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REWIND: You are Never Too Old to Get Rich Featuring Author and Financial Strategist, Kerry Hannon

REWIND: You are Never Too Old to Get Rich Featuring Author and Financial Strategist, Kerry Hannon

“An entrepreneur herself and leading expert on people 50 years and older, Kerry Hannon draws powerful lessons from the mid-life entrepreneurs she profiles. Her enthusiasm about the opportunities is inspiring, her cautions are practical and refreshing, and her insights into later life entrepreneurship ars spot-on. I love this book.” -Chris Farrell, author of Purpose and Paycheck. Beyond being a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, and retirement, I enjoyed learning about Kerry’s family and life experiences that helped to inform the WHO and WHY she is today. Horses play an exciting role. Listen, get more innovative,…
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Building a legacy through The High Tea Society featuring Mariessa Terrell, Esq.

Building a legacy through The High Tea Society featuring Mariessa Terrell, Esq.

“Little girls learn a lot from the women they grow up around, whether they are related or not. Older women are like midwives who assist in the birth of a young woman’s consciousness. It is not just what they do. It’s who they are and how they demonstrate who they are that provides young women with “womanhood training.” Young women and girls learn about themselves and what it means to be a woman by watching older women in their lives. They watch how and what (and if) they cook. They care what they wear, how they carry themselves, and how…
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A Tradition of Service Above Self Featuring Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington VA

A Tradition of Service Above Self Featuring Stephen Carattini, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington VA

WHAT IF your family has fallen out of balance as you were navigating life and crisis was your new rhythm?   WHAT IF you and your family are experiencing food insecurity or a lack of clothing and shelter? WHAT IF you are an expectant mother considering adoption for your baby and need both medical care and guidance in the decision-making process and placement? WHAT IF you are a New American or a refugee in need of assistance to learn English, apply for citizenship, or housing? WHERE CAN YOU GO? WHAT CAN YOU DO? The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington…
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