COMPASS REGIONAL HOSPICE VOLUNTEER RECEIVES HOSPICE CAREGIVER AWARD
Compass Regional Hospice volunteer Tom Brent (second from left), recipient of the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Hospice Caregivers Award, is pictured with (left to right) Heather Guerieri, executive director, Compass Regional Hospice; Chad Helfenbein representing Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam; and Courtney Williams, manager, volunteer and professional services, Compass Regional Hospice. Brent routinely volunteers as many as 30 hours a week, visiting with hospice patients in the Centreville Hospice Center and in assisted living facilities where members of the community are receiving hospice care. Williams comments, “Tom is a wonderful ambassador for our volunteer program. He is an example of a caring heart giving back to his community.” This award is open to physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice aides, chaplains, administrative staff, and volunteers of Compass Regional Hospice who care for patients in Queen Anne’s, Kent, and/or Caroline counties. For more information visit Compassregionalhospice.org
CARE CENTER QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Looking for something rewarding to do? Join the CARE Center’s “Because We Care” Committee. The CARE Center, Queen Anne’s County’s child advocacy center is seeking volunteers: parents, child advocates, community leaders—anyone wanting to make a difference to help organize and implement fundraising events, garner community support, and lend a hand to ensure the ongoing success of the CARE Center and its mission. If you would like to join or visit with the Because We Care committee, call 410-758-2533. The CARE Center coordinates the response to suspected child abuse cases by increasing communication among professional agencies. These efforts work to ensure that victims of child sexual abuse/assault and their non-offending caregivers have access to supports and services in a safe, culturally respectful environment. For more information visit Qaccare.org
CASA OF THE MID-SHORE HOSTED ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Pictured left to right are Bill Davenport; Guest Speaker, Jennifer Field; Executive Director, Robin Davenport, Mary Lou McAllister, and Bruce Wiltsie. Photo courtesy of CASA of the Mid-Shore.
CASA of the Mid-Shore is a private, nonprofit organization created to advocate for children who are under the protection of the circuit court because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. “Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) works for society’s forgotten children, for their safety and well-being, but also to give them hope,” stated Robin Davenport, CASA of the Mid-Shore Executive Director. ‘CASAs’ are officers of the court and, as such, are ordered to make assessments and recommendations to the judge regarding the best interest of the child to whom they are appointed. Jennifer Field, CASA volunteer asserted, “Intervention can stop the cycle of abuse. Children who have had no one speaking for them now have CASA volunteers giving a voice to their needs.” For more information call 410-822-2866 or visit Casamidshore.org
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