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Early Intervention is Prevention

written by Tina Hall, EpiCenter Director  Did you know the incidence of psychosis in Northwest Louisiana is about 50-60 new cases annually? By cases, we mean people – people who are living with psychosis which is associated with considerable disability and may affect all areas of life including personal, family, social, educational, and occupational functioning.

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Wreaths Across America Campaign Gives Back to Veteran Services

It was such a nice surprise when Carolyn Hammond, president and CEO, received a call from Michele Q=Petersen, current Board secretary, saying that her Shreveport Garden Study Club (SGSC) would like to make a generous $1,000 donation towards our veteran services. The check presentation took place on a sunny, spring day at the Veterans Transitional

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Closing Speech at the 2023 CTC Breakfast

written and shared by Robert L. Dean I suspect I am probably like many of you out there fearing that the sea of problems in our community is so great and worrying that my boat feels so small. Crime, sickness, homelessness, racism, even litter, and the list goes on. I ask myself… What can I

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Visionary Speech at the 2023 CTC Breakfast

written and shared by Carolyn Hammond, President and CEO Good morning! Thank you for being here! Although we’ve held this Cherish the Children of God breakfast for more than 20 years I’m humbled that so many of you return year after year. This event was created to inspire you about the choices we make with

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Impact Speech at the 2023 CTC Breakfast

written and shared by JaShunna Boykins Good morning, My name is JaShunna. I’m from Logansport, Louisiana. I was raised by an amazing God-fearing single mother. Watching my mother, I noticed an unspoken pressure. To live up to the label of being “the strong black woman” who always has it together. I watched my mom handle

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Opening Speech at the 2023 CTC Breakfast

written and shared by William C. Bradford, Jr.  Good morning! I am William Bradford, and I am honored to be the first person to welcome you to the 21st annual Cherish the Children of God breakfast! This event has become invaluable to our community and we are honored to have the opportunity to fellowship with

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