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    Rebuilding Hope

    This episode features a conversation with Stephanie Sacks, Clinical Director for Rebuilding Hope, the Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County, Washington, which offers support toward healing through advocacy and therapy for those affected by sexual assault.

    Link: https://sexualassaultcenter.com/

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    Keeping Food in the System

    The chasm between haves and have nots is only increasing in many communities, including Pierce County, Washington. Michelle Douglas of the Emergency Food Network explains the growing demands on local food pantries throughout the South Puget Sound region.

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    Emphasizing Cultural Sensitivity in Counseling

    In this episode, substance use counselor Shundra King, Executive Director of For the Culture Counseling Services, discusses how the effectiveness of drug treatment for people of color can often hinge on the cultural competencies of therapists who serve them.

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    What If Your Next Meal Was Uncertain?

    Nearly 800,000 people in Washington state are food insecure, according to Feeding America, and more than one-third of those residents are children. Yuni Medlin, a food security and safety activist based in Tacoma, Wash., explains the adverse and unanticipated effects that poor nutrition can have on an entire community, not just individuals.

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    Co-Responders' Goals: Filling Behavioral Health Gaps

    In Pierce County, Wash., a co-responders’ program is meeting community needs by providing appropriate, supportive and accountable behavioral health services to clients who might otherwise end up in emergency rooms or jails. Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Darren Moss, Jr. and Chantel Quintero, a behavioral health crisis intervention supervisor for MultiCare, explain how the program changes lives and saves money.

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