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Advocacy Starts With “Me”

Monday, December 17, 2018

Briana Tomblin A Doctor stares intently at a patients x-ray results after many minutes of silence he finally says, “Wow did you know your lungs are full of fluid” the patient perks up. Although, this isn’t news anyone wants to hear she is hopeful that someone is finally going to take her concerns seriously. You… Continue Reading Advocacy Starts With “Me”

Health Care Training Requirements

Monday, September 24, 2018

Dear CCAP Providers, Thank you for being part of a network of providers serving over 130,000 children across Illinois. The Illinois Department of Human Services would like to express gratitude to the thousands of licensed and license-exempt* child care providers who have successfully completed all required trainings: First Aid, CPR, IDCFS Mandated Reporter, What is… Continue Reading Health Care Training Requirements

Sex Trafficking in Our Community

Monday, April 16, 2018

I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, in a lower-middle-class neighborhood. When friends would visit they would tell me about the drug deals they saw at the local corner store, or the pimp standing outside the barbershop. I say this not to relate, but to make a point: I saw poverty, but never experienced it; same… Continue Reading Sex Trafficking in Our Community

Yes, We are Still Here!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

On May 1, 2017, I started working for YWCA Lake County. No not YMCA and yes, there is a YWCA in Lake County. YWCA Lake County is a non-profit organization working to eliminate racism and empower women across all 52 municipalities in Lake County. We provide a number of resources and services such as assisting… Continue Reading Yes, We are Still Here!