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Wediko seeks to raise $5,000 on #givingtuesday

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Wediko Children's Services joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement and pledges to raise $5,000 in one day (November 28, 2017, #GivingTuesday) for mental health and therapeutic programs which benefit children and their families. Established in 1934, Wediko Children's Services brings hope to children and their families when facing life's challenges. Whether it's a sudden loss, sustained adversity, or ingrained... Read more

Wediko Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

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Wediko Children’s Services joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement and pledges to raise $5,000 in one day for mental health and therapeutic programs which benefit children and their families. The agency has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Established... Read more

Wediko Staff Alumni dedicates marathon to Fundraising

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Juliana Heffern is a former Residential Counselor and Athletics Instructor for Wediko Children’s Services. She is excited to participate in the Philadelphia Marathon on November 19 in order to raise much-needed funds for the children and families Wediko serves. Her experience during the 2015 Wediko Summer Program gave her “... enormous respect for Wediko’s initiatives as well as lasting inspiration to continue advocating for children’s... Read more

Opioid Epidemic: Wediko focuses on early intervention programs

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Driving by “Methadone Mile” as the stretch has been called near our South End office, is a daily reminder of the ravages of drug addiction and substance misuse on people, families, and communities. Constant news stories of lives lost, lives ruined and the high cost to come back from the brink through rehabilitation and treatment... Read more

Under the Bridge and over the Dam: Reflection on the Wediko Summer Program 2017

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“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is known for his theory of flow, which he defines as an optimal... Read more

Domestic Violence: What and How to ask about people’s experience

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Domestic Violence: What and How to ask about people’s experience

Last year, a tangle with the vacuum cleaner left me with what turned out to be a fractured collarbone. In the ER I was asked a number of routine questions: “What brings you here today”? “How much pain are you in”? “Are you feeling safe at home”? The nurse dutifully noted my responses, never looking up at me. When... Read more

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