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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

Run the 2018 Boston Marathon for Children’s Mental Health

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Wediko is honored and proud to once again partner as an official John Hancock Nonprofit Partner in the 2018 Boston Marathon. This year, we were fortunate enough to receive 4 numbers and we have 2 left. The Boston Marathon, which has always represented courage, perseverance, and commitment, is a perfect match for Wediko given the community in which we... Read more

Connecting at the Gate: A Reflection on Beginning the New School Year

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It’s that time of the year again. School is back in session.  Across Wediko, staff are either returning to familiar roles, or being oriented to new responsibilities. I usually experience the annual return to school with mixed emotions, but this year was different. I thoroughly enjoyed my first day back.  Without any meetings scheduled, I... Read more

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