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Hope, Compassion and Love — One Woman's Career Strategy

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Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/27/2021 - 17:28

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Sharon Chamberlain Celebrates 10 Years at Northern Nevada HOPES
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"I’m hopeful every member of our community will have access to health care, that we can work together to end homelessness, and we can expand services for underserved populations, including an emphasis on behavioral health, primary care and housing." *Sharon Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Nevada HOPES
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For 10 years, Sharon Chamberlain has been at the helm of Northern Nevada HOPES. Her approach to running the community health clinic is to lead with compassion, serve with humility and love the ignored and underserved unconditionally.

Some people have the ability to change lives. They may provide another with life-changing hope. They may offer profound compassion. They may simply love unconditionally. People like Sharon Chamberlain, chief executive officer at Northern Nevada HOPES, are changing thousands of lives every day by offering underserved and overlooked Nevadans hope, compassion and love.

Local Doctor on a Mission to Vaccinate Community from COVID-19

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 16:49

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This was, without question, the most rewarding thing I have done in my 28 years as a physician.
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Carson City family physician hosts 12 drive-through vaccine clinics to put shots in arms.

The office of Dr. Merrit W. Dunlap, a Carson City family physician since 1999 and native Nevadan, put nearly 2,500 shots in arms since January in the fight against COVID-19.  Dr. Dunlap, his staff, and several volunteers held 12 drive-through vaccine clinics during January through April at the top floor of the Casino Fandango parking garage.

Here’s Your Shot of Positivity for the Day

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:44

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I got the vaccine because it’s safe and to STOP THE SPREAD! I miss hugging my mom, seeing my friends smile and laugh, and if we all do our small part, we can get back to a normal life! * Diane, healthcare worker
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Locals share their positive thoughts about getting the COVID vaccine.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a place on the internet to read all of the happy, positive, celebratory thoughts about COVID vaccines? 

Turns out: You’re here! 

Strength, Sisterhood and Stilettos: B2B Transforms Lives

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 13:26

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Strange to say, but breast cancer saved me. I’ve learned so much about me that I wouldn’t have thought was possible. I’m brave, I’m strong, and I have so much to be grateful for. * Sally Kinter
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Read the inspiring story of breast cancer survivor Sally Kinter, who found sisterhood and strength as part of the Breast Cancer 2 Bikini program.

During our recent interview, Sally Kinter remained composed nearly the entire time she recounted her breast cancer story — from diagnosis and treatment to joining Breast Cancer 2 Bikini (B2B). But when asked why she applied to B2B — a rigorous training program that prepares breast cancer survivors for a public bodybuilding competition – her voice cracked. “I lost a lot of friends when I got cancer — people who had a hard time dealing with my diagnosis. I wanted to build a community of fellow survivors.”

How We Can — And Why We Should — Get Outside During the Pandemic

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Thu, 08/20/2020 - 13:49

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Being outside, doing something you enjoy is really good for you. It offers an emotional boost, helping you feel less tense, stressed, angry or depressed.
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Enjoying ourselves, managing our mental health, and staying fit and healthy is important to our overall well-being and possible through outdoor recreation.

One thing has become clear during the pandemic, shut down and shelter in place orders — we really like to get outside. More than 40 percent of Americans said they plan to do more outside due to COVID-19 and social distancing rules.

Don't Do it Alone – Community Foundation Launches Caregiver Support Initiative Email Group

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Submitted by lbenisano14_415 on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 19:21

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The Caregiver Support Initiative email discussion group is a new virtual forum that allows people to connect with other family caregivers. 
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The Community Foundation of Western Nevada launches email discussion group for caregivers during COVID-19.

COVID-19 has been hard on everyone. It brings a lot of uncertainty to people, which can be anxiety-inducing. Now, imagine going through a pandemic and having to be responsible for another person and their needs. The pressure for family caregivers taking care of others during this time can be overwhelming. With the lack of in-person support groups available due to COVID-19, the Community Foundation is determined to connect family caregivers with one another during this time. 

Are You Looking For a Family-Friendly Way to Go Camping?

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Submitted by lisa_624 on Tue, 07/21/2020 - 14:35

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Sierra Nevada Journeys has you covered with the expansion of Family Camp.
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"You mean I can relive summer sleepover camp WITH my kids? You mean I could get in that camping trip I promised them without having to pitch a tent or cook on a camp stove? Sign. Me. Up.” *Lynnette Bellin
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Sierra Nevada Journeys, a STEM education nonprofit, is making the best of its situation by opening Grizzly Creek Ranch for families to get outdoors and go camping.

With the travel restrictions due to COVID-19, many families are staying close to home and have turned to camping as an alternative to other types of vacation. Additionally, the RV dealerships are seeing an increase in sales by 30 percent over last year. With this influx of new campers and several months of closed campgrounds this past spring, it has been challenging to secure a camping reservation for this season.

Doubling Down on HOPES

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 13:47

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“They’re dealing with health and addiction issues and a number of other problems, but it’s always a happy place. Clients, employees and volunteers are treated well.” *Bob Lissner
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Donations made to the Northern Nevada HOPES COVID-19 response fund in the month of June were matched (up to $25,000) by local developer and HOPES volunteer Bob Lissner.

Self-proclaimed workaholic Bob Lissner was looking for a place to share his experience and abilities after retiring from his position as the founder of Lifestyle Homes. He found that and more at Northern Nevada HOPES, where he has been volunteering for many years.

“I believe in their mission,” he says. “They’re providing medical care for people who wouldn’t otherwise have access.”

Staying Positive During Coronavirus

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Submitted by info_605 on Tue, 06/16/2020 - 21:23

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A great way to create positive emotions is by intentionally becoming aware of what you are grateful for. Start by making a list of things you are grateful for, then ask yourself how you can act in ways to show your gratitude.
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Family Behavioral Health offers 5 tips for staying positive during the COVID crisis — from validating your feelings to getting exercise.

If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, sad or even angry about coronavirus, you are not alone. We have all been affected in some way. Coronavirus is a global phenomenon, and Reno/Sparks, Nevada is not an exception. In a short span of time, our “normal” at home, school and in our community has changed.

Any change requires an adjustment. Abrupt change, like what we face with coronavirus, can lead to a rollercoaster of painful emotions. That is why we are sharing with you our top five things to do to stay positive during these trying times.

Talk It Out Tuesdays Provides Good Information During Difficult Times

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 17:13

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“The way to alleviate that anxiety and stress is to talk about it. It’s important to reach out and get help.” ~Rachelle Pellissier
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Crisis Support Services of Nevada helps tens of thousands of people through crises every year. And the need for their services became even more critical as our community and the world were impacted by a global pandemic, forcing many to face additional health and economic challenges.

For many, the global pandemic has been a crisis “perfect storm” — economic struggles, fears about health and personal challenges all coming together at the same point in time, resulting in unmatched emotional and physical turbulence.

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