Category Archives: News

17 May
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Meeting the Client at Their Level

Guest Blog by Charlene Arnold, Ryan White Medical Case Manager (AIDS Care & Education program) Medical case management is a job I take very seriously. Ensuring access to HIV care and medications is my number one priority with each client. ...

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17 Feb
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Money Minders Featured on WJCT

LSS team member Melody Perry was delighted to talk to WJCT’s Melissa Ross on First Coast Connect recently about the Money Minders program. Click here to listen! Money Minders is a service of LSS that manages income for clients to ensure their ...

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05 Feb
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Veteran, Refugee, Case Worker

Ayad Shamsaldin put his life on the line as an interpreter and soldier in Iraq fighting for the United States. He is now living in the U.S. helping refugees like himself adapt to life in America as a case manager ...

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02 Feb
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Local Car Wash Hosts Holiday Fundraiser for LSS

Most of us don’t need another reason to get a car wash… it’s one of those things always on our to-do lists, right? This December, though, two local business owners gave people a very good second reason to get a ...

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19 Dec
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New HIV Clinic to Open Onsite at LSS

You may have seen AIDS Care & Education director Heather Vaughan on the news a lot lately. It’s because LSS has exciting news to share–the opening of an HIV clinic onsite this spring! The announcement was made in conjunction with ...

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28 Sep
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What Would You Do?

No money. No connections. No ability to communicate with those around you. Your children are hungry. You fear for their safety. What would you do? These are the questions that University of North Florida students grappled with last night as ...

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20 Sep
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Different Path, Same Destination

Today’s guest blogger is Natalie Holland, a student at University of North Florida who is interning with LSS this semester. Natalie is pictured, above left, with the children of the refugee family she mentors. As a first year biology student, ...

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30 Aug
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Getting Back Her Life’s Purpose

Guest Blog by Cathy Heffernan, LSS employment specialist For us employment specialists, it is never easy to place someone with professional training and experience in labor-type jobs because they are unable to speak English and/or do not have American certifications. ...

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11 Jul
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“She Wished for a Chance to be a Successful Family…”

Mu Dah and her husband Pah Kyar spent nine years living in three different refugee camps in Thailand with their children. Finally, in 2011, they got the news they had been waiting for: they’d been granted refugee status and would be ...

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