Dear Friends & Supporters,
I am delighted to share with you the WDRC's 24th Annual Report, celebrating our collective impact. This past year exposed us to raw undercurrents of violence and conflict between community members—here in our county, our nation, and our world. It is showing up in the tone and tenor of interactions in meetings, homes, schools, and places we thought were safe. We each have a responsibility to navigate through these undercurrents in a way that strengthens our connection, reduces violence, and builds compassion.
In partnership with the community, the WDRC is doing just that.
2016 brought exciting evolution to the WDRC. We identified emergent needs and pulled together to address them. We began our Supervised Visitation Program, grew our Parent-Teen Mediation program, and launched new trainings.
Within the heart of every parent, every young person, and every co-worker lies the need to be heard and the ability to problem solve when given the opportunity and the support. The WDRC creates this space, at little or no cost to those we serve, because of community support. During our 25th year of service to Whatcom County, we at the WDRC pledge to:
- Create harmony from discord
- Counter isolation with connection
- Invite disparate voices to be shared constructively
- Promote unity in times of division
We are certain that together, we will realize our vision for Whatcom County to approach conflict in healthy and creative ways.
With sincere gratitude,
Moonwater Joan Cervisi
Executive Director Board President
P.S. Save the date for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Lunch, June 15th 11:30-1!