Volunteers help DAP Health fulfill its mission
DAP Health Insights – Monday, July 19, 2021, from David Brinkman, CEO
DAP Health relies on volunteers to serve patients, clients
Volunteers are needed more than ever as DAP Health’s reach and Revivals Stores continue to expand across the Coachella Valley. They enable the health center to fulfill its mission of treating everyone who needs care regardless of their ability to pay.
Our volunteers donate about 70,000 hours of time each year to help DAP Health provide compassionate, integrated care, says Larry Naishtut, volunteer services coordinator at DAP Health. They are needed across the organization, including at the welcome desk, during special events, providing client wellness services, assembling safer-sex kits and working at Revivals Stores.
Without them, DAP Health would not have as many services or be able to support the number of patients that they do, Naishtut says.
Meditate with ‘Dr. G’
If you want to clear your mind, reduce stress and find some inner peace, meditate. It can be done anytime and is a great way to start the day or finish it. That’s because mindfulness helps bring balance to our lives.
A healthy life includes meditation time, says Dr. Jill Gover “Dr. G,” a licensed clinical psychologist who leads DAP Health’s Behavioral Health department. Downtime and rest are as important as physical activity. They keep our lives in balance.