Saluting the 2023 Inductees to the AZ Hall of Fame/ United Arizona Veterans
Veterans Medical Leadership Council
Paralyzed Veterans of America
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October 29, 2023
Urgent! Your immediate attention needed.
We Cannot Let Dr. APPLEwhite
QUIT the Mission
A Fundraising and awareness campaign Produced & Promoted by Members of the DIFferently-Abled Network
After 40+ years of serving as an Educator and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor she is still helping underserved, nontraditional students and employees with Visible and HIDDEN Disability succeed in the classroom and workplace and she won’t stop. After a near-fatal car accident in 2005 left her unable to walk and managing chronic pain in palliative care, and beating cancer, she managed to find the strength to continue helping those who were at risk of Drop-Out/Burn-Out from the classroom, workplace, and life! Underserved students and employees, especially Veterans in this group, get stuck in emotional and financial crises lacking support, coping skills and $$ for the “little things” they cannot access in under-resourced communities. Dr. Applewhite felt the need to give up her retirement because the increase in Hopelessness and suicide rates for students and her fellow Veterans was too shocking! She started The DIFferently Abled Network© meetings where at-risk students and employees tell their story and ASK for what they need to succeed. They usually ask for “little things” that are critical and needed immediately when you are in your last semester, rushing to job interviews, on the way to a critical test that won’t be offered until next year, no money to fix broken glasses, or just got hired but no money for a permit and pair of boots, etc. You can help with some of these little things that when caught early can change the course of what Dr. Applewhite calls the downward spiral. Simple, everyday things most of us holler about before we take out our credit card or cash to resolve the problem. However, an underserved person has no financial means for fixing flat tires, transportation changes, broken eyeglasses, tape recorders, lost/stolen books and laptops, medicine co-pays, childcare, permits, licenses, work uniforms, utility assistance and so much more. Most community/faith-based organizations cannot provide services to full or part-time working students or employees that may be a few dollars over the income guidelines. Join me by becoming an APPLE SEED Sponsor and make a generous tax-deductible contribution or just setting up a $5 recurring monthly payment for 2022 so Dr. APPLEwhite will stay on the mission without stressing for funds. For a change my friends and family are going to put our change $$₵₵ on those who are striving to help themselves succeed in theses Pandemic Times. Join us on the the last Sunday of the month to see what DAN meetings are all about or simply Click on the DONATE button at https://www.whiteappleinstitute.org/
WHEN: Sunday Sept 24, 2023 Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Click to Join Zoom Meeting or copy and paste link in browser:
Thank you to our Sponsors and Community Partners Interfaith Community Spiritual Center, Unite US, Veterans Medical Leadership Council, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans\
Meeting ID: 858 652 8256
NO PASSWORD REQUIRED!
or visit WhiteAppleInstitute.org
CONTACT US AT:
888 56APPLE/ (888) 562-7753
Cant attend? Catch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube/@DanitaApplewhYour DONATION at WhiteAppleInstitute.org is appreciated.
You are cordially invited to the launch of the
ASK DR. APPLEWHITE
At the DIFferently-Abled Network meetings (aka DAN), an outreach project of WHITE APPLE INSTITUTE (nonprofit 501 C 3, GuideStar-Bronze)
Your DONATION at WhiteAppleInstitute.org is appreciated.
Health and Wellness Question:
Are African-American students utilizing Mental Health Resources On and OFF Campus More in Pandemic Times?
>What HIDDEN Disabilities are “Able-Bodied/Minded” Faculty, Staff and Students reluctant to talk about?
>How do African-American Students openly discuss feelings of discrimination, addiction, binge drinking, suicidal ideation, and more?
>Why do some African-American Students Drop-Out/Burn-Out from the classroom, workplace, and life when faced with Emotional and Financial Crises? Ask Dr. Applewhite and members of the DIFferently-Abled Network (DAN) Network! Sponsored by Estrella Mountain College Phoenix AZ for Black History Month 📷 📷WHEN: Feb 23 , 2022 Wednesday : Special Guests and Hosts:· Danita Applewhite PhD CRC (aka DR. APPLE), Founder, Retired Educator & Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, MCCCD Alumni, Host of ASK DR APPLEwhite, ARMY Veteran.· Dr. E. Douglas Brown, Clinical Psychologist, Speaker and Author of Spiritual Yearning.· Dr. Kesha Tate (Dr. K). Health& Wealth; Co-author-Black Women’s Health-O-Pedia.
.Featured TRUE Stories: Hear faculty, staff and other professionals share stories of adapting to life with a mental health diagnosis and finding internal peace, love, and joy.
DIFferently-Abled Artists & Musicians: A variety of local artists speak about how various forms of Art and Music help facilitate the “healing” process. Learn about unique STRESS relievers.SPECIAL FEATURE for STUDENT VETERANSListen to how higher ed students https://www.blogtalkradio.com/askdrapplewhite/2019/05/11/the-real-truth-about-homeless-student-veterans OR Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e836lXM3hIU&t=50s
LEARN MORE: https://www.whiteappleinstitute.org/
TEL: (888)56APPLE (27753)
A Special Thank you to our SPONSORS: Unite US, Interfaith Community Spiritual Center, Veterans Medical Leadership Council, East Valley Rides, and more… show.
Veteran with Masters Degree, Two Combat Tours Discusses Overcoming Hopelessness, Addiction, and Homelessness
ASK DR. APPLEwhite HOW?
Students, Teachers, Employees, Employers, Health & Social Workers, Counselors-Independent Living and Vocational Rehabilitation learning and sharing together.
Woman Veteran, Lucy Wong, is one of our DIFferently-Abled Artists. Listen to employer and Seed Sponsor, Jay Ralston, Owner East Valley Ride in AZ and other compassionate DAN Members help her overcome fear of rejection due to a Hidden Disability.
At DAN meetings, We Help nonprofits connect to Community, Faith-Based Veteran Organizations to provide services to those underserved. We define "underserved" as those who lack eligibility for services, knowledge of resources and access due to a variety of reasons (poverty, disability, education, limited work experiences, psychological, cultural, geographic location, transportation, health care, social work, gender and racial discrimination, and more).
The Differently-Abled Network (DAN) is a new community outreach and public awareness program of
White Apple Institute (WAI).
• DAN Mentors and Members pull together meetings on campuses, at job fairs, homeless shelters, employee lounges and many religious organizations associated with the Interfaith
.. of nonprofit community, faith-based and veteran service agencies meet to help identify and restore hope to "underserved" persons with any form of disability in their communities by sharing their stories, information, local opportunities.
Employers and Human Resource professionals from small businesses to major corporations share unique tips about interviewing, retaining employment,
All members of the DAN agree to follow the Golden Rule by treating others as they wish to be treated!
At our DAN meetings, (we use the term "Differently-Abled" to continuously encourage ourselves and others to change our "PERCEPTION" of DISABLED and focus on what we are able to do to succeed in higher education and the workforce and be recognized as contributing and productive citizens. It is not our intention to ignore our disability or change the terminology necessary for health care and benefits. Please feel free to ask a DAN Member about sharing your story to inspire and inform others, and sharing what you need to succeed at school and work! Your donation of any amount every month will cover our expenses to hold our differently-abled network (DAN) meetings at college campuses, workforce development
events/job fairs, etc
TO CONNECT, EDUCATE , AND SUPPORT UNDERSERVED PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, PRIORITY VETERANS, WITH RESOURCES* FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM, WORKPLACE, AND LIFE!
*Resources for BASIC NEEDS (food, housing, health care, social services, etc.), Independent Living, Vocational Rehabilitation, Higher Education (college/training) and Workforce Development.
THAT EVERY PERSON WITH DISABILITY, WHO DESIRES TO BE A PRODUCTIVE AND CONTRIBUTING CITIZEN, WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO:
Contributing to the cause will help us continue our mission!
At DIFferently-Abled Network (DAN) meetings, Community-Bu Partners listen to underserved Veterans, Students and/or Employees, managing life with a visible/HIDDEN disability (i.e. Mental health, learning, chronic stress, pain, fatigue, diabetes, heart, cancer, etc.)
ASK for what they NEED to SUCCEED in the classroom or the workforce in these WAR and Pandemic Times!
We exist because Thirty (30+) Veterans lose HOPE and die by suicide today; 1100 college students in 2021!
Your dollars are used to prevent DROP-OUT!