Gabrielle and Bianca Bryant are current West Coast LVCers and sisters finishing up their year this week.
Gabrielle served this year as a Rehabilitation Counselor in the residential program at Transitional Resources – a mental health center that serves people living with severe mental illnesses in Seattle, WA. “My time spent at Transitional Resources demonstrated the importance of mental healthcare. I am currently applying to medical school and I know that my year of service will make me a more informed physician. I will leave Seattle with a greater respect for patience, kindness, and simplicity of living. I will be forever grateful for everyone who was a part of my time in the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, but especially the clients and staff at Transitional Resources.”
Bianca has spent the last eleven months serving at YEAH Youth Engagement Advocacy Housing in Berkeley, CA as the Volunteer & Meals Coordinator. “I plan to become a medical doctor, and my time at YEAH! will forever influence the way I practice medicine. My time as a Lutheran Volunteer Corps member and YEAH! staff member has taught me so much about grace, respect, and equality. I am humbled that I was given the opportunity to learn from and grow with my fellow Bay Area volunteers and the staff and youth at YEAH!”