GWIL2015 Nonprofit Profile: Burke Center for Youth Reply

Week of Online Giving 2015 April 19-26

Week of Online Giving 2015
April 19-26

The 2015 Givin’ Where I’m Livin’ (GWIL) campaign provides support and publicity for local non-profit charitable organizations competing for GWIL matching funds during the campaign’s Week of Online Giving, April 19-26.

Around Dripping Springs is pleased to feature this series of GWIL non-profit profiles to help publicize their unique missions to the community. We invite you to get to know these wonderful organizers and learn more about the important work they are each doing to enrich our community. Please share their stories, and be sure to donate to your favorite during the Week of Online Giving! Learn more at: http://www.GivinWhereImLivin.org

NOW MEET THE BURKE CENTER FOR YOUTH, WITH FOUNDER CHARLES CAMPISE:

BurkeCenterEntranceWHEN WAS YOUR ORGANIZATION FOUNDED?

The Burke Foundation, Inc./Burke Center for Youth has been operational since 1973. Forty years ago, Rosemary Burke had a dream. She met Charlie Campise and together they opened a residential treatment center on a ranch in Driftwood, Texas. Rosemary’s dream grew and the Burke Center for Youth expanded to four locations, serving 20 boys at Pathfinders and 150 foster children. The agency was incorporate to serve children from Texas who are emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, abused or neglected, dependent and homeless.

WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY MISSION?

Our mission is to promote healing and inspire hope for children in crisis. For the children who have suffered abuse and neglect, we provide safe and loving environments so they may form healthy relationships and look forward to a brighter future. Our vision is that all children deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to flourish. We seek to rebuild lives and put those we serve on the path to stop the cycle of abuse.

Pathfinders Ranch is our residential treatment center in Driftwood. We serve boys who are currently unable to live in a family setting due to traumatic events. Often More…

Dripping Springs acupuncture and face rejuvenation practice expands to Galleria Reply

Sherie StudioEliteSignIf you’ve ever wanted to try acupuncture for chronic pain or improved overall wellness, or improve the appearance of your face and complexion without surgery or expensive spa visits, then practitioner Sherie Moody has just the what you’re looking for at her new location in Bee Caves.

After practicing for four years out of her Dripping Springs home office, Moody’s growing clientele base – which has included residents of nearby Lakeway – can now continue to enjoy Face Rejuvenation and Acupuncture under Moody’s skilled hands in a new location at Studio Elite in the Hill Country Galleria.

More about Moody and her expanding practice, in her own words:Sherie Headshot

 WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I was born and raised in Texas, but have lived in New Mexico, Washington, Alaska and Belize. I have always loved my sunny Texas, and knew I would want to land here for good. After living in Austin for many years, I craved

some space and moved to the area four years ago because of the near Hill Country’s beauty, charm, and proximity to Austin. 

Sherie FaceRejuvLogoWHAT IS FACE REJUVENATION AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Energy light rejuvenation – or “ELR” – uses color light and low-level micro current for regeneration of healthy skin tissue. It encourages collagen production, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, firms skin tone, improves skin texture, diminishes blemishes and breakouts, and minimizes puffiness.

It also gives the deep muscles that hold everything in place a “work out,” resulting in a lifting on the whole face and neck. There is NO down time, and NO needles, discomfort, redness, flakiness, etc. 

Bonus! ELR is very relaxing and people often fall asleep during treatment.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM TREATMENTS?

People say they are more relaxed, have more energy overall, and sleep better during the treatment period… if these can be called “side effects.”  

WHO BENEFITS FROM FACIAL REJUVENATION?

Anyone that wants to look and feel better.  I often work on brides and mothers of the brides so they have their best face for their big day. Currently, I’m working on Mrs. Texas contestant, Annamarie Dean (Mrs. Capitol City), to prepare for the pageants. She looks gorgeous!

YOU’RE ALSO AN ACUPUNCTURIST AND HERBALIST?Acupuncture

I graduated from AOMA (Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin) in 2007.  I’ve always been drawn to natural treatments and medicine to help people live better lives. That desire, coupled with my own experiences with pain and losses in life, led me to explore how I might help learn to people when traditional western medicine approaches could not. I knew there were kinder health answers out there that were less harmful to the body than popping a pill for every little thing and having to live with the side effects. And, I learned, there are! 

HOW FREQUENT AND HOW LONG ARE SESSIONS FOR FACE REJUVENATION OR ACUPUNCTURE?

For maximum benefit, face rejuvenation treatments are recommended twice per week in consecutive weeks for a series of 5, 10, or 20 treatments. Each treatment is 45 minutes to an hour. Schedule by calling 512-699-5362 More…