• Mental Health Association of PBC

    This week on the Forum for Nonprofits we had Pamela Gionfriddo, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County. The Mental Health Association works with community partners to advocate for solutions that will improve the lives of people living … Continue reading

  • UF 4-H Youth Development Program

    This week we had Noelle Guay, extension agent at the UF 4-H Youth Development Program. The UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens.  … Continue reading

  • Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue

    This week on the Forum for Nonprofits we had the pleasure of having Sandra Dezelan, founder of Dezzy’s Second Chance Rescue. Dezzy’s Second Chance provides homeless dogs and cats in Palm Beach and Broward County with the opportunity to find a … Continue reading

  • Place of Hope

    At the Forum for Nonprofits we had the pleasure of having Charles Bender, CEO of Place of Hope. Place of Hope is dedicated to providing a stable and loving family environment for children who are hurting and their families. They are … Continue reading

  • Florida Nonprofit Alliance

    This week on forum for nonprofits we had Upendo Shabazz, vice president of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance. Florida Nonprofit Alliance (FNA) provides a collective voice for nonprofits at the local, state, and federal levels to inform, promote, and strengthen the influence of the … Continue reading

  • Faulk Center for Counseling

    We had the pleasure of having Vicki Katz, CEO of the Faulk Center for Counseling. The mission of the Faulk Center for Counseling is to promote emotional well-being through a variety of free and low-cost programs for counseling, therapy, and support. … Continue reading

  • Daggerwing Nature Center

    This week on the Forum for nonprofits, we have Sean Mallee, manager and Eydie Cowan, president of Daggerwing Nature Center. Daggerwing Nature Center is set within the beautiful confines of Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in western Boca Raton. … Continue reading

Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise

15401113_10154797696422020_6756923843736495857_nThis week on the Forum for Nonprofits we had the pleasure of having Tim Sharp, Past President of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs. Their mission is to “To improve the lives of children, support education, and assist those in need, all to make an impact globally.” They can be reached on the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Pearl City C.A.T.S.

This week on the forum for nonprofits, we had the pleasure of having Ashley Whidby, program director of the PEARL City C.A.T.S. program of Boca Housing Authority. The mission of the Pearl City C.A.T.S. Program is to shape a safe environment in which all of our students become life long learners who master essential skills, develop self learning skills and pursue character qualities which will enable them to be honest, responsible, respectful and dedicated students. Their staff works as a community to assist our students to monitor their progress as they reach the goal of achieving their potential according to their own unique strengths. They can be reached by phone at 561-206-6200, or on the Pearl City C.A.T.S. website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Legal Aid Society of PBC

logoCheck out our interview with Bob Bertisch, the Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. The Legal Aid Society works to provide high quality civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged of Palm Beach County so as to protect their personal safety, enhance their opportunities and living conditions and promote self-sufficiency. They help their clients deal with many of life’s most basic needs: a safe home, enough food to eat, a quality education, and protection against exploitation and discrimination. They can be reached by phone at 561-655-8944, or on the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County website here.  Listen to the program here: 

211 Palm Beach County

logo2We had the pleasure of having Patrice Schroeder, community relations specialist at 211 Palm Beach County.  211 works to provide a team of specially trained staff to assist callers through its 211 HelpLine with crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information, assessment and referral to community services. They also collect and maintain information on community health and human services and makes this information available via its hotlines, helplines, printed directories, and on the web. They can be reached by phone at 211, or on the 211 Palm Beach County website here.  Listen to the program here: 

American Association of Caregiving Youth

AACY_logoThis week on the Forum for Nonprofits, we had the pleasure of having Gerry Fallon, communications coordinator at the American Association of Caregiving Youth. The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is the national resource for children who sacrifice their education, health, well-being and childhood to provide care for family members who are ill, injured, elderly or disabled. AACY combines systems of healthcare, education and community to provide needs-driven services in school, out of school and at home.Their ultimate goal is for no child in the US to drop out of school because of family caregiving responsibilities. They can be reached by phone at 561-391-7401, or on the American Association of Caregiving Youth website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Baby Otter Scholarship and Education Fund

babyotterlogo2.jpgThis week on the Forum for Nonprofit we had the pleasure of having Marlene Bloom, president and Shirley Harold, partner of Baby Otter Scholarship and Education Fund. The Baby Otter Scholarship and Education Fund is a non-profit organization focused on teaching special needs and underprivileged children.  They focus on saving children and adults from drowning by teaching them their proprietary state and nationally certified  “Turn Kick Reach,®” a five day private program. They can be reached by phone at 888-7946-543, or on the Baby Otter Scholarship and Education Fund website here.  Listen to the program here: 

9Muses Art Center

10427293_671585269605534_6013250586778913423_nWe had the pleasure of having Chris Yoculan, the adult services director at 9Muses Art Center. 9Muses is a program of the Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida designed to provide adults with mental health disorders an opportunity to partake in Fine Arts, Support Groups, and Peer Activities. Participants are able to choose from a broad array of visual and performing arts. Classes and personalized instruction along with individual studio time allow members to create according to his/her own personal “muse” and engage in stimulating activity without regard to labels. They also have Support groups for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as peer specialists available for mentoring and support. They can be reached by phone at 954-746-2055, or on the Delray Students First website here.  Listen to the program here: 

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