• 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

Family Central

downloadWe had the pleasure of having Barbara Weinstein, President and CEO of Family Central on The Forum for Nonprofits. Now serving Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county Family Central focuses on early childhood programs and family strengthening programs that focus on the social and emotional development of the children they work with and their caregivers’ ability to:  identify, manage and facilitate healthy development for each child in this area. They can be reached by phone at (954) 720-1000 or on the Family Central website here.  Listen to the program here: 


Habitat for Humanity of Broward County

kolkokWe had the pleasure of having Jeremy Montgomery, Chief Operating Officer of Habitat for Humanity of Broward County. Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives. They can be reached by phone at  (954) 396-3030 or on the Habitat for Humanity of Broward County website here.  Listen to the program here: 

United Way of Broward County

FullColorThis week we discuss a serious topic with Luciano Todeschni, Campaign Manager and Heather Davidson, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy  from United Way of Broward County. The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) is a broad based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families, and communities. The United Way’s primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated drug-free efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance use/abuse. They can be reached by phone at  800.334.4568 or on the United Way website here.  Listen to the program here: 


The FLITE Center

1513632719795We had the pleasure of talking to Louis Rosaria, Director of Development and Christine Frederick, Executive Director of The FLITE Center. The FLITE Center is a centralized facility in Broward County for dependent youth to learn the skills needed for independent living. The topics of concentration include, but are not limited to, the importance of completion of education; government benefits, budgeting and banking; job and vocational training; housing options and other essential skills needed to live independently. They can be reached by phone at (954) 530-4686 or on the FLITE Center website here.  Listen to the program here: 


Friday Kid’s Pak

index.phpWe had the pleasure of interviewing Nancy May, President and Sharon Edleman of Friday Kid’s Pak. As a part of a A Heart Like His Foundation, Friday Kid’s Pak is a weekend food program for local homeless children. A Heart Like His Foundation, Inc. was established to change the world for hungry and starving children. These children have no control over their homelessness or family situation – they are innocent in their circumstances. These at risk children are fed in school during the week, however many leave school on Friday not knowing if they will eat a meal before returning to school on Monday. Friday Kid’s Pak goal is to provide these children a Friday Kid’s Pak containing: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 snacks, 2 fruit cups, 2 milk boxes and 2 juice boxes. The children will receive their Friday Kid’s Pak from a school administrator every Friday during the school year.  Please listen to this interview to find out more and hear their mission to change the world. They can be reached by phone at 954-793-2487, or on the Friday Kid’s Pak website here.  Listen to the program here: 



Garage 22

Garage-22-Logo-BlueWe had the pleasure of having Alison Burgos, the founding president of Garage 22. Garage 22 works to create an accepting space that develops a loving culture for foster and at risk boys. Our services include access to mentorship, workshops, clothing, sports gear, a pop up barbershop art, coding and music lab so that they can successfully and independently enter adulthood. They can be reached on the Garage 22 website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Mounts Botanical Gardens

logoWe had the pleasure of having Molly Sims, one of the board of the directors at the Mounts Botanical Gardens in Palm Beach County. The Mounts Botanical Gardens aim to inspire and educate through nature. Its’ cultural, social and educational activities will draw attendees to enjoy, appreciate and learn from this oasis of tranquil beauty. For more information, you can reach them at (561) 233-1757 or on the Mounts Botanical Gardens website here.

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