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Kids In Distress

Approved_KID_Logo_Color2This week on the Forum for Nonprofits, we had the pleasure of having Letty Vendrell, Director of Development of Kids In Distress. Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach counties (KID) is a licensed nationally accredited agency working for the prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family, and the treatment of abused and neglected children. KID foster care programs, the largest in both Broward and Palm Beach counties, successfully recruit safe and loving foster families for children in need. KID partners with corporations, organizations, municipalities, schools, and individuals to support its mission and expand services throughout South Florida. They can be reached by phone at 561-272-9619, or on the Kids In Distress website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Mental Health Association of PBC

PrintThis 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 with mental illness. MHA works with public policy leaders, service providers, researchers, advocates, consumers, and educators to providing the latest news and information about mental health and wellness. Their mission is to improve mental wellness and eliminate stigma in our community through education, advocacy, and by improving access to integrated behavioral health services. They can be reached by phone at 561-832-3755, or on the Mental Health Association of PBC website here.  Listen to the program here: 

UF 4-H Youth Development Program

floridaThis 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.  This mission is accomplished by creating safe and inclusive learning environments, involving caring adults, and utilizing the expertise and resources of the University of Florida and the nationwide land grant university system. They can be reached by phone at (352) 846-4444, or on the UF 4-H Youth Development Program website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue

Dezzys-Second-Chance-logoThis 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 new loving home. Located on the Boca Raton, Delray Beach border, Dezzy’s Second Chance is an Animal Rescue that prides itself on connecting individuals and families with the pet of their dreams. They can be reached by phone at 954-588-7045, or on the Dezzy’s Second Chance Rescue website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Place of Hope

saBcDM7y_400x400At 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 committed to meeting desperate needs in our community by sharing God’s love and placing hope in their lives – one child and family at a time. They can be reached by phone at 561-775-7195, or on the Place of Hope website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Florida Nonprofit Alliance

logoThis 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 nonprofit sector. FNA serves as a central resource and referral center for all nonprofits to gather, analyze, and share important sector data, fostering statewide nonprofit communication and collaboration.  They can be reached by phone at (407) 694-5213, or on the Florida Nonprofit Alliance website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Faulk Center for Counseling

01_faulk_logo_no_tagWe 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. At the Faulk Center, they aim to provide a warm, accepting and confidential environment where people who are dealing with life’s problems are helped to make changes or to cope more effectively with things that they cannot change. They can be reached by phone at 561-483-5300, or on the Faulk Center for Counseling website here. Listen to the program here: 

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