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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: 

Delray Students First

Delray-Students-First-LogoThis week’s guest was Mark Sauer, founder of Delray Students First. Delray Students First’s mission is to provide tutoring to students in preparation for the SAT and ACT exams. Their program includes life skills such as learning to swim, going on college tours, career planning, and educational and cultural field trips. They can be reached by phone at (561) 819-9907, or on the Delray Students First website here.  Listen to the program here: 

I Can Living and Learning Center

20106309_770607013063870_2914027572108083540_nWe had the pleasure of having Debbie Telsey, vocational program director and Tanija Constantaras, president of I Can Living and Learning Center. I Can Living and Learning Center’s Employment Program provides an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to secure suitable employment. They have employment specialists who help participants learn how to do the following: identify an employment goal, properly complete an employment application, prepare a resume, prepare for an interview, utilize appropriate job search methods and, most importantly, help maintain employment. They provide follow-up services and also post employment services to those with significant disabilities. They can be reached by phone at (561) 288-6538, or on the I Can Living and Learning Center website here.  Listen to the program here: 

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