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: 

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: 

Center for Independent Living of Broward

cilOn this week’s show we had the pleasure of having Camille Wallace, director of grants and legal services at the Center for Independent Living of Broward. Their mission is to offer assistance to people with disabilities in fulfilling their goals of independence and self-sufficiency. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1978, Congress established the Center for Independent Living in response to individuals with disabilities need for core services focused on independent living skills training, peer support, information and referral, and advocacy.  Since 1991, The Center for Independent Living of Broward (CILB), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has served more than 100,000 individuals with disabilities in fulfilling their goals of independence and self-sufficiency.  CILB strives to enhance the lives of people with disabilities, regardless of age, in Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties.  CILB is a consumer driven organization focused on providing individuals with disabilities an accessible link to achieving their life’s goals. They can be reached by phone at 954-722-6400, or on the Center for Independent Living of Broward website here. Listen to the program here:  05/31/2017

Debbie Rand Memorial Service League

FooterLogoThis week on Forum for Nonprofits we have Amy Carmichael, director of volunteer services and retail operation and Sherry Thomas, president of Debbie Rand Memorial Service League. Part of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the League was created to coordinate all volunteer services, to raise funds and to initiate beneficial activities in support of the not-for-profit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Each year hundreds of people serve as Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League volunteers, meeting the needs of patients, their families and the staff at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The volunteers act as hospital ambassadors to patients, employees and visitors; assisting patients and staff on a nursing unit; raising funds for equipment and services; serving on an event planning committee; helping with the Pet Therapy program; delivering flowers and much more. They can be reached by phone at 561-955-4098, or on the Debbie Rand Memorial Service League website here. Listen to the program here:  05/16/2017


TrustbridgeLogo_runner-3000x1142On this week’s show we had the pleasure of having Sue Gallup, the director of volunteer services at Trustbridge. Since 1978, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Hospice of Broward County and Hospice by the Sea have cared for 200,000 families in South Florida. These three hospices are now one branch of Trustbridge, a community nonprofit that provides support for families facing serious illness 24 hours a day. Their other services include home health care, palliative medicine, caregiver support and bereavement programs. They can be reached by phone at 888-848-5200, or on the Trustbridge website here. Listen to the program here:  05/16/2017

Sweet Dream Makers

eT1XnRDuThis week on the Forum for nonprofits we had Suzy Broad with Sweet Dream Makers. Hundreds of struggling families in Palm Beach and Broward Counties are referred to us each year though Social Service agencies and community organizations that work with children and families. They put an average of 50 kids per month into new beds as well as providing gently-used furniture and housewares to families who are furniture poor. The families they serve may have previously been homeless, lost everything due to bed bugs, are unemployed, the working poor, migrant workers, victims of domestic violence, the disabled and the elderly. They can be reached by phone at 561-571-SDM3, or on the Sweet Dream Makers here. Listen to the program here:   05/08/2017.

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