Covenant House Florida

Covenant House Florida opened its doors in Fort Lauderdale on September 24, 1985, and has provided emergency shelter and crisis counseling to a steadily increasing number of homeless and runaway youth, including teen parents and their babies, ever since. Listen as Executive Director James Gress discusses the issues and challenges faced in serving an ever-growing population of youth in crisis through their street outreach, health services, substance abuse, counseling, education and other programs. James is joined by Michelle Zimmer, member of the board of directors and President of the Young Professionals for Covenant House, a group of individuals who attend social and networking events and sporting activities to raise money and awareness. Since 1992, they have raised over $1,715,000 to help the homeless youth who find refuge at Covenant House Florida. For more information, to make a donation or to volunteer, visit their web site or call 954-561-5559 To listen to the program in a new window, click here: Covenant House Florida 10/02/11

The Center for Family Services

Thanks to the Center for Family Services in Palm Beach County, families with children have a lifeline.  Today’s down economy is forcing even more and more families to live just one paycheck away from poverty, and, as a result, this nonprofit is seeing skyrocketing demand for its services. Listen to Program Reach Director Daniel Ramos explain how the organization provides emergency housing, parenting skills training and other support aimed at strengthening the family.  Financial support, in-kind donations of food and clothing and volunteers are being sought all year-round.  Please contact them at 561-514-0564 or www.ctrfam.org to find out how you can help a family get back on their feet. To listen to the program in a new window, click here: Center for Family Services  9/25/11

The Lighthouse of Broward

 With more than 125,000 people who are blind or visually impaired in Broward County alone, the services provided by the Lighthouse of Broward are vital to the community.

 Jerry Cohen, director of development, explains the wide range of training programs offered by the Lighthouse for everyone from babies to seniors.  He describes how the mission of the organization in everything they do is to help all of their clients learn to enjoy productive, independent lives.

For more information about the Lighthouse, visit www.LHOB.org or call 954-463-4217. To listen to the program in a new window, click here: The Lighthouse of Broward. 9/18/11

The Errict Rhett Foundation

Football great and University of Florida All-American, Errict Rhett visited the Forum to talk about his dedication to helping disadvantaged youth through the Errict Rhett Foundation.

Jair Smith, one of the many young people Errict has mentored, joined him to talk about what a difference that support made in his life. Errict, a professional homebuilder, also talked about his latest new home raffle. For only $10, anyone can earn the chance to win a brand new custom home in Fort Lauderdale, two Cadillac Escalades or $120,000 in cash. The drawing will be held Thanksgiving weekend, 2011. To purchase a ticket and see the home, visit their web site or call 954-696-0002. To listen to the program in a new window, click here:  Errict Rhett Foundation. 6/26/11

The Ann Storck Center

The Ann Storck Center is a place where individuals with severe mental and physical challenges, from birth to adult, can receive the support and attention that brings out their abilities. Listen to the Center’s Executive Director Charlotte Mather-Taylor explain the many programs, from a preschool to residential facilities, offer at the Center.

Roz Perlmutter, who adopted a severely challenged child two decades ago, explains her personal passion for and dedication to the Ann Storck Center. For more information, visit their web site or call (954) 584-8000. To listen to the program in a new window, click here: The Ann Storck Center. 6/19/11

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