Tag Archives: Broward County

211 Broward

Image result for 211 browardWe had the pleasure of having Betty Dominguez, Community Relation Specialist and Tracy Schuldiner, Chief Advancement and Community Relation Officer of 211 Broward. 2-1-1 Broward is the live, 24-hour comprehensive helpline, providing all people with crisis, health and human services support and connecting them to resources in our community. Whether it is a situation where the caller needs help or wants to offer help, 2-1-1 Broward provides every person in the community with a place to turn when they need answers to life challenges, both big and small. They can be reached by phone at 211 or on the 211 Broward website here. Listen to the program here: 

Aid To Victims of Domestic Abuse

Related imageWe had the pleasure of having Jennifer Ray, Program Services Director of Aids To Victims of Domestic Abuse. Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. mission is to promote violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. AVDA provides a Community of Hope through their state-certified domestic violence center that offers a comprehensive array of services for all victims of domestic violence including; a 24 hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling and support to help them live violence-free and self-sufficient lives. We also work throughout the community to educate and engage people of all ages in our commitment to prevent violence. They can be reached by phone at (561) 265-3797 or on the Aids to Victims of Domestic Abuse here. Listen to the program here: 

United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention

Image result for united way of broward county commission on substance abuseWe had the pleasure of having once again Gonzalo Cadima, Director Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention and Heather Davidson, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at United Way of Broward County. United Way of Broward County Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention (UWBCCBH) is a broad based substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion coalition dedicated to reducing negative consequences on individuals, families, and communities. Today, its 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 behavioral health efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance misuse. They can be reached by phone at 800-334-4568 or on the United Way of Broward Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention here. Listen to the program here: 

HOPE South Florida

Image result for hope south floridaWe had the honor of interviewing Sheneka Spencer, Director of Development of HOPE South Florida. HOPE South Florida brings hope to the hopeless and homes to the homeless. Their goal is to bring about transformation in the lives of the homeless and hurting through the provision of housing solutions and support services; and to serve as a guiding partner in transforming, educating, and bringing the Christian community into relationship with those served. They can be reached by phone at 954-566-2311 or on the HOPE South Florida website here. Listen to the program here: 

Daniel D Cantor Senior Center

Related imageWe had the opportunity to speak with Gail Weisberg, the Executive Director of the Daniel D Cantor Senior CenterThe Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center is a hub of social, educational and recreational activities for seniors in the North West Broward area. They offer more than 60 classes each month. The Kurt and Alice Walter Adult Day Care Pavilion houses the Adult Day Care/Alzheimer’s Respite Programs. These programs provide a structured, safe environment for physically and mentally challenged seniors. They can be reached by phone at 954-742-2299 or on the Daniel D Cantor Senior Center website here.  Listen to the program here: 

Guitars Not Guns

Image result for guitars not gunsWe had the pleasure of talking to Jimmy Rucollo, President of the Florida chapter of Guitars Not Guns. Guitars Not Guns provides guitar lessons to foster children and at-risk youth in a classroom setting with qualified teachers as an alternative to violence. In addition to learning how to master changing from one chord to another, children learn perseverance & discipline and build self-esteem. More importantly, the kids learn to enjoy the interaction and have fun in a group setting. They can be reached by phone at 954-496-6520 or on the Guitars Not Guns website here. Listen to the program here: 

Broward Regional Health Planning Council

brhpc-broward-regional-health-planning-council-navlogo1We had the pleasure of having Regine Kanzki, Division Director, Ruth Thomas, ACA Navigator, Jean -Robert Menard, Assistant and Program Manager at Broward Regional Health Planning Council. BRHPC’s direct service programs serve uninsured and underinsured low-income Broward County residents. These services include Early Learning/School Readiness, HIV/AIDS Planning, Quality Assurance, Eligibility, Housing Assistance, Consumer Advocacy, Mental Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Substance Abuse, Maternal/Child Health and Forensic Re-integration. BRHPC provides coordinated, efficient cost-effective and client-centered services with a diverse workforce. They can be reached by phone at 954-561-9685 or on the Broward Regional Health Planning Council website here.  Listen to the program here: 

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