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United Way of Broward County

FullColorThis week we discuss a serious topic with Luciano Todeschni, Campaign Manager and Heather Davidson, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy  from United Way of Broward County. The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) is a broad based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families, and communities. The United Way’s 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 drug-free efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance use/abuse. They can be reached by phone at  800.334.4568 or on the United Way website here.  Listen to the program here: 


Covenant House Florida

Contact--US---CHF-logo250We had the pleasure of having Elisa Stone, Director of Development at Covenant House in Ft. Lauderdale. Covenant House Florida works to provide shelter and services to children and youth who are homeless or at great risk. They collaborate with community agencies and organizations and actively participate in community efforts to improve the conditions of families and children. Covenant House Florida advocates with and on behalf of youth to raise awareness in the community about their suffering. Their mission is based on faith and the belief that all children and youth have a right to love, respect, and genuine concern. They can be reached by phone at  (954) 561-5559 or on the Covenant House Florida 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: 

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