Episode 14 – The Fortune Society

The Fortune Society is the leading non-profit that helps formerly incarcerated people to turn their lives around. They have counseling services, drug and alcohol programs, an extensive job training and placement program and a transitional housing program. They also advocate for people when they appear in court and have been working to change the NYC […]

Episode 13 – Social Issues

Rev. Brett Younger, Senior Minster of PlymouthChurch.org. Speaking on social issues and the services of the church year around and during this holiday season.

Episode 12 – Hunger and Poverty

How we all can help to find a solution? Guest for both shows: Joe Allen, Board Chairman – Food Bank of the Rockland County and also heads peopletopeopleinc.org and Joe D’Urso, musical artist and a whyhunger.org board member.

Episode 11 – Jobs

This week on Community Connections, Bill is joined by Roger Clayman, Executive Director of Long Island Federation of Labor.

Episode 10 – Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking

Guests: Judge Judy Harris Kluger Executive Director of Sanctuary for Families and Angelo Rivera Director of the Economic Empowerment Program- this program is the leading Advocate and Service Provider for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking and related forms of domestic violence in NYC.

Episode 9 – Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease

Guests: Jed Levine President and CEO of Caring Kind and Jessica Gonzalez Manager of Constituent Events Caring Kind is an organization dedicated to serving people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their families. Guests talked about the incidence of the disease(5.5 million people in the USA, 250,000 in NYC and growing), their many programs such as : […]

Episode 8 – Dealing with Addiction

Guests: Mitchell Net burn President and CEO of Samaritan Daytop Village and Jim Hollywood Vice President of Residential Treatment Both guests talked about their programs: Mental Health Services, Primary Medical Care, Education and Employment Services, Recovery Services, Residential and Outpatient Treatment, Alternatives to Incarceration, Veterans Residential Treatment and their October Gala.

Episode 7 – Hunger and Poverty on Long Island

Long Island Cares is a food bank that delivers seven millions of pounds of food to more than 350 local soup kitchens and food pantry. It also runs a summer feeding program several Kids Cafes for after school, a Pack It Up For Kids program to deliver food for children over the weekend and a […]

Episode 6 – The Downtown Alliance

The Downtown Alliance is a non-profit serving the lower section of Manhattan since 1995. They keep the streets clean. They run a free bus service along the top of the area from east to west. They are the major publicity organization to promote the area and its attractions: the ferry to Governor’s Island, the South […]