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Results for: Service Agencies

Interviews:
David Gillcrist - Executive Director, Project FIND
Project FIND is a "find". This not-for-profit organization, headed by David Gillcrist, executive director, assists seniors in living independently providing housing and essential services. Funded with city, state and private monies, Project FIND operates five senior centers serving over 730 people a day and more than 215,000 meals annually; a range of healthy aging activities; and nearly 600 units of affordable housing with in house social services. Their services are explored on Getting Your Money's worth with Judith West.
Themes: Service Agencies, Housing, Community Programs, Aging
Jorge Silva Puras - Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration, New York
In today's economy, no industry reaches the importance of small businesses, the backbone of our economy. Jorge Silva Puras, regional administrator, the Small Business Administration of New York, discusses his services with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. Under his direction, the SBA actively works with banks to provide SBA loans. SBA loans are valuable, (1) providing lower interest rates; (2) offering guidance and counseling for the small business man; and (3) helping to ensure that over 25 percent of federally controlled dollars go to small businesses.
Themes: Small Business, Finance, Entrepreneurs, Service Agencies
Hung Hsin - Registered Nurse, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Hung Hsin, known as Joe, is with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Joe's office is his car and he is dedicated to delivering the best home health care. Visiting Nurse Services is a bridge for transitioning from an acute care hospital to home. Checking IV's, medicine, dosage, proper nutrition and offering compassion, that's what Joe, as well as his colleagues co in the home, in all kinds of weather. Joe is also "heavy" on the personal touch as you'll learn on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Community Programs, Health Care, Service Agencies
Chris Dlugozima - Community Relations Coordinator/Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, Greenpath Debt Solutions
Debt management allows for successfully passing the eight-hour test -- in other words, sleeping through the night. Greenpath, accredited by the National foundation for Credit Counseling, offers down-to-earth credit counseling and debt negotiation. You can listen, get some basic financial tips -- all with no money. Direct negotioation comes with a fee. But Chris Dlugozima, credit counselor with Greenpath, offers potential ways to start sleeping all night on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Fianance, Money Tips, Service Agencies
Louis Kilkenny - COO, Neighborhood Housing Service of New York
A bright light in the dim real estate market is Neighborhood Housing Services of New York. This organization, privately funded, counsels families on how to buy houses and, importantly, how to afford them. While their core demography is middle low-income, their customer education and honesty is available to everyone. For those who qualify, renovation loans, again with counseling, are available. NHSNYC COO Louis Kilkenny provides more value with Judith west on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Housing, Real Estate, Community Programs, Service Agencies
Stacie Wells - Director, Entertainment and Programs, USO Metropolitan New York
The USO is a "home away from home" for our armed forces. The organization is privately funded. Their mission is to impact on the morale of the military and their famililes. No matter your feelings on war, we all feel a debt to our service men and women. Our way to give back is to support the USO. Stacie Wells, an enthusiastic spokesperson for New York's USO, discusses the many programs offered with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Service Agencies
Theresa S. Bischoff - CEO, American Red Cross, Greater New York
Even the Red Cross has gone 21st Century. Yes, the same service organization as always, but now: Disaster Preparation. They're even running full page ads in the large urban newspapers showcasing their backpack or hand held disaster preparation kits. All their other traditional work is still front and center. Watch Theresa Bischoff, CEO of the Greater New York Red Cross, discuss her organization's assistance programs on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Volunteers, Emergency Preparedness, Service Agencies
Manual A. Alvarado - Operation Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Should you refinance your home? Are you elegible for Mortgage Modification? See Manual Alvarado, outreach contact in New York City for the U.S. Department of Housing, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. He highlights information on Freddie and Fanny, how to avoid foreclosures (avoid scam artists) and how to modify your payments if your income has changed. Help is available.
Themes: Housing, Service Agencies
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