Some tragedies never end. Neither should our support.


Hands being held in comfort

Parkland Cares Advisory Board:


  • Gwen and Howard Dvorkin
  • Alissa and Don Silvestri
  • Debi and Andrew Weisman
  • Jill and Gregory Spinder
  • Dr. Randy Heller
  • Dr. Jessica Hanzman
  • Stacey and Michael Udine
  • Alexis Ecoff
  • April Lewis-Parks
  • Marilyn and Michael Moskowitz
  • Lori and Steve Sadaka
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“Our goal is to make it easier for the survivors, their families and the community to easily find the resources needed to piece their lives back together again.”

Don Silvestri, President of Debt.com

Our town has been rocked by a tragedy. But long after the media coverage fades, the wounds will remain.

Parkland Cares has been compiling this list of professional, reputable, and long-term counseling for anyone who needs it. Recovering from such tragedy doesn’t happen in mere days. It can take months and even years.

30 year resident of Parkland and Debt.com Chairman Howard Dvorkin is spearheading this effort. Our website aims to continuously update services and tools for the community and beyond.

If you know of other resources that should be listed here, please contact us at contact@parklandcares.org.

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Donations raised will be used to provide funds and awareness for immediate and long term counseling and support for the victims, families and the community in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, FL. The goal is to fund and promote counseling and support for those affected immediately and long after the initial crisis assistance has dissipated.



If you prefer, you may also send a check donation to:

Parkland Cares
5769 W Sunrise Blvd
Plantation, FL 33313



Parkland Cares is collaborating with the Broward Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit direct support organization.

About Parkland Cares


Days after yet another deadly school shooting, grief counseling was available at the school and at walk-in facilities around Broward County, Florida, but those resources are only temporary. Parkland Cares is designed to be a collaboration of partners striving to bring counseling services and information to communities in one location. With a variety of crisis counseling and intervention services, short and long term therapy, community referrals and more available - the goal of Parkland Cares is to provide a centralized and continuously updated list of all the resources available to those coping with tragedy.

“I’ve been overwhelmed at how many wonderful agencies and people who want to help, but they lack the coordination to convert their best intentions into real benefits for the survivors and community.”

Howard Dvorkin, CPA and chairman of Debt.com

When Howard Dvorkin, a 30-year Parkland resident and chairman of the locally-based business Debt.com, heard about the tragedy that happened only a few miles from his home, he contacted Henderson Behavioral Health immediately for guidance. “We are embarking on a project to not only counsel people in our backyard, but to create a model that can be used again – because unless something radically changes in this country, such a tragedy will happen again,” says Dvorkin.

“Once the police are done investigating, and the media is done reporting, the only professionals left behind are the counselors and those that need the help may not be aware of where to find them” says Debt.com President Don Silvestri, who lives a mile from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “Our goal is to make it easier for the survivors, their families and the community to easily find the resources needed to piece their lives back together again.”

“Debt.com plans to support this collaboration in any way they can,” Dvorkin says. “This means funding a substantial amount to pay for the services required to help victims and their families and using our existing staff to help organize efforts. We plan to fund as much as is needed to make a meaningful and direct impact on the lives of all those affected by this horrific tragedy. In the business world, we strive for best practices and maximum efficiency. I’ve been overwhelmed at how many wonderful agencies and people want to help, and now we want to coordinate the best intentions into real benefits for the survivors and beyond.

Advisory Board


Gwen and Howard Dvorkin

Alissa and Don Silvestri

Debi and Andrew Weisman

Jill and Gregory Spinder

Dr. Randy Heller

Dr. Jessica Hanzman

Stacey and Michael Udine

Alexis Ecoff

April Lewis-Parks

Marilyn and Michael Moskowitz

Lori and Steve Sadaka

Manuel F. Mair

Lauren and John Madden

Denyse and Dr. Craig Hostig

Marta and Neil DuPree

Sammy and Elizabeth Schulman

Andrea Maizes

Alizabeth and Michael Shooster

Olli and Katerina Jokenin

Gary Press

Senator Jeremy Ring

Vicki and George Flyth

Judith Aronson-Ramos, M.D.

Diana and Jon Noble

Pam Aks

Rachel Whipple Blogg

Jana Bradburn

Rabbi Jessica Brockman

Mary Beth Gates

Colin Gates

Taylor Gates

Jeffrey Racenstein

Contact Us


If you know of other resources that should be listed here, please contact us at contact@parklandcares.org.




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