About Us

“I realized I could not sit idle knowing I had the ability and tools to help. As a father as well as a corporate leader, I knew that we must all come together and support the victims of this horrible tragedy. I want to make it easier for the survivors, their families, and the community to find the resources needed to piece their lives back together again.”

Howard Dvorkin, CPA and chairman of Debt.com

Howard Dvorkin launched Parkland Cares the day after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. As a 30-year Parkland resident who lives only a few miles from the school, Dvorkin personally funded Parkland Cares’ operating expenses. As chairman of Debt.com, he and his employees – many of whom live in, or close, to Parkland – have made Parkland Cares their designated charity. Dvorkin says, “The world has no shortage of tragedy, but I believe we owe it to our communities and ourselves to help our neighbors who are suffering. Parkland Cares is our way of doing that.”

OUR MISSION

Founded in honor of all those impacted by the Parkland, FL tragedy of 2018, Parkland Cares provides funding and awareness for trauma care and mental health services by awarding grants to local non-profit agencies who provide counseling for those in the South Florida community affected by trauma.

OUR HISTORY

Parkland Cares was founded days after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th. 2018. It began offering help to the MSD students, teachers, staff and the local communities to find the mental health counseling they would need to recover from the trauma of that day. Since then, Parkland Cares has awarded $800,000 to local mental health agencies that dedicated resources and created special programs to help members of the MSD community get back on their feet.

From the recognition of our successes helping families in the Parkland area, many in the community began asking if Parkland Cares could do the same for all South Floridians. While our mission has expanded, our name remains the same, to honor those whose recovery should motivate others to say: I can heal, too.

Contact Us

Please contact us at contact@parklandcares.org.