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By Howard Dvorkin | February 14, 2023
We also honor the trauma therapists who have never stopped caring for our community.
A recent Sun Sentinel features a column from Parkland Cares founder Howard Dvorkin, who offers wise words from just some of the many mental-health providers we fund.
Whether it’s the fifth anniversary or the 10th or 20th, let’s never forget those who can’t forget.
By Sharon Aron Baron, Parkland Talk | April 18, 2021
This week’s Parkland Farmers Market includes Community Awareness and a Business Expo along with delicious foods.
By Brett Shweky, Sun Sentinel | April 2, 2021
Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Parkland Cares has made its mission to provide immediate and long-term funding as well as awareness for mental health counseling for the tragedies’ survivors, their families and the community-at-large.
By Jill Fox, Parkland Talk | March 30, 2021
After a generous $20,000 donation from Spirit Airlines, Parkland Cares is now offering Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students scholarships.
By Caitie Switalski, WLRN 91.3 FM | March 2, 2021
The organization Parkland Cares, founded in the wake of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, awarded $100,000 in grant money recently to local mental health service providers.
By Jill Fox | Sept. 22, 2020
Feb 25, 2020
Co-chairs Debi Weisman and George Temel have more on the fundraiser based off the tragic day two years ago.
By Caitlin Switalski | Feb 14, 2020
Healing is an ongoing process. To understand how this is affecting the MSD community, WLRN spoke with Dr. Jessica J. Ruiz, the Chief Psychologist and Director for Behavioral Health Associates of Broward, the Counseling Centers of Goodman Jewish Family Services.
By Susan Bryant | Feb 7, 2020
George Temel didn’t have a personal connection to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, but that didn’t stop him from creating an annual fundraising event in its wake.
By Jennifer Shapiro-Sacks | Nov 7, 2019
Parkland Cares, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide immediate and long-term funding and awareness for mental health counseling for Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors, their families and the community-at-large is honored to be part of the inaugural event, said Stacey Udine, Parkland Cares executive director.
By Austen Erblat | Aug 20, 2019
A South Florida organization that offers grants for mental health services in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland has awarded over $200,000 and wants to give to more organizations.
Aug 12, 2019
Don Silvestri was a kicker for the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and Buffalo Bills before retiring to South Florida – to work, not retire. Now president of Debt.com, Silvestri is also the treasurer of the NFL Players Association South Florida chapter as well as a founding director of Parkland Cares, which funds mental health counseling in the aftermath of the tragic shootings last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Gina Pfingsten | Aug 11, 2019
The Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Gators have a decades-old rivalry that is a well-known in the state of Florida and throughout college football. The two teams face off for the first time in 6 years on Saturday, August 24. The event is the unofficial kickoff to the college football season, and an excellent place to unite fans on both sides to support a great cause.
Gina Pfingsten | June 3, 2019
Two Parkland women won the prestigious Esther Lowenthal Community Service Award for their effort with the nonprofit Parkland Cares. Stacey Udine and Pam Aks are the Executive Director and Director of Operations, respectively, for Parkland Cares and its mission to support the ongoing needs of mental health in our community.
By Austen Erblat | April 1, 2019
The donation from Broward Health Foundation represents the largest cash donation from a single organization since Parkland Cares was founded days after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman …
Gina Pfingsten | March 7, 2019
As Parkland Cares raises support funds, it regularly donates the funds to area mental health providers so that people directly impacted in our community can visit the providers free of charge.
By Caitie Switalski | Aug 20, 2018
The organization Parkland Cares, founded in the wake of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, awarded its first three grants to local mental health service providers Monday, totaling $75,000.
By Meryl Kornfield | Aug 16, 2018
Three South Florida nonprofits will share a $75,000 grant to help Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, their families and the Parkland community deal with the trauma of the Feb. 14. shooting at the school.
By Caitie Switalski | Apr 30, 2018
Born in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Parkland Cares helps connect people who were affected by the violent incident to long-term counseling resources, both immediately and for the next few decades. It verifies and funds trained trauma therapists and therapy groups for people to get the counseling they need at little to no cost.
By Kevin Kaminski | Mar 30, 2018
Like so many others around the country, Howard Dvorkin watched the events of Feb. 14 unfold with equal parts shock, anger and despair. It wasn’t just that he and wife Gwen had deep roots in Parkland, ones that, for Dvorkin, stretched over some three decades. Or that several equestrians from Marjory Stoneman Douglas rode their horses at his Pine Hollow Farm.