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‘We’re Going To Need Resources’: Parkland Cares Awards First Grants For Mental Health

By Caitie Switalski   |   Aug 20, 2018

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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.

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Mental Health Counseling Centers Get Private Grant After Parkland Shooting

By Meryl Kornfield   |   Aug 16, 2018

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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.

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How A New Organization Is Connecting Parkland Shooting Survivors To The Right Therapists

By Caitie Switalski   |   Apr 30, 2018

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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.

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The Executive Team at, Led by Howard Dvorkin, Launches a Crisis-Counseling Initiative for MSD Survivors

By Kevin Kaminski   |   Mar 30, 2018

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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.

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No Obstacle Too Big

Parkland Cares sponsors Soldier Rush obstacle course to raise money for Parkland mental health

Soldier Rush and Parkland Cares want you to run an obstacle course or sponsor a wall.

Soldier Rush is a military-style obstacle course race that raises money for South Florida charities including U.S. Veterans and first responders in the community. The 5k trail features over 50 obstacles such as climbing walls to challenge the mental and physical strength of participants. Now in its fourth year, Solider Rush organizers have partnered with Parkland Cares, a Broward-based nonprofit that helps the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community find personalized support to cope and overcome the tragic events of February 14, 2018.

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Private Screening for Parkland: Inside Building 12

Parkland: Inside Building 12 documentary

Media, community leaders and Parkland survivors are invited to a free screening about the Parkland tragedy

DAVIE, FL – Eight months after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn has finished his searing film about the tragedy.

Minn will be at the Paragon Ridge Theater on Friday, Oct. 12, for a private screening of Parkland: Inside Building 12 – open only to South Florida media, community leaders and the MSD community. Paragon Theaters are donating all of their ticket proceeds of the week-long run to Parkland Cares, a local non-profit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for mental health and trauma counseling.

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Parkland Cares Awards $75,000 in Grant Money to Help Fund Local Trauma Counseling

Three non-profit mental health agencies receive awards to help fund treatment efforts in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In keeping with their mission to fund local resources that help community members cope with the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland Cares has awarded their first series of grants to three non-profit mental health agencies. On August 20, Parkland Cares Founder Howard Dvorkin, CPA presented $75,000 to representatives from Behavioral Health Associates of Broward, Children’s Bereavement Center, and Henderson Behavioral Health.

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Jason Taylor, StevenDouglas, and Parkland Cares Team Up to Tackle Crisis Counseling

Howard Dvorkin at Parkland Cares Event

PARKLAND, Fla., April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — One of the biggest names in the NFL has joined some of the biggest names in South Florida’s business community to raise money for Parkland Cares.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Jason Taylor has declared his support for Parkland Cares, the charity that seeks to provide long-term mental health counseling for the families and victims of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Parkland Cares will also create a model program that can be used nationwide.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After yet another deadly school shooting, grief counseling is available at both at the school and at walk-in facilities around Broward County, FL – but sadly, those efforts are a patchwork. They vary in expertise, duration and effectiveness and there’s no way to tell the difference.

That’s why organizations and businesses are partnering with South Florida’s mental health providers to form The project will be a conduit connecting crisis counseling to students and families affected by the murder of 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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