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September 4, 2020 36 min
How would you like to enter a field that offers family sustaining jobs? JEVS Human Services offers training programs in the construction field and the jobs there are in demand. I speak with from JEVS I speak with Kristen Rantanen, SVP Communications and Public Affairs, Lead Employment Specialist Tamika Gary and Jabari Adams - Learning Coach.
https://www.jevshumanservices.org/

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Their motto says it all “None of us are home until all of us are home.” On September 16th Project Home’s Largest fundraiser goes virtual. To tell us more I speak with Annette, Jeffrey VP of Development and Communications and Edel Howlin, External Affairs Officer for Project Home.
https://www.projecthome.org/bring-philly-home-2020

Speaking of virtual, B.Phl Innovation Fest sponsored by Independence Blue Cross, kicks off September 15th and this year it brings some of the best and brightest innovators for three days of workshops and talks on everything from tech to the arts to community. You can access the Fest virtually and for free. Independence Blue Cross, Director of Innovation Michelle Histand fills us in.
https://www.bphlfest.com/

The pandemic has created extra challenges for those facing mental health issues and substance use disorder. I speak with John White Jr., President and CEO of The Consortium about how the behavioral health organization is providing low cost and no cost mental health therapy and substance use disorder treatment during the pandemic.
https://consortiuminc.org/

First we check in with in with Candace Upshaw from Fairhill Neighbors Group about their voter registration drive each Saturday in September.
https://www.facebook.com/FairhillNeighbors
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