Street Beat: Homes For The Holidays
This week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter looks at adoption and foster care programs that help find homes for children and animals. First, Cassandra Thomas, a foster home licensing supervisor from Wayne County Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and Heidi Raubenolt, the child welfare director at Judson Center in Redford, explain the need for foster care parents. Then, Jim Berkemeier, the President of Gift of Adoption Michigan chapter, and Erica Foster, one of the board of directors, explain how this charity helps prospective parents fund adoptions. Then, Wilma Abney, Chief Program Officer for Lighthouse of Oakland County, discusses the PATH program that leads families in need from homelessness to home. She’s joined by volunteer Jackie Michaelson who is working on the Adopt a Family program. Finally, Detroit Dog Rescue Executive Director Kristina Milman Rinaldi talks about saving homeless dogs and finding forever families for them.
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Street Beat: Homes For The HolidaysThis week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter looks at adoption and foster care programs that help find homes for children and animals. First, Cassandra Thomas, a foster home licensing supervisor from Wayne County Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and Heidi Raubenolt, the child welfare director at Judson Center in Redford, explain the need for foster care parents. Then, Jim Berkemeier, the President of Gift of Adoption Michigan chapter, and Erica Foster, one of the board of directors, explain how this charity helps prospective parents fund adoptions. Then, Wilma Abney, Chief Program Officer for Lighthouse of Oakland County, discusses the PATH program that leads families in need from homelessness to home. She’s joined by volunteer Jackie Michaelson who is working on the Adopt a Family program. Finally, Detroit Dog Rescue Executive Director Kristina Milman Rinaldi talks about saving homeless dogs and finding forever families for them.
Street Beat: Holiday Health & SafetyThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson learns about holiday health risks and safety concerns and what you can do to avoid them. First, Dr. Earlexia M. Norwood, Service Chief of Family Medicine at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, explains holiday health risks. Then Dr. Catherine Frank, chair of Behavioral Health Services at Henry Ford Health System, shows us how to manage stress and avoid holiday depression. Next, Southfield Chief of Police Eric D. Hawkins tell us how to recognize and stop cybercrimes. Finally, Deputy Police Chief Renee Hall from the Detroit Police Department discusses holiday crime prevention.
Street Beat: Helping Charities Help OthersThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani looks at four charities and finds out how you can help them help others this holiday season. First Chairperson Jean Struckmeyer from Hope Lutheran Church talks about the upcoming Alternative Christmas Fair where you can shop for gifts and help local charities at the same time. Terry Seraceno, Founder of Dr. Paws Inc. discusses her organization and explains how the fair helps them. Then the Empowerment Plan Programs Manager, Matuaka Brown, and seamstress Angel Tyler explain this organization that helps employee Detroit residents and aid the homeless through its products. Next, Michigan Warriors Hockey helps wounded veterans through involvement in sports. Chris Hervey, Chief Administration Officer and US Army Veteran, and Justin Dunn, Vice President of Player Relations, US Air Force Veteran share the details. Finally, the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan provides bedding and furniture to local families in need. Executive Director Robert Boyle explains how your donations help.

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