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Bronx Borough President issues report on housing nonprofit issues

Bronx Times Story By Jason Cohen [originally posted on May 13, 2020] Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a new report outlining the environment the borough’s housing nonprofit organizations are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, titled “Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering amid COVID-19,” aims to identify key issues… Read More »

The Show Must Go On!

Loisaida Inc. Announces Line-Up for its 2020 [Virtual] Loisaida Festival Streaming Live on Sunday, May 24 and Sunday, May 31 Honoring its 30-year tradition, Loisaida Inc. –the oldest Puerto Rican nonprofit organization in the Lower East Side of Manhattan–announced that its annual cultural celebration, the Loisaida Festival, will take place on Memorial Day weekend, with… Read More »

Hispanic Executive: Giamara Rosado

Giamara Rosado Preserves Her Community to See It Prosper Giamara Rosado builds on the legacy of the Bronx thanks in part to her rapidly growing legal team at Acacia Network April 27, 2020 By Courtney Ryan | Hispanic Executive It’s really no wonder that Giamara Rosado has found a home at Acacia Network. After all,… Read More »

Metropolitan Meals Initiative

EAST HARLEM ELECTED OFFICIALS, DEVELOPERS, RESTAURANTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TEAM UP TO PROVIDE MEALS TO NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS/METROPOLITAN EMPLOYEES RESPONDING TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC L+M Development, Jonathan Rose Companies and Acacia Network donate $115,000 to cover costs; Manhattan Borough President Brewer and City Council Member Ayala initiate effort; Union Settlement coordinating participation of 20 local… Read More »

Permanent Supportive Housing by Lorraine Coleman

A Foundation for Wellness and Recovery from Chronic Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEWS SPRING 2020 (VOL. 7 NO. 4) Link: By Lorraine Coleman, Interim Senior VP, Real Estate Management & Tenant Services, Acacia Network Three years ago, Jeannette Lewis and her 16-year-old son spent Christmas in a homeless shelter in… Read More »

Reinvention as Rule of Thumb

Latinx cultural center charts new path forward By Gregg McQueen / The Bronx Free Press When Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered New York businesses to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the edict also shuttered community-based organizations providing essential services throughout the city. Loisaida, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income Latino residents, was no… Read More »

Governor Cuomo Announces $19 Million in Funding to Expand Addiction Services

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the award of three grants, totaling $19 million, to expand addiction services in New York State. The funding will be used to improve integration between primary and behavioral health care, expand and enhance medication-assisted treatment programs, and to expand services for pregnant and postpartum women diagnosed with a substance… Read More »

Helping Puerto Rico

The past few weeks have been overwhelming as Mother Nature demonstrated her indomitable force around the globe.  For so many of our communities, sleepless nights have turned into days of worry and fret. We hope for the safety of all families, friends and colleagues affected by these events.  The human spirit always prevails and people rise up to… Read More »