My Friend Myla discusses her book and services she provides to help children deal with anxiety. She uses her dog during counseling sessions because dogs are a great comfort and help with stress relief." />
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Roseanne Oppmann, My Friend Myla discusses her book and services she provides to help children deal with anxiety. She uses her dog during counseling sessions because dogs are a great comfort and help with stress relief.
Hosted by: Paul LisnekProduced by: Greater Chicago Newsmakers Team
Stephen Schlegel, Union League Boys & Girls Clubs discusses their programs including homework help and summer camps. With over 5,000 chapters, they offer a safe place to be after school and are the only club with a commitment to both community & country.
Mary Santana, The Miracle Center discusses how they use the Arts as a catalyst for personal growth, leadership development, academic advancement and community engagement. This program instills confidence & stimulates social change.
Judy Richman, Les Turner ALS Foundation discusses helping patients improve the quality of life through emotional support, grant programs, equipment needs, counseling & support groups. They are there for patient & family with a multitude of support.
Luke Scriven, The Chicago Lighthouse discusses their new center which aids in independence and quality of life for those with vision loss. Services, community outreach, product evaluation and technology are highlighted.
Leslie Hairston, City of Chicago discusses new developments in the ward including the Obama Presidential Center slated for 2021 which will be an international tourist destination. There is also a new golf course and trauma center planned.
The power of volunteering can be a rewarding experience, and one organization is leading the way to providing invaluable services and experiences for the state.
In this edition of Comcast Newsmakers, Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman talks to us about the importance of volunteering.
According to the International Labor Organization, 27 million people are involved in human trafficking. Laurel Bellows of the American Bar Association's Human Trafficking Task Force addresses this growing trend. To learn more, visit the American Bar Association on the web at www.ambar.org/trafficking
More than 20 million Americans cope with vision loss, and that number is growing due to baby boomers reaching retirement age and beyond and higher survival rates for premature babies, many with multiple disabilities. Paul Schroeder of American Foundation for the Blind discusses efforts to be sure that technology is accessible to this population.
Schroeder stated, "Vision loss...can be very tough and it is difficult for people to adjust to. Most people lose their site... as they are aging."
Visit American Foundation for the Blind at www.AFB.org.