Lt. Col. Carole Voissey of The Salvation Army (Aired on April 29th 2017 and April 30th 2017)

“Soup, Soap, and Salvation” (Aired on April 29 and 30, 2017)
Peekskill Rotarian Lt. Colonel Carole Voisey tells Jonah Triebwasser and Kathy Kruger the story of the Salvation Army, its activities, and her involvement with it, starting with 6 generations in the Church on her father’s side and five on her mother’s. In Peekskill, the Salvation Army runs a soup kitchen, a food pantry, and a children’s after-school homework help program, while different arm of the Salvation Army runs the thrift store selling donated goods whose sales fund residential centers for rehabilitating alcoholics and addicts. Together, the branches of the Salvation Army fulfill a slogan of General William Booth, who founded the Church in 1895: “Soup, Soap, and Salvation. Lt. Colonel Voisey also tells her fascinating personal
story, starting as a Cadet and helping train officers in the Salvation Army in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe, and outlines plans for a “battle of the bells,” which will pit individuals and service organization in raising money at holiday time.
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Peekskill Salvation Army:
Peekskill Rotary
The Salvation Army in the United States
The Salvation Army International

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Community Policing in the Town of Lloyd (Aired on October 8 and 9, 2016)

Community Policing in the Town of Lloyd (Aired on October 8 and 9, 2016)

Jonah Triebwasser and RadioRotary Producer Kathy Kruger interview Police Chief Daniel Waage of the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County about his program of community policing. Community policing is a law-enforcement philosophy that involves the systematic use of community partnerships to address proactively the conditions that give rise to crime, social disorder, or fear of police. Chief Waage has followed this philosophy from the 2012 start of his work in Lloyd, focusing especially on helping children (and their parents) and senior citizens. The Lloyd Police, working on their own time, produce or participate in fundraising events for local needs. Chief Waage has also instituted programs such as Project CARE, which checks daily on the status of enrolled senior citizens. Educational outreach is provided through classes in such topics as active shooter response training and forums and classes dealing with narcotics abuse. Community involvement includes a Lloyd police sergeant who is a member of Highland Rotary.

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Town of Lloyd Police Department

Facebook Page of Lloyd Police

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

 

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October 10, 2016 · Posted in Addiction Recovery, Aging, Domestic Violence, Education, Events  

Rt. 212 Coalition Helps Fight Addiction (Aired on June 18 & 19, 2016)

(l-r) Shayna Micucci, Kasandra Quednau

(l-r) Shayna Micucci, Kasandra Quednau

RadioRotary interviews Shayna Micucci and Kasandra Quednau, founders of the Rt. 212 Coalition, which aids persons and families facing addiction problems. Micucci is a trained addiction specialist and Quednau has personal experience with addiction in the past. The Coalition’s name comes from New York State Route 212, which runs through Ulster Country from Saugerties to Woodstock and beyond. Its mission is to bridge gaps in substance-abuse services by linking resources, providing support, building awareness, and collaborating with other organizations in Ulster County. Micucci and Quednau envision a community free from the stigma associated with addiction, which they work to achieve by supporting accessible substance-abuse prevention, education, and treatment services. The Coalition works with PAARI, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative to provide scholarships that enable addicts to obtain treatment and also provides regular support meetings in Woodstock for those touched by addiction.

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Rt. 212 Coalition Website
Rt. 212 Coalition Facebook
Rt. 212 Coalition Email
Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative

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June 18, 2016 · Posted in Addiction Recovery, Health, Support Groups  

The Road Back from Addiction (Aired on April 23 & 24, 2016)

(l-r) Sarah O'Connell, Steven Pressman, Laurie Quinn, Jonah Triebwasser

(l-r) Sarah O’Connell, Steven Pressman, Laurie Quinn, Jonah Triebwasser

Millbrook Rotary hosted a broadcast of RadioRotary with guests Steve Pressman, Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers, Inc. (MARC) and Laurie Quinn (Philmont Rotary Club), a director of the MARC Foundation. A main problem facing MARC and the entire nation is the heroin and opiate epidemic. Currently in the United States 129 persons each day die from a heroin or opiate overdose. MARC is a residential program that both sends persons with addiction to other appropriate facilities as needed and houses and treats the addicted in several ways—A Crisis Center, three residential treatment centers, and nearly 30 sober housing apartments. Ms. Quinn is trying to help erase the stigma of drug addiction by shining a light on the problem. She tells the story of her son Eric: About a year ago he showed his mother needle tracks on his arms and said he needed help. At that point, despite holding down two jobs, he was using ten bags of heroin daily. Eric was detoxed for four days and then transferred into MARC’s Crisis Center, which found an appropriate long-term residence program for him. When the broadcast was recorded, Eric had been sober for nearly a year.

Learn more:
Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers, Inc.
Symptoms of Heroin Abuse
Treatment for Heroin Abuse
Federal Government Fights Heroin Epidemic

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April 23, 2016 · Posted in Addiction Recovery, Health, Housing Assistance  

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