U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, recently visited Delray Beach’s Wayside House — a women’s addiction treatment center serving the public since 1974 — and announced $1 million in new federal funding for the facility.
The money will go toward building additions and improvements to accommodate more clients.
“We are so grateful and proud to be recognized at the federal level for the critical role Wayside House plays in the war against addiction,” CEO Lisa McWhorter said. “We are indebted to Rep. Frankel for bringing our work to the attention of Congress.”
The investment is one of 15 local nonprofit projects Frankel submitted through a program that allows members of Congress to secure proceeds for specific initiatives in their regions.
“These funds will go a long way in helping Wayside House continue helping women rebuild their lives,” McWhorter said.
For more information, call 561-278-0055 or visit www.waysidehouse.net.
‘Keeping the Promise’passes $240 million
Steve and Marla Garchik have donated $1 million to “Keeping the Promise — The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.”
The gift brought the total amount of funds raised to more than $240 million. The goal is $250 million.
“From the moment we walked through the doors, we believed you can truly feel this is a community-driven hospital,” Marla Garchik said. “The staff and facilities are a step above.”
The Garchiks, who moved to the area 11 years ago, have made multiple visits to the hospital for their parents’ care.
“Honestly, we feel so lucky to have found this special place of care for our family members,” she said. “We’re grateful to the extraordinary nurses, doctors, the foundation and the community outreach of the hospital. Therefore, our promise is to do everything in our power to support this special place.”
For more information, call 561-955-4142 or visit donate.brrh.com.
Achievement Centers appoints new CEO
The Achievement Centers for Children & Families, of service to the Delray Beach and South County communities since 1969, has appointed Adamma DuCille as its CEO.
Former CEO Stephanie Seibel has moved on to a new role as CEO of the organization’s foundation.
“Adamma and I will work collaboratively to develop and expand our programs,” Seibel said of DuCille, who joins the agency from the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, where she was the director of equity and organizational development.
“Through my new role, I will continue to lead the organization by spearheading long-term funding objectives, impact efforts and growth initiatives,” Seibel said.
For more information call 561-276-4561 or visit www.achievementcentersfl.org.
Jewish collective helps women juggle work, home
The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County has relaunched the Professional Jewish Women’s Collective, a networking initiative dedicated to bringing together women of all ages and backgrounds to nurture each other’s careers.
The PJWC, on hold during the pandemic, provides personal connections, interactive programming and peer support to address the issues that come with balancing work and home. It plans to meet next on May 3.
“The PJWC was born from a shared space where a woman in business, with her own energy, can express her thoughts and ideas openly with a community of women that lift her up to become the best of herself personally and professionally,” PJWC co-chairwoman Jill Poser-Kammet said. “The experience is exhilarating.”
Co-chairwoman Lisa Friedman Clark said, “After moving to Boca in 2020, it became immediately apparent to me that I didn’t have a local network of professional ‘fristers,’ or friends who are sisters.
“Couple that with all the nuances and challenges of starting my third career, a brand-new family business, and you can understand why I jumped at the chance to chair PJWC.” For more information, call 561-852-3128 or visit jewishboca.org/professional-jewish-womens-collective-pjwc.
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