The Human Services Council of New York (HSC) and theNew York Nonprofit Press host a weekly, hour-long radio series, “Human Services News and Views,” on WWRL (1600 AM) on Sunday, September 15 at 5 pm. Building on the success of HSC’s “Voices of Human Services” series this past summer, the program will continue to explore a wide range of issues and policies that have an impact on human services programs in New York and, ultimately, on the millions of New York residents who rely on these essential
With the New York Nonprofit Press joining HSC to co-present the series, the new format will feature the latest local and national nonprofit news in addition to interviews with leaders and experts in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. The program will be co-hosted by HSC Executive Director Michael Stoller, Deputy Executive Director Allison Sesso, and New York Nonprofit Press Editor Fred Scaglione.
On the September 15th premiere, David Woodlock, President and CEO of the Institute for Community Living (ICL), which assists people with mental and developmental disabilities, will discuss the September “National Recovery Month” initiative and effective treatment for mental illness and substance abuse; and Brett Morash, recently appointed Director of Veterans’ Services at Services for the UnderServed, will discuss the organization’s expanding focus on meeting the particular needs of men and women who have served in our armed forces.
The following week’s program on Sunday, September 22, will highlight the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, which recognize and encourage outstanding management practices. Future programs will focus on such topics as the policy outlook for New York City’s human services programs under the newly elected city leadership; the legacy of the Bloomberg administration; the impact of sequestration cuts on human services in New York; and the status of Sandy recovery one year after the hurricane.
“This radio show helps us reach so many New Yorkers who care about the issues that affect human services programs, the nonprofits that provide them, and the vulnerable people who need them—seniors, children and youth, the unemployed and homeless, people with disabilities and health problems, and so many others who are struggling to overcome challenges,” said Stoller. “We’re delighted that the New York Nonprofit Press, which is New York’s only media outlet focusing exclusively on the nonprofit sector and has long been known for its excellent reporting on human services, is partnering with us to bring critical information and news coverage to WWRL’s listeners.”
“HSC is recognized as a champion of the human services sector, advocating for programs and services that improve the quality of life for diverse New York communities,” said Scaglione.
“This radio program is a natural extension of HSC’s role, and it provides a new forum for the New York Nonprofit Press to fulfill our mission of ‘serving people who serve people.’”
The series will air on WWRL AM 1600 every Sunday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm from September 15 through November 17 and will be streamed online at WWRL1600.com. It will also be available on HSC’s website at www.humanservicescouncil.org, on the New York Nonprofit Press website at www.nynp.biz, and on Facebook and Twitter: @HSC_NY and @NYNP_News.
The Human Services Council of New York, a leading advocate for nonprofits providing human services, works to strengthen the ability of nonprofit agencies to improve the lives of New Yorkers in need. More than 200 nonprofit agencies throughout New York City and State are HSC members.
New York Nonprofit Press, which publishes a monthly hard copy newspaper and a daily NYNP E-Newsletter, is the only media outlet devoted exclusively to the information needs of the greater metropolitan nonprofit human services community. NYNP provides comprehensive news and in-depth analysis on all of the issues and events affecting service providers.