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Kristen Bracy

Founder/CEO

I Rise promotes economic and social justice for women who have survived violence and exploitation, through creating supportive partnerships and a pathway to financial independence and upward mobility.

Company:  I Rise FL, inc.

Phone: 602-488-1005

Email:  kristen@irisefl.org

Website:   https://www.irisefl.org

Networking Chapter Location: Palm Harbor 

Best way to contact me: Kristen@irisefl.org

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Melissa Ley 

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Our mission is to ease the financial demands placed on educators by providing the much needed resources to help them better serve the needs of ESE students and families in Florida. It is our passion to work with classroom teachers to identify and provide for them what their districts cannot. With our help, and the aid of community donations, educators will be provided with materials and resources to meet the needs of their students.

Company:  Florida's Unique Education Learning Support

Phone: 727-458-0967

Email:  MelissaLey@fuels4teachers.org

Website: https://www.fuels4teachers.org/

Networking Chapter Location: Pinellas Park 

Best way to contact me: Email

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Yvonne Marrone 

Volunteer Recruiter - Lead

To provide the most vulnerable children in Florida with an adult from their community who will be a consistent, positive presence in the child’s life as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes an attorney, child welfare professional and hopefully a community volunteer providing the highest quality community advocacy and legal representation to protect each child’s legal interests. To provide dependency judges with thorough and accurate information regarding the children under the court’s jurisdiction.

Company:  Guardian ad Litem Office - State of Florida

Phone: 813-956-5242

Email:  yvonne.marrone@gal.fl.gov

Website: https://guardianadlitem.org/

Networking Chapter Location: Carrollwood

Best way to contact me: by phone 813-956-5242

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Leah Hall 

Ocala Leader

Our workshops will offer a safe and supportive environment where people can receive essential knowledge and guidance as they embark on one of the most difficult challenges of their lives: divorce. Divorce is a whirlwind, but it doesn’t have to capsize your life! The Second Saturday Divorce workshop is designed to equip you with the legal, financial, and emotional information you need to make the right decision for your marriage and your life.

Company:  Second Saturday

Phone: 717-919-0438

Email:  LeahHall4123@gmail.com

Website:  https://www.secondsaturday.com/locations/ocala/

Best way to contact me: phone or email 

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Robyn Lindsey

President of the Women's Club

Our mission is to connect women volunteers with the organizations and efforts that need them. The GFWC Pasco Juniors is a division of the International General Federation of Women's Clubs. The Pasco Juniors is a civic organization for women committed to promoting volunteerism, improving our community and fostering new friendships. Our group was formed in 2011 as part of The Florida State Federation of Women's Clubs of GFWC Junior Membership. Currently, our club consists of energetic and dynamic women who are all dedicated to making a difference in our local community. Our members work on various outreach projects and fundraisers throughout the year to create a positive impact on the lives of those who live in our community. The GFWC Pasco Juniors hold a regular monthly meeting to discuss upcoming activities on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Lexington Oaks Community Center in Wesley Chapel. Text "Info" to 813-461-3131 to get more information about upcoming events and how you might be able to get involved in the betterment of our community.

Company:  GFWC Pasco Junior Woman's Club (AKA Pasco Juniors)

Phone: (727) 560-7458

Email:  gfwcpascojwc@gmail.com

Website: pascojuniors.com

Facebook: facebook.com/gfwcpascojuniors

Networking Chapter Location: Wesley Chapel, Land O Lakes 

Best way to contact me: by email gfwcpascojwc@gmail.com

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Jenny Goad 

Executive Director

Palm Harbor Cares is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that works to make a direct impact locally through Nonprofits Connect, 100+ Who Care, and Children Who Care programs.

Company:  Palm Harbor Cares

Phone: 540-467-7517

Email: info@palmharborcares.org

Website: https://palmharborcares.org

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1082, Crystal Beach, FL 34681-1082

Networking Chapter Location: Palm Harbor 

Best way to contact Jenny: Email

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Nancy Horbert 

Program Director

Highland Canine Connect is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works with the community to create fulfilling and engaging connections between dogs and people in need. We offer a number of canine related programs throughout the community and hope that with your support, we will be able to expand these programs and offer new ones in the near future!

Company: Highland Canine Connect

Phone:  813-810-9271

Email:  nmbmick@msn.com

Website:  https://highlandcanineconnect.org

Preferred Networking location: Wesley Chapel

Best way to contact us: Email

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Robyn Liska 

Regional Director, West Pasco County

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a part of a global nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Our Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Company:  Habitat for Humanity Pinellas & West Pasco

Phone:   727-536-4755

Email: RLiska@habitatpwp.org

Website:  https://Habitatpwp.org

Mailing Address: 13355 49th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33762

Networking Chapter Location: New Port Richey and Trinity

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Melissa Parks

Director of Development and Marketing

We build strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

Company: Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County

Phone:  813-786-8794

Email:  mparks@habitatpasco.org

Website: www.habitatpasco.org

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