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Received Topy Award from Group Supporting Domestic Violence Cases
Lenny Torpey I recently received the 2023 Legal Advocate of the Year Award from Theresa’s Fund, which oversees DomesticShelters.org.
Torpy is a protection attorney for Serene Harbor, a Palm Bay-based organization that provides shelter and other services to women who are victims of domestic violence.
A former state attorney’s office, Torpy was honored in the category of organizations with budgets between $500,000 and $2 million.
“I am humbled to accept this award alongside so many worthy people and organizations who are doing great work for survivors of domestic violence and their families,” said Topy.
Theresa’s Fund is an Arizona-based 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization started in 1992 by . Preston V. McMurray Jr.
Focused on changing the landscape of domestic violence services. In 2014, we developed DomesticShelters.org as a way to extend our reach to people and institutions across the United States and Canada.
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DomesticShelters.org is the first online and mobile searchable database of programs and shelters in the U.S. and Canada and a leading source of tools and information to help those experiencing and working to eradicate domestic violence. .
It is also the host of the Purple Ribbon Awards, the first comprehensive awards program that honors the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, programs, shelters, survivors and members of community support systems.
To contact Serene Harbor, call 321-726-8282.
Shepard Named President of One Senior Place Greater Orlando Chapter
Brevard-based One Senior Place, a marketplace for senior resources in Central Florida, recently Chris Shepard As the new director of the Greater Orlando branch in Altamonte Springs.
A former Volunteer Services Manager and creator of senior enrichment programs, he will oversee the day-to-day operations and business development of One Senior Place in his new role.
With a long background in geriatric services, Shepard oversees on-site professionals who provide 30-minute free consultations to seniors and their families. This process helps the client navigate the maze of advanced resources and evaluate options.
A resident of Mount Dora, Shepard also coordinates and hosts a number of informational and educational seminars held monthly in Altamonte Springs.
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Backed by a background in teaching and counseling, Shepard brings to the job many skills in strategic partnerships and creative program development for older adults.
He holds a BA from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama and an MA from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
“Chris has been a player in the senior services industry for over a decade and has an unwavering commitment to helping seniors. Don Kramer, CEO and Founder of One Senior Place. “He is very skilled at building and maintaining partnerships through working with non-profits and seniors-focused businesses. I have no doubt it will help improve the immersion experience.”
To learn about the dozens of events One Senior Place hosts each year, call 321-751-6771.
One Senior Place is a marketplace for resources and a provider of information, advice, care and onsite services for seniors and their families.
For more information on One Senior Place, please visit www.OneSeniorPlace.com.
Raymond James financial planner Thompson joins Forbes list
certified financial planner Mark G. ThompsonManaging Director of Investments, Thompson Wealth Management of Raymond James, 709 S. Harbor City Blvd., Suite 510, is one of Raymond James’ affiliated advisors and was named a 2023 Forbes: Best Wealth Advisor in the State. selected for the list. “
It’s the sixth year in a row he’s been on the Forbes list, recognizing national, regional and independent advisors. The list was released in April.
Joining Raymond James in 1995, Thompson has over 37 years of experience in the financial services industry and is the founder of Thompson Wealth Management.
His team of eight professionals includes financial advisors and certified financial planners.
A certified financial planner Angelo Odd and Alex ThompsonThe three Client Service Associates are Jenny Madden, Stephanie Odd and Anne WhelanMadden is a Certified Asset Management Specialist. Practice Marketing Associates are Stacey Thompson and Mackenzie Hennis.
Our team works closely with our clients to help them achieve financial independence through expert advice, personalized planning, sound risk management and concierge level service.
Thompson and his team also specialize in helping business owners with exit planning strategies.
For more information about Thompson Wealth Management, please visit www.TWMRJ.com or call 321-253–7980.
Back to Work 50+ Job and Resource Fair is May 24th
CareerSource Brevard will host a Back to Work 50+ Job and Resource Fair on May 24th from 10am to 1pm at the Tony Rosa Community Center, Port Malabar Blvd.1502. NE, Palm Bay.
The event is free to attend and aims to connect job seekers over the age of 50 with employment opportunities.
Employers from multiple industries share information about open jobs and point to career resources and services available to local community-based organizations.
Attendees will have the opportunity to enhance their professional brand by enhancing their LinkedIn social media profiles and receiving professional headshots complimented by CareerSource Brevard.
For ten years, the AARP Foundation has worked with CareerSource Brevard through the Foundation’s Back to Work 50+ program. It provides professional career support for older workers.
The Back to Work 50+ program, offered at CareerSource Brevard’s Titusville, Rockledge and Palm Bay career centers, provides the skills you need to compete for quality work in today’s ever-changing job market. And confidence is designed to build this talent.
“For many seniors living on low incomes, the ever-changing job market can be difficult to keep up with. Emily Allen, Senior Vice President, AARP Foundation Programs. “The AARP Foundation is proud to work with organizations that are helping older adults build the skills and confidence to bounce back from unexpected career changes. It’s designed to help more people navigate today’s job market.”
Job seekers can visit https://careersourcebrevard.com/event/back-to-work-50-senior-job-fair-2/ for a full list of participating employers and organizations. , can access RSVP.
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