Nonprofit Leaders Inspired, Connected at Tampa Bay Charity Coalition Luncheon

Nonprofit leaders at a bi-monthly Charity Coalition Luncheon on July 27th. Held at the Fort Harrison religious retreat, the Charity Coalition offers representatives of nonprofits the opportunity to meet and work together on similar goals.

Everything that has ever changed the world started with one person. You may think you are just one person, but one person can make a big difference.”

— Raul Arias Perez, human rights advocate

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, July 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Wednesday, July 27th, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization hosted a bi-monthly meeting of the Tampa Bay Charity Coalition in the Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom, downtown Clearwater. Over six dozen Tampa Bay nonprofit representatives networked, learned about one of the charities and heard from Raul Arias Perez on his fight against human trafficking in Mexico.

Nonprofits present included Pinellas Police Athletics League (PAL), youth mentorship program TAG-IN and The Butterfly Effect of Golf. Clemence Chevrot, Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology in Clearwater and event MC, welcomed guests.

“We established the Charity Coalition five years ago to bring nonprofits together and contribute a community-oriented force for good in Tampa Bay,” said Ms. Chevrot. “By survey, we found that people decide to volunteer for or donate to a charity because the cause matters to them or the charity’s event sounded like fun, but most of all, because of the rewarding feeling you get when you help.”

To give an example of this, Ms. Chevrot welcomed Ms. Joanie Sigal, Chairwoman of the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Fashions with Flair Fashion Show. Ms. Sigal is a long-time Clearwater-area volunteer who sits on the boards of several nonprofits, including the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Ms. Sigal spoke about how rewarding it has been to help CCV raise more than $200,000 over the past 15 years to provide underprivileged youth with food and toys.

Mr. Arias shared his story of the national campaign he created to combat human trafficking in Mexico. He knew he had to do something after hearing from parents whose daughter became a human trafficking victim. Since then he has been educating millions on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the Youth for Human Rights program. One result of his campaign was to change the constitution of a Mexican State to allow for greater consideration of human rights.

Arias encouraged the audience to keep moving forward with their missions. He said, “Everything that has ever changed the world started with one person. You may think you are just one person, but one person can make a big difference.”

A speed networking segment followed wherein attendees had one minute to exchange as many business cards as possible. A few guests commented that they made more new contacts in one minute than in a whole week.

The next Charity Coalition function will be its 5th Anniversary Banquet on the 14th of September in the Fort Harrison’s auditorium. To attend or find out more about the Charity Coalition please contact Clemence Chevrot at (727) 467-6860 or Clemence@cos.flag.org.

About the Church of Scientology:

The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. Based on L. Ron Hubbard's words, "A community that pulls together can make a better society for all," the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events. To learn more, visit www.scientology-fso.org.

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GLOBAL ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER HIGHLIGHTED AS A WELL IN UGANDA IS DEDICATED TO DIOCESE OF CLOGHER IN AUGUST 2020

Bishop Lawrence (Larry) Duffy

Launch of Wells of Ireland

Students in Ireland Support Wells of Life

Wells of Life Ireland announced that the Diocese of Clougher will provide a water well in East Africa in 2020

Having worked in Africa myself, I know the immense value placed by people and communities on clean drinking water and its impact on their lives.”

— Bishop Larry Duffy

TATESTOWN DONAGHPATRICK NAVAN, CO. , MEATH, IRELAND, July 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — August 2020 will see the dedication of a water well in Uganda to the Diocese of Clogher through the worldwide work of Wells of Life Ireland, an international organization which strives to bring life-saving water to the people of East Africa. The dedication of the well will create a further bond between the people of the Diocese of Clogher, a place well-known for its commitment to the people of Africa, and the people there. It also stimulates further awareness of the very real need for people locally to help others less fortunate than ourselves. Therefore, members of the public across all the parishes of Clogher diocese are invited to consider participating in the trip to Uganda from 9 to 15 August 2020, during which the dedication of the Clogher well will take place, thus adding to the others that are dedicated to other Irish dioceses there.

Wells of Life, a Christian organization made up of individuals, families, schools, churches and businesses in America and worldwide, is a nonprofit body that fights to provide access to clean, sustainable drinking water to end poverty in rural communities in Uganda. Wells of Life drills wells and teaches communities about sustainable hygiene and water supply. Their focus stems from the desire to improve the quality of life of the people there, one well at a time.

Their mission is to tackle the world-wide crisis of the shortage of clean drinking water in the spirit of Matthew 17:20: If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can move mountains so that people everywhere may joyfully draw water from life-saving wells (cf Isaiah 12:3).

Among the supporters of Wells of Life is Pope Francis, who has had Well No. 133 dedicated to him. At a Vatican conference last November, Pope Francis advocated for global access to clean drinking water when he spoke of the reality that in many parts of the world ‘our brothers and sisters cannot have a dignified life because of the lack of access to clean water.

The inclusion of the Diocese of Clogher in this project adds to the positive track record the diocese has with regard to Africa and to environmental and justice issues. A number of parishes have ongoing fundraising initiatives for various projects in Kitui in Kenya and in Uganda, among other places. The Clogher Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation Group is working hard to increase the awareness of climate change and related justice questions.

A parishioner from Magheracloone in south-Monaghan, Lou Metzger, is an ambassador for Wells of Life. A lecturer in photography in DKIT, Dundalk and a former President of the Carrickmacross Lions Club, Lou is organizing and promoting the trip to Uganda for the dedication of the well to the Diocese of Clogher in August 2020 and he can be contacted on 00 353 42 966 1394 or by email at loumetzger@mac.com. Mr. Metzger is encouraging people from across the diocese to travel to Uganda for the opening, adding that ‘bringing supplies to the schools and orphanages would be a life-changing experience, in addition to being at the opening of this wonderful well that will change the life of a village forever and save many children's lives.'

Bishop Larry Duffy added his support to the initiative and welcomed the fact that the diocese was being included among the wells saying, “The people of this diocese have a long history of generosity and solidarity with the people of Africa and several of our parishes fund various projects in Uganda already. Having worked in Africa myself, I know the immense value placed by people and communities on clean drinking water and its impact on their lives. I am happy that the Diocese of Clogher is being included in the work and mission of Wells of Life in Uganda and I wish Lou and all of the team every blessing in their life-giving work.”

For further information on Wells of Life, visit https://wellsoflife.org/

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Notes for Editors
1. Bishop Larry Duffy is the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clogher. He was ordained bishop on 10 February 2019. 2. The Diocese of Clogher encompasses all of Co Monaghan, most of Fermanagh and portions of Tyrone, Donegal, Louth and Cavan. It has a Catholic population of 88,000, across 37 parishes, which are served by 58 priests and 1 deacon. There are 85 churches

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Watchdog: Multi-Million Fines Insufficient to Curb Abuse in For-Profit Behavioral Health Industry

Media reports on the UHS payment said the company “has been dogged by the DOJ investigation into false claims allegedly submitted by its behavioral health facilities.”

Media reports on the UHS payment said the company “has been dogged by the DOJ investigation into false claims allegedly submitted by its behavioral health facilities.”

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

Since 2015, CCHR has exposed alleged abuses in for-profit hospitals accused of abusing involuntarily commitment to detain patients for their insurance.

Patient abuses in the psychiatric industry require much stronger penalties than a few million dollars in fines. Increased safeguards should include jail penalties, where criminal violations found.”

— Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Universal Health Services (UHS), which owns a chain of for-profit psychiatric facilities in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, has agreed to pay $127 million to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) civil probe into alleged fraud. The settlement is subject to approval. [1] But Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog, says the proposed settlement is insufficient to send an adequate warning to other for-profit behavioral facilities accused of patient abuse and healthcare fraud.

Media reports on the UHS payment said the company “has been dogged by the DOJ investigation into false claims allegedly submitted by its behavioral health facilities.”

For decades CCHR has investigated allegations of abuse and potential fraud in for-profit psychiatric facilities. Since 2015, over 18,000 official complaints have been filed with Federal and State authorities and legislators. A CCHR International report on the issue published in December 2018 highlighted how behavioral companies get billions of dollars in Medicaid and Medicare rebates, yet the “return” appears to be more patient abuse.

CCHR says allegations of sexual abuse of patients in the for-profit behavioral hospital industry are rife. Last year, UHS closed its Timberlawn psychiatric hospital in Texas in the wake of allegations that a 13-year-old girl was raped at the facility. [2]

Sequel Youth and Family Services is a privately-owned company that and operates in about 20 states.

Other allegations about Sequel facilities include:

• May 2019: Utah’s Department of Human Services threatened the license of a Sequel-owned facility over "understaffing” that had “negatively impacted the program's ability to address violence and sexual misconduct within the program.” In response, Sequel announced that it is closing the facility. [3]

• 2018: In Iowa, a youth advocacy group from Washington State stopped sending children to Sequel’s Clarienda Academy after concerns were raised about the use of restraints. [4]

• August 2017: A 37-year-old staff Clarienda staffer was accused of forcible sodomy and lascivious conduct with a minor. [5]

• 2016: A 40-year-old night staff member at Clarienda was arrested and charged with three felony sex charges regarding a 17-year-old student. The staffer pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and was sentenced to ten years’ probation. [6]

• July 2017: Police arrested a youth counselor with Sequel TSI of Madison, Alabama, on charges that she engaged in sex with a student under 19 years of age. She was indicted in September 2018 for sex acts involving multiple students under the age of 19. [7]

• January 2018: A 38-year-old staffer at Northern Illinois Academy was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault on an adolescent, over whom he held a position of trust or authority. The staffer pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. [8]

• August 2018: A Lakeside Academy in Kansas staffer was arrested on three counts of unlawful sexual relations involving a juvenile. [9]

• 2012: A Sequel staffer from Red Rock Canyon School (RRCS) in St. George, Utah was arrested and charged with sexually abusing three male students. [10] The staffer pleaded guilty to felony forcible sexual abuse and was sentenced to 210 days in jail and 36 months supervised probation. [11]

Recent controversy over RRCS led to Sequel’s decision to close the facility. On April 28, 2019, a two-hour riot erupted at the facility, with police, medical and SWAT forced to respond. 25 students were injured, of which five were transported to the hospital for more serious treatment, including one student who required staples to close a gash on the back of his head. [12]

CCHR says it is placing attention on Florida, where Sequel owns 10 facilities, and, in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas, offers “Foster homes” to provide services for children with severe mental health disorders/behavioral problems. [13]

Since 2015, CCHR International and its Florida Chapter have investigated and exposed alleged abuses in for-profit behavioral hospitals that have been accused of abusing the state’s Baker Act to involuntarily commit patients and detained them for their insurance.

UHS has some 16 behavioral facilities in Florida and closed its National Deaf Academy in 2014 following scrutiny of abuses reported to police, including three alleging sexual abuse. [14]

Jan Eastgate, the group’s international president, said: “Patient abuses in the psychiatric-behavioral industry require much stronger penalties than a few million dollars in fines where systemic patient abuse and/or fraud are established. Increased safeguards should include jail penalties, where criminal violations found.”

CCHR says West Palm Beach County, Florida State Attorney Dave Aronberg’s comments last year mirrors their concerns: “This is an entire industry that's been corrupted by easy money. Unscrupulous actors have taken advantage of well-intended federal law and a lack of any good law at the state level, to profit off people at the lowest stages of their lives.” [15]

CCHR calls for anyone whose mother, wife, sister or father, brother, son, child or friend has been killed or damaged by psychiatric “treatment” to fill out this form. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org or call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.

Complete documentation of all statements can be found here: https://www.cchrflorida.org/multi-million-files-insufficient-to-curb-abuse-in-for-profit-behavioral-health-industry/

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White House Doctor Partners With Local Doctors, Business and Community Leaders to Help Veterans and the Homeless

While House Doctor For 20 Years

Dr. Cadrin Gill

“Rescue Rodney”

Dr Antoine Chevalier a White House Doctor since 2001 has partnered with Rodney Brown and Dr. Cadrin Gill in efforts to connect homeless housing and healthcare

“ I am very honored to be a part of this collaboration. I believe that working together we will be able to have a major impact on the Veteran and homeless situation in L.A"”

— Dr. Antoine Chevalier

LOS ANGELES, CALIIFORNIA, USA, July 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr Antoine Chevalier has been a functional medicine practitioner at the White House since 2001 and has partnered with Rodney Brown, CEO of New Life Global Development Corporation and Dr. Cadrin Gill Founder of the VERNBRO Medical Center in efforts to connect homeless housing and healthcare, "PROJECT NEW LIFE" will house homeless populations and provide access to healthcare at the current VERNBRO Medical Center located at 231 W. Vernon, Los Angeles CA. Others participating in the project will be Dr. Joseph Pearson MD, who has established several medical clinics in LA, Dr. Robert Jamison PHD.working in the field of Integrative medicine. Woody Anderson and Ben Casewell of Catholic Health LLC a Medical marketing firm based in Los Angeles CA.
Christopher P. Epsha, Attorney at Law and John Brown, Developer, Senior Advisor. Riddell Mackey COO for Dr. Antoine Chevalier.

The Medical facility will be newly renovated, Energy efficient upgrades including solar panels installations. The facility will focus on the following services Affordable and homeless housing development, Single Family to Multifamily housing, Primary Healthcare. Specialized Care. Nexgen MedicineWellness Wholeness Programs. Mental Healthcare. Drug and Alcohol addiction treatment & Counseling. PTSD, TBI, Depression therapy. Veterans quality primary care. Suicidal ideation, Addictions, Depression,Traumatic Brain Injury Concussion, Chronic pain and Headache. Dr Chevalier will conduct research study using the Functional MRI, under the supervision of Dr Gill and the other doctors and partners. The homeless and Veterans will also have access to Job training and employment. Entrepreneur training & Business Development. The project is scheduled to launch Sept. 7, 2019.

Approximately 50,000 people are experiencing homelessness in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The vast majority of them live unsheltered on the streets. According to city officials and nonprofit leaders, there's a growing frustration among L.A. residents who — despite the city's big new investments in housing and services — continue to confront L.A.'s homeless crisis in their daily lives.
  

the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). It is estimated that about 30 out of every 100 (or 30%) of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime. According to recent statistics, 18 to 22 veterans die by suicide every day due to severe depression, chronic anxiety, sexual or other trauma, serious substance abuse and many other PTSD-related afflictions. Nonetheless, only 30 to 40% of veterans and military personnel diagnosed with severe mental or emotional distress seek professional help. Much of this has to do with the costliness of traditional therapy and the lack of access to military or civilian mental health providers. Over 540,000 Veterans Have Been Diagnosed With PTSD
Dr Chevalier has been treating Veterans for Post-traumatic stress disorder commonly referred to as (PTSD), resulting in very significant results that are proven with scientific documentation.
Dr. Antoine Chevalier has been published multiple times in international peer reviewed scientific journals.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih..gov/pmc/articles/PMC5002218/
According to Dr. Chevalier “ I am very honored to be a part of this collaboration. I believe that working together we will be able to have a major impact on the Veteran and homeless situation in L.A. There is no reason that anyone should have to suffer with PTSD”.
The following is a video of an interview of Dr. Chevalier and a veteran who was treated for PTSD.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1wxnQ0xf3Rw

COO Ridell Mackey states, “ We feel that it is extremely important partnership and together we can touch and change the lives of thousands both Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually.”

Mr. Rodney Brown also know as “Rescue Rodney” Community Ambassador for the American Red Cross. Mr. Brown is currently CEO of New Life Global Development Mr. Brown has experience in real estate acquisitions, construction, preservation, leasing and adding value to existing portfolios.
As former Chief Engineer of 8484 Wilshire Blvd (FLYNT PUBLICATIONS), 8500 WILSHIRE BLVD, (NK Beverly Hills), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) OCH engineering department and residential property management experience from Chicago`s Lakeshore Drive, over 23 years in the real estate and asset management industry with a strong background in property inspections, management and building operations. With training with SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON in ENERGY EFFICIENCY & Renewable Energy, Mainstream Engineering 608 EPA Universal, California Solar initiative. Conducted Solar PV installations.
Transforming existing buildings GREEN and energy efficient, SCE

Dr. Cadrin Gill, MD is a family medicine doctor in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including California Hospital Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center-Long Beach. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French.

Dr. Chevalier and Dr. Gill believe that working together through this collaboration to treat the veterans as well as the homeless will work on their self esteem as well as teach them skills to help them return to mainstream America and become positive and productive members of their communities.

Dr. Chevalier has been a featured speaker at many conferences as well as speaking at Harvard, Nasdaq, Mercedes Benz, Executive Office Building of the President of the United States of America.
Dr. Antoine Chevalier was nominated as Global Change Maker of the year by the Grandson of Gandhi. He is being endorsed and supported by his peers including but not limited to one of the top neurosurgical specialist in the world, Dr Atsuhisa Nakano MD, Ph.D who has performed more than 5000 brain surgeries at 100% success rate, including more than 300 extreme cases without any complications which include more than 32 hours of surgical time per case.
Dr. Chevalier recently received the World Civility Award from Change Nations.
Dr. Chevalier has also received an endorsed from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ytZNjs-FXaw,
He has also gained the support and endorsement of world famous Celebrities like Richard Dreyfuss
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=paKd_NEOfzo
For more information about Dr. Antoine Chevalier and his work go to:
www.time2heal.com
www.DrAnntoineChevalier.com
For more information about Rodney Brown and his organization go to:
www.newlifeglobaldevelopment.net  

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Veteran Treated For PTSD


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