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"Dense Fog Advisory, High Wind Watch" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...High wind watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 10 am EST Sunday. * Dense fog...visibilities dropping to one quarter mile or less. * Dense fog timing...into Sunday morning. * Dense fog impacts...significantly reduced visibilities will make travel difficult. * High winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * High wind timing...strongest winds will likely occur from mid morning Monday into Monday evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Limited visibilities will make travel very difficult. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of 58 mph or higher... may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 10 am EST Sunday. * Winds and seas...east winds 35 to 45 kt with gusts 50 to 55 kt. Seas 7 to 11 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. * Visibility...1 nm or less through early Sunday morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Saturday Jan.21 17,10:36 PM

Brighter Tomorrow's Collaborates With Suffolk County Sheriff's Department to Establish Women's Re-Entry Program

Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., in collaboration with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department has established a Women’s Re-Entry Program. The aforementioned program will provide clients with therapeutic case management and a continuum of counseling services to prepare ...

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Suffolk County, NY - April 21, 2014 - Women are one of the criminal justice system’s fastest growing populations. In the past decade, the number of women incarcerated in the United States prisons grew by 25 percent. Furthermore, the rate of unsuccessful reentry for women is remarkably high due to the fact that women are often overlooked with regard to re-entry programming. To reduce this number and improve the outcomes of women involved in the criminal justice system, Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., in collaboration with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department has established a Women’s Re-Entry Program.

The aforementioned program will provide clients with therapeutic case management and a continuum of counseling services to prepare women to live self-sufficient lives. Services provided through Brighter Tomorrows include; onsite programs at Riverhead Correctional Facility with our Mental Health Counselor, group counseling and case management. Upon release these women can continue to receive services through Brighter Tomorrows including long-term case management, court advocacy (available in Spanish), and individual and/or group counseling. 

Abusive families and relationships are strong themes in the lives of female offenders. It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of female prisoners have experienced some form of abuse, either as children or adults. “If women are to successfully reintegrate back into the community there must be a continuum of care that connects them to the community following their release” stated Dawn Brown Executive Director of Brighter Tomorrows. Among women, the most common pathways to crime are based on survival of abuse and poverty; this makes Brighter Tomorrows services a perfect fit for this population of women.

“I’m pleased to partner with Brighter Tomorrows, Inc. on this exciting initiative.  Women in jail have a unique set of problems and many of them have children, who are greatly affected as well.  Incarceration can be a time of reflection, and the beginning of a new life for those who really want to turn their lives around. We are fortunate to have Brighter Tomorrows working with women in the Riverhead jail and upon their release,” stated Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco.

Brighter Tomorrows is a not for profit domestic violence agency that offers support services for non-residential and residential clients including but not limited to Nassau County, Suffolk County, New York City and surrounding boroughs. Our organization provides a myriad of free services ranging from shelter needs, counseling services, long term transitional housing, bilingual advocacy, support groups, parenting programs and community outreach. Brighter Tomorrows, Inc. believes every individual has the right to live in a safe and nurturing environment that is free from violence.