Weather Alert(1)!
"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 1014 am EDT Tue Sep 2 2014 ...Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. -- Tuesday Sep.02 14,04:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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

Press Releases

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 ...

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. 

comments powered by Disqus

Join Our Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for a free weekly newsletter covering things to do, hottest local headlines, and everything Long Island! Read more here or enter your email to signup.

   
     Newsletter Archive
Advertisement
Advertise With Us
 
Open Feedback Dialog