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Illicit Pain Clinics Are No Longer Operating In Oakland Park

By: Claudia Bailly
Date: April 4, 2011
Good News amidst the Trials at the Center of the Prescription Drug Abuse Battle
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Prescription Drug Abuse and Its Impact on Florida's Workplace

By: Claudia Bailly
Date: March 31, 2011
Current Trends Create Sense of Urgency among Business Owners
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"Power of the Purse" Helps Women Take Charge of Their Finances

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: March 30, 2011
More than 60 of Fort Lauderdale’s most influential women gathered for the first United Way of Broward County’s Women’s Leadership Council “Power of the Purse” Financial Speaker Series.
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FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – (March 10, 2011) – After an extensive planning and writing process, the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) was awarded a substance abuse prevention contract from the local Department of Children and Families (Circuit 17). The programming provided by the $5.2 million contract will span three and a half years. The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse will oversee, administer and manage the funds to be distributed to 12 partner agencies in efforts to reduce alcohol abuse among youth and adults in the community.
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Help Get 5,000 Free Books to Florida Children

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: March 8, 2011
Please help Children’s Week put 5,000 free books into children’s hands in the next two months! Simply by reading free books online at the We Give Books digital library, you can help us give books to children in need throughout the State of Florida.
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JACKSONVILLE, FL (March 3, 2011) Beginning this week in Jacksonville and culminating in early April in Tallahassee, students across the state of Florida will have the chance to learn about the importance of reading and giving. Thanks to an initiative from We Give Books, students will receive a special visit and free books from the ReadMobile, which is bringing school and family reading celebrations to Florida’s communities.
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United Way of Broward County is proud to announce Quettia Isoff as its new AFL/CIO Community Liaison Coordinator.
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Nearly 450 United Way of Broward County supporters and connoisseurs gathered for its exclusive, sold-out “Red & White – Wine and Culinary Delight” event presented by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. and Premier Beverage Company. United Way of Broward County raised nearly $60,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, silent auction proceeds and raffle prizes.
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United Way of Broward County lends a hand to financially unstable families by providing free tax preparation services aboard its Mobile Resource Center. The branded RV, along with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workers, will be touring Broward County February 5 through April 15 in order to reach residents who do not have the ability or means to access accountants nor financial advisors. In addition, Hispanic Unity of Florida will be operating the mobile VITA unit throughout tax season.
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United Way of Broward County Launches Mobile Resource Center

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: January 26, 2011
Today United Way of Broward County unveils its Mobile Resource Center which is an integral part of the Center for Working Families initiative. These Centers are strategically located at the Urban League of Broward County, Hispanic Unity and aboard the United Way’s retrofitted and innovative recreational vehicle dubbed the Mobile Resource Center which has the unique ability to reach pockets of the community where families do not have the time or the means to get to the fixed sites.
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