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NY State Budget Analysis with Citizens Budget Commission and Nonprofit Advocacy Forum - Shared screen with gallery view
Matt Saidman - Mutual of America
26:03
Good morning everyone, Matt Saidman from Mutual of America here. We're a retirement plan provider for nonprofits and small businesses. Have a wonderful Friday!
Dr. Barbara Bernstein Mental Health Association of Westchester
27:01
Good morning everyone from Barbara Bernstein, MHA Westchester.
Kathy Halas - Child Care Council of Westchester
29:55
A reminder, please put your questions and comments in the chat - thanks!
Jan Fisher
30:29
After this Tom Gabriel CEO, United way will facilitate the presentation on NPW’s Policy and Advocacy Agenda. We are most appreciative to Tom and United Way!
Henry Wilson
30:45
Good Morning Everyone
Jan Fisher
48:47
Please ask any questions in the chat
Daniel Carinci
51:06
Do you anticipate that the state will reduce its aid to localities payments in direct proportion to the federal aid delivered directly to local governments?
Laura Desmarais
53:31
What do you expect in terms of food insecurity aid programs like HPNAP?
ostmanc
55:04
Is there any plan to expedite value based reimbursement for Medicaid programs in order to maximize the efficiency and impact of Medicaid dollars?
Stephanie Marquesano the harris project
55:31
I know there are many mental health and substance use related non-profits on this zoom. Speaking for my organization, there is much concern about the perceived anticipated revenue generated by the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. While there appears to be a $100 million commitment related to racial inequity around criminalization, there doesn’t appear to be any recognition of the need for $$ for statewide prevention messaging and that costs of care for the uptick in marijuana use disorder and related need for co-occurring disorders treatment may be staggering.
Judith Watson
57:32
Patrick, your presentation was very clear and concise. Can you please speak to the changes in the budget with regard to the 340 B Program
Kate Permut - WWA
58:44
Aside from new usage taxes on mobile sports gaming and marijuana sales, what other new revenue sources are being considered, along the lines of a wealth tax, online sales tax, other new ideas?
Chai Jindasurat (he/him)
01:03:06
Patrick have you heard when the one house budget bill will be coming out?
Stephanie Marquesano the harris project
01:05:33
Thank you for your thoughtful response Patrick!
Chai Jindasurat (he/him)
01:12:49
Haha, that's helpful!
Chai Jindasurat (he/him)
01:12:52
Thank you
Jirandy Martinez, Community Resource Cntr
01:20:56
Thank you so much, Patrick!
Josh Prywes
01:21:07
Great job, Patrick!
Karen C. Erren, Feeding Westchester
01:21:07
Thank you, Patrick!
Kerry Whelan-Megley
01:21:08
Thanks You!! Great presentation!!
clare degnan
01:21:14
Thank you!
Chai Jindasurat (he/him)
01:21:19
Thanks Patrick and NP Westchester!
Kate Permut - WWA
01:21:25
Very informative. Excellent presentation.
Tom Gabriel - United Way
01:21:26
Thank you Patrick!
Anne Ross
01:21:26
Excellent presentation - thanks
Henry Wilson
01:22:43
Thank you Patrick for your time
Jan Fisher
01:30:24
Please ask any questions in the chat
Debbie Anderson
01:38:38
Many avoid shelters due to required shelter contribution opting for unsafe rough living.
Debbie Anderson
01:40:32
Unemployment enhancements is making many ineligible for shelter or forced to pay the county significant payments taking away any saving or ability to save for rental housing.
Donnovan Beckford
01:45:20
For more information on our programs and services, please visit us at https://westcop.org/programs/
Henry Wilson
01:45:42
Great job Jan for putting this together, well done.
Stephanie Marquesano the harris project
01:46:18
Thank you for the shout out Marie. To learn more about the Westchester County Co-Occurring System of Care transformation efforts email me at Stephanie@theharrisproject.org or 914-980-6112
Rachel Halperin
01:51:07
If you are interested in learning about Westchester's Right to Counsel Coalition and how you can help support ensuring low-income tenants have counsel and prevent homelessness, please visit: https://www.wcochomeless.org/news/2020/10/7/support-right-to-counsel-for-low-income-tenants-in-westchester-county#:~:text=A Westchester Right 2 Counsel Coalition has been,effectively reduced the number of people annually evicted.
Stephanie Marquesano the harris project
01:51:07
Great job NPW! Thank you Jan and everyone who put this much needed event together.
HVJC
01:55:53
HVJC also supports a Right to Counsel in Eviction proceedings in Westchester. Please visit https://nykolami.org/right2counsel/ to contact your legislator and find out more about the movement
Josh Prywes
01:56:11
Westchester Children’s Association NYS Budget Recs https://wca4kids.org/download/7318/
Donnovan Beckford
02:02:55
Donnovan Beckford CEO/Executive Director2 Westchester PlazaElmsford, NY 10523dbeckford@westcop.orgOffice (914)592-5600, Ext. 142Direct (914)372-3582Mobile (914)498-0383Website: www.westcop.org 
Jan Fisher
02:03:49
ATER THE PRESENTATION, WE ARE GOING TO “OPEN THE MIKE” TO THE GENERAL AUDIENCE FOR QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS ABOUT THE ISSUES FOR WHICH YOU ARE ADVOCATING. LET ME KNOW IN THE CHAT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK
Kathy Halas - Child Care Council of Westchester
02:04:10
The Child Care Council is eager to help folks working in nonprofits find and pay for child care. Please use our free child care resource and referral services. Email me at kathyh@cccwny.org to find out how we can help you help your staff as well as those your organizations serve.
Dr. Barbara Bernstein Mental Health Association of Westchester
02:08:02
The need for mental health services has been highlighted throughout this discussion. MHA offers a range of clinic, peer support and other services. To connect someone with services please contact us at 914-345-0700, ext. 7350.
Jirandy Martinez, Community Resource Cntr
02:09:50
Empower your immigrant community- join Community Resource Center and allies in our fight to advocate for and empower our people! Visit www.crcny.org or connect with me at jmartinez@crcny.org. To join our Invest in Our New York movement- contact Janet Fry at jrolon@crcny.org
Michael Orth, Westchester County DCMH
02:10:58
Thank you NPW for great forum. Reminder Westchester has an Emotional Wellness Line to support our residents 914-995-1900. We also have 6 organizations providing Crisis Counseling Services through Project HOPE. Look forward to sharing more on how Project Hope can support our residents, communities and staff. thank you Michael Orth, Dept of Community Mental Health
Marie Considine, NAMI Westchester
02:13:30
NAMI Westchester is providing all programs virtually right now, and we have expanded support group offerings. We are taking registrations now for our Family-to-Family program and will be starting a NAMI Basics program for parents of people up to age 22. Call our office/helpline for info or for your org or business to work together on an initiative: (914) 592-5458, www.namiwestchester.org. Thank you Jan, Suzanne, Patrick, Tom et al. ~ Marie Considine
Charlotte Ostman
02:13:52
Fantastic event. Thank you to Patrick and everyone at NPW, especially Jan, for making this happen.
Henry Wilson
02:14:04
Community education and across the board networking will only strengthen us as non profits in empowering our families whatever their situation may be.
Kathy Halas - Child Care Council of Westchester
02:14:30
Thanks to all my colleagues who make Westchester such a great place to be, especially in this time of great challenge
Rich Nightingale, Westhab
02:14:34
Stating the obvious: We have an incredible nonprofit sector in Westchester. The breadth, expertise, and impact of our sector is an essential part of what makes Westchester great. Every NPW member organization fulfills an essential function that adds value and strength to our community. [What I'm trying to say is: I appreciate you all.]
Rich Nightingale, Westhab
02:14:50
Kathy - ditto!
Tom Gabriel - United Way
02:14:54
Ditto what Rich said
Karen C. Erren, Feeding Westchester
02:15:04
Thank you so much, Jan, for this program and for including Feeding Westchester. We ARE stronger together. Thank you, colleagues, for your great work!
Kerry Whelan-Megley
02:15:09
Excellent presentations by all of our colleagues!
Cynthia Knox, CHHOP
02:15:57
Thank you all! Wonderful presentations by all our terrific colleagues.
Joanne Dunn
02:17:04
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Carola Bracco
02:17:15
Neighbors Link supports Right To Counsel - thanks HVJC for your leadership
Jirandy Martinez, Community Resource Cntr
02:19:27
Yes! Thank you HVJC - Jason and Virginia for leading this effort. CRC supports this as well.
Jirandy Martinez, Community Resource Cntr
02:19:32
What an honor and privilege to be a part of this sector with you all. A huge thanks to Nonprofit Westchester- to Jan and Suzanne-for your work and efforts and for this wonderful presentation.
Henry Wilson
02:20:12
visit www.ycopmvny.org to learn more about Y-COP's programs and services
HVJC
02:20:20
To find out more about right to counsel, visit https://nykolami.org/right2counsel/ or email rtcwestchester@gmail.com
Rich Nightingale, Westhab
02:21:34
As we know, COVID didn't create racism & inequality; it shined a light on it to those who chose to be blind to the obvious and exacerbated inequities. Time will tell whether our community is actually going to "build back better" or differently in any way, which starts with making our County less segreated though the development of housing that is affordable in every community. 750 moderate income units were created in 31 non-diverse communities with a lawsuit over our heads, however the need is 80,000+ affordable units including the creation of about 12,000 new units. The lack of affordable housing is also a crisis to our local economy.
Cynthia Knox, CHHOP
02:21:58
Well said, Rich!
Donnovan Beckford
02:24:20
My Colleagues, I wish you a wonderful weekend. I need to leave. See you soon.
Josh Prywes
02:24:51
Yes, the Housing Needs Assessment, Rich. https://homes.westchestergov.com/images/stories/HNA/1125fullrep.pdf
Esmeralda Hoscoy, Catholic Charities
02:25:27
Jan - Thank you for bringing us together to represent and support our neighbors in Westchester. Fue Fantastico!
Jirandy Martinez, Community Resource Cntr
02:26:56
Rich, thank you for being real- always.
Jan Fisher
02:27:00
go to npwestchester.org to sign up next weeks programs - Racial Equity specifically in nonprofit sector and forum with Majority Leader Schumer
Carola Bracco
02:27:05
well said!
Maria Imperial
02:27:07
An important issue we should focus on is the "She-cession" - women, in particularly women of color, are being forced to leave the work force in droves due to loss of jobs and no childcare. WE need more investment in workforce development and childcare...
Kerry Whelan-Megley
02:27:26
Totally Agree, Rich!
jamiejensen
02:27:44
So agree!
Marie Considine, NAMI Westchester
02:28:00
NAMI has put together a COVID vaccine educational Q&A that you're welcome to share with clients (or anyone): https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/NAMI-HelpLine/COVID-19-Information-and-Resources/COVID-19-Resource-and-Information-Guide
Henry Wilson
02:30:20
As we advocate for parents, youth and community. Lets remember we have essential workers working within our own organizations. They remain dedicate and suffer some of the same issues are clients do are experiencing
clare degnan
02:30:34
Thank you everyone for all the support and advocacy you do every day.
Brigitte Griswold
02:30:53
Thanks everyone!
Kathy Halas - Child Care Council of Westchester
02:30:54
Well said, Henry.
Ginny Loughlin
02:31:07
Thanks, all. Great presentations.
Jan Fisher
02:31:12
To NPW’s Amazing membership and board!
Rich Nightingale, Westhab
02:31:13
Thank you all. Great job Jan & Suzanne, Patrick, Tom, and all the speakers!
Kerry Whelan-Megley
02:31:20
Thanks!