BIASHELP INC

Address
60 ADAMS AVENUE
HAUPPAUGE, NY 117883604
Contact
Website: http://www.biashelp.org
Phone: +1 (631) 479-6015
Nonprofit
NTEE: R30 - Intergroup, Race Relations
EIN: 11-3387522

Mission

BIASHELP, INC. IS A 501(C)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT AGENCY DEDICATED TO THE PREVENTION OF BIAS CRIMES, HATE-RELATED HARASSMENT, BULLYING, CYBERBULLYING AND DISCRIMINATION. LOCATED ON LONG ISLAND, BIASHELP PROVIDES PROGRAMS AND SERVICES LOCALLY, REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY. BIASHELP CONSIDERS AN ACTION TO BE DISCRIMINATORY WHEN A PERSON OR GROUP IS TARGETED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BECAUSE OF THEIR PERCEIVED DIFFERENCES, INCLUDING RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, GENDER, RELIGION, AGE, DISABILITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.BIASHELP'S PROGRAMS INCLUDE PREVENTION EDUCATION, COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL-BASED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, SUPPORT OF AGGRESSIVE PUBLIC POLICIES THAT ENSURE HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTIONS AND EFFECTIVE MEDIA RESPONSES TO CURRENT SOCIAL ISSUES.
 20142013201220112010
Basic features of the organization
Doing business as nameBIASHELP OF LI
Year of formation1997
Metropolitan statistical area5602
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$17,000.00$17,542.00$11,000.00$25,471.00$10,763.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$17,000.00$20,673.00$33,542.00$25,471.00$10,000.00
Number of employees46689
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers1030301111
Number of highly compensated contractors00   
Personnel
611, Deborah
Title   CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 
Name of key/compensated person   DEBORAH KINZER THRU 611 
Position of compensated person
Current officer   True 
Average hours per week working for org   10.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $5,769.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $1,442.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
611, Gail
Title   CEO/MANAGING DIR [SEE NOTE SCH O] 
Name of key/compensated person   GAIL BAROUH PHD THRU 611 
Position of compensated person
Current officer   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
611, John
Title   BOARD MEMBER/EXEC MANAGING DIR 
Name of key/compensated person   JOHN HAIGNEY MDIV THRU 611 
Position of compensated person
Current officer   True 
Average hours per week working for org   8.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $14,583.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Abelove, Jason
Title   BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person   JASON ABELOVE ESQJASON ABELOVE ESQ
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Ba, Carol
Title  BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  CAROL BURKE BACAROL BURKE BACAROL BURKE BA
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Ba, Matthew
Title  BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  MATTHEW F NAPOLITANO BAMATTHEW F NAPOLITANO BAMATTHEW F NAPOLITANO BA
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Bs, Gary
TitleVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIR
Name of key/compensated personGARY GUMBS BA BSGARY GUMBS BA BSGARY GUMBS BA BSGARY GUMBS BA BSGARY GUMBS BA BS
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Bs, Thomas
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personTHOMAS J FABBRICANTE BSTHOMAS J FABBRICANTE BSTHOMAS J FABBRICANTE BSTHOMAS J FABBRICANTE BSTHOMAS J FABBRICANTE BS
Position of compensated person
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Danko, Evelyn
Title  BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  EVELYN DANKOEVELYN DANKOEVELYN DANKO
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Dimiceli, Thomas
TitleBOARD MEMBER    
Name of key/compensated personTHOMAS DIMICELI    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Fassett, Adrian
TitleBOARD CHAIRBOARD CHAIRBOARD CHAIRBOARD CHAIRBOARD CO-CHAIR
Name of key/compensated personADRIAN FASSETT MAADRIAN FASSETT MAADRIAN FASSETT MAADRIAN FASSETT MAADRIAN FASSETT MA
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Haigney, John
TitleEXEC. MANAGING DIRECTOREXEC. MANAGING DIRECTOREXEC. MANAGING DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJOHN HAIGNEYJOHN HAIGNEYJOHN HAIGNEY  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org10.0010.0010.00  
Reportable compensation from org$17,000.00$17,542.00$22,542.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Jacinto, Ma
Title CFO (THROUGH 3/13)CFODIRECTOR OF FINANCE 
Name of key/compensated person MA JOSEFINA JACINTO MBA CPAMA JOSEFINA JACINTO MBA CPAMA JOSEFINA JACINTO MBA CPA 
Position of compensated person
Current officer TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 5.005.0010.00 
Reportable compensation from org $3,131.00$11,000.00$5,119.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Kinzer, Deborah
Title    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Name of key/compensated person    DEBORAH KINZER
Position of compensated person
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org    10.00
Reportable compensation from org    $10,000.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $1,865.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $14,456.00
Lmsw, Catherine
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personCATHERINE HART LMSWCATHERINE HART LMSW   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Mdiv, John
Title    BOARD CO-CHAIR
Name of key/compensated person    JOHN HAIGNEY MDIV
Position of compensated person
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Mester, Lila
Title BOARD MEMBERSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person LILA MESTERLILA MESTERLILA MESTERLILA MESTER
Position of compensated person
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Ms, Gilliam
Title  BOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  GILLIAM PANTOR-NORMAN BS MSGILLIAM PANTOR-NORMAN BS MSGILLIAM PANTOR-NORMAN BS MS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Ms, Gillian
TitleSECRETARY/TREASURERSECRETARY/TREASURER   
Name of key/compensated personGILLIAN PANTOR-NORMAN BS MSGILLIAN PANTOR-NORMAN BS MS   
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Napolitano, Matthew
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personMATTHEW F NAPOLITANO MAMATTHEW F NAPOLITANO MA   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
O, Gail
Title    CEO/MANAGING DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    GAIL BAROUH PHD SEE NOTE SCH O
Position of compensated person
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org    5.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Wabnik, Debra
TitleBOARD MEMBERBOARD MEMBER   
Name of key/compensated personDEBRA WABNIK ESQDEBRA WABNIK ESQ   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO PREVENT, MONITOR & LESSEN THE EFFECTS OF BIAS CRIMES, HATE-RELATED HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATIONTO PREVENT, MONITOR & LESSEN THE EFFECTS OF BIAS CRIMES, HATE-RELATED HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATIONTO PREVENT, MONITOR & LESSEN THE EFFECTS OF BIAS CRIMES, HATE-RELATED HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATIONTO PREVENT, MONITOR & LESSEN THE EFFECTS OF BIAS CRIMES, HATE-RELATED HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATIONTO PREVENT, MONITOR & LESSEN THE EFFECTS OF BIAS CRIMES, HATE-RELATED HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATION
Program service expenses, total$194,393.00$190,336.00$242,327.00$319,878.00$217,268.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
DCJS GRANT:IN JUNE 2012, BIASHELP WAS FUNDED BY THE NEW YORK STATE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO ASSIST LONG ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA); ASIST IN THE TRAINING OF ANTI-BULLYING COORDINATORS; DEVELOP ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT INCLUDING ANGER MANAGEMENT AND ANTI -VIOLENCE SERVICES TO YOUTH PROVIDERS. BIASHELP CONDUCTED 8 TRAINING SESSIONS REACHING OVER 200 ADULTS. PROGRAMS INCLUDE: HAUPPAUGE SCHOOL DISTRICT, NORTHPORT-EAST NORTHPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NORTHPORT-EAST NORTHPORT LIBRARY, PMYCS, SACHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY, UDALL ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL, WYANDANCH YOUTH SERVICES AND YMCS:BAY SHORE.
Program expenses  $11,583.00  
Program description  DCJS GRANT:IN JUNE 2012, BIASHELP WAS FUNDED BY THE NEW YORK STATE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO ASSIST LONG ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA); ASIST IN THE TRAINING OF ANTI-BULLYING COORDINATORS; DEVELOP ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT INCLUDING ANGER MANAGEMENT AND ANTI -VIOLENCE SERVICES TO YOUTH PROVIDERS. BIASHELP CONDUCTED 8 TRAINING SESSIONS REACHING OVER 200 ADULTS. PROGRAMS INCLUDE: HAUPPAUGE SCHOOL DISTRICT, NORTHPORT-EAST NORTHPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT, NORTHPORT-EAST NORTHPORT LIBRARY, PMYCS, SACHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY, UDALL ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL, WYANDANCH YOUTH SERVICES AND YMCS:BAY SHORE.  
DCJS GRANT:IN JUNE 2014, BIASHELP WAS FUNDED BY THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO ASSIST LONG ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA); ASSIST IN THE TRAINING OF ANTI-BULLYING COORDINATORS; DEVELOP ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT INCLUDING ANGER MANAGEMENT AND ANTI-VIOLENCE SERVICES TO YOUTH PROVIDERS. IN 2014 BIASHELP CONDUCTED 24 TRAINING/ WORKSHOP SESSIONS REACHING 350 COMMUNITY MEMBERS. PROGRAMS INCLUDED: FEDERATION OF ORGANIZATIONS, SUFFOLK COALITION FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN, BAY SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL, MERCY CENTER, GLEN COVE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, MIDDLE COUNTRY PUBLIC LIBRARY, WARD MELVILLE H.S. AND STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY. IN 2014 BIASHELP CONDUCTED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS REACHING 166 YOUTH AND 184 ADULTS IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES. TOPICS INCLUDED BULLYING, TECHNOBULLYING, YOUTH VIOLENCE, STEREOTYPING AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY. AUDIENCE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDED STUDENTS, PARENTS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS, ETC.
Program expenses$9,292.00    
Program descriptionDCJS GRANT:IN JUNE 2014, BIASHELP WAS FUNDED BY THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO ASSIST LONG ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA); ASSIST IN THE TRAINING OF ANTI-BULLYING COORDINATORS; DEVELOP ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT INCLUDING ANGER MANAGEMENT AND ANTI-VIOLENCE SERVICES TO YOUTH PROVIDERS. IN 2014 BIASHELP CONDUCTED 24 TRAINING/ WORKSHOP SESSIONS REACHING 350 COMMUNITY MEMBERS. PROGRAMS INCLUDED: FEDERATION OF ORGANIZATIONS, SUFFOLK COALITION FOR PARENTS & CHILDREN, BAY SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL, MERCY CENTER, GLEN COVE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, MIDDLE COUNTRY PUBLIC LIBRARY, WARD MELVILLE H.S. AND STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY. IN 2014 BIASHELP CONDUCTED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS REACHING 166 YOUTH AND 184 ADULTS IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES. TOPICS INCLUDED BULLYING, TECHNOBULLYING, YOUTH VIOLENCE, STEREOTYPING AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY. AUDIENCE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDED STUDENTS, PARENTS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS, ETC.    
DCJS GRANT:IN JUNE, 2012, BIASHELP WAS FUNDED BY THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO ASSIST LONG ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA); ASSIST IN THE TRAINING OF ANTI-BULLYING COORDINATORS; DEVELOP ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT INCLUDING ANGER MANAGEMENT AND ANTI-VIOLENCE SERVICES TO YOUTH PROVIDERS. IN 2013, BIASHELP CONDUCTED 22 TRAINING SESSIONS REACHING OVER 200 ADULTS. PROGRAMS INCLUDED: BAY SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL, FARMINGDALE COLLEGE, MLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MERCY HOUSE/SAYVILLE, PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, SOUTHOLD ANTI-BIAS TASK FORCE, SACHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY SUFFOLK COUNTY COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WARD MELVILLE H.H., WESTHAMPTON LIBRARY, YMCA/BAYSHORE.
Program expenses $9,098.00   
Program description DCJS GRANT:IN JUNE, 2012, BIASHELP WAS FUNDED BY THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO ASSIST LONG ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (DASA); ASSIST IN THE TRAINING OF ANTI-BULLYING COORDINATORS; DEVELOP ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT INCLUDING ANGER MANAGEMENT AND ANTI-VIOLENCE SERVICES TO YOUTH PROVIDERS. IN 2013, BIASHELP CONDUCTED 22 TRAINING SESSIONS REACHING OVER 200 ADULTS. PROGRAMS INCLUDED: BAY SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL, FARMINGDALE COLLEGE, MLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MERCY HOUSE/SAYVILLE, PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, SOUTHOLD ANTI-BIAS TASK FORCE, SACHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY SUFFOLK COUNTY COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, WARD MELVILLE H.H., WESTHAMPTON LIBRARY, YMCA/BAYSHORE.   
KNAPP SWEEZY:SINCE 2010, THE KNAPP SWEEZY FOUNDATION HAS FUNDED THE "A VOICE" PROJECT (AGAINST VIOLENCE AND OPPRESSION IN COMMUNITIES EVERYWHERE). THE MISSION OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES THAT STRENGTHEN FAMILIES IN ADVERSE SITUATIONS. BIASHELP CREATED AND IMPLIMENTED THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS IN THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD COMMUNITY:THE A VOICE PROJECT FOCUSES ON RACIAL HEALING AMONG VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD COMMUNITY. BIASHELP CONDUCTED ANTI-BIAS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR THE FAMILY VOICES PROGRAM AT THE SAXTON MIDDLE SCHOOL IN PATCHOGUE IN RESPONSE, TO THE NEEDS IDENTIFIED BY COMMUNITY MEMBERS' TOPICS INCLUDED: BULLYING/TECHNOBULLYING, CULTURAL SENSITIVITY, HEALTHY CHOICES AND HATECRIMES. PROVIDED SERVICES TO 12 FAMILIES WITH OVER 50 INDIVIDUALS. THE MISSION OF THE "A VOICE COALITION" IS TO BE A POWERFUL, UNIFIED VOICE AND RESOURCE FOR MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITIES ON LONG ISLAND. IT PROVIDES A FORUM BY WHICH MULTIPLE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS CAN COLLABORATE THROUGH INTERACTION. MEMBERS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND ORGANIZATIONS CAN BRING THEIR ISSUES, STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES TO A NETWORK OF COALITION MEMBERS WHO, IN TURN, CAN ADDRESS THESE ISSUES AS A STRONG UNIFIED FORCE. THERE ARE 10 MEMBERS FROM ALL SECTORS, INCLUDING MEDIA, LAW ENFORCEMENT, TEACHERS, YOUTH GROUPS, CLERGY, NOT-FOR-PROFIT, HEALTH AND PARENTS.
Program expenses  $142,137.00  
Program description  KNAPP SWEEZY:SINCE 2010, THE KNAPP SWEEZY FOUNDATION HAS FUNDED THE "A VOICE" PROJECT (AGAINST VIOLENCE AND OPPRESSION IN COMMUNITIES EVERYWHERE). THE MISSION OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD COMMUNITY SERVICES THAT STRENGTHEN FAMILIES IN ADVERSE SITUATIONS. BIASHELP CREATED AND IMPLIMENTED THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS IN THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD COMMUNITY:THE A VOICE PROJECT FOCUSES ON RACIAL HEALING AMONG VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD COMMUNITY. BIASHELP CONDUCTED ANTI-BIAS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR THE FAMILY VOICES PROGRAM AT THE SAXTON MIDDLE SCHOOL IN PATCHOGUE IN RESPONSE, TO THE NEEDS IDENTIFIED BY COMMUNITY MEMBERS' TOPICS INCLUDED: BULLYING/TECHNOBULLYING, CULTURAL SENSITIVITY, HEALTHY CHOICES AND HATECRIMES. PROVIDED SERVICES TO 12 FAMILIES WITH OVER 50 INDIVIDUALS. THE MISSION OF THE "A VOICE COALITION" IS TO BE A POWERFUL, UNIFIED VOICE AND RESOURCE FOR MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITIES ON LONG ISLAND. IT PROVIDES A FORUM BY WHICH MULTIPLE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS CAN COLLABORATE THROUGH INTERACTION. MEMBERS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND ORGANIZATIONS CAN BRING THEIR ISSUES, STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES TO A NETWORK OF COALITION MEMBERS WHO, IN TURN, CAN ADDRESS THESE ISSUES AS A STRONG UNIFIED FORCE. THERE ARE 10 MEMBERS FROM ALL SECTORS, INCLUDING MEDIA, LAW ENFORCEMENT, TEACHERS, YOUTH GROUPS, CLERGY, NOT-FOR-PROFIT, HEALTH AND PARENTS.  
PROGRAMS FROM 1/2014-12/2014:OLWEUS PROGRAM: FROM JANUARY 2014 THROUGH DECEMBER 2014, BIASHELP CONTINUED PROVIDING CONSULTATION SESSIONS ONCE A MONTH FOR THE OLWEUS COORDINATING COMMITTEES OF PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD H.S. AND THE THREE MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THAT DISTRICT. BIASHELP STAFF ASSISTED THE SCHOOLS' COORDINATING COMMITTEE IN UPDATING ITS EXISTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING THE MANDATES OF THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT. DURING THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2014, THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR PREPARED 72 OLWEUS COORDINATING COMMITTEE NOTEBOOKS FOR UPCOMING TRAININGS FOR THE PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD'S SEVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. PROGRAM DIRECTOR HAS BEEN IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT AND PRINCIPALS.
Program expenses$114,021.00$111,642.00   
Program descriptionPROGRAMS FROM 1/2014-12/2014:OLWEUS PROGRAM: FROM JANUARY 2014 THROUGH DECEMBER 2014, BIASHELP CONTINUED PROVIDING CONSULTATION SESSIONS ONCE A MONTH FOR THE OLWEUS COORDINATING COMMITTEES OF PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD H.S. AND THE THREE MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THAT DISTRICT. BIASHELP STAFF ASSISTED THE SCHOOLS' COORDINATING COMMITTEE IN UPDATING ITS EXISTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING THE MANDATES OF THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT. DURING THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2014, THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR PREPARED 72 OLWEUS COORDINATING COMMITTEE NOTEBOOKS FOR UPCOMING TRAININGS FOR THE PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD'S SEVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. PROGRAM DIRECTOR HAS BEEN IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT AND PRINCIPALS.PROGRAMS FROM 1/2013-5/2013:OLWEUS PROGRAM: FROM JANUARY 2013 THROUGH MAY 2013, BIASHELP CONTINUED PROVIDING CONSULTATION SESSIONS FOR THE OLWEUS COORDINATING COMMITTEES OF PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD H.S. AND THE THREE MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THAT DISTRICT. BIASHELP STAFF ASSISTED THE SCHOOLS' COORDINATING COMMITTEE IN UPDATING ITS EXISTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGARDING THE MANDATES OF THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT. STAFF ALSO ASSISTED IN THE OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM KICKOFF EVENT.BIASHELP PROVIDED ANTI-VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR THE PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, MERCY CENTER MINISTRIES, LAS MADRES LATINA AND SOUTH OCEAN MIDDLE SCHOOL ADDRESSING BULLYING, CYBERBULLYING AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY AND ANTI-VIOLENCE PREVENTION WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS AS WELL AS A LGBT FOCUS GROUP AT THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD H.S. REACHING 128 COMMUNITY MEMBERS.A VOICE PROJECTBIASHELP CONTINUED TO PROVIDE BI-MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS INVOLVING THE FAMILIES OF THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD COMMUNITY. BIASHELP INVITED GUEST SPEAKERS TO ADDRESS DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE AND RACISM AMONG YOUTH. FAMILY VOICES SERVED 11 FAMILIES WITH 25 YOUTH AND 13 ADULTS IN ATTENDANCE. A CHILD CARE PROVIDER FROM HEADSTART IS ON SITE TO SUPERVISE YOUNGER SIBLINGS.THE A VOICE COALITION AND THE COMMUNITY CONNECTOR REPRESENTED THE A VOICE COALITION AT THE PLAY FOR PEACE PLANNING MEETINGS; THE COMMUNITY CONNECTOR REACHED OUT TO THE COMMUNITY TO TAKE PART IN THE FAMILY FUN NIGHT IN PATCHOGUE; AND SHE HAS PARTICIPATED IN WITH THE PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL ACTIVITIES. THE A VOICE COMMUNITY CONNECTOR AND COALITION MEMBERS CONTINUE TO RECRUIT COALITION MEMBERS YEAR-ROUND. BIASHELP STAFF CONTINUE TO UPDATE PATCHOGUE'S COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR ON BIASHELPS WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON VITAL ISSUES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM. COMMUNITY VOICES NEWSLETTER IS PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED TWICE PER YEAR.JUNE 1ST THROUGH DEC, 31, 2013:THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR MET WITH PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD SUPERINTENDENT, MR. M. LOCANTORE ON JUNE 11, 2013 TO DISCUSS DETAILS AND DATES ON TRAINING FOR THE OLWEUS COORDINATING COMMITTEES IN ALL 7 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS; ON JULY 17, 2013 THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR MET WITH ALL PATCHOGUE MEDFORD DISTRICT PRINCIPALS AND PROVIDED AN OVERVIEW OF THE OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM MISSION; BIASHELPS GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT CREATED AND PRINTED 875/12X18 POSTERS TO BE DISPLAYED IN CLASSROOMS, HALLWAYS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES AND AREAS WHERE STUDENTS AND STAFF FREQUENT; BIASHELP STAFF DELIVERED POSTERS TO THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL DISTRICT SCHOOLS; THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR ORDERED OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM PRE-TEST SURVEYS AND TRAINING MATERIALS AND THESE WERE DELIVERED TO THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2013; THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR IS IN COMMUNICATION ON A WEEKLY BASIS WITH DISTRICT PRINCIPALS AND HAS KEPT MR. LOCANTORE UPDATED ON PROGRAM PROGRESS.IN OCTOBER, 2013, 875 STUDENTS IN THE PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TOOK A SURVEY ON BULLYING IN SCHOOL. EVERY SCHOOL DID THE SURVEY THE SAME DAY AND TIME; ALL THE DISTRICT SCHOOLS IN PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD HAVE DISPLAYED THE ANTI-BULLYING POSTERS IN EVERY CLASSROOM, HALLWAYS AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES; ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS SUBMITTED 875 SURVEYS AND RECEIVED THE OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION SURVEY DATA REPORT IN NOVEMBER, 2013.   
RE-ENTRY PROJECT:BIASHELP CONTINUES TO PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS FOR RE-ENTERING EX-OFFENDERS (HIRE) PROGRAM, A PROJECT OF THE LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC. (LIAAC). THE PROJECT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT OF THREE AGENCIES, LIAAC, BIASHELP, INC. AND THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC. (EOC) THAT AIDS CURRENTLY AND FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INFECTED WITH HIV/AIDS OR AT-RISK OF INFECTION AND WHO ARE TRANSITIONING BACK TO NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES FROM FEDERAL OR STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. THE HIRE PROJECT PROVIDES HEALTH, ECONOMIC, AND RECIDIVISM PREVENTION SERVICES TO INCREASE SELF-SUFFICIENCY NOT ONLY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, BUT FOR THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL. BIASHELP PROVIDES PSYCHOSOCIAL (RECIDIVISM PREVENTION) SERVICES THAT INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MENTORSHIP/EDUCATION, ANGER MANAGEMENT, GANG PREVENTION, COPING SKILLS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND MEDIATION AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS TOWARD/AGAINST SUPPORTING THE RETURNING INDIVIDUAL. THROUGH THIS MULTIFACETED PROGRAM, HIRE PROVIDES THE NECESSARY RESOURCES AND TOOLS TO CREATE SELF-SUFFICIENCY, ENSURE HEALTHY OUTCOMES AND SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FOR POST-INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES. IN 2014, THE BIASHELP STAFF MEMBER ENCOUNTERED 221 INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY OR CURRENTLY INCARCERATED, ADMINISTERED 90 RAPID HIV AND 68 RAPID HCV TESTS, PROVIDED 172 REFERRALS, COMPLETED 79 INTAKES INTO THE HIRE CARE COORDINATION PROGRAM AND DISTRIBUTED 2,550 CONDOMS.
Program expenses$53,657.00$52,537.00$66,888.00$319,878.00$217,268.00
Program descriptionRE-ENTRY PROJECT:BIASHELP CONTINUES TO PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS FOR RE-ENTERING EX-OFFENDERS (HIRE) PROGRAM, A PROJECT OF THE LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC. (LIAAC). THE PROJECT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT OF THREE AGENCIES, LIAAC, BIASHELP, INC. AND THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC. (EOC) THAT AIDS CURRENTLY AND FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INFECTED WITH HIV/AIDS OR AT-RISK OF INFECTION AND WHO ARE TRANSITIONING BACK TO NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES FROM FEDERAL OR STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. THE HIRE PROJECT PROVIDES HEALTH, ECONOMIC, AND RECIDIVISM PREVENTION SERVICES TO INCREASE SELF-SUFFICIENCY NOT ONLY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, BUT FOR THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL. BIASHELP PROVIDES PSYCHOSOCIAL (RECIDIVISM PREVENTION) SERVICES THAT INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MENTORSHIP/EDUCATION, ANGER MANAGEMENT, GANG PREVENTION, COPING SKILLS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND MEDIATION AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS TOWARD/AGAINST SUPPORTING THE RETURNING INDIVIDUAL. THROUGH THIS MULTIFACETED PROGRAM, HIRE PROVIDES THE NECESSARY RESOURCES AND TOOLS TO CREATE SELF-SUFFICIENCY, ENSURE HEALTHY OUTCOMES AND SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FOR POST-INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES. IN 2014, THE BIASHELP STAFF MEMBER ENCOUNTERED 221 INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY OR CURRENTLY INCARCERATED, ADMINISTERED 90 RAPID HIV AND 68 RAPID HCV TESTS, PROVIDED 172 REFERRALS, COMPLETED 79 INTAKES INTO THE HIRE CARE COORDINATION PROGRAM AND DISTRIBUTED 2,550 CONDOMS.RE-ENTRY PROJECT:IN 2012, BIASHELP WAS AWARDED A NEW 4 YEAR GRANT HIRE (HEALTH IMPROVEMENT FOR RE-ENTERING EX-OFFENDERS) FROM THE FEDERAL OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH (OMH).BIASHELP CONTINUTED TO PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS FOR RE-ENTERING EX-OFFENDERS (HIRE) PROGRAM, A PROJECT OF THE LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC. (LIAAC). THE PROJECT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT OF THREE AGENCIES, LIAAC, BIASHELP, INC.AND THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC. (EOC) THAT AIDS FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INFECTED WITH HIV/AIDS OR AT RISK OF INFECTION AND WHO ARE RETURNING FROM FEDERAL OR STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES TRANSITION BACK TO LIVING IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY. EX-OFFENDERS ARE FACED WITH MANY OBSTACLES TO REESTABLISHING THEMSELVES PARTICULARLY ON LONG ISLAND. THE HIRE PROJECT PROVIDES HEALTH, ECONOMIC, AND RECIDIVISM PREVENTION SERVICES TO INCREASE SELF-SUFFICIENCY NOT ONLY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, BUT FOR THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL. BIASHELP PROVIDED PSYCHOSOCIAL (RECIDIVISM PREVENTION) SERVICES THAT INCLUDED, BUT WERE NOT LIMITED TO: MENTORSHIP/EDUCATION, ANGER MANAGEMENT, GANG PREVENTION, COPING SKILLS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND MEDIATION AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS TOWARD/AGAINST SUPPORTING THE RETURNING INDIVIDUAL. THROUGH THIS MULTIFACETED PROGRAM, HIRE PROVIDED THE NECESSARY RESOURCES AND TOOLS TO CREATE SELF-SUFFICIENCY, ENSURE HEALTHY OUTCOMES AND SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FOR POST-INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THIS PROGRAM SERVES OVER APPROXMIATELY 100 INDIVIDUALS AND DOES APPROXIMATELY 65 REFERRALS FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES.RE-ENTRY PROJECT:IN 2012, BIASHELP WAS AWARDED A NEW 4 YEAR GRANT HIRE (HEALTH IMPROVEMENT FOR RE-ENTERING EX-OFFENDERS) FROM THE FEDERAL OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH (OMH) BIASHELP CONTINUED TO PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS FOR RE-ENTERING EX-OFFENDERS (HIRE) PROGRAM, A PROJECT OF THE LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC. (LIAAC).THE PROJECT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT OF THREE AGENCIES, LIAAC, BIASHELP, INC.AND THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.(EOC) THAT AIDS FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INFECTED WITH HIV/AIDS OR AT RISK OF INFECTION AND WHO ARE RETURNING FROM FEDERAL OR STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES TRANSITION BACK TO LIVING IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY. EX-OFFENDERS ARE FACED WITH MANY OBSTACLES TO REESTABLISHING THEMSELVES PARTICULARLY ON LONG ISLAND. THE HIRE PROJECT PROVIDES HEALTH, ECONOMIC, AND RECIDIVISM PREVENTION SERVICES TO INCREASE SELF-SUFFICIENCY NOT ONLY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, BUT FOR THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL. BIASHELP PROVIDED PSYCHOSOCIAL (RECIDIVISM PREVENTION) SERVICES THAT INCLUDED, BUT WERE NOT LIMITED TO: MENTORSHIP/EDUCATION, ANGER MANAGEMENT, GANG PREVENTION, COPING SKILLS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND MEDIATION AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS TOWARD/AGAINST SUPPORTING THE RETURNING INDIVIDUAL. THROUGH THIS MULTIFACETED PROGRAM, HIRE PROVIDED THE NECESSARY RESOURCES AND TOOLS TO CREATE SELF-SUFFICIENCY, ENSURE HEALTHY OUTCOMES AND SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FOR POST-INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THIS PROGRAMS SERVES OVER 256 INDIVIDUALS AND DOES APPROXIMATELY 700 HUNDRED REFERRALS FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES.AGAINST VIOLENCE AND OPPRESSION IN COMMUNITIES EVERYWHERE ("A VOICE") - THE A VOICE PROJECT FOCUSES ON RACIAL HEALING AMONG VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD AT FOUR LEVELS: INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AGENCY AND COMMUNITY. IN 2011 THROUGH THE A VOICE PROJECT, BIASHELP CONDUCTED ANTI-BIAS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR THE FAMILY VOICES PROGRAM AT SAXTON MIDDLE SCHOOL. IN RESPONSE, THE NEEDS IDENTIFIED BY COMMUNITY MEMBERS' TOPICS INCLUDED: BULLYING/TECHNOBULLYING, CULTURAL SENSITIVITY, HEALTHY CHOICES AND HATE CRIMES.THE A VOICE COALITION FOSTERS UNITY AND RESPECT AMONG DIVERSE COMMUNITIES. THE COALITION IS MADE UP OF NUMEROUS COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT POSITIVELY AFFECTING COMMUNITIES. THE MISSION IS TO BE A POWERFUL, UNIFIED VOICE AND RESOURCE FOR MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITIES ON LONG ISLAND. IT PROVIDES A FORUM BY WHICH MULTIPLE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS CAN COLLABORATE THROUGH INTERACTION. MEMBERS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND ORGANIZATIONS CAN BRING THEIR ISSUES, STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES TO A NETWORK OF COALITION MEMBERS WHO, IN TURN, CAN ADDRESS THESE ISSUES AS A STRONG UNIFIED FORCE. OLWEUS - IN 2011, THE BIASHELP STAFF WAS CERTIFIED IN THE OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM (OBPP), WHICH IS THE MOST RESEARCHED AND BEST-KNOWN BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM AVAILABLE TODAY AND RECOGNIZED AS A MODEL PROGRAM BY FEDERAL AGENCIES LIKE SAMHSA. OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR SCHOOL SETTINGS AT BOTH THE CLASSROOM, AND INDIVIDUAL LEVELS, AND INCLUDES METHODS TO REACH OUT TO PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY FOR INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT. SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS, AND OTHER STAFF ARE PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR INTRODUCING AND IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAM. THESE EFFORTS ARE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE PEER RELATIONS AND MAKE THE SCHOOL A SAFER AND MORE POSITIVE PLACE FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN AND DEVELOP. RE-ENTRY PROJECT - IN 2011, BIASHELP CONTINUED TO PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS FOR RE-ENTERING EX-OFFENDERS (HIRE) PROGRAM, A PROJECT OF THE LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC. (LIAAC). THE PROJECT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT OF THREE AGENCIES, LIAAC, BIASHELP, INC. AND THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC. (EOC) THAT AIDS FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INFECTED WITH HIV/AIDS OR AT RISK OF INFECTION AND WHO ARE RETURNING FROM FEDERAL OR STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES TRANSITION BACK TO LIVING IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY. EX-OFFENDERS ARE FACED WITH MANY OBSTACLES TO REESTABLISHING THEMSELVES PARTICULARLY ON LONG ISLAND. THE HIRE PROJECT PROVIDES HEALTH, ECONOMIC, AND RECIDIVISM PREVENTION SERVICES TO INCREASE SELF-SUFFICIENCY NOT ONLY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, BUT FOR THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL.BIASHELP PROVIDED PSYCHOSOCIAL (RECIDIVISM PREVENTION) SERVICES THAT INCLUDED, BUT WERE NOT LIMITED TO: MENTORSHIP/EDUCATION, ANGER MANAGEMENT, GANG PREVENTION, COPING SKILLS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND MEDIATION AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS TOWARD/AGAINST SUPPORTING THE RETURNING INDIVIDUAL. THROUGH THIS MULTIFACETED PROGRAM, HIRE PROVIDED THE NECESSARY RESOURCES AND TOOLS TO CREATE SELF-SUFFICIENCY, ENSURE HEALTHY OUTCOMES AND SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FOR POST-INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES. HOTLINE - IN 2011, OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART HOTLINE RECEIVED 105 CALLS FROM VICTIMS, SERVICES PROVIDERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM LONG ISLAND. THE HOTLINE CONTINUES TO SERVE AS A COMMUNITY RESOURCE, OFFERING IMMEDIATE SUPPORT TO VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, DISCRIMINATION AND/OR BIAS CRIMES.EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS - IN 2011, BIASHELP CONDUCTED 200 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS REACHING OVER 4,600 YOUTH AND PROVIDED 43 TRAINING/TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO OVER 1,590 ADULTS IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES. TOPICS INCLUDED BULLYING, TECHNOBULLYING, YOUTH VIOLENCE, STEREOTYPING AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY. AUDIENCES OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS INCLUDED STUDENTS, PARENTS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS, ETC.WEBSITES - OUR WEBSITE (BIASHELP.ORG) OFFERED EXTENSIVE INFORMATION FOR THOSE SEEKING FURTHER GUIDANCE ON PREVENTING AND COPING WITH BIAS, DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE WITH 452,769 HITS TO OUR WEBSITE PAGES IN 2011.IN 2011, BIASHELP'S WEBSITE (STOPTECHNOBULLYING.ORG) PROVIDED INFORMATION AND INSIGHT INTO THE TECHNOBULLYING PHENOMENON AND A MECHANISM TO ACCESS SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF TECHNOBULLYING.ADVOCACY - BIASHELP CONTINUED TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE A VOICE COALITION (AGAINST VIOLENCE AND OPPRESSION IN COMMUNITIES EVERYWHERE), THE INTER-FAITH ANTIBIAS TASK FORCE, THE NORTH FORK DRUG-FREE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE, AND THE COALITION OF NASSAU COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE AGENCIES."A VOICE" (AGAINST VIOLENCE AND OPPRESSION IN COMMUNITIES EVERYWHERE) - THE A VOICE PROJECT FOCUSES ON RACIAL HEALING AMONG VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD AT FOUR LEVELS: INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AGENCY AND COMMUNITY. IN 2010, THROUGH THE A VOICE PROJECT, BIASHELP CONDUCTED ANTI-BIAS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR THE FAMILY VOICES PROGRAM AT SAXTON MIDDLE SCHOOL. IN RESPONSE THE NEEDS IDENTIFIED BY COMMUNITY MEMBERS TOPICS INCLUDED: BULLYING / TECHNOBULLYING, CULTURAL SENSITIVITY, HEALTHY CHOICES AND HATE CRIMES. IN ADDITION BIASHELP CONDUCTED EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND STAFF OF COMMUNITY SERVING ORGANIZATION. LASTLY, THE A VOICE COALITION COORDINATED THE "PATCHOGUE/MEDFORD ROCKS" AND "PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD COMMUNITY EXPO" COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENTS. THESE EVENTS BROUGHT TOGETHER HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE THE RESIDENTS OF PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS. THE PURPOSE OF THESE EVENTS WAS TO BRING CULTURALLY DIVERSE RESIDENTS TOGETHER TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER AND LEARN ABOUT AREA COMMUNITY RESOURCES. THE AVOICE PROJECT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM THE KNAPP SWEZEY FOUNDATION.RE-ENTRY PROJECT - DURING 2010, BIASHELP PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE "HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS FOR REENTERING EX-OFFENDERS (HIRE) PROGRAM", A PROJECT OF THE LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC. (LIAAC). THE PROJECT IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT OF THREE AGENCIES - LIAAC, BIASHELP AND THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK (EOC) THAT AIDES FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INFECTED WITH HIV / AIDS OR AT RISK OF INFECTION AND WHO ARE RETURNING FROM FEDERAL OR STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES TRANSITION BACK TO LIVING IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY. EX-OFFENDERS ARE FACED WITH MANY OBSTACLES TO REESTABLISHING THEMSELVES PARTICULARLY ON LONG ISLAND. THE HIRE PROJECT PROVIDES HEALTH, ECONOMIC, AND RECIDIVISM PREVENTION SERVICES TO INCREASE SELF-SUFFICIENCY NOT ONLY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL BUT FOR THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL. BIASHELP PROVIDED PSYCHOSOCIAL (RECIDIVISM PREVENTION) SERVICES THAT INCLUDED, BUT WERE NOT LIMITED TO: MENTORSHIP/EDUCATION, ANGER MANAGEMENT, GANG PREVENTION, COPINGSKILLS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND MEDIATION AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS TOWARD/AGAINST SUPPORTING THE RETURNING INDIVIDUAL. THROUGH THIS MULTIFACETED PROGRAM HIRE PROVIDED THE NECESSARY RESOURCES AND TOOLS TO CREATE SELFSUFFICIENCY, ENSURE HEALTHY OUTCOMES AND SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FOR POST-INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES.HOTLINE - IN 2010, OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART HOTLINE RECEIVED 182 CALLS FROM VICTIMS, SERVICES PROVIDERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM LONG ISLAND. THE HOTLINE CONTINUES TO SERVE AS A COMMUNITY RESOURCE, OFFERING IMMEDIATE SUPPORT TO VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, DISCRIMINATION AND/OR BIAS CRIMES.EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS - IN 2010, BIASHELP CONDUCTED 304 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, REACHING OVER 6,750 YOUTH, AND PROVIDED 48 TRAINING / TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO OVER 715 ADULTS IN NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES. TOPICS INCLUDED BULLYING, TECHNOBULLYING, YOUTH VIOLENCE, STEREOTYPING AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY. AUDIENCES OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS INCLUDED STUDENTS, PARENTS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS, ETC.WEBSITES - OUR WEBSITE (WWW.BIASHELP.ORG) OFFERED EXTENSIVE INFORMATION FOR THOSE SEEKING FURTHER GUIDANCE ON PREVENTING AND COPING WITH BIAS, DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE WITH 463,153 HITS TO OUR WEBSITE PAGES IN 2010. IN 2010, BIASHELP LAUNCHED A NEW WEBSITE - WWW.STOPTECHNOBULLYING.ORG - TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND INSIGHT INTO THE TECHNO BULLYING PHENOMENON AND A MECHANISM TO ACCESS SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF TECHNO BULLYING. BIASHELP'S WEBSITE, WWW.YOUTHWEBONLINE.ORG, ALLOWS THE COMMUNITY TO REPORT BIAS INCIDENTS OR HATE CRIMES AS WELL AS ACCESS EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION.ADVOCACY - BIASHELP CONTINUED TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE A VOICE COALITION (AGAINST VIOLENCE AND OPPRESSION IN COMMUNITIES EVERYWHERE), THE INTER-FAITH ANTIBIAS TASK FORCE, THE NORTH FORK DRUG-FREE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE, AND THE COALITION OF NASSAU COUNTY YOUTH SERVICE AGENCIES.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$164,166.00$208,059.00$161,082.00$350,572.00$341,835.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$160,887.00$206,663.00$160,014.00$349,318.00$305,427.00
Investment income, current yr$3,279.00$1,281.00$1,068.00$1,254.00$158.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$160,887.00$206,663.00$160,014.00$349,318.00$305,427.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$115.00$0.00$0.00$36,250.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$164,166.00$208,059.00$161,082.00$350,572.00$341,835.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns  $412.00$482.00$97.00
Contributions from related organizations  $40,000.00$83,224.00 
Revenue from gov't grants$21,457.00$20,957.00$6,927.00$129,945.00$189,230.00
Revenue from all other contributions$139,430.00$185,706.00$112,675.00$135,667.00$116,100.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total) $115.00  $36,250.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$3,279.00$1,281.00$1,068.00$1,254.00$158.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$210,683.00$217,932.00$242,327.00$319,878.00$217,268.00
Total functional expenses: program service $194,393.00$190,336.00$242,327.00$319,878.00$217,268.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$16,290.00$27,596.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$505,885.00$543,984.00$551,212.00$665,672.00$606,329.00
Total assets, beginning of year$543,984.00$551,212.00$665,672.00$606,329.00$486,132.00
Total liabilities$22,442.00$19,462.00$16,817.00$50,032.00$21,383.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$19,462.00$16,817.00$50,032.00$21,383.00$25,753.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$448,026.00$489,105.00$534,395.00$615,640.00$584,946.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$35,417.00$35,417.00   
Net assets$483,443.00$524,522.00$534,395.00$615,640.00$584,946.00
Net assets, beginning of year$524,522.00$534,395.00$615,640.00$584,946.00$460,379.00
Other liabilities   $0.00$2.00
Other assets$27,747.00$42,676.00$95,629.00$88,220.00$18,000.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$261,750.00    
Cash: non-interest bearing$207,284.00$240,785.00$160,818.00$205,665.00$274,550.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$240,785.00$160,818.00$205,665.00$274,550.00$378,036.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$46,517.00-$9,873.00-$81,245.00$30,694.00$124,567.00
Advertising (total) $1,090.00  $1,933.00
Savings & temp cash investment$1,000.00$253,683.00$252,480.00$251,411.00$250,158.00
Accounts receivable, net$8,104.00$6,840.00$23,093.00$120,376.00$61,745.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges  $19,192.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$22,442.00$19,462.00$16,817.00$30,032.00$21,381.00
Deferred revenue  $0.00$20,000.00 
Total net assets or fund balances$483,443.00$524,522.00$534,395.00$615,640.00$584,946.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization   $1,876.00$2,875.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members888911
Number of independent voting members488911
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Audited on both consolidated and separate basisTrueTrueTrue  
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2014-01-012013-01-012012-01-012011-01-012010-01-01
Tax year end date2014-12-012013-12-012012-12-012011-12-012010-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2016-01-262014-10-212013-09-262012-11-162011-11-22
IRS schema version2014v5.02013v3.02012v2.12011v1.22010v3.4
Filing identifier201523179349307092201411709349300226201332499349300403201212439349300801201133089349300708
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