Community Tides ~ 9/25

Explore new developments, new paradigms, and the new normal facing Jefferson County, with KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and Siobhan Canty, President & CEO of the Jefferson Community Foundation.

Siobhan Canty and Chris Bricker talk about Jefferson Community Foundation’s new digs, and the generosity of Edensaw Woods for finding them a space. There’s funding for Black Lives Matter East Jefferson County from JCF, and Jefferson County makes local grants with Cares Act money to help with resiliency. Sadly, there’s another youth suicide, and Chris and Siobhan discuss the stress and fear parents have, and the need to reassure our young people that things will get better. There are some valuable resources to share. Chris and Siobhan also share valuable advice and information on places to contact for those experiencing domestic violence during these difficult times. There’s a new network starting for young working people in Jefferson County, called “Placemakers.” And finally, as the rains come, support for our local businesses is important to help them get through the fall and winter seasons.