Debra Germany, founder of Divine Intervention Ministries
March 7, 2017
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Debra Germany, founder of Divine Intervention Ministries (DIM). DIM started in 2002 by using billboards to bring attention to unsolved murders and to find community solutions to crime. It also sought to soothe grieving family members who lost their loved ones to violence. In 2006, the organization changed direction, and focused on restoring the lives of incarcerated adults and at-risk youth by launching the Interceding Making Positive Actions Come Together (IMPACT) program. Ms Germany will discuss this program in depth and share other ways in which this organization helps the Pittsburgh community.
Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.
Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.