Family Time – Radio Kingston

Family Time is a weekly radio show on Radio Kingston (107.9FM) conceptualized by Executive Director, Michael Berg. The show is live on Tuesdays from 6pm to 6:30pm and covers a different topics each week with hosts from various community agencies and from Family’s program leadership.

Family Time – History of FOW – Episode 1
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Host Michael Berg, Executive Director, discusses the founding history of Family of Woodstock, Inc.

Family Time – Child Care – Episode 2
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Michael Berg, Family’s Executive Director and Kerry Wolfeil, Family’s Team Leader for Child Care Services discuss the vital importance of childcare in our community and economy.

Family Time – Housing – Episode 3
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In this week’s edition of Family Time, hear Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Team Leader for Housing and Case Management, Victoria Read, and the City of Kingston’s Director of Housing Initiatives, Bartek Starodaj discuss the current housing crisis and projects that are in process to help address the issue in Ulster County.

Family Time – Restorative Justice – Episode 4
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, hear Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and Dana Katz, Family’s Program Director of Restorative/Juvenile Justice Services, talk about Restorative Justice.

Family Time – FOW Hotline / Training – Episode 5
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, hear Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and Family’s Team Leader for Training and Hotline Service, Tamara Cooper talk about Family’s extensive training and hotline services.

Family Time – Food Security – Episode 6
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Hear Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and Executive Director of People’s Place, Christine Hein, discuss food security, the tremendous resources available in our area, including the geological ability of the Hudson Valley to grow fresh, varied produce, the viability of organizations that collaborate and share resources, the efforts to provide healthy meals and fresh, local produce that nourish people, rather than just alleviate hunger, and to share in the different ways to prepare food and how we might discover new foods we like.

Family Time – Transitional Living / Midway – Episode 7
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and Family’s Team Leader for Restorative Justice and Transitional Living Programs and Program Director of MidWay, Jennifer Pineda, discuss the MidWay program.

Family Time – Hodge – Episode 8
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and Tina Barrett, Program Director of the Everette Hodge Community Center discuss programming at Hodge, what a typical day is like, the age groups it serves, how Tina became a part of the center and other interesting insights.

Family Time – Youth Prevention Services – Episode 9
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, talks with Jonas Bers, Family’s Program Director of Youth Prevention Services, and Sean Bailey, Family’s Assistant Program Director of Youth Prevention Services, about substance abuse prevention services offered by Family through programs like Teen Intervene.

Family Time – Hispanic Outreach – Episode 10
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Team Leader of Equity and Diversity, Salvador Altamirano-Segura, and Eline Martinez, Director of Client Services for Catholic Charities discuss the Spanish-speaking community, services that are available to them, and the issues they are struggling with.

Family Time – Suicide Prevention – Episode 11
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Tamara Cooper, Family’s Team Leader for Training and Hotline Services, and Joe Liuni, one of the Directors of the Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs, Inc. of Ulster County and the General Manager of Safeshoot discuss suicide prevention and all the resources available in Ulster County.

Family Time – Reentry – Episode 12
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Ulster County Re-Entry Coordinator/Case Manager, John Colon, and Family’s Team Leader of Housing and Case Management Services, Victoria Read, discuss Reentry Services provided by Family, the systems we navigate as a community, and the challenges those who are reentering the community from incarceration face.

Family Time – Domestic Violence / Washbourne – Episode 13
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To kick off domestic violence awareness month, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and Family’s Team Leader of Domestic Violence Services, Karen Storch, discuss the Washbourne House, (Family’s domestic violence shelter), the challenges and rewards in working for Family’s domestic violence programming, what survivors of domestic violence often go through, and how we can help address the growing violence in our communities.

Family Time – DV Non-Res – Episode 14
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Team Leader of Domestic Violence Services, Karen Storch, and Family’s Assistant Program Director of Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services, Brianna Buckley, discuss Family’s Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services and go more in depth into what survivors experience and how to get help and resources, including Supervised Visitation, court advocacy, and more.

Family Time – EVOLVE – Episode 15
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Program Director of EVOLVE, Andrea Rodriguez, and an EVOLVE Facilitator who has been conducting groups in the program for 12 years, Carlos Valencia, discuss Family’s EVOLVE Program.

The mission of Evolve is to provide a program in which individuals examine their violent tendencies and learn alternate, non-abusive ways of expressing their anger and frustration. Each group is led by a male and female facilitator committed to helping individuals resolve this difficult issue which often destroys their home life. The leaders are supportive and knowledgeable and help create a safe place for participants to talk with each other.

Family Time – Community DV Services – Episode 16
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Ulster County’s Assistant District Attorney, James Bryant, and Darlene Higley from the Crime Victim’s Assistance Program (CVAP) discuss what the Ulster County CVAP and District Attorney’s Office provides and the resources available to survivors of domestic violence.

Family Time – Family House – Episode 17
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Team Leader of Adolescent Services, Robert Molina, and Family’s Program Director for Family House, (Family’s emergency shelter for up to 14 runaway and homeless youth (RHY), below 18 years of age (generally 12-17), Kielawan Ahmed, discuss the program, why it was created, and what the typical challenges RHY youth are facing.

Family Time – MidWay I and IIEpisode 18
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Program Director for MidWay and Team Leader for Restorative Justice Services, Jen Pineda, and Family’s Assistant Program Director of MidWay I, MaryJo Martin, discuss the MidWay program.

Family Time – Thanksgiving and Holiday Festivities Episode 19
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This week’s episode of Family Time is all about Family’s Thanksgiving activities and more. Family’s Team Leader for Training and Hotline Services, Tamara Cooper, discusses Family of Woodstock’s Thanksgiving dinners that will be available for pick up or delivery (call 845-679-2485 for more information). Family’s Program Director for Non-Residential Adolescent Services, Tori Barnes, discusses the Adolescent Thanksgiving Dinner (plus a few more insights about the program) that will be held Tuesday, November 22nd at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston from 6:30 to 8pm. Finally, Eric Redd, a musical performer with over 40 years of international experience and a longtime Woodstock resident, is holding a Woodstock Soul Train Dance Party clothing drive for winter clothes December 10th at Colony Woodstock (door at 7pm).

Family Time – Trauma – Episode 20
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Team Leader for Hotline and Training Services, Tamara Cooper, and Family’s Team Leader for Restorative Justice Services and Program Director of MidWay, Jen Pineda, discuss trauma, what it is, what it does to the body and mind, how to recognize it, and some ways to explore and heal trauma.

Family Time – County Initiative to Address Food Security – Episode 21
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and the Deputy Director of the Ulster County Planning Department, Amanda LaValle, discuss an effort in Ulster County to create a collaborative to coordinate food security planning, and develop annual goals that will be used to evaluate any proposals for additional programming.

Family Time – HomeShare WoodstockEpisode 22
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Trainer and Volunteer Exceptional, Susan Goldman, and the Project Director for HomeShare Woodstock, Janice LaMotta, discuss home sharing. The mission of HomeShare Woodstock is to connect homeowners and home seekers to create affordable, satisfying housing opportunities, allowing people to continue to call Woodstock their home while addressing the shortage of affordable housing in our community. This innovative program matches qualified homeowners with additional living space with home seekers looking for safe rental situations in or near the town of Woodstock, Saugerties, Hurley, Phoenicia, Boiceville, or Olivebridge. For further information please contact us at homesharewoodstock@familyofwoodstockinc.org or call 845-679-2485.

Family Time – Family Peer SupportEpisode 23
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Program Director of Adolescent Services and Certified Family Peer Advocate, Tori Barnes, and the Agency’s Family Peer Support Case Manager, Julie Jones, discuss the program, Family Peer Support – a network of parents who become certified by Family’s Together of New York to become a Family Peer Advocate who also have a child with a mental health diagnosis or behavioral health issues. In this way, youth and/or parents may have a better time relating to the advocate because of shared or similar experiences, challenges, concerns, or fears. The program supports the youth and family by monitoring stability, linking the family to community resources and providing advocacy to access needed services.

Family Time – Child Care Part II – Episode 24
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and Family’s Team Leader for Child Care Services, Kerry Wolfeil, discuss how to become a family day care provider, how Family’s Child Care staff can assist with the process, how the program can help people pay for childcare and navigate eligibility requirements, and discuss some new collaborations in Ulster, Columbia and Greene Counties to help address the childcare crisis.

Family Time – Domestic Violence Part II – Episode 25
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Program Director of EVOLVE, Andrea Rodriguez, and Family’s Team Leader for Domestic Violence Services, Karen Storch, discuss the nuances, challenges, and rewards of working with both survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence, and how to hold discussions in a safe and open environment which allows space for change and growth to occur.

Family Time – Mentor Me Episode 26
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and Founder of Mentor Me Ulster County and LMSW, Stephanie Kresser, discuss mentorships. Mentor Me of Ulster County’s mission is to match at-promise youth to inspiring mentors focused on whole person wellness and supportive relationships. They pride themselves in recognizing that every child comes from a unique background and experiences toxic stress and life situations in different ways.  They pay attention to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). To learn more, visit mentormeulster.org

Family Time – Premier Cares – Episode 27
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, Premier Cares’ Executive Director, Gia McCormack, and Family’s Health Home Care Manager, Angely Mendez, discuss additional supports (such as funds to help with rent, utilities, medications, case management and more) provided by Family and the work of Premier Cares, whom Family partners with. The Premier Cares Foundation is the only non-for-profit charity in the Hudson Valley who solely focuses on patients with urologic and digestive diseases. The fund helps financially-challenged urologic and gastrointestinal patients in the Hudson Valley to receive grants for items such as medication/medical equipment not covered by insurance, housing, transportation, utilities or other expenses at their time of need.

Family Time – United Way – Episode 28
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and President and CEO of United Way Ulster County, Inc., Su Marcy, discuss the work of United Way, whose mission is the belief that it is the right of every individual in Ulster County to have programs and services available to help them achieve their greatest potential, and the mutually referring and long-standing relationship between United Way and Family.

Family Time – HomeShare Woodstock Part II – Episode 29
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg and Project Director for HomeShare Woodstock, Janice LaMotta, return to the topic of homesharing. The mission of HomeShare Woodstock is to connect homeowners and home seekers to create affordable, satisfying housing opportunities, allowing people to continue to call Woodstock their home while addressing the shortage of affordable housing in our community. This innovative program matches qualified homeowners with additional living space with home seekers looking for safe rental situations in or near the town of Woodstock, Saugerties, Hurley, Phoenicia, Boiceville, or Olivebridge. For further information please contact us at homesharewoodstock@familyofwoodstockinc.org or call 845-679-2485.

Family Time – Reentry Part II – Episode 30
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and Family’s Ulster County Re-Entry Coordinator/Case Manager, John Colon, discuss Reentry Services provided by Family, the systems we navigate as a community, and the challenges those who are reentering the community from incarceration face.

In 2022, Family’s Reentry Program provided re-entry assistance to 32 individuals determined to be at high-risk by the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services. This program assisted these individuals to return to our community from the prison system. They were provided with the necessary support that enabled them to succeed and contribute in a productive and meaningful manner to society. Outcomes included: 5 individuals gained employment; 1 individual was linked to employment or educational/vocational training; 32 were assisted with housing; 28 participated in substance abuse treatment or self-help support groups; 19 participated in treatment for Mental Health issues; 30 were assisted with entitlements; participated in cognitive behavioral therapy groups; 12 completed the Interactive Journaling program; and 10 started anger management with completing the program.

Family Time – DV Family Court – Episode 31
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In this episode of Family Time, Executive Director, Michael Berg, Family’s Team Leader for Domestic Violence Services, Karen Storch, and Family Court Domestic Violence Advocate, Deborah Ashokeji, discuss Deborah’s role at the Family Court, and what is involved for families and individuals when seeking assistance and support with orders of protection, custody orders, advocacy and other services. The panel also discusses the trauma and barriers experienced both in the relationship and within the legal system, and addresses abuse that goes beyond physical violence, such as stalking, emotional or psychological abuse, or financial abuse.

Family Time – Peter Buffett – Episode 32
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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and musician and philanthropist, Peter Buffett, hold a conversation about music, the NoVo Foundation, the Farm Hub, building community, and more.

Family Time – Peter Buffett – Episode 33

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In this week’s episode of Family Time, Family’s Executive Director, Michael Berg, and musician and philanthropist, Peter Buffett, hold a conversation about music, the NoVo Foundation, the Farm Hub, building community, and more.

Family Time – Frank Falatan – Episode 34

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The guest was Frank Falatan, President of Fala Industries, a manufacturer of highly precise equipment for high production and scientific purposes. He is also developing opportunities for individuals with only limited education to participate in pre-apprenticeship program, leading to apprenticeships in high tech skill development areas which pay a living wage.

Family Time – Bartek Starodaj – Episode 35
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In this episode I discussed Kingston’s new zoning code and more broadly affordable housing issues with Bartek Starodaj, Kingston’s Director of Housing.

Family Time – Tori Barnes – Episode 36
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This week’s show highlighted the adolescent services Family provides to the community and includes discussion of the Family Peer Support program and the GAP and Transitions Mental Health Case Management programs.

Family Time – Kerry Wolfeil – Episode 37
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The show focused on the crisis caused by a lack of childcare programming and Family’s plans to open a daycare center as part of the Golden Hill Housing Project and to work with the NOVO foundation to develop a daycare training facility.

Family Time –Shannon Kelly – Episode 38
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The show focused on homeless and the programs offered by Catholic Charities.

Family Time – Peter Buffet – Episode 39
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We discussed NOVO’s role in the new health facility run by IFH on Pine St. and the building for young adults next to the Boys and Girls Club.

Family Time – Paul Rakov & Danilea Nixon – Episode 40
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Introduced Family’s new leadership team and the direction Family will be going in.

Family Time – Jen Pineda – Episode 41
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Discussed transitional living, MidWay and the needs of youth aging out of Foster Care.

Family Time – HomeShare – Episode 42
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Exciting announcement that our HomeShare program may expand to Kingston. This show included Bartek Starodaj, Director of Housing for the City of Kingston, Janice La Motta, Director of HomeShare Woodstock, and Barbara Hill, a member of the Kingston Housing Committee. We introduced the survey to evaluate whether HomeShare should be introduced in Kingston and more broadly the housing needs in the City.

Family Time – HomeShare – Episode 43
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Kerry Wolfeil, Team Leader, Child Care Connections & Tracy Snyder, Physical Activity & Nutrition Manager
The team discussed various child care assistance programs and resources that are available in the Kingston region. They also spoke about life skills development and how important it is that children are prepared for adult responsibilities.

Family Time – Episode 44 – Domestic Violence Programs
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Karen Storch and Briana Buckley, Domestic Violence Programs
Topic: Discussed programs available to domestic violence survivors and the increased challenge recently of finding appropriate housing. The team also discussed staffing and a request for support.

Family Time – Episode 45 – Kingston Land Bank
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This week, Michael Berg welcomed staff from the Kingston Land Bank to discuss their vision, plans for the region, and challenges that lay ahead.

Family Time – Episode 46 – Saugerties Repair Café
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Jackie Arsenuk and Linda Armour discussed their upcoming Saugerties Repair Café.

Family Time – Episode 47 – Home Share Kingston
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​In this episode Michael Berg discusses the implementation of ​Home Share Kingston with Bartek Starodaj and Janice LaMotta.

Family Time – Episode 48 – Child Care Services
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​In this episode Michael Berg discusses the implementation of ​Home Share Kingston with Bartek Starodaj and Janice LaMotta.