Charities and other things I support
The Bernie House
The Bernie House is a part of the solution to those made homeless due to domestic violence in Maryland. Providing the non-offending parent and children, who would otherwise be homeless, a genuine family environment while they are still receiving counseling and additional human services. The Bernie House complements existing programs to ensure the success of the victims. We allow the time necessary to heal and build confidence for our residents to ensure stability when they transition to permanent housing. Families are accepted through the referral of local domestic violence agencies.
Irina's Crepe Cafe
Irina Graco and Pavel Semenyuk are a mother-son duo with a passion for cooking that started back when they lived in Russia. Crepes are one of their family's culinary traditions. They brought their love for food to the United States 15 years ago and have been experimenting with flavors and ingredients ever since.
This is where I perform book readings. Irina and the staff have been very welcoming and inviting, and I am thankful to have this partnership with them.
BMORE Lifestyle is a daily lifestyle show that keeps viewers informed on the very best that Baltimore, and our surrounding areas, has to offer.
I was featured in November 18th, 2019 episode of Bmore Lifestyle, where I was able to discuss "Tales From An Ex-Husband" and also touch on the fact that male domestic violence victims are not given the same resources that female victims receive. This has been a great experience to get out in front of this issue, and hopefully, inspire hope to others that suffer a similar story.