An Important Year to Support Carolyn’s House

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the New England Journal of Medicine, the COVID-19 caused a crisis within a crisis.  Domestic violence increased about five times more than the normal incidents, while at the same time, reporting of domestic violence was down about 50%, due to the victims’ inability to safely connect with a service while homebound with their abuser.

Social and economic factors can play a major role in the increase of domestic violence, and closures of schools or childcare facilities increase this even further.

Coincidentally, every year the staff at Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates selects a “charity of the year,” for their “Friday Jean Days,” and last year they voted to have Carolyn’s House from the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier as their 2020 charity of choice.

Carolyn’s house is a supportive housing program for homeless women and children, with the mission of helping women achieve self-sufficiency and the ability to live independently through education, counseling, advocacy, supportive services and housing.

Carolyn’s House opened in 2005, providing 19 apartments with on-site support services, with most of the women and children entering the house having experienced trauma, including domestic violence and/or sexual assault.  Over 500 women and children have found refuge and a path to dignity over the last 15 years at Carolyn’s house, which was named after Community Advocate, Carolyn Van Schaik.

The organization is always in need of support from the community, including cookware, bedding, hygiene items, toilet paper and cleaning supplies.

Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates proudly raised an additional $2,000 through their Jean Day fundraising, in a year that seems to need the support more than ever.

If you are interested in joining EFM&A in supporting Carolyn’s House, please visit ywcaniagarafontier.org.

Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates Welcomes Douglas LaFay

Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates (EFM&A) is pleased to announce the hiring of Douglas LaFay, as a Financial Advisor with their Financial Services division, EMS Wealth Management.

Mr. LaFay joins EFM&A with over 20 years of experience working in the Financial Services and Insurance industry and is Registered and Licensed in Financial Services, as well as Life and Health insurance.

He graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and later completed his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at Canisius College.  After nearly 15 years as a Senior Advisor Consultant and Vice President with a trillion-dollar global investment company consulting with and educating financial advisors with stints in Florida, California, Hong Kong, Singapore, Pennsylvania & New York, Doug has left “the road” and is now applying that experience and expertise to assist clients of all stages of life to achieve their financial & retirement goals with EMS Wealth Management of Clarence, NY.

Born and raised in East Aurora, the LaFay family now resides in nearby Elma, NY. Doug’s wife, Jazmin, is a paralegal in downtown Buffalo, while twin sons, Nicholas and Donald attend Saint Mary’s High School of Lancaster, NY. When away from the office, Doug enjoys local sports and travel with his family.

 

 

Securities and Advisory Services offered by Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor and Member FINRA/ SIPC. 9092 Main Street Clarence NY 14031 716-631-0190.  EMS Group, EMS Wealth Management, Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates, and Cadaret Grant are separate entities.

Joe Floss Named Erie Insurance Company’s 2020 Giving Network Agent of the Year

Clarence, NY – Joe Floss, President of Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates was recently named Erie Insurance Company’s 2020 Giving Network Agent of the Year!  This award is through the Erie Insurance Giving Network, which was established to encourage community building, safety and environmental responsibility.

Floss was awarded this year’s honor because of the many organizations he is involved with or donates to throughout the community.  As this year’s winner, Erie Insurance was granted $3,000 towards a charity of his choice, which was gifted to the SSG William R. Wilson, III Memorial Foundation, a foundation that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth service members and their families.

To learn more, and make a donation to the William R. Wilson, III Memorial Foundation, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about this program, and to view Joe’s heartfelt acceptance speech, please view the video below:

Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates Welcomes Ryan Laird

Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates is pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan Laird as a Business Development Associate.

Ryan joined EFM in early August 2020, and has a degree in history and philosophy from Niagara University. Ryan likes helping and interacting with people and says insurance is an important piece in the puzzle of life.

He resides in Amherst with his Fiancé, Melissa, his Stepson, Brayden, and his dog – Abbey. He also would like to give a shout out to his Mom, Dad and younger brother Ross!

Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates Welcomes Amanda Voit

 

Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates is pleased to announce the hiring of Amanda Voit as a Group Benefits Account Manager. Amanda joined EFM in early August and is certified in Life Insurance and as a Health Insurance Broker.

Amanda enjoys being able to help clients in any way she can. Whether it be something like sending in employee enrollments and terms or speaking to an employee to explain their plan options, they are always grateful and appreciative for the help with anything she can take off their plate.

“Insurance is confusing so it’s nice to be able to relieve some of that stress for people,” says Amanda.

Amanda lives in Niagara Falls, and outside of work, she enjoys fishing and crocheting!

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