Monday, April 19, 2021
Click here to subscribe 
Click here to learn how to add your post to the Glades Community Updates

The information appearing in this email is for general informational purposes only. Reference to any product, service, event or program is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement by The Glades Initiative.
~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Mon, Apr 19, 6:00 pm - Boot Camp at Glades Pioneer Park, Presented by PBC Parks and Rec
Tue, Apr 20, 9:00 am - PATCH Monthly Meeting: Zoom
Tue, Apr 20, 6:00 pm - Boys Town Common Sense Parenting: Virtual
Tue, Apr 20, 6:00 pm - Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop: Online
Wed, Apr 21, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Wed, Apr 21, 10:00 am - Mentor Training Session by Take Stock in Children PBC: Zoom
Thu, Apr 22, 9:30 am - Caregiving Youth Institute Free Virtual Conference
Thu, Apr 22, 10:00 am - Free Lacrosse Clinic at Glades Pioneer Park, BG
Fri, Apr 23, 1:00 pm - Opioid Series for Physicians and Healthcare Providers, by PBC Medical Society
Sun, Apr 25, 1:00 pm - Free COVID-19 and STD Testing, Presented by Atrinity, BG
Mon, Apr 26, 5:00 pm - 3rd Annual PBC Education Exchange: Zoom
Glades Area
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades Initiative

The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more
Boot Camp at Glades Pioneer Park, Presented by Palm Beach County Parks and Rec

Free community-based physical activity program for the month of April. Fun, energetic class with a combination of short resistance and endurance training bursts, followed by recovery periods to give you the ultimate total body workout. Includes a large variety of upper body, leg strength, and cardio exercises. This class is for all fitness levels. 

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays during the month of April, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715 Belle Glade, FL 33430 (Orange Bowl Field)
CONTACT: For inquiries, please call 561-966-7034 or email mgonzalez@pbcgov.org

Click here to learn more
PATCH Monthly Meeting: Zoom

P.A.T.C.H. (Planned Approach To Community Health) will be held via Zoom. If you serve the Glades, please join and share what and how you are helping during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Click here to learn more (meeting agenda)
Click here to learn more (past minutes)
Boys Town Offers Common Sense Parenting: Virtual

Common Sense Parenting (CSP)® Café’s offer one-hour trainings to parents and caregivers who want to build on their existing skills or learn new ways of dealing with their children’s behaviors. A professional parent trainer presents on the topic. This training topic is: Teaching Your Child Self-Discipline.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop (6-Week Series), by Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network

For adults living with a chronic condition such as heart disease, arthritis, asthma, COPD, emphysema, anxiety, depression, or any other physical or mental condition(s).

WHEN: Tuesdays, April 20, 27 & May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
CONTACT: REGISTER: https://bit.ly/3fsF6YE

Click here to learn more
Mentors Needed to Help Students in Glades Schools, Mentor Training Session by Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children needs at least 30 new mentors in the Glades and Pahokee area to mentor students that are part of our Take Stock in Children Program. Our mentors meet with their students once a week at least three times a month via Zoom, Google Meets, or using our Mentor App. We need community members to support their students at Glades Central, Lake Shore Middle, Glades Academy, and Pahokee Middle and High School. Our mentors are the most important component of our program and through mentoring our students receive a two-year full-tuition scholarship to attend college.

Mentor Training Session
WHEN: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom
CONTACT: If you are interested, please contact, Kimberly Briard, Mentor Coordinator at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org Visit our website www.takestockpalmbeach.org to complete a mentor application.
Caregiving Youth Institute Free Virtual Conference

Attend the Caregiving Youth Institute Free Virtual Conference this Thursday, presented by the American Association of Caregiving Youth. All-day attendance is encouraged, but not required.

WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Free Lacrosse Clinic at Glades Pioneer Park

Creator’s Game with Coach Suds and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation is hosting a lacrosse clinic at Glades Pioneer Park every Saturday morning and Thursday evenings for the rest of the month and May 1st. This clinic is completely free and has a coach to come to teach them the skill and game. The coach will then select participants from the clinic to form two teams to represent the Glades to compete in a tournament completely free.

WHEN: Thursdays & Saturdays, April 22, 24, 29, May 1, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Saturdays); 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Thursdays)
WHERE: Glades Pioneer Park, 866 S.R. 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Gary Blake, GLBlake@pbcgov.org, 561-993-3892

Click here to learn more
PBC Medical Society Presents "Opioid Series for Physicians and Healthcare Providers"

Peter Grinspoon, M.D. is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. He spent two years as an Associate Director of the Massachusetts Physician Health Service helping physicians with addiction and mental health issues. He is the author of the memoir ‘Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction.’ Hear more about his story in this podcast, facilitated by Palm Beach County Medical Society.

WHEN: Friday, April 23, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Free COVID-19 and STD Testing, Presented by Atrinity Point Health Center

Atrinity Point Health Centers will be providing free COVID-19 and STD testing at events for STD Awareness Month.

WHEN: Sunday, April 25, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
3rd Annual PBC Education Exchange, "Mental Health Education During the Pandemic" via Zoom

Boca Raton's Promise, Palm Beach State College, and others present the 3rd Annual PBC Education Exchange, "Mental Health Education During the Pandemic". The presentation is open to the community.

WHEN: Monday, April 26, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

Click here to learn more
Mandating Vaccines in the Workplace

Vanessa Coe, Esq. from the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County will discuss pertinent information about mandating vaccines and returning to the workplace. Bring your questions for discussion.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Farmworker Career Development Program Advisory Board Meeting

The Farmworker Career Development Program would like to invite you to attend their advisory board meeting. You can also attend via webex.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (Or Online)

Click here to learn more
Food Distributions in the Glades

The Glades Initiative Food Distribution Every Wednesday (Open to Everyone)

For the past year and a half, and continuing into the future, The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

----------------------------------------

Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify the information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

CONTACT:  To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here
Habitat for Humanity Now Accepting Applications for Homes to be Built in Belle Glade

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County is now accepting Homeownership applications for Belle Glade and Pahokee. Interested in purchasing an affordable home?

CONTACT: Please visit Habitatpbc.org/housing-help for more information. The deadline to apply is May 17, 2021
Reminder: Homebound Seniors Can Sign Up to Have a COVID-19 Vaccine Come Directly to Them

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced in March a new way for homebound seniors to sign up to have a COVID-19 vaccine come directly to them.

CONTACT: Interested seniors should e-mail HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com with their name and phone number to put in a request.

Click here to learn more
South Bay Head Start/Early Head Start Accepting Applications

South Bay Head Start/Early Head Start is now recruiting children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years old for the 2021-2022 School Year, which will start in August of 2021. 

WHERE: Lutherans Services Florida, South Bay Head Start/Early Head Start, 990 Highway 27 N, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: Margaret Humphrey, Family & Community Engagement Specialist, 561-459-0456, 561-993-9603, 561-993-9600 (Center number)
Do You Know Families Who Need Help Paying for Child Care?

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County is now in open enrollment. We are currently enrolling children in the School Readiness Program. The School Readiness program provides financial assistance to low-income families for early childhood education and child care so families can become financially self-sufficient and their young children can be successful in the future.

Click here to learn more
PediPec Daycare Serves Children with Medical Needs

PediPec is a daycare for children with medical needs. They are located in Royal Palm Beach but serve the Glades area as well, providing transportation to and from the center. It is a service that is completely covered by Medicaid and is of no charge to the families.

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole)
The Friday 5 - News from the PBC School District

Read this week's edition of The Friday 5, news, information, and more from the School District of Palm Beach County.

Click here to learn more
Clerk Alert: Clerk's Office Guardianship Investigations Making a Difference

From the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller of Palm Beach County: "Guardianship has made national headlines in recent weeks, thanks to two movies – one documentary, one fictional – that place court-appointed guardianship squarely in the spotlight ..."

Click here to learn more
The Skidmore Scoop: News from House District 81, April 16, 2021

Get the latest update from Florida House of Representative for District 81 Kelly Skidmore.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 19, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

  • 2 Part-time Instructors - Medical Science Program

Other Areas
Gleaning Event at Boynton Beach/Delray Beach

Come gleaning with us in celebration of Earth Day and National Volunteer Week! We will be gleaning produce in the Boynton Beach/Delray Beach area through our hunger relief partners at CROS Ministries. All of the produce collected will be distributed to our neighbors who need access to fresh, nutritious food.

WHEN: Thursday, April 22 & 24, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Click here to learn more
Senior Bake-Off at the South Florida Fairgrounds

Residents age 60 or older are encouraged to register for the 1st Senior Bake Off which will take place on Friday, May 14 and May 21st, 2021, at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

WHEN: Friday, May 14 & 21, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Florida Fairgrounds-Creation Station (Building 3), 9067 Southern Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - Glades Area
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
Your Health Matters - A Health Literacy Workshop (3-Week Series), by Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network

Attend a free virtual workshop, Your Health Matters: A Health Literacy Workshop Series. The program is for adults and consist of three weekly sessions.

WHEN: Wednesdays, May 5, 12 & 19, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CONTACT: REGISTER: https://bit.ly/3rGfk5z

Click here to learn more
Accessing Census Bureau Data for Rural Communities, U.S. Census Data Summit Series

Designed for the novice data user, the 2021 Data Summit Series will present a high-level overview of several data products and demonstrate how they can be used to assist organizations and businesses identify data-driven solutions to challenges. This summit on "Accessing Census Bureau Data for Rural Communities" is free.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
Glades Seniors: Are you 55 or Older and Interested in Going Back to Work?

The AARP Foundation can help you get back to work if you are at least 55 years old, unemployed, and live in Palm Beach County.

CONTACT: Please call 561-471-9828

Click here to learn more
PBC Library System Celebrates Haitian Heritage Month

From the Palm Beach County Library System: The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to honor Haitian culture, history, and language during Haitian Heritage Month in May, a month that includes the important holiday of Haitian Flag Day on May 18. This year although we are not able to offer the events in person, we invite you to enjoy a wide variety of events accessible online through the Zoom portal. Register and join us for the live events, or view the recordings on our digital activities page.

Click here to learn more
2021-22 School Year Update from PBC Sup't Fennoy

From the Superintendent of Palm Beach County Schools, Dr. Fennoy: "I hope this email finds you and your family doing well, as we approach the final weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. Together, we have conquered challenges and created opportunities since our campuses initially closed on March 13, 2020, and our educators shifted to distance learning ..."

Click here to read more
Operation Green Light Helps Hundreds Settle Debts

From the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller of PBC: During our spring 2021 Operation Green Light event, our ClerkPBC team helped nearly 600 drivers reinstate their driver licenses, and more than 2,000 people save thousands of dollars on collection agency fees.

Click here to learn more
Securing Our Future Initiative's Poverty Essay/Video Competition

The Securing Our Future Initiative has published its first Poverty Essay/Video competition.
The competition is designed for 6th-12th grade students to creatively demonstrate how they
would decrease poverty in Palm Beach County. The written and video content is due May 2nd at midnight.

Click here to learn more
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Applications Accepted Now

From FEMA: "Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020."

Click here to learn more
PBC Animal Care & Control Waives Adoption Fees

Palm Beach County’s Public Safety Department Divisions of Animal Care and Control and Victim Services has partnered together and will be offering free pet adoptions throughout the month of April. This promotion is to raise awareness about sexual assault, the many services available to victims, and the link between animal abuse and intimate partner violence.

Click here to learn more
Community Connect: News from the Office of Community Revitalization of Palm Beach County

The Office of Community Revitalization’ Community Connect is an e-mail communication intended to provide Palm Beach County residents and all interested parties with information regarding grant opportunities, relevant community events, and tools or information that can be used to assist in community revitalization efforts.

Click here to learn more
Chamber Chatter - News from BG Chamber of Commerce

Find out what the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce has been up to by reading their April 2021 newsletter.

Click here to learn more
501c News - News from Nonprofits First, April 9, 2021

Read the latest edition of 501c News from Nonprofits First.

Click here to learn more
The Skidmore Scoop: News from House District 81, April 9, 2021

Get the latest update from Florida House of Representative for District 81 Kelly Skidmore.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, April 12, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Posting Information
Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number, and/or flyer. 

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310.*
 
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org