Monday, August 10, 2020
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~~~ This Week ~~~ 
  
Monday-Friday  8:00 am      Free Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, C.L. Brumback at Lakeside Medical
Mon & Wed  10:00 am          Webinar: Free Memory Screenings
Monday-Friday 11:00 am     FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open (For children), Read post below for locations
Tue, Aug 11  9:00 am            Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, Pahokee Center
Tue, Aug 11 & 14  10:00 am   School Feeding Sites Open (For children), Read post below for locations
Wed, Aug 12  9:30 am           Food Distribution(For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, Aug 12  10:00 am         Webinar: Human Trafficking Coalition Meeting
Wed, Aug 12  3:00 pm           Webinar: Glades STAR System of Care Meeting
Wed, Aug 12  6:00 pm           Zoom: Wednesday Conversations with League of Women
Wed, Aug 12  6:00 pm           Webinar: 2020 PBC OEBO Youth Entrepreneurship Forum
Thu, Aug 13  12:00 pm          Webinar: Glades Virtual Mentor Orientation
Thu, Aug 13  2:00 pm            Webinar: English Exchange
Tue, Aug 18  9:00 am             Zoom: PATCH Meeting

Glades Area
New Senior Support Program by The Glades Initiative Helps Seniors Age in Place with Dignity

Do you know of a senior 65 or older who lives alone and is in need of extra support?
The Glades Initiative's Senior Support Program is available to assist seniors stay in their homes and enjoy the comforts that are important to them, while receiving services to maintain their quality of life.

Services May Include:
  • Weekly Food Delivery
  • Social and Wellness Checks
  • Nutritonal and Disease Management Educaton
  • Financial Literacy Educaton
  • Assistance with SNAP and Medicaid applicatons, and much more
CONTACT: For eligibility requirements, contact Celida Sheppard at csheppard@gladesinitatve.org

Click here to learn more
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades InitiativeTGIFOODFOODHERE

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 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 | 9:30 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
Walk-Up Testing at C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic at Lakeside Medical CenterCLBRUMBACK

C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic at Lakeside Medical Center is offering COVID-19 walk-up testing for residents. Testing is by appointment only for any age; patients need not be symptomatic.

WHEN: Monday-Friday (by appointment only) | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics at Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-642-1000

Click here to learn more
Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 TestingWALKUPCOVID

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. continues to provide FREE Drive Thru/Walk-Up testing for COVID-19 (appointments are preferred). You can still be tested even if you aren't experiencing symptoms. Only two tests are administered per car. 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 11 & 13, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Center, 170 S Barfield Highway-Suite 101, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-6100

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm BeachesHUMANTRAFFICKING

Join the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches for their monthly coalition meeting. The Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches will be providing a brief overview of each of the FREE trainings/presentations that it offers. As a part of this, you will get an overview of our human trafficking presentations/trainings for: Youth and school staff; Hospitality staff (approved by the Florida DBPR to meet FL Statute Section 506.096); Medical staff; Community members.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Zoom: Glades STAR System of Care MeetingSTAR

The Glades STAR System of Care meeting will be Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 3 pm-5pm. We have prepared a Zoom video and phone call meeting for everyone to
participate.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: If you have any questions please contact Nicole at 561-506-7144

Click here to learn more
Zoom: Wednesday Conversations with the LeagueLWV

From the League of Women Voters: An interactive video session hosted by LWVPBC President Ken Thomas and our Healthcare Committee. This will be an opportunity to discuss firsthand, how the Coronavirus is affecting our local community along with other topics of interest (e.g. voter information, social justice, school, and emergency planning, etc.). The focus will be on keeping you, our community safe, informed, and engaged.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Webinar: 2020 PBC OEBO Youth Entrepreneurship ForumOEBO

The Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity is hosting the 2020 Palm Beach County Youth Entrepreneurship Forum titled "Mind Your Business" on August 12 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. This forum will be virtual and is free to youths, ages 8-19. There will be informative presentations and a panel discussion featuring experts in the field of entrepreneurship.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more (flyer)
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Virtual Mentor Orientation - Glades Mentors Wanted!TAKESTOCK

From Take Stock: Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County wants you to make the difference in the lives of the students we serve. Our students are underserved youth in Palm Beach County and they each receive a college scholarship upon high school graduation. We need you to Mentor and change the life of a youth. Get started and attend a Virtual Mentor Orientation.
  • Mentor a Middle or High School Student
  • Meet once a week at least 3 times a month during the school year
  • Log in sessions
Virtual Mentor Orientation
WHEN: Thursday, August 13 or 19, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. (Aug 13), 5:30 p.m. (Aug 19)
CONTACT: Kimberly Briard at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org or visit the website
https://takestockpalmbeach.org/ to complete a mentor application online.

Click here to learn more
Zoom Library Activity: English ExchangeEXCHANGE

English Exchange is going online! Practice speaking English in a fun and informal environment on Zoom. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Zoom account not required. (1hr)

WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Register for this virtual class on  http://events.pbclibrary.org/events/digital-activities?page=1
CONTACT: For more information: Brenda Gonzalez at  561-996-3453
PATCH Meetings Resume via ZoomPATCHPATCHES

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

WHEN: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more and for meeting information
Webinar: League of Women Voters PBC, Separating Fact from Fiction

If you feel overwhelmed by the number of new sources available ... if you hear conflicting reports and don't know which to believe, this presentation will help you learn to separate fact from fiction. Registration required.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 19, 2020  | 12:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Food Distributions in the GladesFOODLIST

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 | 9:30 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

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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 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

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Flipany Grab 'n Go Sites (For Ages 18 and under)

Attached is a list of locations for Grab 'n Go Feeding Sites in the Glades. 

WHEN: Monday - Friday | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Click here for more information about site locations

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School Sites Free Meal Distribution Tuesdays & Thursdays (For Ages 18 and under)

Free Meal Distribution Continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 52 school locations throughout the summer. Distribution is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Each day, parents and guardians who pick up food will receive a kit with three days' worth of meals for each child. Meals are FREE to anyone 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the summer heat, beginning Tuesday, July 7, distribution times will be 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at all open feeding sites. Parents who pick up meals next week will be notified about this change.

WHEN: Tuesdays & Wednedays | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN THE GLADES: 
  • Belle Glade Elementary, 500 NW Ave L, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • Glade View Elementary, 1100 SW Ave G, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (Starting Thursday)
  • Gove Elementary, 1000 SE Ave G, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • Pahokee Elementary, 560 E Main Pl, Pahokee, FL 33476
  • Rosenwald Elementary, 1321 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, South Bay, FL 33493
Click here for more info

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Hunger Relief Update - July 27, 2020

Below you will find (1) information about the Palm Beach County Food Finder Map (2) a list of food resources (3) additional food resource news and (4) resource and stakeholder updates from DCF.

Click here to read the Hunger Relief Update
BG Chamber Reopens, Call for Goodie Bag Items

From the Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber has reopened after our Summer Break! We are here Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon. If you have something you would like posted on our FB page, or blasted out to our membership, please let us know.

Click here to learn more
Back to School PBC! Rescheduled to August 29

The Back to School PBC! drive-up event, which was postponed due to Hurricane Isaias, has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the following locations: Palm Beach Kennel Club, Palm Beach State College - Belle Glade Campus, Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center, Cabana Colony Youth Center, and Calvary Chapel of West Boca. Note: There will be no drive-up event at Village Academy.

Click here to learn more
Community Connections for Life Introduces New Day Program Starting August 31

Community Connections for Life would like to introduce its New Day Program, starting August 31st, 2020 from 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Their staff will be monitoring as the students work on school assignments. Please contact them to register children ages 5 - 17 years old. Transportation will be available.

CONTACT: Perla Sequeira, 561-983-8717 x503

Click here to learn more
Register Today for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Online Classes and Groups

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is here to support you through pregnancy with infant educational classes and groups. Join us for these upcoming support groups and educational classes for pregnant and new parents. All are at NO COST, but registration is required. All educational programs in August are offered online.

Click here to learn more
Out of Work Due to COVID-19? Register at PBSC

From Palm Beach State College: While you are stuck at home, now is a great time to register for online classes at Palm Beach State College. Get on path quickly with one of our college credit certificates. 

Click here to learn more
Grant Opportunity: Impact the Palm Beaches

Please join Impact the Palm Beaches for this free information session as it reviews the 2021 grant guidelines, explains the application process and answers questions about a high-impact grant from Impact the Palm Beaches. In 2021, high-impact grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to nonprofit applicants in one or more of the following focus areas: Arts and Culture; Education; Environment; Family; Health and Wellness.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept 3 or 8, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. (Sept 3); 10:00 a.m. (Sept 8)
CONTACT: Please email Jacquie Stephens at jsmolakstephens@gmail.com by August 21 with the following information: Name(s) of participant, Organization, Email address(es) and which training session you will be attending.

Click here to learn more
Florida Senior Medicare Back Brace Fraud Alert

Beware of offers for "Free" braces covered by Medicare. Individuals offering Medicare 'free or low-cost' knee, back and other orthotic braces could be using the medical equipment benefit to commit Medicare fraud and abuse.

CONTACT: For more information, visit floridashine.org, or call 800-963-5337

Click here to learn more
Online Community Service Opportunities for Teens

The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is offering online community service opportunities for teens via Zoom. These hours are accepted by the Palm Beach County Office of the State Attorney.

CONTACT: To register for the workshop, contact Marcia Bahia at    bahiam@pbso.org and provide: Full name - Date of Birth - Email Address - Phone Number - Probation Officer (if applicable)

Click here to learn more
Anti-Bullying Virtual Workshop

From the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office: Your children will enjoy this educational and fun Zoom session! To schedule group sessions (up to 10 children per session), contact us.

CONTACT: Marcia Bahia at  bahiam@pbso.org

Click here to learn more
El Sol "Shines" Newsletter

Read the latest information and updates from El Sol by clicking on the link below.

Click here to learn more 
Center for Child Counseling Newsletter

Talking about race with your children is covered in this latest edition of the Center for Child Counseling's Newsletter.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update Aug 7, 2020

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 10, 2020

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                                                 
Other Areas
Previous Postings - The 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
The Glades Initiative is Here to Help You With Census

Need assistance with completing the Census 2020 questionnaire? The Glades Initiative will be here and available to assist you with your Census 2020 application over the phone.

It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Why do Census? Your participation is important because it helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

CONTACT: 561-996-3310 (Services available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Free Memory Screenings MEMORY

AFA's memory screening department is now offering free, confidential memory screenings every Monday and Wednesday through secure video-conference technology. Screenings take approximately 10-15 minutes and are conducted in real-time, one-on-one.

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Webinar: How to Certify Online, Step by Step

The next quarterly training by Palm Beach County's Office of Equal Business Opportunity (OEBO) will teach participants how to certify online. Click below to see all of OEBO's upcoming trainings.

WHEN: Monday, November 23, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more
Sign up for a Free Virtual Health Workshop

LORHN is now offering all three of its health education workshops virtually. Workshops are open to adults (18+). The 'Your Health Matters' workshop helps individuals understand how to navigate the healthcare system and information about local resources available to access care and maintain good health. The other two workshops are designed specifically for Type 2 Diabetics or anyone living with any chronic condition (asthma, COPD, heart disease, anxiety, depression, etc.).
 
Individuals can sign up and will be contacted when a class begins, or, LORHN can organize a private session for a group of 8+.

CONTACT: Tiffany Parrish 561-557-9273 or info@lorhn.org. Learn more & sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HSYVGNM

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Do You Have Unclaimed Money? Check This List!

The Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller has thousands of dollars in unclaimed cash bonds, juror checks and other deposits. Could some of that cash be yours? Visit their website to review our list of unclaimed funds to see if your name is on it. The deadline to submit a claim is September 1.

Click here to learn more
League of Women Voters News

The League of Women Voters shares their monthly update on the progress of its 2020 Voters Guide.

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Center for Child Counseling Newsletter

Learn about services, workshops, and much more presented by the Center for Child Counseling.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, August 3, 2020

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                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Mandel Library of WPB August Virtual Programming

The Mandel Library of West Palm Beach has published its Virtual Programming for August. 

Click here to learn more
Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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. Advertise

*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

Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
:
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.

 
 

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