Monday, December 26, 2016
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~ Happy Holidays ~
from The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Please note: Our office is currently closed 

Tues, Dec. 27    10:00am-12:00pm   Hearing Symposia, Belle Glade DMV
Glades Area ________________________

The Glades Initiative, Inc. Holiday Hours

The next issue of the Glades Community Updates will be sent out on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Our office will be closed December 24th - January 2nd.
We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Nuestra oficina estará cerrado desde el 24 de Diciembre hasta el 2 de Enero.
Abriremos de nuevo Martes el 3 de Enero.

Ofis la ap femin 24 Desam juska 2 Janvye.
Nou ap retounin Madi 3 Janvye.

Hearing Symposia

We are excited to bring on an audiologist that will provide FREE services for people 60 years and older. With these FREE services, this will include hearing aid checks, cleanings, replacing tubes and the testing of hearing.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 27, 2016  10:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call: (561)996-4808

 

Click here for a flyer 

Glades Initiative Medical Interpreter Training 

Don't miss the opportunity to attend the next Medical Interpreter Training by The Glades Initiative, Inc. offered in conjunction with Genesis Community Health.

This training will meet the Joint Commission requirements for trained interpreters at federally funded facilities. It will also meet the initial requirement for interpreters planning to apply for national certification.

Cost: $400
(Limited scholarships available)

WHEN: Beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WHERE: Genesis Community Health, 2623 S Seacrest, Suite 65, Boynton Beach, FL

Click here for a flyer and the application
Pahokee Chamber of Commerce:
Discount South Florida Fair Tickets on Sale!


This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year so if you or anyone you know is planning on attending the fair this year please get your tickets from the Pahokee Chamber of Commerce!

For more information, contact Regina Bohlen at (561)924-5579

Pahokee Chamber of Commerce
115 E Main Street, Suite A, Pahokee, FL 33476
New Migrant Pre-K Unit to Open at Gove Elementary

This unit will provide:
  •     Free transportation to and from school
  •     10 hours per day
  •     Bilingual staff  
Enrolling students now! Migrant Office, 2625 NW 16th St. Belle Glade, Florida
Please contact Carolyn Vickers at (561)992-2122 for more information .
For the Record - Palm Beach County Clerk & Controller

The latest news from your Palm Beach County Clerk & Controller

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January 2017 Library Events

Here's what's happening at your local library!

Click here to view January schedule
FREE Neighborhood Revitalization Course

Palm Beach County's Office of Community Revitalization will offer a five-week, hands-on educational program providing community revitalization and civic leadership development.

The Residential Education to Action Program (REAP) will take place in Belle Glade. The course and all materials are FREE but a commitment for the entire five-week course is required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHEN: Beginning Thursday, January 26, 2017  6:00pm - 8:30pm
            - Every Thursday through February 23, 2017
            *Must be committed to attending all five sessions

WHERE: Quiet Waters Assisted Living, 306 SW 10th Street, Belle Glade, FL

Click here for more information and to register.
Trustbridge Provides Free Grief Support in Belle Glade

Since 1978, Trustbridge Hospice (you may know us as Hospice of Palm Beach County) has been caring for our community. Our compassionate professionals provide hospice care for families facing serious illness. We also offer grief support to any family that has suffered the loss of a loved one.

Please know, you are not alone in your grief. We are here to support you.
Our Belle Glade Grief Support Group is free of charge and open to the public.

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Trustbridge Office, 327 SE 2nd Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

If you have any questions, please call (561)227-5175, otherwise you are welcome to stop by and join us.

Trustbridge Hospice is Looking for Volunteers

Since 1978, Trustbridge Hospice (you may know us as Hospice of Palm Beach County) has been caring for our community. Our compassionate professionals provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to families facing serious illness.

We are looking for caring individuals to become hospice volunteers to visit with patients and families in the Glades area during their time of greatest need.  Whatever your interests or skills, you can have a meaningful impact on the lives of others. We provide training in Belle Glade!

Please call us at (561)227-5138 or visit www.trustbridge.com to learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer.
CareerSource Job Opportunities in the Glades Career 

Are you 17-24 years old?
Not employed?
Out of school?
Ready to work?

Find out if you are eligible to participate in a five-week, paid work readiness program.
http://www.careersourcepbc.com/ABOUTUS/JobSeekers/YouthServices.aspx

Looking to get into a Geriatric Healthcare career? Click here for more information

Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun
In Other Areas

Economic Empowerment Advocate ~ Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., Delray Beach, FL
Child Welfare Domestic Violence Advocate ~ Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., Delray Beach, FL
Program Analyst ~ Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., Delray Beach, FL
Victim Advocate ~ Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., Delray Beach, FL
Maintenance Worker ~ The Arc of Palm Beach County, Riviera Beach, FL
Pantry Coordinator ~ CROS Ministries, Lake Worth & West Palm Beach, FL
Program Manager ~ Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, West Palm Beach, FL

Other Areas________________________

Leading & Loving: Faith Based Parenting Seminar

Pre-registration required. Leading & Loving is a new adult-only program for any parent, grandparent, or guardian of a child from birth to 11 years old.

WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2017   8:00am - 3:30pm

WHERE: St. Juliana Catholic Church, 4500 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Click here for more information and how to register.

The Community Action Advisory Board Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017  6:00pm

WHERE: 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, please contact Grant Compliance Specialist, Doris Davis at  DDavis1@pbcgov.org  or (561) 355-4706.
CSD Public Forum Announcement 

The Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) will be holding two public forums in an effort to inform our upcoming Financially Assisted Agencies (FAA) Request for Proposal (RFP) process. We invite providers, consumers, and the general public to join us on Thursday, January 19th, 2017, for a discussion on what they believe the gaps, unmet needs, and priorities are in Palm Beach County with regards to Behavioral Health and Special Needs.

WHEN: Thursday, January 19. 2017
            Special Needs Forum  9:00am - 12:00pm
            Behavioral Health Forum  1:00pm - 4:00pm

WHERE: Children's Services Council (Room: Barrie A/B) - 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Click below for a Special Needs Flyer:
English   Creole   Spanish

Click below for a Behavioral Health Flyer:
English   Creole   Spanish
Health Dialogue to Action

As part of the effort to energize the conversations in the Glades communities, Palm Healthcare Foundation is partnering with Community Partners to conduct Health Dialogue to Action Sessions (also known as study circles). The Community dialogues are designed to create a comfortable environment for small group facilitated dialogue. Conversations will be led by neutral facilitators to insure that interactions are honest, non-confrontational and mutually enhancing.

WHEN: All sessions will be held on Thursday evenings:  
            January 12th, January 19th, January 26th, February 2nd, February 9th 
             6:00pm - 8:00pm

 WHERE:  Belle Glade
                Miracle Temple
               104 SW 16th Street
               Belle Glade, FL

               Pahokee
               Pahokee Chamber of Commerce
               115 E Main Street, Pahokee, FL

               South Bay
               Miracle by Faith
               1035 NW 1st Street, South Bay, FL

Light dinner will be served.  
Child Watch is available.

If you are interested in participating in the dialogue sessions or know someone who might be interested, please contact:

Abby Goodwin at 561 - 837-2279 - AGoodwin@phfpbc.org
Barbara Cheives at 561-351-6864 Barbara@convergeandassociates.com
Oakton Preserve Workforce Housing Program

Combined with a Builder incentive program that includes all buyer closing costs , the City of  West Palm Beach is also providing funds up to $20,000  for down payment assistance for qualified buyers.  Interested buyers must meet gross annual incomes not exceeding 140% Area Median Income limits for the jurisdiction of Palm Beach County, FL

Click here for more information

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
Trustbridge Hospice is Looking for Volunteers

Since 1978, Trustbridge Hospice (you may know us as Hospice of Palm Beach County) has been caring for our community. Our compassionate professionals provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to families facing serious illness.

We are looking for caring individuals to become hospice volunteers to visit with patients and families in the Glades area during their time of greatest need.  Whatever your interests or skills, you can have a meaningful impact on the lives of others. We provide training in Belle Glade!

Please call us at (561)227-5138 or visit www.trustbridge.com to learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer.
FRAC Weekly Digest

This periodical e-newsletter focuses on nutrition, anti-obesity, and anti-hunger efforts.

Click here to view
CROS Ministries This Week  

A weekly update especially for CROS Liaisons, Board Members, Friends, and  Volunteers:

Click here to view
FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Legal

Need legal services? (Child Support, Fair Housing, Immigration, etc.)

Services will be provided by attorney working through the Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Division, Richard Abedon. All services are offered in
English, Spanish, and Creole.

Call the Glades Initiative, Inc. to make an appointment and find out if you are eligible:
(561)996-3310

Click here to learn more
Fall 2016 Economic Development and Housing & Community Redevelopment Newsletters

Palm Beach County's Department of Economic Sustainability (DES) administers programs for business development, housing, and community initiatives. This department's mission is:
To advance community sustainability by increasing economic competitiveness and improving the elements that create a high quality of life for Palm Beach County's residents.

Click here for the Economic Development Newsletter

Click here for the Housing & Community Redevelopment Newsletter

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Glades Family Fun Fest

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the date of our 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest!

WHEN: Saturday, February 25th, 2017   Times TBA

WHERE: Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL

If you are intereste in becoming a vendor at this event, call: (561)355-1125
Affordable Care Open Enrollment OPEN

Do you have Health Insurance?  Affordable Care Open Enrollment 2017 is November 1, 2016 to January 31 st, 2017. A certified Healthcare will be at the Belle Glade and Pahokee Library. The epilepsy foundation of Florida (EFOF) provides FREE assistance to consumers to sign for affordable healthcare on the Federal Marketplace. EFOF is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated or paid by any insurance company. EFOF offers consumers trusted unbiased advice regarding their Health insurance needs

Belle Glade Library
 
WHEN: Monday - Wednesday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL
   
Pahokee Library

WHEN: Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL
 
For more information or to schedule an appointment call: 1(877) 553-7453

Click here for more details

Previous Postings - Other Areas___

Leadership Focus

Leadership Focus is our program for those interested in deepening their knowledge about Palm Beach County, but who just don't have the time or experience to participate in our nine-month Leadership Program.  It's a 2 ½ day program for executives and professionals who want to broaden their understanding of our community, connect with people of influence, and explore Palm Beach County's strengths, challenges and initiatives.

WHEN: January 18, 19, and 26, 2017

Click here to learn more

1HTC Consortium Summit

This summit will bring together Florida's SE Region (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami
Dade, and Monroe counties), Anti Human Trafficking Coalitions, and the communities to
coordinate, collaborate, and cooperate in the fight against Human Trafficking.

WHEN: January 24-25, 2017

WHERE: Broward College Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314

Registration is due by October 1, 2016
Click here to learn more

SAVE THE DATE: Senior Digital Literacy Summit

At this event we will discuss creating sustainable technology programs for older adults in Palm Beach County, and lead a planning discussion on ways to rally government, corporate, and philanthropic sectors around the issue of digital literacy and seniors.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017  9:00am

WHERE: 2701 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here for more information
Stop Human Trafficking Adult/Teen Workshop

Brought to you by I Am Who I Am, Inc. & FRCWC
Led by a representative of the Department of Justice

     WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2017  11:00am - 2:00pm

     WHERE: 2708 N. Australian Avenue, Suite 13, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here for a flyer

To register, email i-amroyal@eventbrite.com
STEAM 2017: A Conversation with PITBULL

On February 1st, the Palm Beach State College Foundation welcomes PITBULL (Armando Christian Perez) as the keynote speaker for the Foundation's 2017 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) luncheon presented by Bank of America. PITBULL, who is first generation Cuban American is a Grammy award winning music icon and global entrepreneur. He will discuss his life story and the importance of education, which he is passionate about, and the relationship between music, math and science.Net proceeds support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs and student scholarships. Help prepare students for high tech, high demand careers to fulfill the workforce needs of local companies.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 2017  11:30am

WHERE: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Purchase individual seats, tables, an ad in the event program book, or sponsor this event! Call the Foundation office at 561-868-3450 or visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/foundation

Tickets are $175 if purchased by Dec. 15 and $200 after that date. A table of 10 is $1,700.

Leadership Aspire Series

Leadership Aspire is a series of quarterly 4 hour workshops of themes including communication, strategic planning, leading change, and
maximizing leadership.

WHEN:    Leading Change ~ February 24, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Maximizing Leadership ~ April 28, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm

WHERE: 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
     
Click here to learn more
Save the Date:
23rd Annual FRHA Rural Health Educational Summit


Summit Topics:
  • Drugs, Heroin, and Opiods in Rural Florida
  • Florida Legislative Panel
  • POLST and the Legislature
  • Billing and Coding
  • Physician Workforce Trends
  • Florida Surgeon General
  • Medicaid Managed Care and Rural Providers
  • What Rural Health Care Leaders are Saying
  • Healthcare Workforce

WHEN: February 28 - March 1, 2017 (Times TBD)

WHERE: Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Click here for more information
Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County  
Upcoming Events

Click here for a flyer and to register for the events listed below

In an Age of Violence: Helping Children and Families Cope

This conference will examine ways to decrease the effects of toxic stress, depression, and anxiety resulting from violence in their neighborhoods, homes, and in the media.

WHEN: April 20 - 21, 2017

WHERE: Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

SAVE THE DATE: Caregiving Youth Institute Conference

The American Association for Caregiving Youth® (AACY), a nonprofit corporation that is the only national resource for children who provide care for family members who are ill, injured, elderly or disabled, recently established its Caregiving Youth Institute (CYI) to raise the level of awareness of the multi-system needs of caregiving youth along with solutions for their support through the multiple initiatives of C.A.R.E.(Connection, Advocacy, Research, and Education).

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017  8:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE: Safe Schools Institute, 1790 Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton, FL

Click here for more information:
I Am Royal:
2nd Annual Girls Empowerment Workshop & Banquet


FREE for girls grades 4-12!

Workshop

     WHEN: Friday, July 28, 2017  8:00am - 4:00pm

     WHERE: 2708 N. Australian Avenue, Suite 13, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Banquet

      WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017  6:00pm - 10:00pm

     WHERE: The Plaza Ball Room, 111 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Click here for a flyer

To register, email i-amroyal@eventbrite.com.

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
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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
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