Monday, Jan 4, 2021
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Wed, Jan 6, 8:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
Wed, Jan 6, 7:00 pm - Recovering from a Holiday Debt Hangover: Webinar
Fri, Jan 8, 7:00 pm - Free Friday Movie, PBSC Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, BG
Tue, Jan 12, 12:00 pm - Successfully Startup Your Business: Webinar
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

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Recovering From a Holiday Debt Hangover?: Webinar

Learn how a debt management program might be the cure for what ails you. Get free expert help to overcome the debts you just racked up and create a painless, high-tech budget that will keep you out of debt. Co-sponsored and presented by Consolidated Credit. (1 hr.)

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
CONTACT: REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT: http://events.pbclibrary.org/node/15735/
Music of the Knights & Free Friday Movie at Dolly Hand

Music of the Knights & Free Friday Movie Coming to the Dolly Hand. In accordance with county regulations, seating will be social distanced, masks will be required and hand sanitizer stations will be available in the lobby.

Phantom of the Opera Movie
WHEN: Friday, Jan 8, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.

Music of the Knights Performance
WHEN: Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Successfully Start Up Your Business: Webinar

Do you dream of being your own boss? Dive into the reality of starting-up your own business with this workshop. Learn what it takes to own your own business and discover how you can succeed.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

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Speaking with Confidence, Whether on Zoom or in the Room: Webinar

Nonprofit professionals are frequently called upon to share their message with a
wider audience. Having the skills to speak extemporaneously in an engaging manner while minimizing anxiety is vital for all nonprofit professionals when sharing an organization’s vision.

WHEN: Fridays, Jan 15 through Feb 5, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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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

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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

Additional $500 to be Allocated for Approve CARES Act Food Assistance Applications

Beginning on Dec. 29, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, through its Community Services Department (CSD), will add $500 to all approved CARES Act food applications to help those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. No action is needed from approved clients.

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Chamber Chatter: News From the Belle Glade Chamber

The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce updates residents on upcoming member events and more!

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Mandel Public Library Career Jump Start Campaign

From the Mandel Public Library: We are heading into the new year with our “Career Jump Start” campaign, which includes our Get That Job workshop, various webinars, one-on-one resume and career advice assistance, and other supplemental resources to aid job seekers.

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United Way of Palm Beach County January Newsletter

Read the latest edition of the United Way of Palm Beach County's newsletter.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Jan 4, 2021

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                         
Other Areas
Inter-Agency Network of PBC Meeting: Zoom

The Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County will have its first meeting of the year via Zoom. Guest Speaker will be Center for Trauma Counseling's Priscilla Souto, LMHC, Executive Director, who will share program updates and insights into trauma-informed
care as we head into new year.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 5, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

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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
Early Head Start Program Accepting Applications

The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County's Early Head Start Program is receiving applications for childcare services for children six weeks to three years of age. 

CONTACT: Receiving application at: https://www.elcpalmbeach.org/early-head-start-parents

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EveryParentPBC: 5 Things to Know to Feel Less Stressed

From EveryParent: Feeling overwhelmed? With the pandemic persisting and the holidays fast
approaching, you and your family may be feeling especially stressed this time of
year. Take care of your mental health, and your family's too, with
the EveryParent app and EveryParentPBC.org website.

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Clerk Alert: News from the Clerk & Comptroller of PBC

Sharon Bock delivers a personal message to her constituents.

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The McKinlay Memo

District 6 Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay provides a wrap up of 2020 in her final newsletter of the year.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Dec 28, 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                         
Posting Information
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