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Mon, Jan. 23    6:00pm-7:30pm    Outreach for Homeowners and Contractors, Belle Glade Library
Wed, Jan. 25   5:30pm-6:30pm    Toastmasters Club, Palm Beach State College
Thur, Jan. 26    9:30am-11:00am  Glades Technical Advisory Committee, BG Civic Center 
Thur, Jan. 26    6:00pm-8:00pm    Health Dialogue to Action, Belle Glade Pahokee, South Bay
Sat, Jan. 28      7:00pm                    FREE Beatles Tribute Band Concert, Dolly Hand Center
Sun, Jan. 29    12:00pm-4:00pm   Immigration Legal Services, St. Mary's Catholic Church 
Tues, Jan 31    LAST DAY                Last Day for Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment 
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Commissioner Melissa McKinlay Hosting Community Outreach Event for Homeowners and Local Contractors McKinlay

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay will be hosting a community outreach event to provide more information to local homeowners about low-interest rate loans that are available for assorted home improvement projects. Financing is available at below market rates and homeowners with poor and limited credit history are eligible to apply. Local contractors are also invited to attend to learn more about how these financing programs can help grow their local businesses.

WHEN: Monday, January 23, 2017  6:00pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Public Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade

Contact for more information: Kelley Burke 561-355-2206

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Toastmasters Club Toastmasters

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback-and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach State College (room CRB224), 1977 College Drive Belle Glade, FL

For more information and how to join, call: (561)261-5043
Click here to view the website
Glades Technical Advisory Team Meeting GTAC

Guest speaker: Brian LaMotte, Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer, Wantman Group, Inc.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017  9:30am - 11:00am

WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for a flyer
Click here for the meeting agenda
Health Dialogue to Action HealthDia

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 ensure that interactions are honest, non-confrontational and mutually enhancing.

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

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

               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 -
Barbara Cheives at (561)351-6864
Glades Community: We Need Your Help!

Mary Banks, a resident at Pahokee Housing Authority was displaced with her three children after her apartment was consumed by fire on Sunday, January 08, 2017.  Unfortunately there are no available apartments in housing to accommodate her. I'm asking for the community support to assist her with the security deposit, rent assistance, furniture, and household items. For more information, please contact Mrs. Marilu Baltazar at 561-924-3261 or Mary Banks 561-708-2909.

Please consider helping our neighbor in need!
Palm Beach County's Emergency Notification System

ALERTPBC allows you to opt in to receive notifications via phone calls, text messaging, emails, and more based on the locations you care about. Receive notifications about: severe weather, flooding, gas leaks, polica activity, and more.

Click here for more information
Special Needs and Behavioral Health Survey

The Financially Assisted Agencies (FAA) division of the Palm Beach County Community Services Department will be issuing its annual Request for Proposal (RFP) in the service categories of Special Needs and Behavioral Health.

As residents and stakeholders in the community they would like your feedback regarding the needs, resources, and gaps in care in Palm Beach County. Please take a moment to participate in the survey's below. We appreciate you taking the time to share your insights.  

To take the Behavioral Health survey, click here
To take the Special Needs survey, click here
FREE Beatles Tribute Band Concert ATU

The Beatles tribute band, Across the Universe is comprised of professional studio and touring musicians who bring the music of The Beatles and their solo careers to life on stage with an accuracy and attention to detail that can only be described as incredible. The show takes listeners on a musical journey through the careers of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr and includes selections ranging from their early careers in Hamburg, Germany through 1980 and beyond.

WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2017   7:00pm

WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL
Catholic Charities: Immigration Legal Services ImgLgl

Are you a lawful, permanent resident interested in becoming a US citizen?
Please attend our event!

WHEN: Sunday, January 29, 2017  12:00pm - 4:00pm

WHERE: St. Mary's Catholic Church,

Please bring:
  • Your green card
  • 2 passport photos
  • Filing fee of $725* {If requesting a waiver of immigration filing fees, proof of income and any public benefits received}
  • Certified court records for any and all police incidents

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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 navigator 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

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Palm Beach County Library System Celebrates
Black History Month   

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The Weight of Words: Take Action on Bullying

The Weight of Words anti-bullying performance comes to Palm Beach County for the second year. It serves as a "call to action" for Schools and Communities. The production is produced by special arrangement with Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts.

WHEN: February 7, 2017  6:45pm - 8:15pm

WHERE: Lake Shore Middle School, 425 W Canal Street N, Belle Glade, FL
Click here for more information                     
FREE CPR Classes

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017  (30 min classes) 9:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Community Methodist Church (PBC Fire Rescue providing training), 401 SW 1st Street, Belle Glade, 33430

Click here for a flyer             
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Monday Morning Update
See how the Children's Services Council is working for our children:   
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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.

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun
Indeed Jobs
In Other Areas

Economic Empowerment Advocate ~ Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., Delray Beach
Child Welfare Domestic Violence Advocate ~ Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc., Delray
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  
Part Time Pantry Coordinator ~ CROS Ministries, Lake Worth/West Palm Beach, FL
Multiple Employment Opportunities ~ Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Lake Worth, FL
Associate Director of Development ~ Caridad Center, Boynton Beach, FL
Cook ~ East Coast Migrant Head Start Project
President/CEO ~ Community Partners

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Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will also review other sources of funding information and review the resources available at the library.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2017  10:00am - 11:00am

WHERE: Palm Beach County Library Main Branch, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

Preregistration is required; register by calling the Main Branch of the Palm Beach County Library at (561)233-2600.
2017 Resource Fair
Presented by the City of Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Department
and Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.

The 2017 Resource Fair offers valuable ideas, opportunities to make great connections with other out-of-school-time professionals and exciting give-a-ways! Best of all ... it's free! Take back as many ideas as you can carry. Bring your calendars to schedule bookings.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 24, 2017  10:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Pompey Park Community Center, 1101 NW 2nd Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Click here to learn more and register
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

Mentor Program Recruitment Mixer

The My Brother's Keeper Network (MBKN) and United Way Mentor Center will be hosting a Mentor Program Recruitment Mixer. The purpose of this meeting is to network with mentoring agencies and inform them about opportunities to collaborate with MBKN and the United Way Mentor Center.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017  5:30pm

WHERE: The Urban League of Palm Beach County, 1700 N. Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33419

Click here to register
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
Click here to register
10 Event Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Event planning is no easy task, but it's a vital part of fundraising. events give organizations the opportunity to shine and turn attendees into donors. Don't let the opportunity slip away by making these easily avoidable mistakes.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017  1:00pm - 2:00pm

WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, Suite 450, West Palm Beach, FL

Click here to register
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.
Children and Trauma
with Dr. Mark Smith (3 CEUs)

This workshop will focus on integrating trauma experiences and the effects of trauma into our therapeutic work with children. Therapist will learn how to accurately assess for traumatic symptoms and effectively treat trauma in children. Group interventions for trauma victims will also be reviewed and explored. CEUS available\

WHEN: Friday, January 27, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more information and to register
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
Valentine's Day Group Wedding

Celebrate your big day with a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony for just the cost of a marriage license! The National Croquet Center and other local businesses are donating the venue and services to make this wedding ceremony a memorable one for couples wishing to tie the knot on Valentine's Day - February 14, 2017.  Couples must register and obtain a license before Friday, February 10, 2017, to participate and must present a valid marriage license at the ceremony. Registration open now and is limited to the first 40 couples. Last day to register if February 10. To register, please RSVP to 561-355-2468 or email:

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2017  

WHERE: The National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Contact for more information: To register, please RSVP to 561-355-2468 or email:

Fearless Caregiver Conference

Attendees Will Learn How To:
  • Become a fearless member of your loved ones care team
  • Balance family, work & caregiving
  • Motivate family members to help
  • Convince Dad to stop driving
  • Persuade Mom to listen to you
  • Legally protect your aging parents
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 2017  10:00am - 2:30pm

WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina Event Center, 190 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Click here to register

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My Brother's Keeper Network: Race to Equity Summit

Engaging in meaningful dialogue and action to promote racial equity in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday February 9, 2017  8:30am

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

Click here for more information and to register

Know a Hero in Medicine? Nominate Your Hero for the PBCMSS 2017 Heroes in Medicine Awards!

Palm Beach County Medical Society Services is seeking nominations of individuals, organizations and businesses throughout Palm Beach County that have used their skills and resources to improve the quality of health care for the people of Palm Beach County as well national and international communities.  From the nominations submitted the Medical Society will select inspirational heroes in health care and honor them on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the 14th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards luncheon held at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion.  Greg Quattlebaum and Jibby Ciric are serving as the event's co-chairs.
Award categories include:
  • Bruce Rendina Professional Heroes
  • Community Outreach Heroes
  • Health Care Educator Heroes
  • Health Care Innovation Heroes
  • Health Care Provider Heroes (Non-Physician)
  • Physician Heroes (Local/National/International)
  • Health care prevention/wellness SERVICE Heroes
  • Student Heroes
  • Project Access Heroes

Click here for more information on the categories 


To be considered for an award, nominations must be received at the Palm Beach County Medical Society by Friday, February 10, 2017 at noon.

For the nomination application go to  For more information or to receive a nomination form via email call Brenna Iyampillai or Jim Sugarman at 561-433-3940 or request one by emailing  Please also forward this to people you know who might want to nominate that special unsung Healthcare Hero in their lives!
Train-In-A-Day: American Red Cross Volunteer Training

The American Red Cross is offering training for current and new volunteers. This training is helpful to any agency working with clients in time of disaster.

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm
            Saturday, February 25, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: American Red Cross Belle Glade Service Center, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Space is limited & lunch/refreshments are provided, so pre-registration is required

To register online: Visit

To register by email or phone: Please contact Pat Lucey, Community Volunteer Leader for the Glades, at 561.996.4291 or
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   11:00am - 3:00pm

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

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this event, call: (561)355-1125

Click here for a flyer

Click here for a vendor registration form
Trustbridge Provides Free Grief Support in Belle Glade Grief

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  9:00am - 10:00am

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.
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:

Click here to learn more
Center for Child Counseling Monthly Newsletter

Learn tips and skills to help your child.

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Palm Beach County Library Events - February 2017

See what's happening at your local library!

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Eating Disorders
with Dr. Joann Hendelman (2 CEUs)

Please join us for this very special presentation that will discuss eating disorders and their impact on our population. Heritability in AN and BN, contributing factors for eating disorders, new trends, and specific points on eating disorders on women in midlife, children, and men. Definitions, signs, and symptoms of AN, BN, and BED. We will also discuss PICA, ARFID, NES, Chewing and Spitting, and other eating/body image issues. The link of co-morbidity to substance use and self injury will be revealed. The role of the treatment team and the hostile recovery environment will be explained. Treatment modalities for eating disorders will be discussed. Relevant issues, specific to AN, BN, and BED will be explored.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2017   9:00am - 11:00am

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more information and to register

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