Monday, January 3, 2022
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Mon-Sat - COVID Testing at various sites throughout the Glades, see listing for locations and times
Mon, Jan 3-9, 10:00 am - Early Voting Open, see post for early voting locations
Tue, Jan 4, 3:00 pm - The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours, The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, Jan 5, 8:30 am - The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours, The Glades Initiative, BG
Sat, Jan 8, 7:00 pm - Blind Boys of Alabama Performance at Dolly Hand, BG
Mon, Jan 10, 12:00 pm - PBC Focus Group Haitian Creole Session: Online
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours

We hope that the flexibility of our new “Pantry of Choice” hours helps us to serve you better. You may come to shop in the pantry once per week at any time during open hours. In a “Pantry of Choice”, you choose the foods that you want and need (within guidelines)! Food will no longer be distributed outside.

Required to participate:
• Valid ID or your Glades Initiative Food Pantry ID
• ONE time per week

WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole and Spanish)
COVID Testing Sites in the Glades

COVID Testing Sites Listing

Click below for an updated listing of locations offering COVID testing

WHEN: Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in PBC C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (near county jail)

WHEN: Monday-Thursday | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN: Tue & Thu | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Community Health, 170 S. Barfield Highway., #101, Pahokee, 33476

Click here for more information and to access testing sites throughout the county
Early Voting is Open in the Jan 11 Special Elections

Registered voters in Palm Beach County eligible to vote in the Special General Election for U.S. House of Representatives, District 20, or Special Democratic Primary Election for Florida House of Representatives, District 88 can vote safely and conveniently at any of the seven designated Early Voting locations available across the county. Voters can also drop their mail ballot off at any of our secure Vote-by-Mail ballot drop boxes. Drop boxes are located at each Early Voting location during Early Voting hours or outside each of our four offices.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 1 - Jan 9, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library 725 NW 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430; and SOE West County Branch Office 2976 State Road #15, 2nd Floor, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Inter-Agency Network of PBC January Meeting

Digital Vibez will be kicking off this year's Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County meetings.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Zoom

Click here to learn more
Blind Boys of Alabama Performance at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame & winners of five Grammy Awards, they are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 8, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Call the box office at 561-993-1160
COST: $30 Adults; $15 Age 17 & under

Click here to learn more
PBC Focus Group Haitian Creole Session

This is the last scheduled PBC CHA focus group! This session will be for Haitian Creole speakers and is scheduled to take place on on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 12-1:30 PM. These focus group sessions are essential to understanding the community’s experiences, beliefs, and needs when it comes to health and health care.

WHEN: Monday, Jan 10, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Click here to learn more (in Haitian Creole)
Drumline Live! at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

Drumline Live! was created by the musical team behind 20th Century Fox’s hit movies, “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat”. Complete with dazzling choreography and explosive percussion, Drumline Live! is a thrilling spectacle with musical highlights from hip-hop, American soul, gospel, and jazz to name a few.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Call the box office at 561-993-1160
COST: $29 Adults; $15 Age 17 & under

Click here to learn more
Rosenwald Elementary Hosts 37th Annual MLK Jr Oratorical Contest

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 6:00pm, The 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical “Speech” contest will be at Rosenwald Elementary School. Eligible participants are students residing in and/or attending Glades area schools. The students will present their speeches “live and in-person”. A Google Meet link will be available to students, faculty and parents to view the speeches remotely.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rosenwald Elementary, 1321 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, South Bay, FL 33493

Click here to learn more
League of Women Voters Present Workshop: 'Beyond Roe: Reproductive Rights in Florida'

Amy Weintraub is the Reproductive Rights Program Director for Progress Florida and chairs the Reproductive Rights Task Force for Florida NOW. A seasoned organizer, Amy has worked most of her adult life identifying, educating, and activating citizens toward social justice.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

Click here to learn more
The Glades Initiative Pantry of Choice Hours

We hope that the flexibility of our new “Pantry of Choice” hours helps us to serve you better. You may come to shop in the pantry once per week at any time during open hours. In a “Pantry of Choice”, you choose the foods that you want and need (within guidelines)! Food will no longer be distributed outside.

Required to participate:
• Valid ID or your Glades Initiative Food Pantry ID 
• ONE time per week

WHEN: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole and Spanish)

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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 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
Belle Glade Sites Offer Testing; New COVID Testing Site in Boynton Beach

A drive-through COVID-19 testing site will be opened at Caloosa Park, 1300 S.W. 35th Avenue, Boynton Beach, 33426. Enter the site from Congress Avenue, south of Woolbright Road. Testing will start Monday, January 3 and the hours of operation will be 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., 7 days a week until further notice.

Click here to learn more
Updated Policy on the Use of Facial Coverings for County Staff and General Public

From Palm Beach County: "After consulting with the Director of the Florida Department of Health of Palm Beach County, whose data indicates our daily cases, the daily positivity rate and the number of cases per one hundred thousand are on the rise - and in conjunction with the CDC recommendation – effective 12:01 a.m. on January 3, 2022, facial coverings/masks will be required of employees and the public while in all county owned and leased buildings until further notice."

Click here to learn more
PBC Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center Provides Special Events

From Palm Beach County: "Palm Beach County Victim Services, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches, have collaborated to heighten awareness about human trafficking through a variety of events during January."

Click here to learn more
PBC Elections Report - Jan 11, 2022 Special Election

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link provides an Elections Report regarding the January 11, 2022, Special General Election for U.S. House of Representatives, District 20, and the Special Democratic Primary Election for Florida House of Representatives, District 88.

Click here to learn more
McKinlay Memo: 2021 End of Year Update

Commissioner Melissa McKinlay (PBC District 6) shares news from her office.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Jan 3, 2022

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

The Glades Initiative, Inc.


Other Areas

Other Areas
Community ID of the Palm Beaches

Get your Community ID at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Useful for law enforcement, health centers, schools, and more. What to bring: proof of ID, proof of residency, $20 fee.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3 & 17, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Call to make an appointment at 561-655-8944, ext 146

Click here to learn more
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
PBC Office of Equal Business Opportunity presents Bank on Your Business

From the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity: "January is Financial Wellness Month. Start 2022 off right! Join us for lunch as local bankers and lending institution leaders share information and tips about keeping your business financially fit!"

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Vista Center, 2300 N Jog Road, Room 1W47/1W50, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Click here to learn more
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies January 2022 Educational Calendar

Educational workshops are for pregnant women and new families. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies provides free hands-on education programs for parents and their support partners. The class instructors are community partners or certified Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies staff.

WHEN: Participants can register for classes/groups on the HMHB website www.hmhbpbc.org. Check out our YouTube Channel for presentations or our Calendar for a list of our upcoming Zoom meetings.
WHERE: Virtual
CONTACT: Anitra Moss at amoss@hmhbpbc.org 

Click here to learn more
Mandel Library Hosts Events for the Public in January

From the Mandel Library: "Attached, please find January’s technology and career ready programs. We are offering Microsoft Word, Excel, Mac Lab and Computer Basics workshops again with limited seating, so please encourage your clients to sign up early."

WHERE: Mandel Library, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to learn more (January library events)
Click here to learn more (Get that job flyer)
Previous Postings - Glades Area


The Glades Initiative is Hiring!


We are hiring! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the residents of the Glades? Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Come join us at The Glades Initiative! We are accepting applicants for the following positions:

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word OPERATIONS in the title of the email.

TO APPLY: Send an email resume and cover letter to jobs@gladesinitiative.org with the word SENIOR in the title of the email.
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., 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
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