Monday, January 30, 2017
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Tues, Jan 31    LAST DAY      Last Day for Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
Wed, Feb 1       9:00am          FREE Grief Support Group, Trustbridge Hospice
Wed, Feb 1       4:00pm          The Greensboro Sit-Ins Bingo, Belle Glade Branch Library
Mon, Feb 6        5:00pm          Black History Month Documentary Series, South Bay Branch Library 
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Donate to The Glades Initiative for a Chance to Win a Car!
Want an opportunity to win a car while helping organizations like The Glades Initiative? Here's your chance.

Make a donation of $20 or more to any participating American Honda Birdies for Children and then guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2017 Honda Classic for a chance to win a brand new 2017 Honda vehicle. Your donation will offer a chance to win a new Honda automobile, while at the same time, the charity benefits from the proceeds plus a 10% matching contribution courtesy of The Honda Classic.

To help you along, here are the total number of birdies made in each of the last three tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):
  • Birdies 2013: 1,244
  • Birdies 2014: 1,363
  • Birdies 2015: 1,168
 Click here to learn more and donate!
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

Click here for more details
The Greensboro Sit-Ins Bingo bingo

The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in North Carolina and were a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality. (45 min.) Preregister.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 2017  4:00pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade 33430

Call for more information: (561)996-3453
Black History Month Documentary Series BHM

"The Loving Story" ©Icarus Films. (77 min.) This documentary brings to life Mildred and
Richard Lovings' marriage and the legal battle that followed their arrest for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

WHEN: Monday, February 6, 2017  5:00pm

WHERE: South Bay Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay 33493

Call for more information:(561)992-8393
Call for Proposals

The Florida Health Care Coalition is now accepting proposals for "The Leading Edge - Innovations in Health Care." This is a unique opportunity to secure a more visible role with our national audience at our 24th Annual National Conference on May 1, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

For more information, click here.
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 Library System Celebrates
Black History Month   

Click here for event listings in your area
Palm Beach County Library Events - February 2017

See what's happening at your local library!

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Spring Training Group Tickets Available

From everyone at Roger Dean Stadium, the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, we would like to invite you and your group out for a 2017 Spring Training game. Group tickets are on sale now with a minimum of 15 tickets.

To order your group tickets:
  • Select your game date(s)
  • Group seating is available on a first come, first serve basis
  • Place a 50% non- refundable deposit
Click here for the schedules:
Miami Marlins     St. Louis Cardinals
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: Tuesday, 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                     
City of South Bay Community Health Fair

FREE health screenings, education, raffles, food, entertainment, and more.

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017  9:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493

Please call South Bay City Hall for more information: (561)996-6751
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:   
Click here to view                        
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

Indeed Jobs
In Other Areas

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
Youth and Family Development Specialist ~ American Association of Caregiving Youth
Juvenile Court Case Manager ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Administrative Secretary ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL

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Community Action Advisory Board Ad-Hoc Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 2017  5:00pm - 6:00pm

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

For more information, please contact Grant Compliance Specialist, Doris Davis at or (561) 355-4706
Legal Self-Help Workshops

The Palm Beach County Clerk and Controller's office has been a long time advocate for creating resources that help people understand and exercise their rights in court. To better serve customers, our award-winning Self-Service Centers provide the public with the tools and resources necessary to represent themselves in court. Beginning Wednesday, February 1st, they will be holding free public workshops on the first Wednesday of each month, so residents can learn how to "do-it-yourself" when it comes to evictions, divorce and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 2017  3:30pm (The first Wednesday of every month)

WHERE: Main Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 33401 (on the first floor)

Click here to learn more
Do You Have an Arrest Record?
Sealing and Expungement Workshop

In an effort to assist our citizens, State Attorney Dave Aronberg is offering a Sealing and Expungement Workshop. He is being joined in this effort by Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, Clerk/Comptroller Sharon Bock and your Board of County Commissioners. If you were charged with a crime in PALM BEACH COUNTY and the case did not result in a conviction or prison, you may be eligible to have a SINGLE ARREST RECORD sealed or expunged (hidden or removed).

WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2017  3:00pm - 7:00pm

WHERE: 205 N. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

You must bring your Florida Driver's License or a Florida issued photo ID or your U.S. passport.

Click here for a flyer with more information:
English    Spanish    Creole

Startup Bootcamp 1-2-3

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. This course will put you on the fast track with a step-by-step guide to help you plan, prepare and manage your business.

WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2017  5:30pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: 400 Hibiscus Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to register
All About You Conference for Women

The third annual All About You (AAY) conference for women is growing. The list of activities and attendees for the February 3, 2017 conference is created to showcase, inspire, empower and entertain women and assist local charities.

WHEN: Friday, February 3, 2017  10:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Marriott Hotel, 400 RCA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Click here to learn more
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

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

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!

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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
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
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

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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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