Monday, July 23, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, July 23-27              South Bay Boys and Girls Club Registration starts           
Tue, July 24 2:30 pm      Kids Music Circle, Pahokee Library    
Thu, July 26 9:30 am      GTAC Meets, Belle Glade Civic Center            
Thu, July 26 1:00 pm      Literacy Plus in Motion, Belle Glade Library    
Fri, July 27 Deadline       Quantum in the Community, Grant Due
Sat, July 28 10:00 am     3rd Annual Summer Safety Party, Glades Pioneer Park, Belle Glade       
Sat, July 28 3:00 pm       End of Summer Ice Cream Social, Pahokee Library            
Mon, July 30                    Immunizations Start, C.L. Brumback Health Center, Belle Glade              
Ongoing                           Summer Food Sites for Children, Glades area     
Glades Area
South Bay Boys and Girls Club Registration Starts REGISTRATION

It's that time again! The South Bay Boys & Girls Club registration will be held July 23-27. Make sure that you secure a spot for your child!

WHEN: Monday, July 23 - July 27, 2018
COST: $30

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Kids' Music Circle at Pahokee Library KIDSMUSICCIRCLE

Sing, shake and play along with music specialist Noam Brown during this fun, engaging and 100 percent interactive Kids' Music Circle, for ages 2 to 11 (45 mins.).

WHEN: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library,  525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-924-5928

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GTAC Meets in Belle Glade GTAC

From the Office of Community Revitalization of Palm Beach County: "Our featured presenter for this month is Amy Pettway, Esq., Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.  Ms. Pettway's presentation will focus on the Fair Housing Act as it relates to tenants and homeowners."

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Contact Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, at 233-5303 or or Audley G. Reid, Senior Planner, at 233-5567 or

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Literacy Plus in Motion for Adults LITERACYPLUS

For your summer enjoyment and enhancement, The Belle Glade Branch Library is offering a "free" 4 week, one-hour course for adults in July. "Literacy Plus in Motion classes will be held Thursdays, starting July 5, 2018 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Belle Glade Branch Library's conference room. Topics will include creative and resume writing, basic grammar, and public speaking.

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please contact Sandra Lusunariz, Glades Literacy Coordinator, (561) 996-3453 for additional information.

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Shoes of Hope Provides Shoes for Children in Need SHOESOFHOPE

Shoes of Hope is an annual shoe and school supply distribution for children in need who are entering grades K-5!  Shoes of Hope 2018 will take place at Community of Hope in Loxahatchee, Florida. During this time, volunteers will be providing a message of hope and supplying each child with a new pair of shoes, school supplies, and a haircut.

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Community of Hope, 14055 Okeechobee Blvd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470
CONTACT INFO: Please call 561-753-8883

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3rd Annual Summer Safety Party SUMMERSAFETY

From Guardians of the Glades: " Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay families - Join us and X102.3 FM for FREE summer fun on Saturday, July 28, 10am-1pm at Pioneer Park in Belle Glade! The 3rd annual Summer Safety Party will have FREE pool admission, FREE bicycle helmets, FREE food and FREE drawstring backpacks! Featuring music by Richie Rich Babalu from the Babalu Bad Boyz! Limited space in the pool and limited food, so arrive early!"

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Glades Pioneer Park, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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End of Summer Ice Cream Social ICECREAMSOCIAL

From Palm Beach County Library System: "Beat the heat and celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program in refreshing style - at an ice cream social sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Enjoy a scoop of deliciousness and reminisce about all your rockin' summer adventures at the library."

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476

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Department of Health Palm Beach Readies for Back to School Immunizations IMMUNIZATIONS

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County is consolidating its back to school immunization clinics and outreaches to better serve those needing school shots from July 30 to August 17. "We want every student in need of immunizations for school to be able to get those shots in plenty of time before school starts," said Dr. Alina Alonso, Director Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County. "We've consolidated our staff and will be offering appointments and accommodating walk-ins at three locations." The three locations will be West Palm Beach Health Center, 1150 45th Street, Lantana Health Center, 1250 Southwinds Drive and C.L. Brumback Health Center 38754 SR 80, Belle Glade.

WHEN: Monday, July 30 - August 17, 2018 | By appointment
WHERE: C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-625-5180

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Community Baby Shower Planning Meeting BABYSHOWER

To Glades Partners: " It's that time of the year to plan for our Community Baby Shower that addresses infant mortality among Glades residents. Community partners who may be interested in participating in the baby shower are urged to contact Annie at 561-992-8210 for more information. Our first planning meeting will be held at Lakeside Medical Center. Bridges of Belle Glade is the lead agency for this event."

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call Annie at 561-992-8210
Palm Beach State College Information Sessions INFOSESSIONS

Palm Beach State College will be holding Post Secondary Adult Vocational monthly Info-sessions. The  monthly sessions will be held on the last Tuesday of each month. 
The Glades community is invited to hear about our Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology, Barbering, Nails and Facials programs. We'll have representatives from Advising, Registrar, Financial Aid departments and Career Source.  In addition, we will arrange tours of the Welding, Diesel Mechanic, Cosmetology shops.   This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and jump start your future.   

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
TO REGISTER: Call 561-993-1143

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2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Planning your back-to-school shopping? Make sure to mark your calendar for August 3-5 for Florida's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday!  Want to check what items are on the tax-free list? You can find the full list here from the Florida Department of Revenue: click here

WHEN: Friday, August 3 - 5, 2018

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City of Pahokee 2018 Back to School Bash

It's that time of year again, the City of Pahokee's  Annual 2018 "PUTTING KIDS FIRST" Back to School Bash  at the Pahokee High School Gymnasium. The day's events will include music, give-a-ways, lunch, haircuts, and fun and excitement.

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School Gymnasium, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call 561-924-5534, ext. 2005, or email

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Prosperity Center - One Stop Center of Opportunity

From Prosperity Center: "Prosperity Center is a program that provides Palm Beach County low-income residents a one-stop source of financial empowerment services. Our two centers are located in Belle Glade and West Palm Beach. The staff are tri-lingual (English, Creole & Spanish).

Services include:
* Certified Financial Coaching & Credit Counseling
* Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
* Individual Development Account (IDA)
* Financial Capability Workshops
* First Time Homebuyer Program
* Other Services (Medicaid, SNAP & Benefit Screening)"

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Prosperity Center - Belle Glade, 33 W Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call 561-996-2479

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Breath of Life Pregnancy Resource Center & Children's Boutique

From Breath of Life: "NOW OPEN Parents, mothers, fathers, or families who find themselves in crisis situations can come receive resources and assistance with items such as but not limited to diapers, formula, clothing, food, etc. To help fund the center we have a Children's Boutique where we sell new and gently used items for children. Everything is priced appropriately so the communities can come in and purchase nice things for their children. Items we sell include clothing, toys, shoes, books, bedding, baby & children furniture, strollers, baby carriers, jewelry, bags, and more."

Ongoing (Tuesdays - Saturdays) | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 296 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Olivia Clark, Director,  954-655-2087

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Alert: Telephone Scam Targeting Migrants

Article: "A new type of telephone scam targeting migrants, requesting an electronic transfer of money to resolve some aspect of their family's immigration cases in the United States, is now on the radar of the Department of Homeland Security's Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor (JTF-W STC) and consular officials from several neighboring countries. 
People are receiving unsolicited calls from scammers posing as an authority figures from several DHS entities like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents, as well as consular officers and shelter administrators, where they request money to be sent electronically to help their family obtain some service or consideration, or to purchase travel tickets ..."

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Corps Announces Public Meetings for Lake Okeechobee Watershed Study

From the Army Corps of Engineers: "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a series of public meetings for the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP). The Corps proposes an above-ground wetland attenuation feature (WAF) and several aquifer storage & recovery (ASR) wells in an area north of the lake. The proposed plan also calls for restoration of 5,300 acres of wetlands in the area. The draft document was released for review on July 6, 2018 ..."

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Take Survey to Support Funding for Afterschool Programs

From the Florida Afterschool Network: "As you may be aware, the Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) is working to establish the case for an increase in funds available for afterschool and summer learning programs. The United Way plays an important role in afterschool and summer learning and we want to make sure all programs are included in this research.  Please help us by sending this to all of your United Way affiliates for afterschool and summer learning programs to complete this ten minute survey ... "

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Grant Opportunity: Quantum in the Community QUANTUM

There are only two weeks left to apply for "Quantum in the Community" funding.  The deadline date to submit applications is Friday, July 27 There will be no extensions given past the deadline date since the application has been available since June 4, 2018. $750K is available to nonprofits in Palm Beach County who work to meet people's basic needs such as
food, housing, transportation and financial assistance. Learn if you qualify for up to $25,000 to support your work by visiting"

Quantum in the Community deadline
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 23, 2018

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun Newspaper

  • 16 Positions Open
  • Full time CNAs for 1st and 2nd shifts
  • Full time RNs for 1st shift
  • Full time LPNs for 1st shift
Other Areas

  • Paralegal
Other Areas
Each One Reach One: Faith-based Offering Hope and Help for the Homeless

Participate and discuss ways that faith-based can connect with the Homeless and Housing Alliance to end veteran, youth and chronic homelessness in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vista Center - Conference Room 1W-47/50, 2300 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
TO RSVP: To register, click here

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Free Event: What You Need to Know About the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is the most sweeping tax law change in 30 years! This workshop is designed for Small Business Owners to review some of the basic changes and explore the more complex ones.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University 2085, Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
TO RSVP: To register, click here

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Presenting our Palm Beach County 2018 Candidates

Join for the 5th Biennial Candidates Forum in West Palm Beach, presented by the Puerto Rican / Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: WPTV News Channel 5, 1100 Banyan Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For further details please feel free to call 561-889-6527 or email
COST: $5 (members), $15 (non-members)

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LINC Care Coordination and Monitoring Workshop

The FL LINC Project is a collaborative suicide prevention grant working to implement the Zero Suicide Initiative within systems throughout the State of Florida.

WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Children's Services Council - A.A. Milne Room, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
TO REGISTER: To attend the workshop, participants must RSVP to Lindsay Slattery-Cerny, Regional Suicide Prevention Specialist, FL LINC Project,, 561-809-4068

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Anyone 18 or older can take Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12 to 18: teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders, and other caring citizens. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Children's Services Council - St. Lucie, 546 NW University Blvd 201, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact or 561-536-7716

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Facing the Crisis - Taking Action Against the Opioid Epidemic

The purpose of this event is to report progress on opioid response plan; discuss latest research and trends as it relates to substance abuse and treatment; and learn ways to engage in the collective effort to address substance abuse locally. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vista Center, 2300 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact John Hulick at 561-355-4777 or via email at

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6th Community Spirit Awards Luncheon Honors Michael Gauger

For the sixth year, the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County is honoring an outstanding member of our community who has given so much to the nonprofit community with dedication and compassion. This year's recipient is Chief Sheriff Deputy Michael Gauger, who will be receiving the Chamber's Community Spirit Award. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
TO REGISTER: To register, click here

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Turn On The Light: 15th National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children and Families

Take part in the 15h Annual National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children & Families presented by The Children's Healing Institute in West Palm Beach in October.  There are a limited number of  partial scholarships  for this year's conference. Applicants who work as a volunteer with children, are employed by a nonprofit organization, or can demonstrate financial need will be considered for scholarships. Final award determinations will be made no later than October 2nd.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach County Convention Center,  650 Okeechobee Blvd,  West Palm Beach, FL 33401
TO REGISTER: To register, click here
COST: $99 (early registration), $124; discounted registration for full-time students is available

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
SummerFoodFREE Meals All Summer - Summer Food Sites for Children in the Glades

Summer BreakSpot provides nutritious meals at no cost to children while school is out for the summer. There is no application necessary and any child age 18 or younger can come during meal times to receive a free meal. Many meal sites are located at places like schools, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Note: not all sites are open daily or provide every meal service. Review the selected site details prior to visiting, and contact the site directly if you have any questions.

Click here for listing of participating locations
Back to School Bash - Pahokee High School - Vendors Wanted

On Saturday, August 4th, 2018, The Palm Beach County Back to School Bash will host our annual community Back to School Bash from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We would like to extend to you, your business, non-profit and civic organization, an invitation to participate in this annual community event. We are seeking vendors that specialize in products and services geared towards families. During the Bash, your business will have the opportunity to display their products/services and distribute literature to thousands of families in Palm Beach County. There are 5 Bash sites happening throughout the county on the same day.

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School, 850 Larrimore Road Pahokee, FL 33476

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5th Annual Back to School Bash - Boost Mobile

From Boost Mobile: "Over 1,000 backpacks  will be given away at  Boost Mobile of Belle Glade  5th Annual Back To School Bash.  This is our way of showing love and support to our community and to those that support us all year. It will be a day for the whole family to have fun. Free food, free haircuts, free face painting, free ice cones, bounce house, game truck on wheels and alot more."

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Boost Mobile of Belle Glade,  551 SW 16th St,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  If you have any question about the event or sponsorship details contact  Amin Mohamad  561-449-1039

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13th Pastoral Anniversary at St. John First Missionary

A weeklong slate of events will mark the 13th Pastoral Anniversary at St. John First Missionary Baptist Church in Belle Glade. The events will honor Reverend Dr. Robert L. Rease. 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 7 - August 12, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. 
WHERE: St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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LORHN's 2018 Rural Health Symposium

This full-day, catered event with plenary speakers and breakout sessions, will include health care topics impacting our rural communities around Lake Okeechobee. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Indian River State College - Hendry-Dixon Campus, 2229 NW 9th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call 561-844-4220 ext. 1600, or email

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Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Program CATHOLICCHARITIES

Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach County is providing a number of services to help individuals and families impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, including: case management, basic needs assistance, home repair assistance, financial assistance (if eligible), and assistance replacing damaged furniture (as available). Spanish and Creole speaking case managers available. 

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: St. Mary's Center, 1200 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 561-360-3324 or email

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West Tech Adult Education Fall 2018 Registration and Testing Information

From West Tech: "West Technical Education Center wants to help you grow and expand your horizons. Applications are now being accepted for our Pre-Apprenticeship programs. If you are seeking better employment opportunities or to advance in your current career, then West Technical Education Center is where you learn to earn! For more information call 561-829-4620."

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Key Dates You Should Know for 2018 Florida Elections

It's an important election year up and down the ballot. Are you ready to vote? Take a look at a number of important dates for this year's elections. Learn more by visiting

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Palm Beach County Releases Back to School Website

From the School District of Palm Beach County: "School begins on Monday, August 13, and now is the time begin preparations for the return to the classroom. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a Back to School website with everything families need to get ready to return to District schools. is a one-stop-shop with information on finding your school and registering, health requirements and immunizations, applying for free and reduced-priced meals, this year's student and family handbook, school times, calendars and back to school news as it's available."

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Do You Watch TV Using an Antenna? July 23 is Rescan Day

From WXEL: "Do you watch TV using an antenna? If so, on this day you will need to rescan your television. If you watch television through a cable or satellite service, you do not need to rescan. Your service provider will do it for you."

Click here for more information on how to rescan
Interested in Hosting Event for Intergenerational Month?

From the Department of Elder Affairs: "The Department of Elder Affairs is gearing up for September, which is Intergenerational Month. Please consider hosting one or more intergenerational activities in your community, center, school, library, etc., during this special month ..."

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League of Women Voters News - July 15, 2018

News and information from the League of Women Voters Palm Beach County. 

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun Newspaper

  • 10 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Job Developer/Rsettlement Program Case Manager
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Accepting Online Applications for Project Based Assistance

The WPBHA will open its Project Based Wait List on Tuesday July 17th, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. and close on Friday July 27, 2018 11:59 p.m. Applications for project based assistance will be taken for each of the following developments; Royal Palm Place - one and two bedroom units available. You must be 62 years of age or older to apply. A preference will be given to U.S. veterans or widows of veterans killed in action who are 62 years of age.

Click here for more information on how to apply
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

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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
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.



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