Monday, July 27, 2020
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~~~  This Week ~~~  
  
Monday-Friday                    Free Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, C.L. Brumback at Lakeside Medical
Mon, July 27  7:00 pm        Online: Meet PBC Sheriff Candidates
Monday-Friday                    Summer BreakSpot (For children), Read post for locations, time
Monday-Friday 11:00 am     FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open (For children), Read post below for locations
Tue, July 28 & 30  9:00 am  Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, Pahokee Center
Tue, July 28 & 30  10:00 am  School Feeding Sites Open (For children), Read post below for locations
Wed, July 29  9:30 am           Food Distribution(For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, July 29 12:00 pm           Webinar: Credit as an Asset for Small Businesses
Wed, July 29 12:00 pm           Webinar: Workplace Wisdom, Empowerment Tools
Wed, July 29 6:30 pm             Webinar: Community Forum on Policing
Fri, July 31 1:00 pm                Webinar: As Women As Leaders Progress Report

Glades Area
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades InitiativeTGIFOODFOODHERE

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 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 | 9:30 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
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
Walk-Up Testing at C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic at Lakeside Medical CenterCLBRUMBACK

Residents can take a COVID-19 test at the walk-up testing site at C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic at Lakeside Medical Center. Testing is by appointment only for any age; patients need not be symptomatic.

WHEN: Monday-Friday (by appointment only) | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics at Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-642-1000

Click here to learn more
Online: Candidates Vying for PBC Sheriff SpeakSHERIFF

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) and the ACLU of Palm Beach County (ACLUPBC) are hosting a candidate forum for the office of Palm Beach County Sheriff. The online forum will be carried live on the League's Facebook page. 

WHEN: Monday, July 27, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
CONTACT: You can watch the forum live on Facebook by clicking here

Click here to learn more
Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 TestingWALKUPCOVID

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. continues to provide FREE Drive Thru/Walk-Up testing for COVID-19 (appointments are preferred). You can still be tested even if you aren't experiencing symptoms. Only two tests are administered per car. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 28 & 30, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Center, 170 S Barfield Highway-Suite 101, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-6100

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Crisis Management - 1.5 CEUsCRISIS

In this webinar participants will learn to identify risk, assess critical situations, and respond appropriately. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Marilyn Bieber, mbieber@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-214-7435
COST: Free for members, $24.99 for non-members

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Analyzing the Effects of Traumatic Stress and Race on Alzheimer's DiseaseALZHEIMERS

In this webinar participants will learn to identify risk, assess critical situations, and respond appropriately. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Supporting Parents/Guardians Raising Black African American Children with AutismAUTISM

A group specifically for parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (Last Tuesday of every month)  | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Robin Jones, robinjones@fau.edu, 561-212-4930

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Credit as an Asset for Small BusinessesCREDIT

Hosted by Fair Housing Project-Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, a webinar presented by Maria Gaitan, Director of Community Outreach and Housing Counseling for Consolidated Credit. During this webinar, participants will learn about: The five C's of credit; The five credit score components; Business credit reports.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Online Event - https://zoom.us/j/91132346379

Click here for more info (Facebook link)
Webinar: Workplace Wisdom, Empowerment ToolsWISDOM

The Feel Good Express "Workplace Wisdom" workshop will empower you with the heart centered tools you need to thrive in uncertainty and be happy, motivated, inspired and creative in your business.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Richie Repetti, wpbadmin@scorevolunteer.org, 561-833-1672

Click here for more info
Online Seminar: Small Business Reorganization Act

From SCORE: Join an online seminar regarding the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. This seminar is free but is limited to 15 participants.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Richie Repetti, SCORE Palm Beach,     wpbadmin@scorevolunteer.org, 561-833-1672

Click here for more info
Online: PBC Virtual Community Forum on PolicingPOLICING

From Palm Beach County: Join the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. for a Virtual Community Forum on Policing in Palm Beach County. This insightful open dialogue will allow the public an opportunity to ask questions of local elected officials, representatives of law enforcement, and community activists regarding policing in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Space is limited. If you would like to attend via listen-only mode, please RSVP to public@pbcgov.org

Click here for more info
Webinar: As Women, As Leaders Progress ReportLEADERS

In their third Zoom event, panelists will provide a "progress report" on their actions to move the needle on racial justice forward. The panel will also prioritize questions from the audience, who are encouraged to make submissions beforehand.

WHEN:  Friday, July 31, 2020  | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Please submit any questions beforehand to Berman.Lori.Web@flsenate.gov

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches

Join the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches for their monthly coalition meeting. The Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches will be providing a brief overview of each of the FREE trainings/presentations that it offers. As a part of this, you will get an overview of our human trafficking presentations/trainings for: Youth and school staff; Hospitality staff (approved by the Florida DBPR to meet FL Statute Section 506.096); Medical staff; Community members.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 12, 2020  | 10:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more
Food Distributions in the GladesFOODLIST

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 | 9:30 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


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Flipany Grab 'n Go Sites (For Ages 18 and under)

Attached is a list of locations for Grab 'n Go Feeding Sites in the Glades. 

WHEN: Monday - Friday | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Click here for more information about site locations

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School Sites Free Meal Distribution Tuesdays & Thursdays (For Ages 18 and under)

Free Meal Distribution Continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 52 school locations throughout the summer. Distribution is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Each day, parents and guardians who pick up food will receive a kit with three days' worth of meals for each child. Meals are FREE to anyone 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the summer heat, beginning Tuesday, July 7, distribution times will be 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at all open feeding sites. Parents who pick up meals next week will be notified about this change.

WHEN: Tuesdays & Wednedays | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN THE GLADES: 
  • Belle Glade Elementary, 500 NW Ave L, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • Glade View Elementary, 1100 SW Ave G, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (Starting Thursday)
  • Gove Elementary, 1000 SE Ave G, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • Pahokee Elementary, 560 E Main Pl, Pahokee, FL 33476
  • Rosenwald Elementary, 1321 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, South Bay, FL 33493
Click here for more info

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Summer Food Service Program Ending Early

The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will be ending this Friday, July 24. This is two weeks earlier than the original planned program termination date of August 7.

Click here for more info

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Hunger Relief Update - July 20, 2020

Below you will find (1) information about the Palm Beach County Food Finder Map (2) a list of food resources (3) additional food resource news and (4) resource and stakeholder updates from DCF.

Click here to read the Hunger Relief Update
PBC Resident Acquires West Nile; DOH Issues Advisory

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County (DOH-Palm Beach) today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Palm Beach County. A locally acquired human case of West Nile illness has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents may become ill.

Click here to learn more
Faith Community Census Call to Action

From the Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network: In Florida, the Census has a big impact in our communities by affecting funding for schools, roads, hospitals, and much more. Participating in the 2020 Census helps ensure everyone is counted and plays their part in the future of our state and community. Rural communities and counties are historically under counted which leads to less funding for much needed services and resources. As a trusted voice in your community, we ask you to help share this information and encourage residents to complete the 2020 Census.

Click here to learn more
PBC Food Bank Specialists Available to Help

The Palm Beach County Benefits Outreach Program is a free service offered by the Palm Beach County Food Bank to assist with SNAP (food stamps) and Medicaid applications and cash assistance. Languages available: English, Spanish, and Creole.

CONTACT:  www.pbcfoodbank.org/apply-for-snap, or call 561-670-2518, ext. 310

Click here to learn more
Click here to learn more (Creole)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Virtual Training: How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19

This introductory course presents the latest evidence-based information on COVID-19 including the principles of infection control and prevention, and adequate and correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Registration fees apply.

CONTACT: Monica Rodriguez, mrodriguez@caridad.org, 561-737-6336 ext.147

Click here to learn more
Free Virtual Summer Camp for Children and Teens

The Federation of Families is offering free virtual summer camp (life skills training, anger management, relaxation, solution focused training, arts and crafts, virtual field trips, fitness, dance, cooking,and many more) for Elementary and High/ Middle school students.

CONTACT: Nicole King, Youth/Family Prevention Coordinator, nicole@flfamilies.net, 561-506-7144

Click here to learn more
Support for Youth Caregivers

Does your middle or high school student who attends school at Lake Shore Middle School or Pahokee Middle/High help you care for a loved one at home who has any type of a health condition? If so, he or she is not alone!  More than 10,000 kids all over Palm Beach County do this too. Sometimes, kids worry more than you may imagine so meeting other kids who have similar home responsibilities helps them and also you! 

Some of the free services offered by the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) include fun activities, tutoring, respite, mentoring and providing access to support for your caregiving family that you may not otherwise know about.  

CONTACT: Please visit our website www.aacy.org or give us a call at 561-391-7401 to learn more
Every Residential Address in PBC to Receive a Mask in the Mail

Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners approved a countywide mask mail out program for every residential address to receive four masks; two cloth masks and two pleated masks. The county is currently under a State of Emergency as a result of COVID-19 and issued a mandatory facial covering order effective June 25, 2020.

Click here to learn more
Jim Moran Institute Small Business & Nonprofit Executive Programs

Operating a small business or nonprofit is stressful enough on top of the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to help companies navigate through the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Click here to learn more
COVID-19 Guide for New Immigrants

Click below to access a FAQ (frequently asked questions) sheet regarding COVID-19 for new immigrants. In addition, the American Red Cross has also made a guide for the immigrant population. 

Click here to learn more
Click here to learn more from American Red Cross (English)
Click here to learn more from American Red Cross (Spanish)
How Can the Clerk & Comptroller Help You? New Video Series Highlights Essential Services

Navigating the legal system can sometimes be challenging. The Clerk & Comptroller's new video series makes it easier than ever to access the office's services and online resources from the comfort of your own home. The "How Can We Help You" video series guides viewers through the Clerk & Comptroller's most frequently searched tools and resources.

Click here to learn more
EveryParent: COVID Got You Stir Crazy?

Explore local, in-person adventures from EveryParent. With COVID-19 in the mix this summer, finding ways to get children away from their electronic devices is harder than ever. Here are a few great places you can go - in person - with your children in Palm Beach County. Some are even free!

Click here to learn more
Center for Child Counseling Newsletter

Find out what's happening at the Center for Child Counseling by reading their latest newsletter.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update July 24, 2020

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 27, 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                                                 
Other Areas
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
The Glades Initiative is Here to Help You With Census

Need assistance with completing the Census 2020 questionnaire? The Glades Initiative will be here and available to assist you with your Census 2020 application over the phone.

It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Why do Census? Your participation is important because it helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

CONTACT: 561-996-3310 (Services available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)

Click here to learn more
Vote Safely by Mail and Make Your Vote Count!

The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections is gearing up to handle additional Vote By Mail volume and has made a number of changes to make Vote By Mail easier and safer:
You can request a Vote by Mail ballot by phone 561-656-6200 or online at pbcelections.org.
Return postage is prepaid.

Click here to learn more
Webinar: League of Women Voters PBC, Separating Fact from Fiction

If you feel overwhelmed by the number of new sources available ... if you hear conflicting reports and don't know which to believe, this presentation will help you learn to separate fact from fiction. Registration required.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 19, 2020  | 12:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
PBC Operations Coronavirus Update

Learn about Palm Beach County's latest efforts with regard to COVID-19. 

Click here to learn more
Prepare for a new Career in Technology in 18 Weeks

Has yor career been impacted by COVID-19? Looking to start a career in technology or looking to do something different in your life? New Horizons provides fast training in 100 percent live online classes. 

Click here to learn more
PBC Mortgage/Rental/Utility Assistance Programs

Residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for assistance with housing (rent/mortgage) and utility costs through the Palm Beach County CARES funded programs. 

Click here to learn more
Online Community Service Opportunities for Teens

The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is offering online community service opportunities for teens via Zoom. These hours are accepted by the Palm Beach County Office of the State Attorney.

CONTACT: To register for the workshop, contact Marcia Bahia at    bahiam@pbso.org and provide: Full name - Date of Birth - Email Address - Phone Number - Probation Officer (if applicable)

Click here to learn more
Anti-Bullying Virtual Workshop

From the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office: Your children will enjoy this educational and fun Zoom session! To schedule group sessions (up to 10 children per session), contact us.

CONTACT: Marcia Bahia at  bahiam@pbso.org

Click here to learn more
Clerk & Comptroller Can Monitor Your Deed

From the PBC Clerk & Comptroller: While some companies offer to guard against this crime for a fee of as much $15 a month, my office can help you protect your home for free. Just like signing up for credit card alerts or identity theft protection, our Property Fraud Alert program gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your property is being monitored for signs of fraud.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update July 17, 2020

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
Florida 2020 Census Self-Response Weekly Highlights

Read this week's statewide self-response rates, and strategies some organizations are utilizing to improve their numbers. 

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 20, 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                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310
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If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org

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
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