Monday, March 20, 2017
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Tues, Mar 21     9:00am      Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Tues, Mar 21    11:00am    GIN Meeting, Okeechobee Center
Tues, Mar 22     2:00pm      Fair Housing Tester Training, Belle Glade Library
Wed, Mar 22     5:30pm      Toastmasters Club, Palm Beach State College
Thur, Mar 23     9:30am      Financial Literacy (in Creole), The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Thur, Mar 23     9:30am      Glades Technical Advisory Committee, South Bay City Hall
Fri, Mar 24         9:00am      Financial Literacy (in Spanish), The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Sat, Mar 25       8:00am     Youth Empowerment Summit, Pahokee High School
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Glades PATCH Meeting PATCHGPATCH

The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2017   9:00am - 10:45am

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting GIN

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2017   11:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: The Okeechobee Center, 101 Everglades Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Upcoming Training Session for Fair Housing Testers
FairHousing
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. is looking for those interested in becoming a tester for our Fair Housing project.  The tester performs a community service and receives compensation by posing as a person seeking to rent, buy or finance a home in order to gather information.  The requirements to become a Fair Housing Tester are: complete a training session that pays $25, earn up to $60 per 2-hour test plus mileage, have no felony convictions, be 18 years of age or older, and be able to provide objective, observant, and timely reports.  The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.'s Fair Housing Project provides private enforcement of the Fair Housing Act and promotes lawful housing practices.  

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2017  2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Contact for more information:  Call (561) 655-8944 Ext. 115 or go to www.legalaidpbc.org/FHTest.php
Toastmasters Club Toasty

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, March 22, 2017   5:30pm - 6:30pm   

WHERE: Palm Beach State College (room CRB224), 1977College Drive, Belle Glade, FL
For more information and how to join, call: (561)261-5043

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Money Smart - Financial Literacy for Creole Speakers  FinLitCreo

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Spanish based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call Jose Zaragoza at (561)996-3310

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Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting GTAC

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Van Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Palm Beach County Housing Authority.

WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2017  9:30am - 11:00am

WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493
Money Smart - Financial Literacy for Spanish Speakers Money2

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Spanish based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

WHEN: Friday, March 24, 28, 31  10:00am - 11:30am

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call Jose Zaragoza at (561)996-3310

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Pahokee Youth Empowerment Summit YES

Topics:
  • Gang Awareness & Prevention
  • Cyberbullying / Sexting
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Bullying & Cyber Bullying
  • Lifetime of Consequences
  • How to Handle Police Approach
  • Drunk Driving & Distractive Driving
  • Healthy Relationships

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017  8:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE: Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476

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Click here for a child registration form
Click here for a vendor registration form
Librarian Phyllis Lilley's Retirement

Join us as we celebrate Phyllis Lilley's 38 years of library service!

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017  11:30am - 2:00pm

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

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Medicare Help in South Bay: SHINE Financial Assistance Presentation and Benefits Enrollment Event

If you have Medicare, don't miss out on opportunities to save on your Medicare bills. Join SHINE to learn how to save on your Medicare costs and find out if you are eligible.
Also, sign up to stay afterwards for immediate, free, and unbiased application assistance for programs like SNAP//Food Stamps, Medicaid, and LIHEAP, provided by the Area Agency on Aging's Benefits Enrollment Center. A SHINE Counselor will be available to help qualified individuals apply for programs that pay for Medicare Part B premiums and Medicare Part D costs.

WHEN: Monday, April 10, 2017  10:30am - 4:00pm
            Presentation at 10:30am - 12:00pm
            Enrollment Assistance by appointment only: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

WHERE: Clarence E Anthony Branch Library3745 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL, 33493

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Contact for more information:

Sign up for  the April 10th Enrollment event with the Clarence E Anthony Branch Library at 561-996-8393. Find our More information about the SHINE program, or the Benefits Enrollment Center,  call the Area Agency on Aging at 886-684-5885.
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. - Pahokee Center

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. - Pahokee Center provides primary and preventive medical services for the entire family. We accept most major insurances along with Medicaid. For anyone that does not have health insurance coverage, services are available on a sliding fee scale.

Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.
Come visit us at 170 South Barfield Highway, Pahokee, FL 33476.

Our office hours are:
  • Monday/Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday/Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Call (561) 924-6100 to make an appointment or for more information, visit www.fchcinc.org
Baby Grand Piano for Donation

If your school or community center is interested in a donation of a Storey & clark baby grand player piano. Like new, please contact Karis at the Glades Initiative with your plans to use it: kengle@gladesinitiative.org or (561)996-3310

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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.
http://www.careersourcepbc.com/ABOUTUS/JobSeekers/YouthServices.aspx

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

T EN TIPS FOR FINDING A NEW JOB IN THE NEW YEAR:
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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun
Indeed Jobs
Hot Jobs in the Glades

In Other Areas
 
Direct Care Provider ~ The ARC of Palm Beach County, Riviera Beach, FL
Development Director / Client Services Coordinator ~ Life Net 4 Families, Broward
Director of Development ~ Friends of Foster Children of Palm Beach County
Director of Development ~ Wayside House, Delray Beach, FL
Victim Advocate (SART Project) ~ Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Victim Advocate (CPI Project) ~ Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Domestic Violence Child Welfare Advocate ~ Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Vice President ~ United Way of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, FL 
 
Other Areas________________________
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, March 21, 2017  10:00am - 11:00am

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

Pre-registration is required. To register, call (561)233-2600
Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County:
How to Manage Pain Better Without Opioids

Patients with chronic pain can use multiple methods to manage their pain. One way is with medications and the other involves using their own mind and body and developing better pain management skills. Mind body techniques can help improve the quality of individuals lives and help contain the use and need for medication that often can lead to difficult side effects and for some addiction. Come and learn a number of techniques that will help you and or your patients manage and live with their pain better.

WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017  12:00pm - 2:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County Learning and Resource Center,
909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, Florida

Please call today to reserve your seat or sign up online. 561-832-3755
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Reggae4Cure Benefit Concert for Sickle Cell Awareness

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017  2:00pm

WHERE: Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414

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Leadership Palm Beach County Upcoming Events
Upcoming events for March 2017 
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Tax Talk Newsletter - March 2017
News from the office of Palm Beach County Tax Collector, Anne Gannon

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AFA Partners in Care:  
Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia

Join AFA in West Palm Beach on March 28, 2017 for AFA's Partners in Care training focusing on gaining strategies and an increased knowledge of how to further excel as a health care professional working in dementia care:
  • Understanding Dementia
  • Facilitating Care Transitions
  • Building Relationships
  • Effective Communication
WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: West Palm Beach Hilton, 600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to register
Rural Health Symposium 2017:
Visioning Rural Health Without Disparities

Presented by the Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network and the Health Council of Southeast Florida
  • National and Regional Key Note Speakers
  • Healthcare Presenters
  • Relevant and Timely Topics
  • Educational and Awareness Break-out Sessions
  • Network With Other Professionals
  • Earn Approved CEU's
  • May Qualify For Category 2 CHE's and CEU's
WHEN: Friday, March 31, 2017  10:00 am - 4:00 pm (registration starts at 8:30am)

WHERE: Indian River State College - Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972

For more information, call: (561)844-4220
Field of Hope / National Day of Action

Survivors, family, friends, & professionals are invited to write/then read (optional) their expressions on a flag which is then placed in the ground. The flag display will be filled with these white written word flags plus the number of teal flags which represent all victims served in 2016. One large flag will represent the 85% of those victims who did not reach out for services. There will be food, a mask making table, other stations and music to support this unique survivor speak out. Support your community in sharing this powerful messages of hope & healing!

WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017  10:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Field in front of the SART Center, 4210 N. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Vendor space is available. For questions, please contact Sharon Daugherty at sdaugher@pbc.gov or (561)625-2568
FREE Homeownership Assistance Event

Need housing assistance?
Learn more at the upcoming FREE Homeownership Assistance Event.

WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017  2:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Mary V. McDonald - Wilson Center, 1501 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for a flyer and what to bring

Healing Through the Arts

Bring everyone you know to this first time event at CityPlace. There will be an art display and theatrical/spoken word performances by survivors of sexual assault. This will be a moving experience filled with transformational & creative expression!

WHEN: Friday, April 7, 2017  4:30pm - 7:00pm

WHERE: City Place, 700 S Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

For questions, please contact Monica Gonzalez at mgonzale@pbc.gov or (561)625-2568

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Scholarship Opportunity for Florida High School Seniors

There is a Community Scholarship for Florida High School students is available to promising young students in the state of Florida whose involvement in their communities reflects the values that we cherish at Kaire & Heffernan, LLC.

Click here for details
Summer Camp Scholarship Program Update!

Camper applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Summer Camp Scholarship Program. Please visit the Youth Services website Summer Camp page for information, regarding the Camper Application, Camp Directory, Intake Locations, Documentation needed, and 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Parent must call the location nearest to them and schedule an appointment to submit and/or complete an application
Federation of Families of South Florida:
March 2017 Calendar


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Palm Beach County Library Events (Glades Area):
April 2017 

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Allegany Insider - March 2017

The latest news from Allegany Franciscan Ministries

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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:
(561)996-3310

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FREE Community Lunch for Seniors (60+)

Please join us for a nutritious meal and the opportunity to socialize with friends.

WHEN: Monday - Friday  12:00pm

WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade 33430  
              Tanner Park Community Center, 105 E. Palm Beach Road, South Bay 33493

If you are interested in more information on the Lunch Program for adults over 60 years of age or for volunteering opportunities, please call us at the Senior Nutrition Program, (561) 355-4740.

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National Crime Victims' Rights Ceremony in the Garden

In Honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017  9:00am - 11:30am

WHERE: Mounts Botanical and Clayton Hutchinson Agricultural Center, 559 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

For more information, contact:
Ellen Craddock-Day (561)274-1500 or Amy Shaffer (561)355-2418 opt. 3
In an Age of Violence: Helping Children & Families Cope

We live in an age of violence. This is more apparent now more than ever, because of the influx of technology and the world being more interconnected. With the demands, stresses and pressures of everyday life, we are seeing an increase in mental health disorders everyday.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21, 2017  1:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach Airport Hilton, 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

Click here for more information and to register

Junior League of Boca Raton Upcoming Trainings

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Introduction to Finiding Grants
Presented by Liz Locke

Audience: Beginning funding researchers or those desiring a refresher.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017   9:00am - 10:00am
            Tuesday, May 2, 2017     9:00am - 10:00am  
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 3343


Introduction to Project Budgets
Presented by Liz Locke

Audience: Those new to proposal writing/budgeting.

WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 2017   10:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432


Writing the Grant: Learn the Art and Science of Grant Proposals
Presented by Dr. Christopher Noe

Audience: Those desiring in-depth proposal writing training.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23, 2017  8:30am - 4:00pm
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432


Navigating the School District: Connecting the Dots for Our Children and Families
Presented by Dr. Ann Faraone

Audience: All.

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017  9:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432


Facebook for Beginners: Use the Powerful Marketing Tool to Connect with Supporters
Presented by Leon Fooksmans

Audience: All.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017  9:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432


Introduction to Foundation Maps
Presented by Liz Locke

Audience: All, including grant-makers.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2017  10:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432


Mission-Based Strategic Planning
Presented by Dr. Christopher Noe

Audience: Nonprofit leaders and board members.

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017  0:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Two-Day Leaders Training

This is a Program that will provide caregivers with the tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiving challenges.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, 2017  8:30am - 5:00pm

WHERE: Area Agency on Aging, 4400 N Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

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