Monday, March 27, 2017
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Tues, Mar 28     2:00pm      FREE Webinar on Communicating with Victims of Sex Trafficking
Wed, Mar 29    1:00pm       FREE Webinar on Budgeting for Small Businesses
Thur, Mar 30     11:30am    Phyllis Lilley's Retirement, Belle Glade Library
Fri, Mar 31         9:00am      Financial Literacy (in Spanish), The Glades Initiative, Inc.
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Best Practices in Communicating with Survivors of
Sex Trafficking Webinar (FREE) WebinarHT

Provides an overview of trauma-informed techniques for communicating with victims and survivors of sex trafficking. Gather strategies for building rapport and fostering open communication for the various professionals that victims of sex trafficking interact with in justice, advocacy, and recovery.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017  2:00pm - 3:00pm

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FREE Webinar: Budgeting 101 - Planning for Profit and Success WebinarBiz

Of small businesses, 40% make a profit, 30% come out even and 30% lose money.* A lot of that comes down to budgeting. Join our small business experts for this free webinar, and learn how to create a plan that can help you achieve your goals.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 2017  1:00pm

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Librarian Phyllis Lilley's Retirement Librarian

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

Click here for more information
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 31 and Friday, April 7  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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Swim Lesson Vouchers Available on April 1st

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County's application for free/reduced cost swimming lessons will be available starting this Saturday, April 1st, on the Coalition's website The $50 vouchers either entirely or nearly cover the cost of six to eight swim lessons at 18 Palm Beach County pools. The vouchers are for Palm Beach County families with children between the ages of 3 and 12 who need to learn how to swim. Families must meet certain eligibility requirements. Be sure to follow the online directions to fill out the application and email it. The DPC will notify you if your application has been received.

If you have a group, such as a summer camp or afterschool center, that needs swim lessons or if you have any questions, please email Anna Stewart at or call at 561.616.7068. The vouchers are on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be available until funds run out.
Education Forecast: The Glades 2017

Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa will be addressing important issues impacting public education in his 2017 "State of Our Schools" presentation. This will be followed by the Outstanding Leadership Award.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017  5:30pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Annual Black Gold Jubilee

WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2017 11:00am - 9:30pm

WHERE: Torry Island Marina, 5000 W Canal Street N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run at 7:00am (Meet at the Old Draw Bridge Restaurant)
  • Jubilee Parade Line-up at 9:00am, parade starts at 10:00am at the Belle Glade Branch Library (725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430)
  • Vendor and food booths on Torry Island open at 11:30am
  • Local Entertainment stage opening ceremonies begin at 12:30pm
  • Free Concert (Click here for a flyer):
    • Kevin Mac at 5:30pm
    • Rodney Atkins at 7:30pm
  • Fireworks begin at 9:00pm
Click here for a full schedule of events

For more information contact the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce: (561)996-2745
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 Library, 375 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 561-992-8393. Find our More information about the SHINE program, or the Benefits Enrollment Center,  call the Area Agency on Aging at 886-684-5885.
Palm Beach County Library Events (Glades Area):
April 2017 

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Important Announcement from Bridges at Belle Glade

The Bridges at Belle Glade office has moved!
We are now located at 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430.

Look for our Grand Opening announcement in a future Glades Community Updates post.
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
News from Nonprofits First

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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.

Looking to get into a Geriatric Healthcare career? Click here for more information 
Job openings at New Hope Charities, Inc.

New Hope Charities, Inc. is currently seeking to fill two positions; a part-time counselor to work in its afterschool program and a Bus Driver / Custodian:
  • Salary for the part-time counselor position is $20,000 per year at 35 hours per week. A forty-hour Childcare Certificate is required for this position.
  • Salary for the full-time Bus Driver / Custodian is $13.00 per hour. A CDL license with a school bus driver endorsement is required for this position.
We are currently accepting applications for both positions.

Call for more information: (561)924-7986
Fax resumes to: (561) 924-9670 attn: Ms. Valdez or fill out an application in person at our Family Center during the hours of 9:30am -2:00pm (7450 State Road 15 Pahokee, FL 33476)
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
Multiple Positions Open ~ Family Central, Broward/Miami-Dade, FL 
Communication and Grants Manager ~ ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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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
Leadership Palm Beach County Upcoming Events
Upcoming events for March 2017 
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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 or (561)625-2568
Volunteers Needed: Citizenship Clinic in Delray Beach

We will be assisting a Haitian community. We are counting on you and your network of volunteers, during this difficult moment for our people. Our clinics need a rate of 1.5 volunteer per every two applicants and we want to serve as many people as possible. Please invite your friends and students to be part of this experience!

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017  9:30am - 5:00pm

WHERE: 301 SW 14th Ave Delray Beach Fl 33444

Click here for volunteer registration and training opportunities
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 or (561)625-2568

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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
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

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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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

Click here for more information

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

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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