Monday, May 11, 2020
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SPECIAL NOTE: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please call to confirm events listed below. 

~~~  This Week ~~~  
  
Mon, May 11-15 11:00 am       FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open, Read post below for location closest to you
Tue, May 12 & 14  9:00 am    School Feeding Sites Open, Read post below for location closest to you
Tue, May 12  1:00 pm            Office of Equal Opportunity Tuesday's Tips, Online
Tue, May 12  4:00 pm            Rural Health and COVID-19, Online
Wed, May 13 10:00 am          Food Distribution, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade 
Wed, May 13 10:00 am          Summer Food Program Distribution, Glades area libraries 

Food Distributions in the Glades
The Glades Initiative Offers Food Distribution DISTRIBUTION

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 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: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 10:00 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
Hunger Relief Update - May 5, 2020

Please see the attached Hunger Relief Update as of May 5, 2020 as well as additional information about Area Agency on Aging's senior hunger news, Palm Beach County Food Bank's Benefits Outreach Calendar, and a new partnership for DCF with United Healthcare.

Click here to read the Hunger Relief Update
United Way Launches Food Finder Map

The United Way of Palm Beach County has launched a Food Finder map - an interactive tool using Google Maps - to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. 

CONTACT:  To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here

Click here to learn more
UPDATED: FLIPANY Grab 'n Go Sites FLIPANY

Attached is a list of locations for Grab 'n Go Feeding Sites in the Glades. Access this link for more information about site locations: https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com

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

AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN THE GLADES: 
  • Okeechobee Center, 101 Everglades St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (M-F)
  • Osceola Center, 1204 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (M-F)
  • Student Aces, 915 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (M-F)
  • New South Bay Villas, 845 West Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493 (M-F)
Click here for more info
DATE CHANGE: PBC School Feeding Sites Open CLOSUREFOOD

Meal distribution at School District locations has returned to twice a week. Distributions will occur Tuesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 51 locations. Each day, parents and guardians who pick up food will receive a kit with three day's worth of meals for each child. The Tuesday, Thursday distribution schedule will continue through the month of May.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 12 & 14, 2020 | 9:00 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
Summer Food Service Program Feeds Children Impacted by COVID-19 at Local LibrariesSUMMERFOOD

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Summer Food Service Program, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System, will begin pre-summer feeding at six sites throughout Palm Beach County. Sites will distribute seven days' worth of meals to each eligible child. Meal distribution will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm, or until all meal kits are distributed. Currently, pre-summer feeding sites will distribute food once a week through Wednesday, May 27.

Distribution in the Glades
WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IN THE GLADES: 
  • Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade
  • Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Rd., Pahokee
  • Clarence E. Anthony Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay
  Click here for more info
Boys & Girls Club Distributes Free Lunches

Program is available to current club children and serves a snack and dinner. If transportation is an issue, delivery services may be available. 

WHEN: Mondays through Fridays | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Teen Center Club, 500 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  For more information call 561-683-3287.

Click here for more info
Glades Area
PBC Office of Equal Opportunity Tuesday's TipsEQUAL

Each week, the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity (OEBO) hosts "Tuesday's Tips," a teleconference series created to provide up-to-date information to the small business community. This series includes information on topics relevant to small businesses amid the COVID-19 crisis such as funding opportunities, taxes and accounting, legal issues, and strategic planning and marketing.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Anyone interested can dial in to 929-205-6099, Meeting ID: 411 263 931. Participants may email questions for the guest speakers to asmith5@pbcgov.org

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Rural Health and COVID-19RURALHEALTH

This webinar will provide an overview of the rural health focused efforts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and highlight specific tools and resources to help combat COVID-19.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Online: COVID-19 Mortgage Relief OptionsMORTGAGE

The PBC Affordable Housing Collaborative will take place via webinar for the month of May. Below is information to join by computer on Microsoft Team Meeting or by phone. Freddie Mac's Dan Ticona will be our speaker and will provide an overview COVID-19 relief options and answer any questions.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Florida Rural Legal Services COVID-19 Information WebinarsRURALLEGAL

Florida Rural Legal Services are offering Facebook Live sessions with helpful information for families. Topics include unemployment compensation, food stamps, foreclosures and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that brings you and your thoughts into the present, focusing on emotions, thoughts, and sensations that you're experiencing "in the now".

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CONTACT: To register email jill@peacejoylovelife.com, or call 561-346-5529

Click here to learn more
PBSC - National Science Foundation Computer Network Security Programs

Palm Beach State College is announcing summer and fall enrollment for National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer Network Security certificate programs. Network Support Technician is 21 credit hours and can be completed in 3 semesters or less. Network Security is 30 credits, and adds 4 classes to Network Support Technician.

WHEN: Thursday, April 23 - August 31, 2020
CONTACT: Doug Brown 561-993-1143 or Gloria McAllister 561-993-1175

Click here to learn more
Youth and Family Counseling Telemental Health Services Available for FREE

Youth and Family Counseling (YFC) Telemental health services are available at no cost for Palm Beach County residents/families with youth ages 0-22. YFC is helping the community by providing assessments; family and individual therapy, parent education and school based behavioral health services via Zoom. YFC Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Masters level therapists and team can help families in the areas of:
  • Bullying
  • Self-esteem,
  • Family Violence,
  • School and Behavioral concerns
  • Emotion regulation
  • Parent-child relationships,
  • Communication and social skills.
WHEN: Mondays to Thursdays | 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
CONTACT: West County contact number is 561-992-1233

Click here to learn more
PBC Operations Coronavirus Update

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

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Nonprofits First - COVID-19 Resources 05.08.20

Nonprofits First publishes updates for its COVID-19 Resources. 

Click here to learn more
Catholic Charities Counseling Program

Want to talk to someone but worried about going to a counseling office? Are you experiencing increased stress and anxiety? If you live in the state of Florida, Catholic Charities can help through their Telehealth counseling services. 

CONTACT: To schedule an appointment call 1-844-848-6777 or email counseling@ccdpb.org

Click here to learn more
Online Weekly Discussion/Support Group & Parent Edition

Coping With Our New Reality will provide an educational opportunity and a place to turn for those that are struggling with how to manage and cope with the barrage of changes and realities impacting their lives, and the lives of their children. A parent edition will focus on: Discussion/support session for parents who are learning how to navigate this new world: living, working, and teaching from home.

SUPPORT GROUP
WHEN: Mondays | 6:00 p.m.

PARENT EDITION
WHEN: Mondays | 8:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Information and registration:  www.AlpertJFS.org/events/coping or call 561-684-1991

Click here to learn more (Support Group)
Click here to learn more (Parent Edition)
Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.

CONTACT: Calls (1-800-985-5990) and texts (text "TalkWithUs" to 66746) are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the country

Click here to learn more
Online Virtual Job Readiness Workshops

From CareerSource: Get a head start on getting ready for your first - or next - job opportunity with new online virtual job readiness workshops now being offered by CareerSource Palm Beach County. Job seekers can access a series of 18 professional workshops right from their home computer or mobile device 24/7 available from the organization's home page at www.careersourcepbc.com.

Click here to learn more
Governor Releases Executive Order - Reopenings

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-120, regarding Palm Beach County entering Phase 1 and the reopening of barbershops, hair salons and nail salons. A copy of Executive Order 20-120 is provided below.

Click here to learn more
PBC Clerk In-Person Services Resume

From the Palm Beach County Clerk: We will resume in-person services at all of our locations on Monday, May 11. For the safety of our customers and employees, we have installed plexiglass shields in all customer service areas, posted reminders for social distancing and we will be limiting the number of customers allowed in our lobbies.

Click here to learn more
Fall 2020 Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs

Free training programs for business owners, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders. Applications accepted through May 15, 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINE
WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2020 

Click here to learn more
Mental Health Weekend of Faith Guide for PBC

Click below to read the Mental Health Weekend of Faith Guide for Palm Beach County. 

Click here to learn more
U.S. Army Corps: Forecasted Rain May Require Flows

From the U.S. Army Corps: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will maintain the current release schedule from Lake Okeechobee, but heavy rain forecasted for the Lake Okeechobee waterway May 10 may require flows from the C-43 and C-44 canals to control water levels for flood control.

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YSD Scoop: Palm Beach County Youth Services

The Youth Services Department has released its 2018-2019 Annual Report. In five years, the department has made tremendous progress in the provision of direct services, funding of community based agencies, and collaboration with youth-serving partners as part of the Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures alliance.

Click here to learn more
McKinlay Memo: Phase 1 and Beach Reopening

Read Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay's latest update regarding COVID-19 and beach reopenings. 

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 11, 2020

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
Online SCORE Workshop: Legal and Tax Implications of Starting a Business

This workshop will show you how to set up your business the right way, minimize taxes and personal liability, and protect your hard earned assets. Many new business owners do not spend enough time to ensure that they choose the right legal entity when formally setting up their business.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Richie Repetti, SCORE Palm Beach, wpbadmin@scorevolunteer.org, 561-833-1672

Click here to learn more
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, May 13, 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
Webinar: Finding Inner Peace in Challenging Times

Having access to every grant required document at your fingertips will save you a ton of time, effort and aggravation. Learn how to build your own grant tool kit and organize all historical grant files for super easy retrieval.

WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.

Click here for more info
Previous Postings - The Glades Area

Are You Ready for #GivingTuesdayNow?GIVINGTUESDAY

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Here at The Glades Initiative, we are feeding our community as our region fights this pandemic, assisting our clients to enroll in vital services, and keeping our community informed.

Will you join us as we continue our fight? We're rallying our community for  #GivingTuesdayNow -- Join Us to give back:  www.gladesinitiative.org. You can also make a donation at  http://bit.ly/GiveTGI

Click here to learn more
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.

The latest response rate are as follows since 4/11/20: Belle Glade- 30.2%; Pahokee- 30.8%; South Bay-35.8%. With your involvement we can improve our numbers!

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

Click here to learn more
The Glades Initiative Providing Services; Office Services Are Appointment Only

The Glades Initiative is providing services over the phone to residents who need assistance with online applications in our office located at 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430. We provide services in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.  

Please call the office at 561-996-3310 if you have questions or need our assistance. And with things changing so quickly, watch our Facebook page for the most current information. 
Nonprofits First - COVID-19 Resources

Nonprofits First publishes updates for its COVID-19 Resources. 

Click here to learn more
For the Record: News from Clerk & Comptroller

Sharon R. Bock provides updates from her office of the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller. 

Click here to learn more
Rep Tina Polsky - Updated COVID-19 April 28, 2020 

Representative Tina Polsky provides the latest information, as of April 28, 2020, regarding important COVID-19 information. 

Click here to learn more
EveryParent: Keeping Your Family Resilient

For both children and parents, stress and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 health crisis can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. You don't have to do it alone - the EveryParent app and EveryParentPBC.org website are here with expert advice and local resources help keep worries at bay and manage family tensions.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 4, 2020

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
FLIPANY Grab 'n Go Sites

Attached are the following lists of locations for Grab 'n Go Feeding Sites. Access this link for more information about site locations: https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com

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

Click here for more info
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
.*
 
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
Donate to the Glades Initiative, Inc.

 
 

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