Monday, May 18, 2020
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SPECIAL NOTE: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please call to confirm events listed below. 

~~~  This Week ~~~  
  
Mon, May 18-22 11:00 am      FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open, Read post below for location closest to you
Tue, May 19 & 21  9:00 am    Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, Pahokee Center
Tue, May 19 & 21  9:00 am     School Feeding Sites Open, Read post below for location closest to you
Wed, May 20 10:00 am           Food Distribution, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade 
Wed, May 20 10:00 am           Summer Food Program Distribution, Glades area libraries 
Wed, May 20 11:00 am          COVID-19 Testing, Canal Point Baptist Church
Wed, May 20 12:30 pm           Webinar: COVID-19 Mortgage Relief Options 
Wed, May 20 2:00 pm             Webinar: Florida Rural Legal Services COVID-19 Information 
Thu, May 21 2:30 pm             Webinar: Preventing COVID-19 While Providing Essential Services 
Mon, May 25 ALL DAY           The Glades Initiative Will be Closed for Memorial Day

Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Will be Closed for Memorial DayTGICLOSED
                                  
The Glades Initiative office will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020 for Memorial Day. Our office will re-open with normal hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The next edition of our Glades Community Updates will be published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 
Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 TestingWALKUPCOVID

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. is providing free COVID-19 testing for the residents of Pahokee with the support of the Anquan Boldin Foundation (NFL Players Coalition) & Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties. 

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Center, 170 S Barfield Highway-Suite 101, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-6100

Click here to learn more
COVID-19 Testing at Canal Point Baptist ChurchCPCOVID

On Wednesday, May 20, the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Department will be conducting walk-up and drive-up COVID-19 testing in Canal Point to any resident who wishes to be tested, regardless if they have symptoms. Testing is free. No appointment is necessary.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Canal Point Baptist Church, 37061 First Street, Canal Point, FL 33438
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Houston L. Tate at 561-233-5303.

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
Webinar: Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 While Maintaining Access to Health and Human ServicesWEBINARCOVID

From Palm Beach County: Please join us for our weekly COVID-19 webinar - Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 While Maintaining Access to Essential Health and Human Services. 

We will discuss the following topics:
  1. State and Local Demographic Data related to COVID-19 testing and infection rates
  2. Access to Housing Assistance, Food, Childcare, Employment, Transportation, Behavioral Health, and Emergency Supports
  3. Latest update on Executive Order lifting some restrictions and ways your organization can prepare
WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Food Distributions in the Glades
The Glades Initiative Offers Food Distribution DISTRIBUTION

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 | 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
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
School Feeding Sites Open Tuesdays & Thursdays CLOSUREFOOD

Meal distribution at School District locations has returned to twice a week. Distributions will occur Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of May, 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 days' worth of meals for each child.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19 & 21, 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 at Local LibrariesSUMMERFOOD

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Summer Food Service Program, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System, continues 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 Wednesdays in the Glades 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 20, 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
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
Hunger Relief Update - May 11, 2020

Please see the attached Hunger Relief Update for the week of May 11, 2020 as well as information about the Palm Beach County Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment. Below you will find (1) information about the new 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
Apply for KidCare if Your Child is Uninsured due to COVID-19

Florida KidCare offers free or low-cost health insurance for kids and teens. Premium assistance eligibility is based on income and household size. Enrollment and coverage is available all year. The Glades Initiative can also assist with your KidCare application. 

CONTACT: For more information or application assistance call 561-469-8202 or email kidcare@hcsef.org - you can also call The Glades Initiative for assistance at 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more
CAP Training Online Orientation

The Palm Beach County Community Action Program will be hosting an online orientation for those in the community who are interested in taking security, patient care tech (PCT) or HHA training.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CONTACT:  Community Action Program,  561-355-4792

Click here to learn more
Palm Beach County Expands COVID-19 Testing for Homebound and Elderly

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, with the support of the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Division of Emergency Management will begin the testing of homebound residents the week of May 18. Residents eligible for the new testing option include homebound elderly or individuals with disabilities who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot leave their homes to access one of the drive-up or walk-up test collection sites.

CONTACT: Residents who believe they are eligible for the in-home testing option should call the Palm Beach County Emergency Information Center (EIC) at 561-712-6400 for a pre-qualifying assessment. The testing line is open from 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.

Click here to learn more
Registration Open for 2020 Back to School PBC Event

Registration is now open for the 2020 Back to School PBC! event to be held on Saturday, August 1. Back to School PBC! will be a drive-up event this year, and will be held at different locations throughout the county to be announced at a later date. Registration is mandatory to participate, and students must reside in designated neighborhoods or mobile home parks in unincorporated Palm Beach County to be eligible to register.

Registration deadline
WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2020
CONTACT: For more information, please contact the Office of Community Revitalization at ocrnews@pbcgov.org

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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
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Educational Classes Have Gone Virtual

From Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: In doing our part to keep the community healthy and safe, HMHB has temporarily suspended all in-person educational classes. However, we are continuing to hold classes virtually!

Click here to see all upcoming virtual classes
PBC Operations Coronavirus Update

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

Click here to learn more
Information for Parents/Caregivers from the School District of Palm Beach County

Below is information from the School District of Palm Beach County for parents/caregivers, in multiple languages, of useful resources.

Click here to read Late 
Rep Tina Polsky - COVID-19 Updates May 13, 2020 

Representative Tina Polsky provides the latest information, as of May 13, 2020, regarding important COVID-19 information. 

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - COVID-19 Resources 05.14.20

Nonprofits First publishes updates for its COVID-19 Resources. 

Click here to learn more
McKinlay Memo: Food Distribution Sites

From Commissioner Melissa McKinlay: As a resource for District 6 residents during this difficult time, my office has compiled a list to share with you of some of the regularly scheduled major food distributions happening throughout the district.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 18, 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                                                 


  • Peer Specialist
Other Areas

  • Program Services Manager
  • Business Counselor (2 positions)
  • Web Developer/Designer/Instructor
  • Social Media - Marketing/Event Coordinator/Instructor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Loan Processor
Other Areas
Webinar: Financial Management Webinar Series

Join for a 3-part Financial Management *Webinar* Series presented by Fiscal Management Associates: Session 1: Understanding Financial Health & Planning Ahead in a Time of Uncertainty; Session 2: Adapting Your Finance Office in a Virtual World; Session 3: Scenario Building & Contingency Planning

WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, June 3 & 10, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Shari J. Hanglan, shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-214-7435

Click here to learn more
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.

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. 
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
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
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                                                 
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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