Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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SPECIAL NOTE: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please call to confirm events listed below. 

~~~  This Week ~~~  
Tue, May 26 & 28  9:00 am    Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, Pahokee Center
Tue, May 26 & 28  10:00 am  CAP Training Online Orientation
Tue, May 26-29 11:00 am        FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open, Read post below for location closest to you
Tue, May 26 & 28  9:00 am     School Feeding Sites Open, Read post below for location closest to you
Wed, May 27 10:00 am            Food Distribution, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade 
Wed, May 27 10:00 am            Summer Food Program Distribution, Glades area libraries 
Thu, May 28  12:30 pm          Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
Sat, May 30  10:00 am           2020 Virtual Women's Conference

Glades Area
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.

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

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CAP Training Online OrientationCAP

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

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Mindfulness Meditation WorkshopMINDFULNESS

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

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

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 28, 2020 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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FREE: 2020 Virtual Women's ConferenceWEBINARCOVIDWOMENS

EmpowHER of the Palm Beaches invites you to attend our 2020 Women's Conference from the comfort of your home. This free virtual conference is scheduled Saturday, May 30th via Zoom at 10:00 am.

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more
Food Distributions in the GladesFOODINTHEGLADES

The Glades Initiative Food 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


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. Access this link for more information about site locations:  https://summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com

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

  • 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 (For Ages 18 and under)

School Food Service will continue its twice-a-week food distribution on Tuesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 51 locations.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 26 & May 28, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • 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 at Local Libraries (For Ages 18 and under)

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 27, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • 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


The 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

'Help Is Here' Web Portal Launched to Help Job Seekers, Employers Access Recovery Assistance

From CareerSource: As businesses across our region reopen, CareerSource Palm Beach County is launching a new 'Help Is Here' web portal to assist job seekers and employers in their efforts to access assistance needed for recovery. The new web portal can be accessed Here or from the organization's home page at www.careersourcepbc.com.

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Community Connections for Life Presents A Super Social Summer

Community Connections for Life in Belle Glade presents "A Super Social Summer", free to Medicaid participants and offered to ages 5 to 17. 

Y-Prep Summer Program Date/Hours of Operation
WHEN: Thursday, June 4 - August 7, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (M-F)
CONTACT: 786-657-3276

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4H Distributes Camp Kits to Glades Youth

From Pahokee Library: The library received notice of a terrific offer from the Palm Beach County 4H Club. Since all in-person camps are cancelled this year due to COVID-19, Palm Beach County 4-H is bringing camp to youth for FREE! The 4-H team is preparing kits with all the materials needed to complete 10 hands-on 4-H activities at home. Those interested MUST sign-up to pick up a kit. Each child can receive 1 kit of 10 projects. 

CONTACT: To sign-up, please parents/guardians of those interested should contact Dgonzalez@pbcgov.org or at 561-996-1656 by end of day on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

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Palm Beach County Youth Services - 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

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Palm Beach State College Summer Enrollment

From Palm Beach State College: Now is the time to register for summer online classes. Palm Beach State offers a number of certificate programs along with our bachelor's and associate's degree programs. Financial aid and scholarships are also available for the summer semester.  Check out  summer admissions for more information.

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Distance Learning Set-Up for PBC Parents

Please see attached information regarding distance learning set-up and additional information for parents from Palm Beach County School District.

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole)
Click here to learn more (Portuguese)
Virtual Workshop: Tools to Live Healthier

From Healthy Living: Join other participants for the Living Health Workshop and receive information about staying healthy as we age. If you are interested please contact me so I can get you the mandatory forms as well as send you a test meeting so we can do some technology training, if necessary.

CONTACT:  Maureen McCarthy,  Project Director, Healthy Living,  MMcCarthy@YourADRC.org Office:  561-684-5885  ext.59103

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Philanthropy Tank Applications Are Now Open

Philanthropy Tank is now accepting applications for its next round of CHANGEmakers. Teens can get more information about Philanthropy Tank and the application process by attending one of several upcoming student online webinars.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2, 2020

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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)

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PBC Operations Coronavirus Update

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

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Hunger Relief Update - May 18, 2020

Please see the attached Hunger Relief Update for the week of May 18, 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
PBC Libraries Offers Walk-Up Holds Pick-Up Service

The Palm Beach County Library System is offering a walk-up holds pick-up service beginning Tuesday, May 19 2020. 

CONTACT: To access online services, please visit www.pbclibrary.org/virtual-library

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Florida Counts Census 2020 Newsletter

Participation rates in the Glades is: Belle Glade- 37.5%; Pahokee- 40.4%; and South Bay- 44.2% - how do these numbers compare to the rest of the state and the country? Click below to find out!

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Nonprofits First - COVID-19 Resources 05.22.20

Nonprofits First publishes updates for its COVID-19 Resources. 

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Tax Collector Serving by Appointment Only

From Constitutional Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon: Protecting your health and the health of our team is my first priority as we provide essential services to the community. That is why beginning June 1, 2020, this agency will open its doors to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

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McKinlay Memo: $60 Million Available to Restart Businesses in PBC 

From Commissioner Melissa McKinlay: The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the CARES Restart Business Grants Program on May 15, 2020 to accelerate the reopening of businesses hardest hit by COVID-19. The BCC has dedicated $50 million toward businesses with 25 or fewer employees and $10 million towards businesses with greater than 25 employees. 

Click here to learn more
Click here for news release from Palm Beach County
CSC: Monday Morning Update, May 26, 2020

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
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

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Webinar: Take Control of Your Day

Join Productive Power CEO, Brett Spodak, for a free, interactive webinar and learn techniques for keeping a clean inbox, creating an online to-do list, and getting the most out of your software.

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 10:00 a.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)

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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

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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.

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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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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
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. 

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Nonprofits First - COVID-19 Resources 05.14.20

Nonprofits First publishes updates for its COVID-19 Resources. 

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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
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.