Monday, Nov 16, 2020
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Monday-Friday 11:00 am - FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open (For children), See below for locations
Tue, Nov 17 9:00 am - PATCH Meeting: Zoom
Wednesdays 9:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, Nov 18 12:00 pm - PBC Legislative Priorities: Webinar
Thu, Nov 19 1:00 pm - The Future of Homelessness: Webinar
Thu, Nov 19 1:30 pm - Color of Law Presentation: Zoom
Glades Area
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades Initiative

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 9:30 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 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

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PBC CARES for Housing, Mortgage Assistance Program

Funding will provide assistance to income eligible households who are at least one-month delinquent in their first mortgage and escrow payments (PITI), late fees, attorney's fees, condominium and homeowners' association payments, special assessments, and other mortgage associated costs related to COVID-19.

Deadline
WHEN: Monday, Nov 16, 2020 | 11:59 p.m.

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Rent, Utility Assistance Application Extended to Nov 16

CARES Act rent, utility and food assistance is still available for county residents who lost wages or employment due to COVID-19. Applicants previously approved can apply for additional assistance if they have not received the maximum amount of $10K for rent and $1,200 for utilities.

Deadline
WHEN: Monday, Nov 16, 2020 | 11:59 p.m.

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PATCH Monthly Meeting: Zoom

P.A.T.C.H. (Planned Approach To Community Health) will resume via Zoom. If you serve the Glades, please join us and share what and how you are helping during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more and for meeting information
How to Create a Video That Inspires Donors: Webinar

In this interactive Roundtable Workshop with Federico Giller, President of FPG Creative, Inc. you will have an opportunity to brainstorm messaging for your organization to gain the attention, interest and sponsorship from private donors.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Engagement Strategies for Our New Reality: Virtual Event

Join us as Prime Time hosts a virtual event to explore new and innovative ways to engage youth with meaningful social and emotional learning practices with an equity focus while engaging in fun icebreakers and games to reconnect with your colleagues. Learn ways to facilitate small group interactions while practicing physical distancing and other takeaways that you can use right away with your youth. The first 50 afterschool practitioners to register and attend will receive a $10 e-gift card.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches Meeting

Please join for a special panel event on Pornography and Human Trafficking. The panel will include: Greg Schiller (Assistant United States Attorney), Alex Ortiz (Child Rescue Coalition) and Dina Alexander (Educate and Empower Kids. In preparation for the event, it is suggested that you watch the new documentary from Fight the New Drug, “Brain Heart World” which can be viewed for free at: https://brainheartworld.org/

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Take Stock in Children Mentor Orientation: Zoom

From Take Stock in Children: We are actively recruiting at least 60 new students to receive a Take Stock in Children college scholarship. WE NEED YOU TO MENTOR. All our students must have a mentor first before they can receive their scholarships. If you are interested in attending a mentor orientation and getting started, please complete an online application at www.takestockpalmbeach.org.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
WHEN: Friday, Dec 11, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Kimberly Briard, 561-683-1704 or kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org

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PBC Legislative Priorities: Webinar

Ms. De La Rosa has 16 years of experience in the legislative and executive branches of government where she developed knowledge in education, finance and tax, affordable housing, local governments, transportation, procurement, retirement, insurance and healthcare.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.

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Glades STAR System of Care Meeting: Zoom

From Glades STAR: Due to the holiday “Veterans Day” the Glades STAR System of Care meeting will be rescheduled to Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 3pm-5pm. We have prepared a Zoom video and phone call meeting for everyone to participate.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: 561-506-7144

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The Future of Homelessness: Webinar

The Citizens Advisory Committee on Health and Human Services invites you to participate in a webinar to discuss: The Future of Homelessness: A Systems Response to Evictions and Homelessness Now and Post-Pandemic.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America - Zoom Meeting

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County's Fair Housing Project will be hosting acclaimed author, Richard Rothstein for a special live presentation via Zoom on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1:30pm. Richard Rothstein will discuss his book, Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America and the lasting impact that segregation has had on communities of color. The first 100 registrants will receive a free copy his book.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Eneami Bestman at ebestman@legalaidpbc.org

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Click here to learn more (on Color of Law)
BRIDGES at Belle Glade Community Baby Shower

All Glades Region Prenatal Mothers who are NON-BRIDGES MEMBERS are welcome.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Contact For Registration: 561-992-8210 / 561-906-5231

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Food Distributions in the Glades

The Glades Initiative Food Distribution Every Wednesday (Open to Everyone)

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 | 9:30 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

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Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

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

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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. 

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

Click here for more information about site locations

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School Sites Free Meal Distribution (For Ages 18 and under)

In an effort to better streamline the distribution of free grab-and-go meals, the School District of Palm Beach County School Food Service department has consolidated the number of food distribution sites in the county to 97 beginning Tuesday, October 20. Meal distribution will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice.

In addition to the location changes, as of Thursday, October 22, and each Thursday thereafter, School Food Service will also be providing a 10 to 12-pound box of fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to the grab-and-go meals. Boxes will be provided while supplies last. All children 18 years of age and younger (22 and younger for ESE) are eligible for the free meals.

Click here for more info

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Hunger Relief Update - Oct 19, 2020

This week’s update is very long and full of important information, once again. Please note the expansion and changes to the School District of Palm Beach County’s BreakSpot Grab ‘n Go sites in blue below and be sure to scroll to the end.

Click here to read the Hunger Relief Update
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Sign-up Expands to 8 PBC Library Locations

Palm Beach County Food Bank benefit specialists assist with the SNAP application process and conduct the food stamp interview. Specialists can also help with other benefit applications available through the ACCESS Florida system including Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Click here to learn more
Help Inform Resources Available to Students and Families in Palm Beach County

From The Middle and High School Advising Strategy Team: We are now collecting information about the services and programs you provide to middle and high school age youth in our community. Our goal is to create an up-to-date asset map with the many resources our incredible partners offer students and families all over the county.

Survey Deadline
WHEN: Friday, Nov 20, 2020

Click here to learn more
Vaping and eCigarettes: e-Learning

From PBSO: Why are e-Cigarettes so dangerous to our lungs? Please listen to our brief online 15-minute webinar on Vaping and e-Cigarettes. You will learn about the Lung Injury Outbreak of 2019 and how it is tied to vaping. In addition you will learn how vaping is so addictive and why it is better to not begin to vape at all. in You will earn a certificate good for an hour of community service.

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: Contact for more information: Susan M. Klarich, Ph.D. – klarichs@pbso.org

Click here to access the presentation
911 Good Samaritan Law: e-Learning

From PBSO: Did you know death by drug overdose does not have to happen? Yes, we can survive a drug overdose; people do every day. Please listen to our brief online 12-minute webinar on Florida’s 911 Good Samaritan Law (F.S.S. 893.21). You will learn what an opioid overdose looks like and tips to help someone in a drug overdose situation. You will earn a certificate good for an hour of community service.

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: Contact for more information: Susan M. Klarich, Ph.D. – klarichs@pbso.org

Click here to access the presentation
Too Good for Drugs Curriculum for Teachers

From PBSO: Geared towards children ages 6-17. Sheriff Bradshaw has offered to buy Too Good for Drugs curriculum for any educator/coordinator who works at a not for profit entity. Dr. Klarich will come to your work place and train all educators if needed. Any teacher who attends the training will receive a curriculum for their classroom (valued at $150 -$300.) with the understanding that they will begin to teach the curriculum when they receive it. The curriculum can be taught within 30 minutes a week, once a week, for a 10 week block. The curriculum teaches social and emotional learning which has been proven to reduce anti-social behaviors such as drug seeking or bullying in children as they get older.

WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: Contact for more information: Susan M. Klarich, Ph.D. – klarichs@pbso.org
Learn About West Tech: Informational Videos

From West Tech: After viewing the videos, if you are interested in attending West Tech, complete the interest form. A member of our team will contact you about your high school student (or an adult student) attending our school.

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Help Improve the Clerk & Comptroller Website

From the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County: The Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County is in the process of updating its website, and we are seeking input from the community on how we can improve the site. I’m hoping you can take a few minutes to tell us what you think, and encourage your members to take the survey as well.

DEADLINE
WHEN: Monday, Nov 16, 2020

Click here to learn more
Be Well PBC Newsletter

From Be Well PBC: BeWellPBC's most recent milestones are a continuous reminder that our Palm Beach County residents are leading the way in advancing behavioral health & wellness.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Nov 16, 2020

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                         

Other Areas
Community Forum on Policing

This will be an insightful open dialogue of questions and answers with Riviera Beach Chief of Police Nate Osgood and West Palm Beach Chief of Police Frank Adderley.

WHEN: Monday, Nov 23, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina, 190 E 13th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - Glades Area
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
BG Chamber Small Business and Craft Fair

The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Small Business and Craft Fair in December.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lawrence E Will Museum, 530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Call the Chamber of Commerce at 561-996-2745 for information

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Palm Beach State College - National Science Foundation (NSF) Information Session

From Palm Beach State College (PBSC): PBSC is inviting those who are interested in technology to attend our National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer Network Security information session. Enrollment for the Spring semester is open. The Glades community is invited to enroll in our Network Support Technician and/or Network Security programs.  High school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 may enroll if they meet the dual enrollment requirements.

WHEN: November 4, Dec 2, 2020 and Jan 6, 2021 | 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Doug Brown 561-993-1143, Jeanne Murcia 561-790-9054 or John Hadley 561-862-443

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Looking for Donations: Holiday Hygiene Gift Bags - This Year's Needs

The Light House Cafe & Ella's Closet invite you to make a difference this holiday season by helping to gift personal hygiene bags to those in need.

CONTACT: To schedule a pickup or delivery of the requested items, kindly call (561) 993-7020

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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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Parents Against Gangs Virtual Workshop

The virtual workshop will raise parents' awraeness on gang recruitment, how to recognize gang signs, juvenile crime, and how a criminal record can bring a lifetime of consequence to a child.

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Anti-Bullying Virtual Workshop

From the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office: Your children will enjoy this educational and fun Zoom session! To schedule group sessions (up to 10 children per session), contact us.

CONTACT: Marcia Bahia at bahiam@pbso.org

Click here to learn more
Belle Glade Chamber Chatter - Nov 2020

Read the Belle Glade Chamber Chatter - a publication of the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update Nov 6, 2020

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Nov 9, 2020

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                         

  • Part-time Counselor
  • Custodian / Driver

  • Lead Therapist (BG)
  • Family Support Worker (WPB)

Posting Information
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. 

*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