Monday, Nov 2, 2020
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Monday-Friday 8:00 am - Breastfeeding Support Program
Monday-Friday 11:00 am - FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open (For children), See below for locations
Wednesdays 9:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Thu, Nov 5 9:00 am - Inter-Agency Network: Zoom Meeting
Glades Area
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades Initiative

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 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
Palm Tran to Provide Free Transit on Election Day

Palm Tran Public Transportation will be providing free transit on Election Day, November 3. Palm Tran’s fixed-route bus system, paratransit system known as Palm Tran Connection, and the dial-a-ride service Go Glades will all be free on Tuesday.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020
CONTACT: Riders may plan a trip by going to www.palmtran.org, downloading the Palm Tran app or calling customer service during business hours at: 561-841-4BUS (4287).

Click here to learn more
Diabetes Self-Management 6-week Virtual Workshop

This 6-week workshop develop by Stanford University will bring you and your peers together to connect, work together talk and learn about living healthy with diabetes.

WHEN: Tuesdays, Nov 3, 10, 16, Dec 1, 8 15, 2020
CONTACT: To register contact Maureen McCarthy: 561-684-5885 ext. 59103

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PBC Outreaches Regarding Proposed Expansion for Equal Employment Protection: Virtual Presentation

The county’s current definition of “employer” protects employees and job applicants only where a person that is regularly engaged in an industry affecting commerce has 15 or more employees. Join the Office of Equal Opportunity for a virtual presentation on the proposed change to the county’s Equal Employment Ordinance to revise that definition from 15 to 5 employees.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 3, 6, 9, 20, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 10, 12, 16, 18, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Race-Based Implicit Bias and Microaggressions Conference: Zoom Meeting

Below are invitations to be a part of the Virtual Race Based Implicit Bias and Microaggressions Conference. This is a mandatory training for all of the HHA/HUD providers.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 4 & Dec 7, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. (Nov 4); 10:00 a.m. (Dec 7)

Click here to learn more (Nov 4)
Click here to learn more (Dec 7)
Inter-Agency Network: Zoom Meeting

This month, 1st meeting moved out of respect for Nov 3rd- Election Day.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.

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ACEs, Trauma & Toxic Stress Workshop: Online Workshop

In the absence of buffering or protective relationships, toxic stress in childhood can impact an individual's well-being across the lifetime. This 4-hour virtual workshop will provide an overview of the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study, Trauma, Toxic Stress, and their Impact on Health (physical and mental).

WHEN: Friday, Nov 6, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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100th Anniversary of The League of Women Voters & the Passage of the 19th Amendment: Online Celebration

The League of Women Voters will be “honoring the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote and the founding of the League at a free, online celebration on the first Saturday after the upcoming election.”

WHEN: Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.

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Countywide Community Revitalization Team Public Meeting at Vista Center: Online Meeting

Join the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) for a virtual WebEx meeting hosted by the Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) on Tuesday, Nov 10, at 10 a.m.

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

Click here to learn more
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.

Click here to learn more
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
Palm Beach County Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center Continues to Offer Assistance 24/7

The Palm Beach County Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center staffs a 24-hour helpline, 561-833-7273, that is available every day. Advocates are available to provide immediate support to victims of crime. Because of COVID-19, some individuals are fearful or reluctant to call the helpline, but residents should know that precautions are utilized to ensure the safety of victims and staff while services are provided.

WHERE: Palm Beach County Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center, 4210 N Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT: To reach an advocate at any time, call the Palm Beach County Victim Services Helpline at 561-833-7273

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach Counseling Services

Learn about Catholic Charities's Counseling Program and see how you can support the program by making a donation.

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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Nov 2020 Educational Calendar via Zoom

From Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies: Educational classes continue virtually. 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 online!

WHEN: Check out our YouTube Channel for Small Steps, Great Parents presentations or our Calendar for a full list of our upcoming Zoom meetings
CONTACT: Anitra Moss at amoss@hmhbpbc.org

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PBC Clerk & Comptroller: No Collection Agency Fees

Is your license suspended? Take advantage of no collection agency fees from Nov 16-20, 2020. Payments are accepted online or by phone only.

WHEN: Monday, Nov 16 - 20, 2020

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Research Study, Stress Reduction and Nutritional Coaching for Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing are a offering free 8-week program of free stress reduction and nutritional coaching. The purpose of this research project is to 1) develop and pilot a telehealth coaching intervention for family caregivers (FCGs) to decrease stress and increase FCGs access to support and 2) improve the diet and nutritional status of caregivers and older adults (OAs) with dementia.

This study is currently enrolling participants and can begin within two weeks of enrollment. The coaching is held via phone or internet meetings. There will not be in person meetings. Participants will receive samples of protein snacks, a Stress Reduction Booklet, and a Publix $25 gift card.

CONTACT: Deborah D’Avolio, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, College of Nursing, ddavolio@health.fau.edu or 617-899-9945

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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.

Click here to learn more
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
Mandel Public Library: November Virtual Programming

Click on the link below to see the Mandel Public Library's November slate of virtual programming events and opportunities.

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Build Your 3-5 Year-Old's Brain with Song

Songs and movement games are a wonderful way to help children learn to move to a rhythm and synchronize words to action. All of these tasks contribute to inhibitory control and working memory. Be sure to keep making the songs and games more complex to keep your kids interested.

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

"Planning a wedding? Get married in Palm Beach Style!" Read this and other updates from the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Nov 2, 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
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
Breastfeeding Support Program

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies now offers breastfeeding support and guidance to families by providing complimentary and convenient consultation services. Breastfeeding Educators will answer your questions or concerns regarding breastfeeding. The goal is to provide families with education, encouragement, support, and connection to additional services you may need to ensure your breastfeeding experience is a successful one. This program is not a medical service. Services are offered in English, Spanish, and Creole.

WHEN: Monday - Thursday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: For more information: https://www.hmhbpbc.org/breastfeeding
Youth Services and United Way of PBC Provide CARES Act Grant Funding to Nonprofits

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners is providing grant funding through its Youth Services Department to the United Way of Palm Beach County for nonprofit agencies throughout Palm Beach County. Monies are made available through the county’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to meet the needs of qualifying 501 (c)(3) or 501(c)(19) nonprofit agencies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONTACT: For more information or to apply, please visit https://unitedwaypbc.org/get-informed/pbc-cares-nonprofits-grant/

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Click here to learn more (press release)
Restart Business Grants Program in PBC to Resume Accepting Applications

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners has approved an additional $20 million to the Restart Business Grants Program. The portal will resume accepting applications on Monday, October 26, at 8 a.m.

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Early Learning Coalition Early Head Start Program Opens

Services for children 6 weeks to 3 years old; Comprehensive services; Full day, year-round services; Inclusive Settings; School Readiness; Family Engagement – Parent advocacy and leadership; Online application system across Palm Beach Count.

CONTACT: Contact with questions at 561-412-2203; Receiving applications for the Glades area at: https://www.elcpalmbeach.org/early-head-start-parents

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Books, Balls & Blocks Virtual Event

Get free toys and books with free child development screenings: for children 5 1/2 or under, offer good while supplies last.

CONTACT: Go to ibit.ly/p30k to complete

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Great Charity Challenge 2021 Application Process

From Great Charity Challenge: We invite you to save the date for this year's Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (GCC) application process: Monday October 26 through Sunday November 15, 2020 at 5 PM. Founded by father/daughter team, Mark and Paige Bellissimo in 2009, the initiative came forward as a way to increase funding to local non-profits, following the 2008 economic crisis, at a time where donations were scarce. The impact of COVID-19 replicates the situation of 12 years ago.

Application Period
WHEN: Monday, Oct 26 - Nov 15, 2020

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Need a Ride to the Polls? Free Rides to Vote - Volunteers Needed

The Urban League of Palm Beach County and its partners are providing free rides to vote during the Early Voting period and on Election Day.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Call for Nominations: MLK Jr Leadership Awards

Do you know someone or an organization that has made contributions in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment? This is your opportunity to recognize those who have made a difference in improving the lives of individuals in our community.

Deadline for Nominations
WHEN: Friday, Nov 6, 2020

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Nonprofits First - Rising Leaders Program

Rising Leaders is focused on skills needed by those who are relatively new to leading teams or managing groups of individuals. The program includes self-knowledge, leadership, and motivational elements along with discussions with community leaders, small and large group exercises, and stimulating activities. Rising Leaders includes 8 full-day sessions, bookended by a beginning orientation and a concluding 2-day retreat

Deadline to apply
WHEN: Friday, Nov 6, 2020

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Oct 26, 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                         

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