Monday, Nov 23, 2020
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The Glades Initiative Will be Closed Nov. 26 & 27

Our office will be closed Thursday, Nov 26 & 27, 2020 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open on Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. 

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Monday-Friday 11:00 am - Grab N Go Meals (For children), See below for locations
Wed, Nov 25 9:30 am - Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade (every Wed)
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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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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Parent Cafe, How Home Safe can Help Foster Better Well-Being: Online

Attend this special event in collaboration with Home Safe PBC and the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
FREE Workshop, The Importance of Recreation, Socialization, and Life Skills: Zoom

Join and learn about: How to improve important life skills, the benefits of engaging in recreational and social activities, promoting inclusion for everyone with different abilities, and much more!

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Tami Lustig, Tami.Lustig@AlpertJFS.org

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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, 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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Upcoming Virtual Diabetes Self-Management Classes

Do you or someone you care for have diabetes or prediabetes and would benefit from learning self-management strategies? Take action to control Diabetes - Now Enrolling for Diabetes Self Management Program Classes -- A $25.00 Refundable Registration Fee. For additional information about the classes, please see the attached flyer

WHEN: Two class options to join:
Tuesdays, starting Dec 2, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30pm
Wednesdays, starting Dec 3, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CONTACT: Contact Robin Nierman to enroll: rnierman@ymcaspbc.org or 561-300-3227

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Active Shooter Response: Zoom

What would you do if you were attacked? What is the response time for law enforcement? As community leaders, we all need options in the event we have to protect ourselves or those who we are responsible for in the event of an Active Shooter event.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 3, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Marilyn Bieber, mbieber@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-214-7435

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Projects 2021 Business Opportunity Forecast Conference: Virtual

This Virtual 2-Day Business Conference will be power packed with information about upcoming SWA Projects and Major Purchasing Opportunities. Learn the essentials of developing your business plan and gain a clear vision of your desired destination. SWA Directors and Presenters are very knowledgeable and can help you to win procurement contracts. Have Q&A with SWA’s Purchasers, Directors and Project Managers.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 3 & 4, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CONTACT: For RSVP Questions? Call 561-640-4000 ext. 4532 

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Anything You Want to Know About Starting Your Own Business: Online

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, or you already have started a business and need help growing it, this panel is for you.

WHEN: Friday, Dec 4, 2020 | 12:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Tegan McKim, SCORE Palm Beach County, 561-981-5180, tegan.mckim@scorevolunteer.org

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Human Trafficking, Training for Service Providers: Zoom

A training for service providers by the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches will be held in mid-December.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CONTACT: For more information please contact Laura at Lcusack@CILO.org

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Life Skills Coaching for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who Have Been Victims of Sexual Assault: Zoom

Presented by the Coalition for Independent Living Options, the L.I.F.E. (Living, Independence, Fulfillment, and Empathy) Group provides life skills coaching for adult victims of sexual assault who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

WHEN: Thursdays, starting Jan 14, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: For more information or to RSVP, please contact Amber Faulhaber at afaulhaber@cilo.org

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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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Grab 'n Go Meals (For Ages 18 and under)

Children and families can access free meals for kids 18 and under at more than 100 BreakSpot Grab ‘n Go sites around the County. Meals are FREE to anyone under 18 years of age (under 22 for ESE students), regardless of financial need. Hunger Relief is working with the School District of Palm Beach County, FLIPANY, Feeding South Florida, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County sites.

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)

School food distribution sites will be closed the week of Thanksgiving Break.

Click here for more info

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Hunger Relief Update - Nov 16, 2020

Click here to read the Hunger Relief Update
Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 During Gatherings and Celebrations

As Floridians prepare to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, it's important for residents and visitors to take precautions to keep everyone safe. The Florida Department of Health (Department) is actively planning for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, making it more important than ever for Floridians to take precautions in their everyday life to mitigate the spread of the virus. This holiday season, the Department offers these health and safety recommendations.

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Healthier Glades Mini Grant Applications Available

Healthier Glades Mini Grant applications will be available from Monday, November 23rd to Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. Glades residents can pick up a copy of your Healthier Glades Mini Grant application from the following locations: Loula V. York (Pahokee), Clarence E. Anthony Library (South Bay) and Belle Glade Library.

Deadline
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020

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Youth Services and United Way of PBC Provide CARES Act Grant Funding to Nonprofits - Deadline Nov 30

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)
Belle Glade Library Zoom Activities for Children 3-12

From the Belle Glade Library: Attached is a list of some of the upcoming activities via zoom for children ages 3-12. Please kindly share with friends and family.

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PBC Animal Care and Control Waives Cat and Kitten Adoption Fees

From PBC Animal Care and Control: Because of the high number of cats and kittens that are in need of good homes, the shelter has waived the adoption fee for all cats and kittens in the adoption program. The promotional fees will run through the end of November.

CONTACT: For more information or to view pictures of adoptable animals online, please
visit www.pbcgov.com/snap or call 561-233-1200. Adopters are encouraged to submit an
online adoption application for preapproval.

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Digital Inclusion Initiative Newsletter, Nov 2020

The goal of the Digital Inclusion Initiative is to grant all students, regardless of zip code, access to reliable internet access in their homes.

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Nonprofits First - Community Update Nov 20, 2020

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

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Nov 23, 2020

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

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

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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
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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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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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Job Opportunities

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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