Monday, October 12, 2020
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~~~ This Week ~~~ 

Monday-Friday  8:00 am    Free Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, C.L. Brumback at Lakeside Medical
Monday-Friday 11:00 am    FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open (For children), See below for locations
Tue, Oct 13 See time in post    From Isolation to Inspiration Workshops
Wed, Oct 14 9:30 am       Food Distribution, (For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, Oct 14 3:00 pm     Glades STAR System of Care Meeting
Wed, Oct 14 5:30 pm     Mentors Needed for Take Stock in Children
Wed, Oct 14 6:00 pm     Wednesday Conversations with the League
Thu, Oct 15 5:00 pm    School District Live Events
Tue, Oct 20 9:00 am    PATCH Monthly 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
From Isolation to Inspiration - Helping Children & Parents Build Resilience, and Other Workshops

A virtual mental health learning opportunity for parents, employers and family support networks, presented by Leadership Palm Beach County. Visit www.TraintheBrainPBC.org to view a calendar of FREE virtual opportunities offered throughout the month of October.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020

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How to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks

Learn simple techniques to protect your business and yourself from devastating cyberattacks.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Richie Repetti SCORE Palm Beach wpbadmin@scorevolunteer.org 561-833-1672

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Glades STAR System of Care Meeting

The Glades STAR System of Care meeting will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 3pm-5pm. We have prepared a Zoom video and phone call meeting for everyone to participate.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Nicole King, 561-506-7144

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Mentors Needed for Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children has a mentor training session for you to become a mentor and be part of a great organization changing lives and giving hope for the future.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Complete an application online at www.takestockpalmbeach.org and submit

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Wednesday Conversations with the League, Topic: Property Taxes and Homesteading

“Wednesday Conversations with the League” is an interactive video session hosted by LWVPBC President Ken Thomas and our Healthcare Committee. This will be an opportunity to discuss firsthand, how the Coronavirus is affecting our local community along with other topics of interest (e.g. voter information, school, and emergency planning, etc.).

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.

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School District of PBC Facebook Live Events

The Palm Beach County School District will host a series of Facebook Live events covering a number of school district departments and priorities.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 15, 29 & Nov 12, 2020 | 5:00 p.m.

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Zoom: PATCH Monthly Meeting

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, Oct 20, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.

Click here to learn more and for meeting information
Trunk-or-Treat Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Lakeside Medical Center will be hosting "Trunk-or-Treat, a Breast Cancer Awareness Event" featuring fun for the whole family. This free and safe family drive-thru event is open to all (walk-ups are also welcome).

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Affordable Housing in the Glades

Join for an insightful virtual conversation on the current affordable housing crisis and local government response measures.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

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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)

Beginning September 21, breakfast and lunch will be free to all students attending school in-person on campus. The District will also continue to have free grab-and-go curbside meal pickup for those who have remained in distance learning, students 18 years of age and younger (22 and younger for ESE). Grab-and-go meals will continue to be distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please check here for times and locations.

The times and specific locations on campus for the curbside grab-and-go will vary by school. Food distribution will be available at more than 100 District-operated and charter schools throughout the County. Grab-and-go meals will continue to be distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Click here for more info

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Hunger Relief Update - Sept 28, 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
RCMA Belle Glade Now Accepting Applications

RCMA Belle Glade is now accepting applications for EHS/MSHS/CCP, Head Start, VPK and School Readiness classrooms-for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. 

WHERE: RCMA Belle Glade CDC, 20 Carver Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-992-2060 Fax: 561-992-2062; EHS/MSHS/CCP: 0 to 3 year old-Griselda Villarreal; Head Start - 3 year old to 5 years old-Maria Gonzalez; School Readiness/VPK - Amanda Garcia
Community Connections for Life Afterschool Services

Community Connections for Life is providing Afterschool services which include: Afterschool Pick up from school; Psychosocial Therapies; and Individual and group therapies.

CONTACT: Please contact us at 561-983-8717 for any questions or to set an appointment

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Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches Offers Learning Workshops in October

Click below to learn about the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches' learning sessions in October.

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Step Up Scholarships for Children K-12

Step Up For Students administers five scholarship programs for Florida’s schoolchildren.

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School District Program Helps Homeless Children, Youth and Their Families

The McKinney-Vento Program within the School District of Palm Beach County. The McKinney-Vento Program, also known as MVP, assists homeless children, youth, and their families so that these students have every opportunity to succeed academically.

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Help with Housing Expenses in Palm Beach County

Read about various programs to help with housing expenses in Palm Beach County in response to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis; Catholic Charities Rising to Meet the Need

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is pleased to announce our new partnership with the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network (SEFBHN) as a provider of outpatient mental health services.

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Florida Women's Business Center: Free Info at Your Fingertips Available Through the Library

Learn how a free library card can get you access to information such as demographic, international commerce, sourcing, industry growth, business ownership and revenue, commodities, lists, and much more. Enhance your productivity and knowledge.

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Palm Beach County Business Workshops

Palm Beach County's Office of Equal Business Opportunity, along with other partners, is presenting a series of business workshops covering topics such as: Starting a Business in Palm Beach County, Accessing Capital, and Doing Business with Palm Beach County.

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Conversation on Racial Equity and Housing Justice

Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award winner and distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel joined for a conversation on racial equity and housing justice during and after COVID-19. A recording of the conversation is available for viewing until October 21.

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Prime Time Post - October 12, 2020

Prime Time uses its weekly e-newsletter to inform more than 3,000 subscribers of opportunities to advance the field, highlights from local OST programs and resources worth sharing with friends and families.

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Nonprofits First - Community Update Oct 9, 2020

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

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Oct 12, 2020

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                         

Other Areas
Golden Years Dinner Grab & Go Breakfast

Free hot meals and breakfast delivered every Tuesday afternoon/evenings and Saturday mornings to individuals over 60, and free nutritions "Community Grab & Go" student breakfasts for children 5 to 18 every Tuesday and Friday mornings. 

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
Walk-Up Testing at C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic at Lakeside Medical Center

C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic at Lakeside Medical Center is offering COVID-19 walk-up testing for residents. Testing is by appointment only for any age; patients need not be symptomatic.

WHEN: Monday-Friday (by appointment only) | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics at Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-642-1000

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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Basic4Babies Emergency Pantry

From Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies: Our emergency pantry for infants provides formula, baby food and diapers for children ages birth through three in Palm Beach County whose families face financial hardship. Since our inception, HMHB has recognized a tremendous need for infant essentials that many of our families simply cannot afford. As a result, we opened Basics4Babies.

Belle Glade Location
WHEN: Tuesdays | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1079 South Main Street Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-623-2800

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Become a CHW Care Coordinator

The Community Health Worker (CHW) training program offers the full complement of education hours and content areas that you need to fulfill the training requirements (30 contact hours) for the certification application as a community health worker. The program is offered at no cost to employed community health workers at non-profits, community clinics, and county-funded organizations. Training is web-based. 

WHEN: Friday, Oct 9 - December 18, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Karen at 561-433-3940 x119 or at karenh@pbcms.org

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FREE Virtual Workshop: Diabetes Self-Management Program

Learning topics include: monitoring, healthy eating, problem-solving, working with health care providers, and making weekly action plans.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 15, 22, 29 & Nov 5, 12, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Contact Lavita Holmes to enroll at 863-532-3059, lholmes@orhn.org

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Factoring in Fathers: The Nuts 'n Bolts of Paternal Perinatal Mental Health

Dr. Singley will provide an overview of how men's socialization relates to common perinatal mental health issues with an emphasis on how clinicians can be more father-inclusive and sensitive to common men's issues as they navigate the transition to fatherhood.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Register online at www.hmhbpbc.org/workshop

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Learn More About Protecting Your Memory

Participate in a brief Education and Screening Event regarding Brain Health, and receive a $10 gift card to Winn Dixie, and healthy snacks. This event is being sponsored by Healthier Glades and the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.

WHEN: Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. (Canal Point); 12:00 p.m. (First United Methodist)

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Want to Run for Office? Campaign School & Community Leadership Training

Leadership Palm Beach County has collaborated with a number of other Palm Beach County organizations to co-sponsor the Florida Institute for Political Leadership's Campaign School & Community Leadership Training.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 27, 28 & 29, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Register online at www.FIPL.org/PalmBeach

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PBC Library Belle Glade Branch Offers Additional Hours Beginning October 4

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 4, the Palm Beach County Library System Belle Glade Branch will offer Sunday hours from noon to 5 p.m.

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Honoring Suicide Prevention Month

BeWellPBC recently brought together lived and learned experts on the topic of suicide—a mental health concern on the rise during the pandemic according to a recent CDC study. Some local champions shared their insights on how to recognize signs and where to go for help in this open and honest conversation:

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Healthy Mothers Health Babies Educational Calendar

From Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies: Educational Classes Have Gone Virtual! 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.

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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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Eviction Moratorium Lifted

The Governor has lifted the Eviction Moratorium but the CDC temporary halt of evictions through December 21, 2020 is still in effect ...

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Belle Glade Chamber Chatter: Oct 2020

The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce publishes the newest edition of its Chamber Chatter.

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The United Way Beat

From the United Way of Palm Beach County: For over 90 years, we’ve seen our neighbors come together to help each other meet daily basic needs, recover from hurricanes, and persevere through the economic impact of a global pandemic. We want to provide ways for everyone to see, feel, and be the compassionate heartbeat and helping hand that our community needs more than ever.

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LORHN - Fall Newsletter

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network provides information on information on COVID-19 resources and much more!

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McKinlay Memo: News From District 6 CARES Funding

From Commissioner Melissa McKinlay: The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners approved the CARES Mortgage Assistance Program on May 15, 2020, to accelerate assistance to eligible homeowners whose households have suffered a loss of income due to COVID-19.

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                         

  • Part-time Medical Instructors (Phlebotomy & Home Health Aide programs)

  • Hiring Drivers


Other Areas

  • End the HIV Epidemic
  • Ryan White Part A
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