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~~~ This Week ~~~  

Tue, Oct 3   10:00 am    Community Conversations in Spanish, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade   
Tue, Oct 3    10:00 am    Career Expo and Hiring Event, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade   
Wed, Oct 4  2:00 pm     Catholic Charities Recovery Center, St. Mary's Catholic, Pahokee
Thu, Oct 5    2:00 pm     Catholic Charities Recovery Center, St. Philip Benizi, Belle Glade
Thu, Oct 5    11:30 am   Bridges Quarterly Luncheon, Bridges at Belle Glade
Glades Area ________________________
ConversationHealthier Together: Community Conversations

Residents invited to participate in a "Community Conversation" presented by Healthier Together. Come join us to discuss the three focus areas: Family Caregiving, Behavioral Health, and Diabetes. 

Session in Spanish
WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for fliers and more information
HiringGlades Career Expo and Hiring Event

Join us and meet employers. Companies are looking to hire qualified candidates for manufacturing, agriculture, construction positions, and more! Companies participating include: Florida Crystals, City of Belle Glade, Pilot Travel Center, J&J Family of Farms, D. Stephenson Construction, and more. 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Artst Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flier and more information
CathCharCatholic Charities: Hurricane Irma Recovery Centers

Catholic Charities Hurricane Irma Recovery Services is here to help. The organization will be available at the dates and times below to assist with hurricane-related losses:

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2017   2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Mary's Center, 1200 E. Main St., Pahokee, FL 33476

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017   2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 710 S. Main St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 2017   2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Mary's Center, 1200 E. Main St., Pahokee, FL 33476

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017   2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 710 S. Main St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here  to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole)

Or contact Carol Rodriguez at 561-345-2005, or
BRIDGESBRIDGES Quarterly Partnership Luncheon

Mark your calendars because it is time for the BRIDGES Quarterly Partnership Luncheon! We are looking forward to having you or a member of your team join us at Bridges at Belle Glade. During this luncheon, we will continue focusing on building networks through collaborative partnerships by using SMART goals. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017   11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Please contact Alexis at 561-992-8210 to RSVP. The luncheon will be catered, so please RSVP by 12:00 p.m., October 2nd.  

Click here for more information
Toastmasters Program in the Glades

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback-and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 2017   5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information and how to join, call 561-261-5043
Fall Vendor Fair, Belle Glade/Pahokee Elks Lodge

Shop early for the holidays and support your local vendors by attending the Fall Vendor Fair!

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade/Pahokee Elks Lodge 1716, 300 SE Ave E, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more information
D-SNAP Site to Open in the Glades

Palm Beach County has been named one of the 48 counties eligible for D-SNAP (Disaster - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Pre-registration for D-SNAP will open on October 12, 2017 and the program will run at three locations throughout Palm Beach County, including a location in the Glades. Complete the on-line Food For Florida pre-registration by clicking on the link here.  

When you finish your pre-registration, you will still be required to visit a Food For Florida site to complete the application process, but your wait will be shorter if you complete the pre-registration before you arrive.

D-SNAP Program in the Glades
WHEN: Tuesday, October 17-21, 2017
WHERE: Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here  to learn more
Reunification Guidance for Hurricane Maria Survivors

From Congressman Lois Frankel's office: "The following FAQ (frequently asked questions) can be used for reunification guidance for individuals still looking for family members in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands ..."

Click here  to read FAQ
Round up of Glades Library Events for Month of October

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of July. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend! 

Glades area library branches:
Click here  to see month's full schedule

Teen Activities - Belle Glade Branch:
Click here to view schedule
Community Connections for Life: Programs and Information

"Community Connections for Life, Inc. is a Non-for-profit 501(C) 3 Community Mental Health Center, designed to assist the mental health population of South Florida. We believe in aiding those we serve with love, compassion, and respect ..."

Click here  to read Community Connections for Life's Mission Statement
Click here to learn about Community Connections for Life's Youth Preparation Program
Click here to learn about Community Connections for Life's Targeted Case Management

To speak with someone: please call 561-983-8588. Their offices are located at: 1100 N. Main St., Suite C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Indeed Job Search
The Sun Classifieds
Glades Health Care Center - CNAs, Day LPN, RN Supervisor
CareerSource - Hurricane Debris Clean Up
Alzheimer's Community Care - Program Nurse, CNAs

Other Areas
Other Areas________________________
Free Mental Health Screenings for Mental Health Awareness Week

The Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County would like to reach out to the community with free mental health screenings in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week. The screenings only take less than 5 minutes and include 9 questions. We can also provide resources and referrals to the many behavioral health providers in Palm Beach County.

If you or someone you know would like a free screening, please call our Mental Health GPS Helpline: 561-801-HELP (4357) between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Click here for more information
FRAC: Join National Call-In Next Week

On October 5, House leaders will have a floor vote on the FY 2018 House Budget Resolution, which contains deep cutsto SNAP, the school meals Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), and other vital human needs programs critical to ending hunger and poverty.

Click here to find out what you can do
The Source: School Board Approves Make-Up Days

"School Board members unanimously approved three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers in the School District of Palm Beach County as make-up days for Hurricane Irma ..."

Click here to read more
CSC: Monday Morning Update

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin.

SCORE: October SCORE Certificate Programs and Workshops

Read about workshops and more from SCORE. 

Nonprofits First: 501c News

News, events and information from Nonprofits First.  

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
BPD Advertising to Host 15-Hour Marathon Project Focusing on the Work of The Glades Initiative!

"To celebrate their 15th Anniversary, the BPD Advertising team will provide The Glades Initiative with a complete rebranding--including marketing assets, communication tools, and the strategies to tell their story and purpose. The goal is to help the Glades Initiative build awareness of its efforts to support and strengthen the Glades community. The Glades Initiative, also celebrating their own 15th Anniversary, will be at the event to support the project ..."

Click here for full article
Apply for Operation Blue Roof at Belle Glade Location

"Eligible homeowners who sustained roof damage from Hurricane Irma now have additional locations where they can apply for Operation Blue Roof and complete the Right of Entry (ROE) form that allows government employees and contractors onto their property to assess damage and install a temporary covering. ..."

Click here for full article
Palm Beach Post: How to Request Comcast Credits

" Want to request a credit from Comcast for missed Xfinity cable, Internet and phone service  because of Hurricane Irma The company has set up two easy ways to ask for it  ..."

Click here for full article
Free Computer Classes at CareerSource

Residents can take advantage of free basic computer classes offered at CareerSource's Belle Glade location, 1085 S. Main St. Understand everything you need to know in two days!

Click here for more info
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Indeed Job Search
The Sun Classifieds
Glades Health Care Center
SBA - Irma Disaster Response 

Other Areas
Previous Postings - Other Areas
PBSC: Seeking Input on PBSC Dental Building Site

"Palm Beach State College will hold internal and external forums over the next two weeks to discuss and gather input on the site selection for its new Dental & Medical Services Technology Building. The choice of sites is between the Lake Worth campus, where the existing facility is located, and the new Loxahatchee Groves campus ..."

Click here for full article
FRAC: Weekly News Digest

CSC: Monday Morning Update

School District of PBC: The Source

Nonprofits First Events and Programs

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Latest

SCORE: Upcoming Workshops

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