Monday, October 9 , 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Wed,   Oct. 11   2:00 pm    Catholic Charities Recovery Center, St. Mary's Catholic, Pahokee
Wed,   Oct. 11  3:00 pm    Glades Star System of Care Meeting, Lakeside Medical Center
Wed,   Oct. 11  5:30 pm    Toastmaster, Palm Beach State College  
Thurs, Oct. 12  2 :00 pm   Catholic Charities Recovery Center, St. Philip Benizi, Belle Glade  
Sat,     Oct. 14 12:00 pm   #GladesStrong A Hurricane Relief Community Day, Glades Pioneer Park 
Glades Area ________________________
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 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
Glades Star System of Care Meeting and Federation of Families
We need you at this important meeting to discuss implementation and evaluation of the services for our families in the Glades.  We are very fortunate that the Parent Child Center has been awarded funding to expand wraparound in the Glades.  Please come out to welcome them.  We will have representatives from the University of South Florida here to discuss program evaluation.  We also want to discuss strategies to help our families during this period of recovery!  Looking forward to seeing you! 
WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL
Click here for SOC agenda:
Click here for October Calendar: 

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
#GladesStrong A Hurricane Relief Community Day
Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family! Music by DJ Big Show Music, food, kids zone, DOT physicals, local social service organizations & more non-perishable goods and essentials recovery items will be available (1 per family) FEMA reps will be available to assist in registrations for FEMA assistance. FREE vendor space available.

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Glades Pioneer Park, 866 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL
For more information call: (561) 914-0311

Click here for more details: 

Glades PATCH Meeting
The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017   9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting
The Glades Interagency Network's regularly scheduled meeting is as follows:
WHEN:  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  West Tech Educational Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (LOCATION NOT CONFIRMED)
Trustbridge's Bereavement Centers invites you to an FAU Football Game

If you have lost a loved one, you are not alone. Join other grieving children and teens for a fun free football game! Space is limited to 20 children/teens and their families. Must RSVP by Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017  game start at 5:00 p.m .

WHERE:  Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

For more information and to RSVP call:(561) 227-5175

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Volunteers Needed to Help Repair Belle Glade Home Damaged by Hurricane Irma

BELLE GLADE - Hurricane Irma roared through Florida with a vengeance leaving a trail of wreckage in a number of cities in its path. Many residents in the Belle Glade community had to endure the grueling heat and inconvenience resulting from the loss of power. However, some were spared and escaped with minimal or no property damage. Ms. Vernita Hale was not as fortunate as the storm caused significant damage to her home. Her home was flooded and will have to be gutted. Delray Beach-based KOP Mentoring Network and the West County Senior Center have teamed up to help Hale with the necessary repairs.

WHEN: Saturday, October, 28, 2017  7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  1241 SW Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
To help or for more information call Miller: (561) 386-9897
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Glades Community Organization Annual Dinner/Dance

Glades Community Organization wishes to invite you to the 2017 Annual Dinner/Dance. 
Fee $30.00 person

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017   6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Sacred Heart Parish Madonna Hall, 425 North "M" St. Lake Worth, FL

For more information contact Gloria: (561)758-1457

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PEPPI Head Start Recruitment/ Enrollment flyer for 2017-2018 School Year

PEPPI Head Start is now enrolling for 3 & 4 year old children including children that meet the criteria of being homeless and or living in shelters and children with disabilities. If you may have any question we can be reach at 301 SW 8th Street Belle Glade, FL 33430 or call (561) 996-1718.

Click here for recruitment flyer
Click here for Disability Recruitment

DCF Hiring Temporary Workers to Help With Emergency Food for Florida Program

"As a result of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is hiring 500 temporary workers for the Southeast Region to support the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) ..."

Applicants do not need to have a high school diploma or GED. The successful candidate must pass a level 2 criminal background check. Interested candidates must register with Remedy Intelligent Staffing and Integrity Trade Services. Contact information and details for Integrity is as follows: Jessica Perez, Branch Manager, 2335 NW 107 Ave #2M53, Doral, Fl. 33172 Phone: 954-973-7600

Click here  for full information
CareerSource Palm Beach County Hiring 350 Workers for Disaster Food Assistance Program

" CareerSource Palm Beach County is partnering with the Department of Children and Families to hire 350 workers now to assist individuals and families in applying for Florida's Disaster Food Assistance Program. Workers will be paid $10.00 to $15.00 hourly depending on the position category. Time and a half is paid for over 40 hours worked weekly. All are temporary positions running from Oct. 17 to 21  ..."

Click here  for full information
Florida KidCare Announces Extended Deadline Following Hurricane Irma

"Florida KidCare state agency partners - the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida Department of Health Children's Medical Services, and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation - are providing an extended deadline for Florida KidCare families, who may have been impacted by Hurricane Irma, to pay their October insurance premiums ..."

Click here for full story
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Florida Rural legal Service, Inc.- Legal Secretary
The Sun
Other Areas
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Community Action Advisory Board Regular Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017  6:00 p.m .
WHERE:  810 Datura Street, Basement Conference Room, West Palm Beach, FL 3340

For more information contact Doris Davis: (561) 355-4706 or

Legal Aid Society Online Intake Application

The Legal Aid programs that currently can be applied for through the online intake system are:  
  • Consumer
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Housing
  • Immigration
And more
Applications can be submitted by:  
  • Potential clients
  • Family members or friends of potential clients
  • Social service/community agency staff on behalf of potential clients 
Right now the application is only available in English, but we hope within the next couple of months to have Spanish and Haitian-Creole versions available.
Click here for direct link and more details:

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
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  t o 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
Previous Postings - 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.  

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