Monday, September 21, 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, Sept 22 & 24  11:00 am  School Feeding Sites Open (For children), See below for locations
Tue, Sept 22  11:00 am          Webinar: Marketing During Turbulent Times
Wed, Sept 23  9:00 am           Over 150 Job Openings Available at Virtual Hiring Event
Wed, Sept 23  9:30 am           Food Distribution(For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, Sept 23  10:00 am         Webinar: Health Literacy Workshop Series
Thu, Sept 24  10:00 am          Webinar: Writing the Grant
Mon, Sept 28  1:00 pm           Build a New Future with a Career in the Trades

Glades Area
Open to All: Food Distribution Every Wednesday at The Glades InitiativeTGIFOODFOODHERE

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 33430
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310
Walk-Up Testing at C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic at Lakeside Medical CenterCLBRUMBACK

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

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Marketing During Turbulent TimesTURBULENT

From SCORE Palm Beach: COVID has changed the way we do everything! We are all trying to adjust to the "New Normal." We are feeling the impacts both in our personal lives and when running a business.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Over 150 Job Openings at Sept. 23 Virtual Hiring EventHUNDREDFIFTY

CareerSource Palm Beach County, CareerSource Broward and CareerSource Research Coast are teaming up with 38 area employers to connect career seekers with great jobs at this virtual hiring event. Participating employers include Aerotek, PGA National, City Furniture, Yacht Tech Inc., Club Med, Vero Beach Outlets, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Your Health Matters: Health Literacy Workshop SeriesYOURHEALTHMATTERS

From Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN): LORHN is starting our first VIRTUAL workshop! We're brining the Your Health Matters: A Health Literacy Workshop Series to you, from wherever you find comfort and good internet connection to join us! This is a 3-week series and we highly encourage interested participants to join all three sessions to get all of the information.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 23, 30, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Webinar: Writing the GrantWRITINGGRANT

From Junior League of Boca Raton: Join us for this grant writing workshop that will arm you with new skills for writing grants that gain attention. This exciting Professional Development Workshop Series is brought to you by Junior League of Boca Raton and hosted by Nonprofits First.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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FREE Support Group for Women in High Conflict RelationshipsWOMENSUPPORT

Attend a weekly support group for Women in High Conflict Relationships. The support group will help you learn about use, power/control, and how to identify unhealthy relationships.

WHEN: Thursdays | 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: For information & registration, please call their Chai Line at 561-684-1991

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Build a New Future with a Career in the TradesTRADES

Attend a virtual trade fair to learn more about programs in: Autocad, automotive, carpentry, cosmetology, electrical, heavy equipment, HVAC, and more!

WHEN: Monday, Sept 28 & 29, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Covid Resources for Faith-Led Businesses

Receive information on SBA programs for small business recovery; get a federal legislation update on COVID-19 relief for small businesses, and more!

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Click here to learn more
Zoom: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Opening Ceremony: Shining the Light on Frontline Workers

From the Domestic Violence Council: 2020 has challenged frontline workers to rethink and reinvent how they provide domestic violence services, and our county responded with vigor. Please join the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach for our virtual Opening Ceremony to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month and celebrate frontline advocates, therapists, CPIs, case managers, and BIP providers.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

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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: Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

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League of Women Voters: Navigating Sea Level Rise

Join the City of Delray Beach and the League's Environmental Issues Group at "RISE: A Climate & Art Weekend" for a panel discussion to learn how the effects of Climate Change impact your community (and your pocketbook!) and what your local officials are doing about it.

WHEN: Friday, Oct 2, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

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Oct Hot Topic: Election Campaign Ads and Polls

Join the October Hot Topic from the League of Women Voters for a pre-election, deep-dive analysis of campaign ads and polling and how they affect elections.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Trench Rescue at PBSC Belle Glade Campus

From Palm Beach State College: We are excited to announce that the Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College will be once again hosting PBSC's Fire Academy Trench Rescue training during the week of October 26 through October 30, 2020. We invite members of the community to come watch this complex training.

WHEN: Monday, Oct 26 - 30, 2020

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Food Distributions in the GladesFOODLIST

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 Tuesdays & Thursdays (For Ages 18 and under)

Free Meal Distribution Continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays - BreakSpot Grab 'n Go Meals are FREE to anyone 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need.

Meals served at the food distribution sites, and at school when the School District of Palm Beach County returns on September 21, will be free to all students and children 18 years of age and younger (22 year old and younger if ESE). 

Student grab-and-go meals will be available at 173 District-operated and charter schools throughout the County. Distributions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Three days worth of meals will be provided on Tuesdays, and two days worth of meals will be distributed on Thursdays.

WHEN: Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here for more info

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Hunger Relief Update - Sept 14, 2020

Below you will find (1) information about the Palm Beach County Food Finder Map (2) a list of food resources (3) additional food resource news and (4) resource and stakeholder updates from DCF.

Click here to read the Hunger Relief Update
Coronavirus Relief Fund Emergency Repair Program

Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability hereby announce the availability of $3,685,932 in CRF funding to assist residents impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. CRF funding will provide Emergency Repair assistance to income eligible owner occupied residences, impacted by COVID-19, to address emergency ONLY conditions such as the installation, replacement or repair of: roofs, windows, doors and/or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).

Click here to learn more
PBC Youth Services to Resume Free In-Person Mental Health Services

In accordance with Palm Beach County entering Phase 2, Step 1 reopening, mental health services provided by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Residential Treatment and Family Counseling (RTFC) Division will resume in-person services beginning September 21. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. with locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach and Belle Glade.

Click here to learn more
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)

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
Glades Area Libraries Calendar of Digital Activities Sept - Oct 2020

Click below for a schedule of children and teen zoom activities for the months of September - October 2020. 

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Center for Child Counseling Newsletter - Sept 18, 2020

The Center for Child Counseling discusses "Positive Parenting and Discipline Strategies for Your Child" in their latest newsletter edition. 

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update Sept 18, 2020

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

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Sept 21, 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
Suicide Prevention Drive Thru Event

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Veterans and active military are invited to a drive thru event at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center to pick up a FREE canvas bag filled with free gifts and resources. Gun Locks are available for Veterans needing help keeping their firearm(s) safely stored. Veterans will also receive a coupon for a free beverage at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center's Canteen.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center Outside VA Chapel 7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The 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
Lighthouse Community Food Pantry Re-OpeningLIGHTHOUSEFOOD

Lighthouse Pantry will re-open this coming Tuesday and all our staff and volunteers will use
face mask and protective gear, we ask that everyone visiting the pantry will also practice social distance, line up outside in designated area and wear a face mask.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 15, 2020 
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Mayra Echenique - 561-766-3279
Leadership PBC Lunch & Learn

Attend a virtual mental health training for parents, employers and family support networks. Gain valuable insights and coping skills for children and parents, practices for employers and family networks to support parents' mental health, and more. 

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Grant Writing Training for All Levels

Gain an understanding of the overall process for seeking and applying for grant funding; delineate key terminology used by funders in grant applications; and more by participating in this workshop. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 29, 30 and Oct 1, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Sept 29); 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Sept 30); 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Oct 1)

Click here to learn more and for meeting information
Community Connections Provides Assistance for Virtual Learning 

From Community Connections for Life: We are providing assistance for Virtual Learning. Accepting children from grades 1st - 12th grade. All day program available. Medicaid funded.

WHERE: Community Connections for Life, Inc., Community Mental Health Center, 555 SW 16th Street Belle Glade FL, 33430
CONTACT: Perla Sequeira, Intake Specialist/Admin. Assistant, 561-983-8717 x503

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RCMA Belle Glade Now Accepting Applications

From RCMA Belle Glade: We are 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: 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; 561-992-2062 Fax: 561-992-2062

Click here to learn more
Coronavirus Relief Funds Available in PBC

Learn about programs to provide Coronavirus relief available right here in Palm Beach County, including an emergency repair program, and more.

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Road Closures in Belle Glade, Riviera Beach Sept 16

On Wednesday, September 16, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Gator Boulevard at the South Central Florida Express (SCFE) Railroad crossing in the city of Belle Glade will be closed for railroad crossing maintenance. Traffic will be detoured to CR-880 via Duda Road and Sam Senter Road.

Click here to learn more
Center for Child Counseling Newsletter - Sept 11, 2020

The Center for Child Counseling discusses "When Children's Mental Health Goes Online" in their latest newsletter edition. 

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update Sept 11, 2020

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

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
EveryParent: Your Child's Development

Do you have questions or wonder about your child's development? All children grow and change at different rates. With the FREE EveryParent website and app, you can find local information, expert advice and trusted resources to help your child grow up healthy, safe and strong.

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, Sept 14, 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: eBlast and Volunteers
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. Advertise

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310
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