Palm Beach Fire Rescue, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Health Care District of Palm Beach County are pleased to invite you to their Fall Awareness Senior Health Fair. The event will include blood pressure checks, vision information, volunteer opportunities, health and nutrition information, flu shots, exercise demonstration, access to other county services, free coffee and refreshments, and more.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Station 73, 525 S.W. 2nd Street, Belle Glade
DID YOU KNOW THAT... One out of every six Americans is currently living without insurance? Close to 80 percent of the uninsured are working families? Do you qualify for free coverage? Florence French, Community Organizer with Enroll America's "Get Covered America Campaign" since June of 2013, will be in attendance to make a presentation on Enrollment: Connecting individuals to health insurance through the marketplaces. Ms. French's presentation is intended to increase public awareness about the new health insurance benefits and health care options made available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ms. French will also provide a summary of what has been accomplished during the first open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplaces and what is being planned for the second enrollment period.
WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Canal Point Community Center, 12860 US Hwy 441 Canal Point
All Stars Building Bright Futures ~ Parent and Youth Orientation
All stars prevents substance abuse use (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and inhalants)premature sexually activity, fighting, bullying and delinquency. This program also enhances positive characteristic we all want your people to develop. We will provide thirteen sessions of All Stars to youth in the 5th-12th grades. The All Star group will meet every Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Refreshments and door prizes will be provided!
WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Federation of Families Office, 101 NW 1st Ave, South Bay
For more information contact Nicole King; (561) 506-7144
The Human Services Coalition of Palm Beach County is excited to partner this year with the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County in our Legislative Priorities Workshop and Legislative Summit! In this, our sixth year, we need you more than ever to create an even louder voice regarding the top issues facing nonprofits in Palm Beach County. Completion of the survey form is a critical first step to ensuring that our legislative delegation and their colleagues in both Houses of the state legislature understand the many challenges facing health and human services providers in Palm Beach County and the residents they serve. Then, plan to attend the legislative priorities workshop on the morning of October 24 so that YOU together set the priorities for your area(s) of interest.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Opens CenteringPregnancy« in the Glades
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County has opened a new office in Belle Glade. Located at 1077A South Main Street, the organization will provide CenteringPregnancy«, an evidence based group prenatal care program for pregnant women in the Glades.With generous funding from the Quantum Foundation and March of Dimes and in partnership with OB/GYN Specialists of Lakeside and Children's Services Council, CenteringPregnancy integrates health assessment, education and support into a unified program within a group setting. Eight to twelve pregnant women with similar gestational ages will meet over ten sessions throughout their pregnancy, receive prenatal check ups from a medical provider with OB/GYN Specialists of Lakeside, health education about their pregnancy and newborn care, time to talk about health concerns, healthy snacks at every session and the opportunity to build relationships with other women in the program. Fathers are also welcome to participate with their partner.
We welcome the community to refer pregnant women to this program and encourage you to contact us at 561-996-1999 or 1-888-414-4642 for additional information or to register.
Office of Community Revitalization ~ Abundant Community Initiative Workshop
Do you have the relationships, trust, and cooperation you need to make your neighborhood healthy and safe with opportunities for all families, children, and youth to learn, play, grow, earn, success, and prosper? Do you know that you live in an abundant community and that your satisfaction and well being comes from creating new connections and relationship? Join OCR to kick off ab event to Abundant Community Initiative. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Workshop: Powerful Planned Giving with a Shoe-String Staff and a Shoe-String Budget!
A workshop open to all nonprofits, hosted by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. In just 3 hours, you will learn how to create a robust planned giving program with no money and 2-3 hours of time per month. This highly interactive session explains planned giving in simple terms, describes what really motivates donors to give, and literally provides a step-by-step action plan for you to implement when you get back to the office. Who should attend: Nonprofit executive directors, board members and development staff (ideally, one of each!). cost $25.00 person
WHEN: Monday, September 29, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Center for Philanthropy, 700 South Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach
National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Provider Education Course
Registration for our free upcoming Provider Education Course is now open! NAMI/PBC's Provider Education Course presents a penetrating, subjective view of family and peer experiences with serious mental illness to professionals who work directly with people with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Learn more about Provider Education here.
WHEN: Tuesdays October 7 -November 4, 2014 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Legal Aid Society of PBC, 423 Fern Street, Suite 200 West Palm Beach
Family Fitness Fun Day Celebrating Horse Healing Heart
Bring families together for fitness and fun, FREE event open to the public food truck, vendor tables, games for kids: race, balloon toss, Frisbee toss, three legged race, lap for raising money for HHH, hula hoop contest, cutest dog contest, and more!
WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Polo West Golf Course, 2470 Greenview Cove Dr., Wellington
Free community Health Fair service we will be providing Physical exams for men and women, breast examinations, blood pressure checks, glucose testing, health education, visions exam , HIV screening, and FLU Clinic available . Food will be served participate for a chance to win a $100.00 gift card & other prizes. Please email completed vendor registration form by September 30th
WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2014 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Park & Recreation, 360 East Main Street
For more information contact Dr. Aurelien: (561) 707-0480 or email@example.com
Do you enjoy working with people and helping people learn? Are you interested in supplementing your income? Do you have your Master's Degree with 18 graduate hours in a content area (i.e., math, accounting, languages)? Answering YES means you could be an adjunct instructor for the Belle Glade Campus. Bring resume and transcript for review. Light refreshment will be served.
WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Campus (TEC 109), 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade
For more information call Heather love: (561) 993-1126
PBSO and the Tri Cities invite you to participate in the "National Night Out Against Crime" to take place in Pahokee. Join the dedicated men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Local Businesses and Community Leaders as they unite together to decrease crime. A great night for the Kids and Families and best of all it's FREE. Fun for the Kids, Bounce House, Enjoy Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Beverages along with members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, Marine Unit, and Mounted Unit.
WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Deliverance Christian Center, 168 E 4th Street, Pahokee
Call for Nominations- Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards
Do you know someone or an organization that has made contributions in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment? This is your opportunity to recognize those who have made a difference in improving the lives of individuals in our community.
You are invited to submit a nomination and/or share the following information with any others who might have an interest in recognizing individuals or organizations in our community who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are due by October 24.
Diabetes Coalition Looking for Volunteers & Sites to Conduct Risk Assessments During Diabetes Week
Help the coalition in their quest to identify individuals at are risk for diabetes - so they can get the help and access to resources they need!
In preparation for Diabetes Week 2014, the Diabetes Coalition is in need of Glades area organizations and churches that already have a large number of people coming to your facility who may be at-risk for diabetes - willing to serve as a site to perform diabetes risk assessments during the week of November 10 through November 16. They are also in need of volunteers to help individuals complete the risk assessment - which is a paper questionnaire, offered in English, Spanish, and Creole. Training is available for volunteers in how to complete the assessment. Each person screened will receive a resource bag.
WHEN: Monday, November 10, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014.
WHERE: Glades Screening Sites TBD
If you would like to volunteer and/or your organization would like to serve as a screening site during Diabetes Week, please contact Carol Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Become A Volunteer Tutor With The Building Better Readers Program in The Glades
Give the gift of READING to a child! Become a volunteer tutor with the Building Better Readers Program Change a child, change a family, change a community! Tutor first and second grade children, one-on-one, in reading Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old Commitment to tutor two sessions/week, 90 minutes/session for 25 weeks beginning in October 2014 No experience required. Training will be provided by the Literacy Coalition. In need of Volunteers for Glades
WHERE: October 2014 - May 2015
WHERE: At 20 elementary schools throughout Palm Beach County
Lutheran Services Florida/PEPPI Head Start is Recruiting
PEPPI Head Start is now accepting applications for 3 & 4 year old children including children that meet the criteria of being homeless and or living in shelters and children with disabilities. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Full Day Services, Monday-Friday, Age and Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum,Certified Teaching Staff, Family Services Specialist , Nutritionist, Nurse, Mental Health Professionals, Disabilities Coordinator and Speech Therapist Available to Children and Families, Individualized Education Program, and more
Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County ~ Seeking Volunteers
The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County is seeking volunteers for their Diabetes Week event on November 14, 2014 to be held at the new Palm Beach Outlets Mall. Training will be available for new volunteers. Get involved, support and discover new opportunities!
Hispanic Heritage Month Poster Contest 2014 " Beat the Tricks - Ganale a los Enga˝os"
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is sponsoring a Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) Poster Contest. HHM 2014 Poster Contest - this year's theme is "Beat the Tricks - Ganale a los Enga˝os." The link below includes poster guidelines, Beat the Tricks' video, facts, and key information. Participants, teachers, and/or parents can download guidelines from the same site in English and Spanish. We encourage all 5th grade students to participate. The prizes are great, and it's a chance for students to express their safety knowledge. Entries must be received by Friday October 17, 2014.
The Center for Trauma Counseling is excited to announce the launch of their redesigned Center for Trauma Counseling, Inc. website at its new URL: www.palmbeachmentalhealth.org Center for Trauma Counseling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit mental health counseling agency providing prompt and affordable services to those in need. They provide mental health services to individuals, couples, families, and groups in Palm Beach County who suffer from emotional trauma. Center for Trauma Counseling also has the ability to serve victims of domestic abuse, the elderly, and military service members and/or their families through grant funding.
They are located at 6801 Lake Worth Rd, Suite 101, Lake Worth 33467. For more information or to make a referral: Call 561-444-3914 or email email@example.com
Please visit their website for more information about their center and/or information about emotional trauma. We hope you find the website useful and informative. They value your connection with Center for Trauma Counseling and hope these changes enhance collaboration and communication.
Florida Blue Foundation 2015 Sapphire Awards Nominations
The 2015 SAPPHIRE AWARDS Nomination Applications are now available and ready for your use. The closing date is September 19, 2014. Please nominate some of the deserving individuals, programs and organizations in your communities across Florida. The Sapphire Awards honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care related fields whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health. Honorees will share approximately $360,000 in award funds. For more information, please check our website, www.bluefoundationfl.com, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-477-3736, ext. 63215.
11th Annual Turn on the Light South Florida Conference ~ Child Abuse and Neglect
Join The Children's Healing Institute for Education... Resources... Networking... The Turn on the Light South Florida Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect is a one-day conference that brings together professionals who work with or on behalf of children and families for a full day of educational and networking opportunities. LEARN Attend a variety of workshops and presentations focused on key trends related to child abuse and neglect programs, research, practices, therapeutic approaches and advocacy. Continuing Education credits are available for many professions. GAIN Acquire information and resources about community programs, services and products relevant to children and families from local and national exhibitors and vendors. CONNECT Network with professionals of varied disciplines who work with children and families including social workers, psychologists, law enforcement, attorneys, nurses and teachers.
WHEN:Thursday, October 16, 2014
WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
Every child deserves to be loved and to have a safe and healthy environment free from abuse. Families First invests in our children today - to give them a better opportunity for a bright future tomorrow. Keynote speaker, Deborah Polston, will tell a riveting, true story of the horrors of human trafficking her family endured. We are honored to give this year's Harriet Goldstein award to Gary Lesser, an individual who has made a lasting, positive impact on families in Palm Beach County.
WHEN: Friday, October 3, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cohen Pavilion of the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
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 email@example.com (561) 996-3310.
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