November 10, 2014
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Veteran's Day Dinner, Belle Glade Elk's Lodge
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:00 p.m. Credit Counseling with Wells Fargo, Glades Boys & Girls Club
Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Edvin Marton, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12: p.m. Elk's National Hoop Shoot, 1st Baptist Church, Belle Glade
Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Legal Services Community Event, Tanner Park, South Bay
Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:00 p.m. Hatian-American Education Meeting, St Philip of Benezi Catholic Church, Belle Glade
Wednesday, November 19-20, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Turkey Shoot, Rotary Club, Belle Glade
Thursday, November 20, 2014  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Magnet Open House, Gove Elementary School, Belle Glade
In Honor of Veterans Day, The Glades Initiative, Inc. is Closed Tuesday, November 11


Thanksgiving Pot Luck Mixer at The Glades Initiative, Inc. 


A couple times per year we have a tradition at The Glades Initiative, Inc., inviting all our friends from partner Glades agencies to join us for potluck luncheon.  Part of the tradition includes a gift exchange game - so if you and your guests would like to participate in this fun game, please bring a gift valuing $10 that would be suitable for a man or woman.


WHEN: Friday, November 21, 2014 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade


Please RSVP to Sandy Desty at 561-996-3310 or sdesty@gladesinitiative.org by November 19 with the number of people you are bringing and the dish you will bring. Don't wait too late to RSVP, because there is only room for 30 to be seated. Hope to see you there!


For link to flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/ThanksgivingPotLuckFlyer.pdf


For link to sign-up sheet: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/PotLucksignUp.pdf


Diabetes Coalition Looking for Volunteers to Conduct Risk Assessments 


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!  

the Diabetes Coalition organized for the ADA Diabetes Risk Screenings to be conducted at various churches in the Glades.  Volunteers are needed to conduct the assessments after their services on November 16.   


WHEN:  Sunday, November 16, 2014


WHERE:  St. John's First Missionary Baptist Church, Belle Glade  

               First United Methodist Church, Pahokee

               St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Belle Glade - need Spanish Speaking volunteer 


If you would like to volunteer, please contact Carol Rodriguez at crodriguez@gladesinitiative.org




Veteran's Day Dinner


Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner (includes: Salad, Garlic Bread & Tea).  Veterans Eat for Free.  $7 for all other Guests.  

(Dine-in or Take-Out).  


WHEN:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


WHERE:  300 S.E. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Belle Glade


Sponsored by Belle Glade and Pahokee Elks Lodge #1716  (561) 996-1716




Glades Boys & Girls Clubs Presents Credit Counseling with Wells Fargo


Do you want to buy a home? Do you want to build your credit? Learn how with a representative from Wells Fargo.


WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:00 p.m.


WHERE: Boys & Girls Club, 350 SW 10th Street, Belle Glade




Edvin Marton: Prince of the Violin to perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center


Edvin Marton to perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center! Emmy award-winning composer and performer, Edvin Marton, one of Europe's most electrifying and original violinists, has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. He will present his show, Edvin Marton: Prince of the Violin, blending a classic and rock sound, his unique arrangements of the greatest classical, rock and his own original hits have made him a Gold and Platinum artist in Europe, Russia and China. Edvin is a winner of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest seen by more than 200 million people.

Other awards include a 2008 MTV Europe Award, and an American Television EMMY Award for Best Original Composition (ABC Television Network).


WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.20.14/EdvinMartonPrinceofVolin.pdf


For more information call the box office:  561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org  





Elks National Hoop Shoot


Free Throw Contest Sponsored by Elks Club.  Contestants must provide birth certificate, passport, or other official documents.  


WHEN:  Saturday, November 15, 2014   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE:  1st Baptist Church Recreation Center Gymnasium, 17 N.W. B & Main Street, Belle Glade


For more information, call (561) 261-7186




City of South Bay and Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. Community Event


The City of South Bay and Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. will be hosting a Community Connection Event for the residents of South Bay and the surrounding Western Palm Beach County communities. It would be GREAT if we could have your organization's participation. The goal of this event is to promote awareness, unity, and fun. This event is not only a great opportunity to promote the services of your agency to South Bay and to the surrounding communities, but it is also an opportunity to foster relationships with the residents of those communities. We will have food, prizes, bounce house, live music, and much mor

WHERE: Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


WHEN: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay


View link for more details:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/CommunityConnectionEvent.pdf   





The Haitian-American Solidarity Center Education Meeting


The Haitian-American Solidarity Center, (HASC) in collaboration with Area 6 School Board Member Marcia Andrews, St. Philip Benezi Catholic Church, the First Haitian Baptist Church of Belle Glade and a group of concerned citizens is inviting you to a brainstorming session on the state of education of the Haitian-American community in the Glades area.  Please attend, because your input is of a great importance.

WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014
3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: St Philip of Benizi Catholic Church, 710 South Main Street, Belle Glade


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/HASCAgenda.pdf 



Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH)


The Glades PATCH 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.


WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


WHERE: Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Ave. C, Belle Glade



Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting


WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: Lutheran Services Florida/PEPPI Head Start Program, 301 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade


For more information contact Diana Walker: at (561) 692-1290




Magnet Open House at Gove Elementary School


It is Magnet recruiting season once again and Gove Elementary School is actively recruiting students for their Dual Language Program. 


WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


WHERE: Gove Elementary School, Media Center


For link to flyer in English:



For link to flyer in Spanish:





Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Newsletter November 2014






Lutheran Services, Florida PBC Head Start/South Bay ~ Now Enrolling 3 & 4 Year Old Students


This is a FREE Head Start program. We provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack.


WHERE: LSF/South Bay Head Start, 990 US 27 North, South Bay


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/LutheranServicesHeadStart.pdf




The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center 26th Annual Living Christmas Tree


Come and see how the community comes together to save the spirit of Christmas and their annual Christmas concert!


Come early on Sunday afternoon for free pictures with Santa in the lobby!


WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:30 p.m.

               Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 pm


WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade


View link for more information: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/LivingChristmasTree.pdf




Open Enrollment for Health Insurance on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace


Get help enrolling in the Marketplace and answering your questions about the Affordable Care Act.


WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - Sunday, February 15, 2015


To view link in English: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FederallyFalicitatedMarketplaceEnglish.pdf


To view link in Spanish: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FederallyFalicitatedMarketplaceSpanish.pdf


To view link in Creole: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FederallyFalicitatedMarketplaceCreole.pdf




Indeed Job Search for Belle Glade


View link for jobs: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/IndeedJobSearch.pdf





Victims' Rights Coalition General Meeting


WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 2014  2pm 


WHERE: Palm Beach EOC building, 20 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach


ESE Advisory Council's Annual Fall Family Forum ~ Navigating The ESE System
Ahoy Mateys! Come meet ARRR Captain of ESE, Kevin McCormick and his Crew In collaboration with Palm Beach County Schools' Department of Exceptional Student Education.  Visit our Resource Fair from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Opening Presentation by ESE Director Kevin McCormick from 6:00 to 6:40 p.m., Break Out Session from 6:50-7:30 p.m. Parents can choose from the following topics:  1: ASD/EBD  2: 504 Plans 3) Charter Schools 4) DHH/Language Impaired 5) Pre-K/Child Find 6) Intellectual Disability 7) SLD 8) Transportation Impaired
WHEN:  Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Santaluces Community High School, 6880 Lawrence Road, Lantana
To register, please call Ms. Marilyn Segura-Orozco at (561) 434-8740, or email eseadvisorycouncil@gmail.com
If you need accommodations or a translator (Spanish, Creole, ASL), please let us know when you register.
What's New with HIPAA and FIPA?  
Do you ever feel like a first year law student trying to figure out the rules and regulations around HIPAA and FIPA? Join us on Nov. 14 at 9am for a workshop with John Foley, Esq. that will clear up some details. For Behavioral Health Providers and Attorneys. Here is more information:

This workshop on November 14 with John Foley of Legal Aid Society will bring behavioral health providers and attorneys up to date on the newest changes to HIPAA and the Florida Information Protection Act (FIPA). FIPA overlaps with HIPAA and significantly increases regulations for providers. The new guidelines are stricter and reporting has quicker time frames with harsher penalties to providers. Continuing education credits are available for attorneys (CLEs) and behavioral health professionals (CEUs).  

Who Should Attend?  All behavioral health and medical providers, Attorneys, All are welcome!

Cost  $25 for Members  $30 for Nonmembers

WHEN:  Friday, November 14, 2014  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach
For questions please contact: info@mentalhealthpbc.com  561-832-3755  
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Palm Beach Medical Society's Project Reach Out ~ Helping the Uninsured
Uninsured?  Project Reach Out can help.  Find out what programs you are eligible for and how to get enrolled!
Medicaid                                                                    Health Care District of Palm Beach County
Florida KidCare (CHIP)                                               Coordinated Care Options 1 & 2
Health Insurance Marketplace                                     Project Access 
WHEN:  Friday, November 14, 2014  2:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m.  & Saturday, November 15, 2014  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach County Medical Society, 3540 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite 101, West Palm Beach 
For more information call the Palm Beach County Medical Society: 561-433-3940   English Flyer       Creole Flyer     Spanish Flyer


"Face to Face" Facing PTSD


A lunch and learn workshop for professionals, caregivers, friends and people living with PTSD. Experts who help Veterans with PTSD and Veterans living with PTSD will provide a greater understanding of PTSD and some of the vital resources available.


WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


WHERE: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach


For link to flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FacingPTSD.pdf


To RSVP call: (561) 868-7715



Homeless Coalition Palm Beach County Project Homeless Connect Event

 The Homeless Coalition Palm Beach County is working to spread awareness for National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Month with a mega focus on Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. There are some great activities in which we are planning including, Project Homeless Connect!!!

 WHEN: Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 WHERE: Gaines Park Community Center, 1501 N. Australian Ave, West Palm Beach

 To view flyer in English: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/ProjectHomelessConnectEng.pdf

 To view flyer in Spanish: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/ProjectHomelessConnectSpanish.pdf

 To view flyer in Creole: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/ProjectHomelessConnectCreole.pdf


To view schedule for Homeless Awareness Month: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/HomelessnessAwarenessMonth.pdf 



Previous Postings Glades Area


Belle Glade Rotary Club Turkey Shoot 

Tickets $3.00*  Kids Shoots, Ladies Shoots, Regular Shoots, Big Money Shoot $$, Split Pot,  (Yellow) Gun Drawing *MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN Wednesday, Remington Model 597  22 LR with 10Rd Mag.  Thursday, Mossberg Model 835 12 Gauge Shotgun. (Green) Additional Raffle *PRESENCE NOT NECESSARY TO WIN  Remington Model 700 Bolt Action Rifle 270 wsm.  Drawing to be held November 20.  Tickets $5.00 each.  Pahokee Rotary Club will be selling food and refreshments.  All shells are provided.  410, 20, and 12 gauge guns are available for your use.  


WHEN:  Wednesday, November 19, 2014 & Thursday, November 20, 2014  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  


WHERE:  628 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade



New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church  14th Pre Thanksgiving Love Agape Feast



Dinner,  Hair cuts, Clothes all free, Come out for your blessing. 


WHEN :  Saturday, November 22, 2014  12 noon til 3 pm


WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St., Belle Glade

Also join us for our morning Thanksgiving Worship Service same location. 


WHEN: Thursday, November 27, 2014, Thanksgiving Day  8:30 a.m. 


WHERE:  New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St., Belle Glade


For more information call 561-261-2300 



Two CL Brumback Center's in Belle Glade?  Don't be Confused...

The C.L. Brumback Health Center Located on the corner of 38754 State Road 80 in Belle Glade houses the Palm Beach County Department of Health


CL Brumback Health Center PBC Department of Health

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M,W, Th, & F.

7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tu.


Address:  38754 State Road 80, BG

                View Map Here 

Phone:  1-855-438-2778 or (561) 625-5180


The C. L. Brumback Health Center on State Road 80 in Belle Glade continues, 

as it has for almost 70 years, to serve the health needs of the people living in and around the south Lake Okeechobee communities. 


Many of you are aware that the Health Center's namesake Dr. Carl Brumback was a true leader in bringing health services to the people in Belle Glade going back to the 1950's.  Today, we continue the work begun by Dr. Brumback.  

The health center provides appointments and walk-in services for maternity care, Family Planning, Prenatal Health Insurance Assistance, immunizations, communicable disease screening and treatment, WIC Services, and referral services to local hospitals and primary care providers. 

I invite the members of our community to stop by and let us help with your health needs. If you need public transportation Palm Tran will bring you to our door. Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County and its Health Centers will continue to serve the health needs of our county residents for many years to come. 


Alina Alonso, MD, Director, Florida Department of Health, Palm Beach County


SAME HEALTHY PLACE FOR ALMOST 70 YEARS Always ready to serve your health needs 

Services offered:


Family Planning/Sexual Health

Post Partum Check-ups

Pregnancy Testing

Variety of Birth Control Methods

Mammogram Referral

HIV/STD Prevention

Teen Clinic



GYN Evaluation (for fibroids, ovarian cysts, etc.)

Pap Tests, Mommogram Referral

Colposcopy, Infertility Evaluation

HIV/STD Screening

Post Menopausal Evaluation & Treatment

Laboratory Testing, LEEP Procedure




Prenatal Risk Assessments

Maternity Check-ups  

Referral to Local Hospital

Maternity Education & Counseling

Laboratory Testing

Pre-natal Health Insurance

Assistance (SOBRA / PEPW)

  Immunization Services

School Vaccines

Rabies Post Exposure Vaccine

Hepatitis A & B Vaccine

Pneumococcal and Flu Vaccine


Nutrition Services

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Diabetes Education

Therapeutic Food Pantry


Dental Services (561)-996-1636  Hours: M - F,

        8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emergency Dental Care, including Extractions

Restorative Dental Care (Fillings)

Preventive Dental Care (Cleanings, Fluoride Treatments, Oral Hygiene, Dental Sealants)

Removable Prosthetics (False Teeth)


Communicable Disease (561) 996-1600

        Hours: Tue: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Thur: 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM


Primary Care, Case Management

Confidential HIV Counseling &Testing

Substance Abuse Coordinated Care

Nutrition Assessment & Counseling

ADAP, Ryan White Referral Services


Health Education, Parenting Childbirth Education


The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic site in Belle Glade at 941 SE 1st Street behind Kentucky Fried Chicken is a Federally Qualified Health Center owned and operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.
CL Brumback Primary Care Clinic ~ Health Care District of PBC
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays


941 S.E. 1st Street, Belle Glade
(View full-size map) 


Phone:  (561) 996-6156
(All day and after hours)


Services Offered: 



Adult Care


The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics offer adult medical care five days a week in each of its four convenient locations. We want to be the medical home for all our patients and encourage our patients to consider us their primary care provider for all their medical needs.

Medical Evaluations

Yearly Physicals

Laboratory Services

Diabetes / Hypertension Screenings

Mammogram and Specialty Care Referrals

Mental Health Counseling

Adult Immunization

Employment, School and Housing Physicals

Pharmacy Services

Health Care for the Homeless and Agricultural Workers


Pediatric Care


The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics offer pediatric medical services five days a week at all four of its convenient locations.

Well Child Visits

Sick Child Visits

Referrals for Specialty Care

School and Sport Physicals

Childhood Immunization

Hearing and Vision Testing

Mental Health Counseling

Laboratory Services

School Forms DH 680 and DH 3040 


Our Medical Staff 


Our highly-trained, qualified and professional medical staff is comprised of clinicians who are Board-certified in the primary care specialties of Family Practice, General Practice, Pediatrics and Mental Health Services. Assisting the clinicians are nurse practitioners and family practice residents who work together to provide high-quality medical care. Registered Nurses work with Certified Medical Assistants using technologically-advanced health care equipment and treatment programs.


A Patient Financial Counselor and Case Manager will refer patients to other social and health care services.


We want to be your medical home for all of your primary care needs.


The health care provider who serves as your medical home becomes a home base for your medical and non-medical care. A medical home is a partnership between the patient, family and personal physician primary care provider in cooperation with specialists and support from the community.

Your medical home is built around you and your family, coordinates all of your health care needs and ensures you get the care and support you need when you need it.


Billing for services

The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics serve patients regardless of ability to pay.  Your financial responsibility for services will be based on your financial classification, the services you receive, and any insurance co-payments.







CareerSource Palm Beach County Names Charles Duval West Career Center Manager


CareerSource Palm Beach County announced today that Charles Duval was named center manager for the West Career Center located in Belle Glade. Mr. D uval will have the overall operational responsibility of the West Career Center where area residents are assisted with job search activities such as developing a resume and interviewing skills. In addition, he will act as community liaison for the Glades communities.

Mr. Duval began his career with Palm Beach County's workforce development board in 2009 as a youth outreach career consultant in the Belle Glade center working with a summer youth employment program where he was instrumental in placing approximately 350 Glades area youth in temporary jobs.  Most recently he was an account manager helping area businesses fill their open positions with qualified, local candidates.  A graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Duval earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in education. He is a Palm Beach County resident and lives in Royal Palm Beach.

More than 11,000 visitors each month receive help from the specialized services at two career centers in West Palm Beach and Belle Glade. Services include:

For career seekers: Classes and facilities for job search; career development/consulting/ placement services; grants for job training for those who qualify; assessments; programs for persons with disabilities and priority of service for U.S. military veterans. There is no cost to career seekers for services.
For employers: Recruitment/assessments/referrals of qualified candidates; space and staff assistance for screening/interviewing candidates; grants for training new or existing employees; outplacement assistance; talent supply/salary/demand information. 

More information is available at careersourcepbc.com or at our West Career Center-1085 S. Main Street, Belle Glade  (561) 829-2040



Thanksgiving Food Drive


It is approximated that 17 million American households, including 4 million seniors, struggled to put food on the table. It is important that we face this problem head on! Throughout the months of October and November, Representative Rader will be working with Dot and Ruby Helping Hands to host a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal for families in the Glades Community.


What kind of items can you donate?


Canned Goods, including but not limited to gravy, broth, green beans, corn, squash, greens, pumpkin, cranberry sauce, apples, evaporated milk, etc. Dry Goods, including but not limited to bagged or boxed ma shed or scalloped potatoes, stuffing mixes, biscuit bread mixes , boxed baked good mixes, rice, pasta, dried beans, etc.


Where can I drop off my donations?


Drop off Location in Glades Area: Representative Kevin Rader Office, 110 DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Belle Glade

Drop off location in Other Area:  Representative Kevin Rader Office, 9045 LA Fontana Blvd, Suite 117


For more information contact Alexis Andres: alexis.andres@myflorida.gov or (561) 218-5100 


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.13.14/ThanksgivingFoodDrive.pdf 




Job Opportunities 
Glades Areas:



Florida Community Health Centers  http://www.fchcinc.org/employment 


Health Care District  http://hcdpbc.hodesiq.com/joblist.asp 


Lakeside Medical Center http://hcdpbc.hodesiq.com/joblist.asp 


City of Pahokee http://www.cityofpahokee.com/Employment%20Opportunites/Employment%20Opportunity.htm 


Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center to Offer FREE Outdoor Concert


The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is kicking off its free outdoor concert series with Derrick Hadley & the Motowners! Take a walk down town with the sounds of Motown. This up-beat show is a song and dance tribute to The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. The show also includes a tribute to other class soul artists of the 60's and 70's. Come out early and enjoy a great dinner from one of Gourmet Truck Expo's excellent food trucks! The food trucks will begin serving at 6:00 pm, with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m.


WHEN: Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade 


For more information call the box office:  561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org 



American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Schedule for the Glades


First Aid/CPR/AED for Workplaces, Communities, Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.  Two-year certification, Choice of free digital or affordable print materials Digital refreshers.  


WHEN: Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Belle Glade Service Center, 149 SE Avenue D Belle Glade 


View link for more detail on prices and how to register




2014-15 PBC Legislative Delegation Public Hearings and Workshops 


To be placed on the official agenda of a Delegation hearing, presenters must have completed a Participation Request Form (a copy of which is enclosed ) and have submitted all printed materials to the delegation office 5 business days prior to the scheduled hearing. 15 copies of printed material should be submitted to be included in Members' Hearing folders. Please note: The Delegation Office is not responsible for printing out materials for the presenter. Maximum time allotted for each presentation is THREE minutes. This time limit will be strictly enforced as a courtesy to all scheduled speakers. Those presenting local bills should meet personally with members of the Legislative Delegation prior to the hearing at which they will make their presentation. At least one delegation member attending the hearing at which you are present should have a prior working knowledge of your request. The DEADLINE for submission of Local Bills to the Delegation Office is Monday, December 1, 2014 at 12 Noon


Public Hearing


WHEN: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Alzheimer's Community Care Center, 470 East 1st Street, Pahokee


View link for more information and submission form: 



View link Hearing Schedules: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.06.14/PublicHearingSchedule.pdf 



Diabetes Coalition Looking for Volunteers & Sites to Conduct Risk Assessments 


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 crodriguez@gladesinitiative.org


Previous Postings Other Areas

Business Institute Series Kick Off for Owners and Directors of Childcare Programs
Come share your valuable perspectives and concerns about the challenges of the child care business with colleagues, peers and business leaders who are committed to making child care center businesses more successful, profitable and fiscally viable.
At this exciting kickoff you will be invited to apply for The Business Institute Class of 2015.  The series, which takes place one Saturday per month in January through April, in partnership with Wells Fargo, is provided for free to a select group of early learning childcare center owners, directors, family child care home providers and those planning to be owners!
WHEN:  Saturday, November 22, 2014  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Registration 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Nova Southeastern University, Terry Administration Building, 5th Floor, 3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale-Davie
To see our flyer, click here  To register to attend this FREE event, contact Training Academy at Family Central, Inc.  954-724-3957 or  



Community Event Honoring World Aids Day  ~ Health Fair/Business Expo


Lunch, Health & Business Information Tables, Entertainment, HIV Testing, Fun Activities, Raffles, Health Lectures, Games, Health Screening, and Make New Business Connections.  Holiday in November. A free gift for all who attend.


WHEN: Saturday, November 29, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


WHERE: Wells Recreation Center, 1621 West Blue Heron Boulevard, Riviera Beach


For more information call Linda or Caroline Hill: 561-779-6734 or 561 255-7711


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.27.14/WellsCommunityEvent.pdf 



211 Regional Snapshop Report:  September 2014


211's Snapshot is a monthly report highlighting select statistics related to 211 Helpline's overall call volume from residents of Palm Beach County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, Okeechobee County, and Indian River County.

This snapshot provides a summary of demographic data while reflecting the problem/needs of those individuals who contacted 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast in search of information, assessment, referrals, telephone counseling, crisis intervention and/or suicide prevention services.  

Our September 2014 Snapshot is now available for your review: 


Mary Byron Project Announces 2015 Roth Award for Domestic Violence Programs


One Roth Award will be presented annually in addition to the other four Celebrating Solutions Awards. Eligible programs may be nominated for both the Celebrating Solutions and Roth awards but may receive only one $10,000 grant. To be eligible for the award, a program's primary focus must address the issue of intimate partner violence. The nominated program, agency or organization, and the core components of the program being nominated, must have been operating for a minimum of three years (established no later than September 2010 for the 2013-14 award year); be operating when the nomination is made; and be part of a nonprofit 501(c)(3) or government agency. The program should be replicable, or, if it is national in scope, should have applications for individual communities, regardless of their size or ethnic population.

Visit the Mary Byron Project website for complete program information, application guidelines, and nomination materials.  Link to Complete RFP


Monday Morning Update - November 3, 2014    




Job Opportunities


Community Partners  http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.03.14/CommunityPartners.pdf 


Children's Services Council http://www.cscpbc.org/csc-jobs 


Children's Home Society  https://chsfl.hua.hrsmart.com/hrsmart/ats/JobSearch/search 


Families First  http://www.familiesfirstpbc.org/portal/careers#.VFerKmp0wlI 


Palm Beach Medical Society http://www.cscpbc.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.details&ArticleId=762&returnTo=provider-agency-employment 


United Way of Palm Beach County  http://www.unitedwaypbc.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=employment.main& 

Posting Information to our Eblast & Volunteering

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


                  Check the Glades Community Calendar for                                          Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative

           additional activities scheduled in the Glades area:                                               or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades:



Donating to The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the services of The Glades Initiative, Inc., please consider making a tax deductible donation. You can click on the link below or send a check made out to The Glades Initiative, Inc. to 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Thank you in advance. 

If your place of work has a United Way giving campaign, you can keep your donation in the Glades by designating your contribution to The Glades Initiative, Inc.  




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