November 17, 2014
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PATCH, Glades Initiative, Inc. BG
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. GIN Meeting, West Tech BG
Wednesday & Thursday, November 19-20, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Turkey Shoot, Rotary Club BG
Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Magnet Open House, Gove Elementary School
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Potluck, Glades Initiative, Inc. BG
Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Agape Fest , New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, BG
Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Free Outdoor Concert, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center BG


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 




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 andphysical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership providesa 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 17, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: West Tech, 2625 NW 16th St, (State Rd. 715) Building 2, Belle Glade


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





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



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:




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 



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 



New Hope Charities Annual Toy Giveaway


You and all of our surrounding communities are invited to attend New Hope Charities' 2014 Annual Toy Giveaway. Santa will be giving each child a toy and cookie. We will also be serving hot dogs, soda, and chips to each person present; Rain or shine.

When: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 1pm - 5:30 pm


Where: New Hope Charities, Inc. 7450 SR 15 US 441 N, Pahokee



View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.17.14/NHCChristmasFlyer.pdf


Indeed Job Search for Belle Glade


To view link for jobs: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.17.14/IndeedJobSearch.pdf 


The Sun Employment Section


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!!!

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 


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  

Phase 32 Applications Available


For those of you interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds, our Local EFSP Board recently announced that Phase 32 applications will be made available at www.unitedwaypbc.org under "Our Work - Apply for Funding".


This decision has been made even though the EFSP National Board and has still has not allocated funds to any local jurisdictions. Legal Notices regarding these funds appeared in The Palm Beach Post and the Sun-Sentinel on Sunday, November 16, 2014. National EFSP Guidelines indicate that "Prior years' funding decisions must have no bearing on the selection of agencies." NO AGENCY IS GUARANTEED FUNDING OR RENEWAL OF ANY KIND.


WHEN: Friday, December 12, 2014 12:00 p.m. (Deadline)


WHERE: United Way of Palm Beach County, 2600 Quantum Blvd., Boynton Beach


Though mailed-in submissions are allowed, hand-delivered submissions are strongly suggested. NO LATE PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED! No funds will be available to any successful Phase 32 applicant until the National Board provides Palm Beach County with the official Award Amount.


If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact Kasha Owers at (561) 375-6617 or Tamara Worley at tamaraworley@unitedwaypbc.orgor (561) 375-6630.


For more information view link: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.17.14/Phase32.pdf 



Children's Services Council released Child First Request for Proposals

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County released a Request for Proposals (RFP) November 14, 2014, seeking 1-2 nonprofit agencies and/or government organizations to replicate and implement with fidelity the evidence-based Child First intervention in targeted zip codes throughout Palm Beach County. Child First is an intensive early childhood home-visiting intervention that works within an early childhood system of care to decrease the incidence of serious emotional disturbance and learning problems, and abuse and neglect, among high-risk, very young children and their families. Deadline for submission is

WHEN: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:00 p.m. (Deadline)

Those interested in submitting a proposal should visit www.cscpbc.org/openprop.


Citizenship Classes

The Vickers House has created a New Citizenship class which will prepare you to pass the Citizenship Exam but will also focus on Educating New Immigrants in our Community on how to become good neighbors as well as good citizens. This is an 8 week course to prepare you to pass the Citizenship Test. You will also receive assistance in filling out your N-400 Form (Application for Naturalization & Citizenship). You will receive a certificate of completion ONLY if you attend all 8 sessions!

- Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil

- Please be advised that there will be a $5 donation paid directly to the teachers the first day of class, this will cover materials used in class. Thank you for your cooperation.

WHEN: Friday, January 9, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. through Friday, February 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: 3801 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach WHEN: Fridays TIME: 9:00 am till 12:00 pm 8 Sessions: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27

All participants must Speak, Read, Write & Understand Basic English-the class is taught in English


Call Vickers House South prior to January 9th to register For more information call (561) 804-4975  

To view flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.17.14/CitizenshipClasses.pdf

Previous Postings Glades Area


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 


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




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



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 



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



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






Previous Postings Other Areas

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 holiday gift for all who attend.


WHEN: Saturday, December 13, 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/11.17.14/HealthFair.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.  




The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430  561-996-3310
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