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 email@example.com 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (561) 375-6630.
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)
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
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
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
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.
Diabetes / Hypertension Screenings
Mammogram and Specialty Care Referrals
Mental Health Counseling
Employment, School and Housing Physicals
Health Care for the Homeless and Agricultural Workers
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
Hearing and Vision Testing
Mental Health Counseling
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
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
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:
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
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
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.
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.
SOLICITATIONS UNDER THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES REGISTRATION #CH16445 BENEFIT THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THE GLADES INITIATIVE, INC. INFORMATION ABOUT THE GLADES INITIATIVE IS AVAILABLE AT (561) 996-3310, OR AT www.gladesinitiative.org "A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE." The Glades Initiative, Inc. a not for profit tax exempt organization receives 100% of each contribution.
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