February 02, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week

Wednesday, February 04, 2015  2:30 p.m.  -  4:30 p.m.   Healthier Together, St. John First Baptist Church, Belle Glade    

Thursday, February 05, 2015      6:00 p.m. -   8:30 p.m.   Resident Education to Action Program (REAP), Pahokee Wellness Center

Monday, February 9, 2015          5:30 p.m. -  10:00 p.m.  The Doo Wop Project / Covered Dish Dinner, Dolly Hand, Belle Glade 


Donate to The Glades Initiative for a chance to win a new 2015 Honda Vehicle

This could be yours!


Make a donation of $20 or more to The Glades Initiative, Inc. a Honda Birdies for Children charity, and then guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2015 Honda Classic. 110% of your donation goes to your charity, The Glades Initiative!!


Grand Prize: BRAND NEW 2015 HONDA VEHICLE, awarded to the donor who guesses the correct number of birdies as well as several great prizes awarded based on a random drawing from all participants.

What number should you guess?   

Here are the total number of birdies made in each of the last seven tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):

  •       2007: 1,116 Birdies
  •       2008: 1,144 Birdies
  •       2009: 1,180 Birdies
  •       2010: 1,181 Birdies
  •       2011: 1,041 Birdies
  •       2012: 1,279 Birdies
  •       2013: 1,244 Birdies
  •       2014: 1,363 Birdies

Donate online here: http://thehondaclassic.com/birdies-for-children/donate/thii/ 

Or complete this pledge form, and bring or sendit and your donation The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 S.E. Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Healthier Together
Palm Healthcare Foundation recently launched its newest strategic initiative, Healthier Together, a community-driven, multi-year, place-based funding approach to solving our community's most complex health issues, neighborhood by neighborhood. Through Healthier Together, the foundation will bring together neighborhood leaders and residents, listen carefully to their needs and aspirations, and provide funding and other resources to help support positive health changes.

The foundation plans to invest $1 million over the next five to seven years in each of six neighborhoods located throughout Palm Beach County - Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, the Glades, Jupiter, Lake Worth and Riviera Beach/northern West Palm Beach - for collaborative, health-related projects within the foundation's priority areas of diabetes prevention and management, family caregiving and behavioral health.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
WHERE: St. John First Baptist Church, 600 Southwest 8th Street Belle Glade
Resident Education to Action Program (REAP)
Palm Beach County's Office of Community Revitalization (OCR) is proud to once again offer the Resident Education to Action Program (REAP), a five-week, hands-on educational program providing community revitalization and civic leadership development training. This program is intended to help residents who are interested in improving their neighborhoods. REAP supports the formation of neighborhood associations and empowers residents to seek a better quality of life. Through this course, residents will gain knowledge of innovative ways to solve neighborhood issues. Participants will be eligible to apply for a grant through the America's Next Top Neighborhood Award grant program.
 WHEN: Thursday, February 5 - March 5, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Wellness Center, 306 E. Main St.,  Pahokee
For more information contact Chrystal Mathews: (561) 233-5565 or Cmathews@pbcgov.org.

The Doo Wop Project at the Dolly Hand  


The Doo Wop Project (DWP) begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys, and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate-and in some cases entirely reimagine-some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.  $25 Adults * $21 Seniors * $10 Children & College Students/Staff 


WHEN:  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM


WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, PBSC, Belle Glade

Covered Dish Dinner (prior to Doo Wop Project) Monday, February 9, 2015 * 5:30-7:00 PM
Tickets: $15 Adults * $8 Children under 12  (Not included with Series Ticket)

Sample all of your favorites at this traditional covered dish dinner which will feature food prepared by the finest cooks in the Glades!


Guardian Ad Litem Program Needs Volunteers

The Guardian Ad Litem program of Palm Beach County is in need of volunteers to help us meet our mission of ensuring that every abused and neglected child in Palm Beach County has a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL). The program needs volunteers to become GALs as well as volunteers to assist with fundraising and administrative duties. Guardian ad Litem Volunteers (GAL) advocate for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. As of December 2014, in Palm Beach County over 400 children still need a GAL to Speak Up! For their best interests, to ensure their basic human right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family.


For more information contact: (561) 355-2273

Glades Stop The Violence and Crime Prayer Walk


"Let's spread the message of love and peace amongst our community" 


The Glades communities will unite in prayer and agreement on Saturday, February 21, 2015, for the "Third Stop the Violence and Crime Prayer Walk." In an effort to make this event a great success, we are asking dedicated community organizations to join us and by being a vendor. This will be a great opportunity for the residents to learn about the valuable resources available in the Glades as we are hoping to draw residents of all ages. Following the walk, residents will meet at Lyons Park in Belle Glade where they can enjoy refreshments and visit your vendor tables. We are asking that all participating vendors be set up no later than 1:30 p.m. on the day of the walk. Please bring your table, chairs and tent, if you need one.   

Pre-walk Gospel Singing event


WHEN: Friday, February 20, 2015 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lyons Park

Stop The Violence Crime Prayer Walk


WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: United Methodist Church (next to Dixie Fried) ending at Lyons Park


For more information and for vendor registration contact Marcia Bahia: bahiam@pbso.org


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/GladesStoptheViolenceWalk.pdf

Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Recognizing Efforts of People in the Community


The Glades Interagency Network is hosting its Annual Glades Community Awards Recognition Luncheon. The luncheon will recognize individuals that give of themselves to assist their community without necessarily being compensated for their efforts. Glades-area businesses, organizations and individuals have an opportunity to recognize up to two people by completing an Honoree Form. The cost of each Honoree's Plaque is $25. In support of your honoree, we request the presence of a representative from your organization attend this event. Space is limited. Honoree Overviews and photos must be received no later than Tuesday, March 24, 2015.


WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:30 a.m.


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


If you have questions contact Tammy Jackson-Moore: (561) 914-0311.


View link for  Honoree: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/GINHonoree.pdf

View link for  Recognition Guidelines: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/GINRecognitionGuidelines.pdf  

View link for Reservation form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/GINLuncheonReservationForm.pdf 

Glades Family of Seven in Need


We have a family of 7 in our area that lost all they owned in a devastating fire the first week of January 2015. The father is the sole provider for this household and recovery from a total loss is extremely difficult, if you never experienced it you are blessed. After speaking with both of the adults in the house it was determined that there are a few major household items that they are in desperate need of. If you are able to assist in anyway in helping us to meet their needs please take the initiative and do so. You never know when it may you or your family on the opposite end of the need and it just makes you good when you are able to help someone out in disparaging times.

Items Needed:   (4 bedroom apartment and 7 family members)


,       2 twin beds (bunk beds would be awesome due to space, but we are not being choosy)

,       Bed frames for 2 twin beds, 1 Queen and 1 Full bed.

,       Box springs for each of the above mattresses.

,       Sheets for beds

,       Towels

,       Dining Set


For more information and to drop off donation contact Tammy Bunting: (561) 992-1261 or (561) 599-9876


Early Detection is your Greatest Tool in the Fight Against Breast Cancer 

Don't allow $$$ to keep you from getting a mammogram. You may qualify for a FREE mammogram at Lakeside Medical Center through a grant from Susan G. Komen South Florida. Lakeside Medical Center have a considerable amount of grant monies left, which if we don't use, we may lose. 


To see if you qualify and/or make an appointment call:  561-996-6571 


View link for English: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/EarlyDetection.pdf

View link for Spanish: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/EarlyDetectionSpanish.pdf  

Community United Methodist Church's Spring Fling

Giant Yard Sale, Health Screenings, Blood Mobile, Bounce House, Library Book Mobile, Children's Activities.  Vendors include: Jewelry Sales, Essential Oils, Thirty One, Dolly Hand Performing Arts Center, PBSO, Red Cross, PBCFD, Local Artists and others. A  Bar BQ Lunch (chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, bread and tea) will also be available. 


Saturday, March 21, 2015  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.    BBQ Lunch  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

                                                                                                        (Dine in or take out) $5.00


Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW First Street, Belle Glade


All Proceeds go to Community United Methodist Church's  Local Mission Outreach and United Methodist Church "Imagine No Malaria" World Mission Campaign


Ex-Glades Hospital to be Rehab Center 


A California drug-treatment center makes it's first entry on the East Coast. The long vacant Glades General Hospital was purchased at a deep discount last week, selling for $1.8 million to a well-known Malibu, California drug and alcohol treatment center. In a deal that closed Friday, an affiliate of Passages Malibu bought the 92,095-square-foot facility, which has been on the market since May 2013. The 14-acre property was originally advertised with a price tag of $7 million. 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/Ex-GladesHospitaltobeRehabCenter.pdf 

Program a 'First Step' in Tackling Unemployment in the Glades

At its Jan. 13 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted in favor of a new hiring program that incentivizes contractors in Palm Beach County to hire employees from the Glades region. The Glades Employee Incentive Program (GEIP), unanimously approved by the commission, would pay contractors who hire Glades-area employees 30 percent of that employee's wages up to $100,000. The employee must be full-time and must have worked with the contractor for at least three weeks but no more than 90 days before applying for GEIP. 

The program was created with the intention of addressing the high unemployment rate in the Glades compared to the rest of the county and to improve the employment of Glades residents on county projects. The program is being implemented on a two-year trial basis. Staff members who helped create GEIP said the program will be most effective in the Glades area because of transportation requirements to coastal projects. Though no major construction projects are forecasted for the Glades area in the near future, Audrey Wolf, director of Facilities Development and Operations, said several renewal and replacement projects are scheduled, including water and utilities projects and road and bridge projects. Ultimately, however, the program will depend on contractor support.


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/TacklingUnemploymentinTheGlades.pdf 

Job Opportunities


Glades Area:


Indeed.com  http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=33430

The Sun: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/TheSun.pdf 

Community Partners: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=cpcto# 


Other Areas:


Big Brothers Big Sisters ~ Finance Manager: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/BBBSFinanceManager.pdf 

Girl Scout Troop Facilitator: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/GirlScoutTroopFacilitator.pdf

Center for Family Services of Palm Beach ~ Clinical Therapist: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/ClinicalTherapist.pdf




Weight of Words Play/Community Performance: Take Action on Bullying


The Weight of Words anti-bullying performance comes to Palm Beach County. It serves as a "call to action" for Schools and Communities. The musical was created by Nova High School students and produced by special arrangement with Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, www.lovewell.org. No Charge for Admission! Bring the family (12 yr. olds & up)


WHEN: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.


WHERE: Location Varies


View link for more details and a location near you:




Irvine Welsh Joins the Palm Beach County Library System Writers LIVE! 


Irvine Welsh is the author of "Trainspotting," "Glue," "The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs," "Filth," "The Acid House," and "Skagboys." He will discuss his latest book, "The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins" a book signing will follow. 


WHEN: Thursday, February 5, 2015   2:00 pm  


WHERE: Main Library of the Palm Beach County Library System, 3650 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach.  


For more information and to Preregister call: (561) 233-2600 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/IrvineWelsh.pdf 



Slide The City And United Way Of Palm Beach County: FUN Opportunity 


United Way is partnering with Slide the City (if you haven't seen ads on tv or heard about it - check out (www.slidethecity.com).  By providing volunteers for the event, Slide the City will make a significant donation to United Way and include us in their promotions. Below is the schedule of shifts needed, they are all about 5 hours. If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know.  You are welcome to invite family and friends to join you.  Minimum age to volunteer is 15. As a perk for volunteering, you will also receive one free slide (during non-volunteer hours). 


WHEN: Saturday, February 14, 2015 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


WHERE: Clematis Street, West Palm Beach


For more information contact Donna Pulda: donnapulda@unitedwaypbc.org or 561-375-6621


View link for registration information and more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/SlideTheCity.pdf 


How To Do business With the School District


The School District of Palm Beach County will be conducting a seminar to provide information on how to become a new vendor and conduct business with the School District. In addition to receiving information, attendees will have an opportunity to meet key people from the Purchasing Department and the Office of Diversity in Business Practices. The event is free and offered to any interested businesses.


WHEN: Monday, March 9, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Palm Beach County School District Administrative Office Board Room, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach


If you have questions contact Debra Boutet: (561) 434-8216 



5th Annual International Women's History Month Dinner - Dance Fundraiser 


The Haitian-American Solidarity Center (HASC) in collaboration with several sister organizations, is holding its 5th Annual International Women's History Month Dinner - Dance Fundraiser Celebration. HASC recognizes honors and celebrates women of all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds who devote their talents, resources, time and energy for the advancement of humanity. This year, HASC will honor five women who make meaningful contributions in society through their leadership and noble acts. 


If you wish to nominate someone (must be a woman) to receive the "Human Progress Award" for their contribution to society, please contact us, at HASC and we will send you a nomination application along with instructions. If your nominee is selected we will notify you to make sure that she is present at the event to receive her award.  Theme: Women are the Main Pillar of Society! The deadline has been extended to February 15 to submit your nomination.


WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m


WHERE: Wellington Mall Court, 12794 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington 


For tickets, reservations, or more information call: Mireille (561) 281-3180 or Fitz (561) 561-502-8968 or send an email to HASC at solidaritypbc@gmail.com 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/HASCWomenHistoryCelebration.pdf



United Way of Palm Beach County Releases Request for Proposals 2015


United Way of Palm Beach County has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) on January 26, 2015 offering interested parties an opportunity to submit a proposal for developing a strategic plan to address hunger in Palm Beach County. Proposals must be received on or before February 24, 2015 by 5:00pm (EST). Late proposals will not be considered. All questions/inquiries regarding this RFP may only be submitted through e-mail to the attention of Donna Quinlan, Director of Community Impact. The subject line must read RFP Questions - Hunger Relief Strategic Plan. No phone calls. All answers to the questions will be posted on this webpage no later than February 13, 2015.


For more information contact Donna Quinlan: donnaquinlan@unitedwaypbc.org 


View link for more details: http://cdn.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/UnitedWayPBC2012/2014-15/CI/Hunger%20Relief%20Strategic%20Plan%20RFP.pdf 



Department of Economic Sustainability Quarterly Newsletter


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/02.02.15/DepartmentofEconomicSustainability.pdf   



Palm Beach County Counts Quarterly Newsletter 




 Monday Morning Updates February 02, 2015



Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Rock Legends: People's Choice


Rock Legends: People's Choice is part rock concert...part rock tribute...all rock n' roll. Rock Legends combines all of these elements to create a show that is the only one of its kind. In this unique rock and roll revue created by audience favorite Billy McGuigan (of Yesterday & Today: The interactive Beatles Experience and Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience), audiences are given the opportunity to vote, through the power of their applause, for the songs and music they want to hear. Rock Legends' musical choices take audiences on a journey from the 50s rock and roll of Elvis, Buddy, and Patsy Cline, to the psychedelic 60s of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin. They'll hit the groove of the 


70s with the Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and the piano men - Billy and Elton and even dabble in the music of the 80s with the likes of Tom Petty, U2 and more! Rock Legends takes on the personality and taste of the audience making each show unique!


WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 2015 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  


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


For more information call the box office: 561-993-1160


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/RockLegends.pdf  


Call for Action: Farm Share to distribute USDA/TEFAP Food to all in Florida


We urge all community members to contact Commissioner Adam Putnam and let him know that you want Farm Share to be able to distribute USDA/TEFAP food to all in Florida.  His contact information is:  E-mail:  adam.putnam@freshfromflorida.com

Address: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service Plaza Level 10, the Capitol 400 S. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800 Phone: 1-800-435-7352 Fax: 1-850-617-7744



Please Complete the Florida Rural Legal Services Survey


Florida Rural Legal Services conducts periodic assessments of the legal needs of low income individuals residing in our service area.  The information obtained is used to determine how we can best utilize our limited resources to meet those needs.  To that end, we attempt to poll clients, attorneys, judges, social service agencies, governmental agencies, private groups and staff as to their assessment of the frequency and importance of various civil legal problems to people in poverty. In an effort to obtain your opinion, we have designed the following short survey. We welcome your input. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete. If you would like to forward this survey to others please do not forward this email. 


View link to complete survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRLSsurvey  

Leadership Glades Class Raising Funds To Benefit the Lawrence E. Will Museum


Leadership Glades, Class of 2015 has a vision and a goal; to raise as much money as they are raising the funds by raffling off a 125-quart Yeti cooler, valued at over $600 and donated by Everglades Farm Equipment. Class representatives Barnie Walker and Regina Bohlen and their classmates are selling tickets for $10 each. 

Tickets are also available at the Belle Glade and Pahokee Chambers of Commerce. For more information call 561-924-5579 or 561-996-2745. possible to support the Lawrence E. Will Museum in Belle Glade. After learning the museum has been closed for quite some time and was struggling to reopen, they made it their class project.


Gove Elementary School's Annual Career Week


Gove Elementary School's annual Career Week is on the horizon. We hope that you will volunteer to share your professional experiences with our students to make this week truly rewarding.


We are looking for community members to volunteer to speak about their profession at Gove. You will be asked to give a short 20 minute presentation about your job, education, training, and how you made the transition from school to your current occupation. You will be giving the same presentation approximately three times to three different groups of students. 


WHEN:  Monday, May 11, 2015  
WHERE: Gove Elementary School, Belle Glade 


We are also looking for volunteers to share their work vehicle with the students on

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 12, 2015   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Please be prepared to give a brief presentation regarding your profession and vehicle.  


For more information please contact Michelle Riker at Michelle.Riker@palmbeachschools.org or 561 993-8726. 

 Job Opportunities 

Glades Areas:
New Hope Charities ~ Afterschool Group Leader:  
Other Areas:


15th Judicial Circuit Job Opportunities:

Digital Court Reporter: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/DigitalCourtReporter.pdf 

Foreclosure Case Manager: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/ForeclosureCaseManager.pdf

Receptionist/Video Hearing Technician: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/Receptionist-VideoHearingTechnician.pdf

Certified Spanish Court Interpreter: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/CertifiedSpanishCourtInterpreter.pdf



Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees Meeting 


The Belle Glade Campus of Palm Beach State College will host the District Board of Trustees meeting in the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Theater lobby. The meeting is open to the public. During this time, members of the community will be able to hear updates and ask questions of our Board of Trustees Members as well as Dr. Gallon. We want to extend an invitation to all members of the Glades communities to attend.


WHEN: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Theater , 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade


For more information or questions contact Heather Love: (561) 993-1126

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) 


WHEN:     Walk in or call for appointment.


WHERE:  Prosperity Center
                816 West Canal Street S.
                Belle Glade
                Tues. - Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
                Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
West County Senior Center
2916 State Road 15
Belle Glade
Mon. - Thurs. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.









Another option is online at: MyFreeTaxes.com It's simple, secure, and an IRS-certified VITA volunteer is available via a toll free helpline or web chat.


View link for flyer: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/2015VITAGladesArea.pdf 

211's Snapshop Report for the Glades
211's Snapshot is a quarterly report highlighting select statistics related to 211 Helpline's overall call volume from The Glades residents. 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 4th Quarter 2014 Snapshot is now available for your review: Glades Snapshop Report


City of Belle Glade Status Report on Current and Future Projects 


40 million (or more) to be spent in Belle Glade

West Tech

Annexation of 750+ acres

Upgrades to West Side of Marina

BG Municipal Airport

New Lake Shore Civic Center and Recreation Area

City Hall

Youth Empowerment Center 

Revolving Loan Fund

Street Repair/Drainage/Safety Upgrades

Lomax Harrelle Pavillion

Belle Glade's Torry Island Campground

New Retail Outlet's

Water Infrastructure

Loading Ramp

Belle Glade Express




 View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/BelleGladeStautsReport.pdf  


Subsidy Senior Housing Vacancies Available


Quiet Waters is a community for seniors (62 and older) designed to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for its senior residents. All units are subsidence with Palm Beach County Section 8 so the resident only pays 30% OF THERE INCOME. This include electric and water utilities. Enjoy one bedroom furnished residences with spacious bathrooms and kitchenettes. An activities center will provide residents a computer lab, a library, television lounge, dining facility and entertainment room. Quiet Waters will also feature a wide range of optional support services through an on-site physician's office, and an arts and crafts room. We offer plenty of activities, beautiful apartments and optional care services for residents. All that is missing is you!

WHEN: Now. First come first serve. 
WHERE: Quiet Waters Apartments, 306 SW 10th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Please bring the following:

*         State Picture ID

*         Social Security Card

*         Proof of all income dated within 30 days

*         Birth Certificate

*         Proof of Assets of $5, 001 or more (Property or sold within the last 2 years)

*         Application Fee of $25 per person in the form of a Money Order


For more information visit: www.quietwatersliving.com  


Contact for more information: To apply Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm & Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Florida Telecommunications Relay Distributes Free Phones


Amplified Phones to Florida Residents Audiology With A Heart reminds area residents, that free amplified telephones are available to permanent Florida residents with hearing loss. Audiology With A Heart is one of over 24 regional distribution centers for Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc., the statewide non-profit organization that administers the specialized phone program. 


To qualify for a free amplified phone, you must be a permanent Florida resident, at least 3 years of age and have a hearing loss. Phones are distributed by appointment at convenient location around the county or at our office at 2324 S. Congress, Palm Springs, FL. (North Lake Worth) Call 561-366-7219 for more information or to make an appointment. Cordless phones, amplified phones and phones that amplify and clarify speech are a few of the options available. 


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/FreeAmplifiedPhones.pdf%20 

FL Department of Health Palm Beach County Encourages Healthy Initiative 2015


Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has teamed with numerous community partners and programs to encourage everyone to getmoving this year and incorporate a healthy lifestyle into your daily schedule. "I would like to see everyone in our county begin by promising to add a healthy choice daily," said Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County Director Alina Alonso, M.D. 


Dr. Alonso added, the Department of Health has created the Healthy Promise Florida Campaign as a start for everyone to making Palm Beach County the Healthiest in the State and Florida the healthiest in the nation. "I promise Florida" is just the beginning. Visit www.HealthyPromiseFL.com and submit your promise it might be to eat more fruits and vegetables, or simply taking a few extra steps each day.  The promise can then be posted on the website or an I promise post-it note can be dropped off at the Health Department wall of promises at 800 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.  


View link for more details: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.20.15/HealthyInitiative.pdf%20 

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 


View link for English: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FederallyFalicitatedMarketplaceEnglish.pdf
View link for Spanish:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FederallyFalicitatedMarketplaceSpanish.pdf
View link for Creole:http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/11.10.14/FederallyFalicitatedMarketplaceCreole.pdf  


Previous Postings OTHER AREAS


 Palm Beach Victims' Rights Coalition "The Lois Messer Advocate of the Year" 


This nomination is based on the following list of accomplishments and examples of direct and indirect services provided to crime victims by the nominee


View for more registration form: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/01.26.15/2015TheLoisMesserAdvocateAward.pdf 


Monday Morning Updates ~ January 26, 2015






Get Your Taxes Filed for Free

Was your household income $60,000 or less in 2014? The VITA Program gives you three options to choose from to file your tax return.
FILED For You - Full-Service Tax Preparation
Visit a VITA site and an IRS certified VITA volunteer will prepare and e-file your tax return.
FILED With Help - Tax Filing Assistance
Visit select VITA sites and go online to file your own tax return with the support and guidance of an IRS certified VITA volunteer.
FILED Yourself - Tax Filing Online
Log on to www.myfreetaxes.com and file your own tax return. It's simple, fast and secure. Have a tax or software related question? Call the
toll-free helpline 1-855-698-9435 9 am - 10 am Monday through Saturday to speak with an IRS certified VITA volunteer.

WHEN: Walk in or call for appointment
WHERE:  Various locations throughout Palm Beach County.  VITA sites
Another option is online at MyFreeTaxes.com it's simple, secure, and an IRS-certified VITA volunteer is available






Need Affordable Health Insurance? Get Answers!

Join the South Florida Fair for this exciting event to learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Whether you're uninsured, or just want to explore your choice, the Marketplace will help find coverage that's right for you.
Health Insurance Navigators & Counselors will be on site to provide Education & Enrollment Assistance at the South Florida Fair
WHERE:  Friday, January 16-February 1, 2015
                 Monday-Friday    12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                 Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

WHEN: South Florida Fair, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach
Register at enrollpbandtc.org or call 561-844-4220
View link for more details:


Monday Morning Updates

Healthcare & Science Career Symposium

The T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society and the Quantum Foundation present the third annual Healthcare and Science Stars of Tomorrow Career Symposium. Students meet experts for career exploration, including: physicians, dentists, scientists, nurses, technologists, therapists, insurance and hospital executives/administrators, pharmacists and directors from many programs area universities. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cato T. Laurencin.

WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Inlet Grove Community High School, 600 West 28th St, Riviera Beach

If you would like to volunteer, sponsor or participate in the event please contact Laurel Cole at 561-318-0814 or lcole@tljmedicalsociety.org 

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.