May 11, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week


Wednesday, May 13, 2015   2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Health Care District Board Annual Meeting, Lakeside Medical Center, Belle Glade

Saturday, May 16, 2015       1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Pregnancy Prevention ~ Stay Teen, Bridges of Pahokee

Saturday, May 16, 2015     10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Celebrate Life with Hope Festival, Hand Park, Belle Glade

Saturday, May 16, 2015       2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Free Movie Matinee: "Blended", Clarence E. Anthony Library, South Bay



We Need Your Help - Your Input Please 

Glades Initiative, Inc. Strategic Planning

Many of you have already received a direct invitation from our consultant (Charlotte Pelton via SurveyMonkey) to help us by participating in a Strategic Planning Survey.  If you have already completed the survey, Thank you so much!  Your input is greatly appreciated and you do not need to complete another survey. However, many of you have not yet completed the survey.

As important stakeholders, we value your opinions.  All individuals who complete the survey will be entered into a random drawing and eligible for one of the following prizes: a $100 Amazon gift card, or one of four $25 gifts cards from the store of your choice. The drawings will take place at randomly selected times, so the sooner you complete the survey, the more chances you will have to win.

Here is a link to the survey:

Happy Mother's Day from The Glades Initiative, Inc.

Click here ~ A dedication to the wide continuum of Motherhood
Glades Initiative Thanks All #GREATGIVE15 Supporters!


The Glades Initiative would like to thank all our supporters that helped make GREATGIVE15 such a huge success.  

During this 24 hour online giving event, The Glades Initiative had 44 donors who helped us raise a total of

This will go a long way in helping Glades families access vital health and human services.  

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Quit Smoking Now ~ Free 6 Session Program

If you're ready to quit....we're ready to help!  Free Group program at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Quit Smoking Now is a six-session group program to help you quit tobacco!  The program was developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers themselves, and it also includes help for other forms of tobacco such as cigars, dip, chew, etc.


The program offers free nicotine patches, lozenges, and/or gum (while supplies last), as well as follow-up support.


WHEN:   Beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2015                  Time: 5:30 p.m. -  6:30 p.m.


       Class Dates:  5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30


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

To register, Call the Everglades AHEC at 877-819-2357 or

Find out more about the exciting and growing field of commercial truck driving.  Speak with a representative from National Training Inc. Get application and registration information.  Classes now forming! Financing is available!  

WHEN: Tuesdays until June 1, 2015     2:00 p.m. 

For more information:  561-993-1427             


Click here for A flyer

Lakeside Medical Center Professional Development Day

Come and find out about about continuing education opportunities.

WHEN:  Monday, May 11, 2015       8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center (Conference Room 1 & 2), 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade

Come and find out about about continuing education opportunities.

View link for flyer: 

Endrocrinologist ~ Free Services for Patients without Insurance 

Free services for patients with blood pressure, thyroid, diabetes, and cholesterol problems.  Only for those with no medical insurance.  

WHEN:  Every First Tuesday of the Month,  7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

WHERE:  St. Mary's Clinic,  1200 East Main Street, Pahokee

Contact the Parish office to sign up at 561-924-7305.  Se Habla Espanol.   

5th Annual "Celebrate Life With Hope Festival" ~ Haitian Heritage


Come and celebrate the 5th Annual "Celebrate Life With Hope Festival" with live music and a lot of fun. Your are Invited to be a partner: Community organizations, Government agencies, Health agencies, Private businesses, Vendors, Community leaders, Churches and many more.


WHEN: Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Hand Park, NW 5th Street and Canal Street, Belle Glade


For information call :( 561) 502-8968, (561) 317-3486 or


Click here for vendor application:


The Glades Initiative is looking for volunteers to help do face painting for kids at this event.  If you would like to volunteer, call Sandy at the Glades Initiative at (561) 996-3310.
Health Care District Board of Commissioners Annual Meeting ~ Community Invitation

The Glades Communities are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meetings of the 
Health Care District Board of Commissioners immediately followed by District Hospital Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors.

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 13, 2015    2:00  p.m. -  5:00  p.m.


WHERE:  Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway, Belle Glade

Federation of Families ~ Mental Health Awareness Fair

The Federation of Families of Florida is supporting Mental Health Awareness for the month of May on Saturday, May 23, 2015. They are hosting a community awareness fair. In an effort to make this fair a great success, they are asking dedicated community organizations to join them and be a vendor. This will be a great opportunity for the residents to learn about the valuable resources available in the Glades as they are hoping to draw residents of all ages.

WHEN:  Saturday,May 23, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Vendors set up by 9:00 a.m. -  9:30 a.m. 

WHERE:  Federation of Families Office, 101 N.W. 1st Avenue, South Bay

Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades Reopening

The Glades Historical Society will reopen the Lawrence E. Will Museum on May 23, 2015.  Featuring the exhibit:  The Way We Worked: Explore how Americans invest themselves in their work through - who works, how we work, why we work, how we work in the Glades.  Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and The Florida Humanities Council.  

WHEN:  Saturday, May 23, 2015       10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Lawrence E. Will Museum, (Old Library) 530 S. Main Street, Belle Glade

Street Beat Elementary and Teen Summer Program


Want to enjoy a safe, fun, exciting summer with Street Beat? If so, we are looking to serve 120 children and teens this summer! Along with our performing arts, mentoring/coaching, life skills, arts & crafts, academics, recreation and field trips, we are also offering swimming lessons as a new activity through Palm Beach County Aquatic Center at Pioneer Park.


Register today ... first come, first serve by contacting our office as soon as possible 561-993-9916. 
Call Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.


Who is Eligible: Ages 5 to 16 or Grades K through 9


WHEN: June 8, 2015 (Monday) to July 31, 2015 (Friday) 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

WHERE: First Baptist Church, 17 N.W. Avenue B, Belle Glade     in the Family Life Center 


REGISTER TODAY! First Come, First Serve.  Call 561-993-9916 for details

Free Health Fair ~ Lutheran Services Florida ~ Early Head Start/Head Start


Come out to a day filled with information and resources on how to keep children safe and healthy.  
Open to the public.

WHEN:   Saturday, May 30, 2015                         10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

WHERE: PEPPI Head Start, 301 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade

PEPPI Head Start Accepting Applications

PEPPI Head Start is accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please stop by the PEPPI site to pick up an application.  PEPPI Head Start educates, equips, and empowers children, families and staff through partnerships and efficient data driven systems to close the achievement gap. They make sure their kids are ready for school and prepared for life!

For more information, please contact Annie Ifill, FACE Manager or Nadine Dessaint, FACE Specialist at 561-996-1718.  


PBSO Glades TriCity Basketball Camp

Space is limited.  Gain excellent basketball and personal skills.  Participants will be chosen to train with former NBA players during the "Ball Stars Youth Camp."  Sponsored by the Howard E. Hill Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, The Palm Beach County School District, Ballstars Youth Camps.  Space is limited.  

WHEN:  June 8 - August 14, 2015                                  TIMES:   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ages 8-12)
                                                                                           12:00 p.m. -  1:00 p.m. Lunch  
WHERE:  Glades Central Community High School                          1:00 p.m.  -  3:30 p.m.  (ages 13-18)
                Bill Bailey Community Center 

For more information contact, Kenneth Torrence "Coach T" (561) 282-7106;  Carla Starling (561) 876-8868; Tammy Bunting (561) 992-1261

To register, Click here for the registration form

Free  Hurricane Preparedness Presentation

An evening with The American Red Cross to learn about being prepared in case of emergency (Hurricane).  Learn how to be prepared in case you have to evacuate, being informed of an approaching storm and make a plan of where to go should the area become unsafe for you to live in your home. June 1st is the beginning of our hurricane season.  A prepared community is a resilient community.  It is a free presentation.  Please RSVP. 

WHEN:   Monday, June 1, 2015                6:00 p.m. -  7:30 p.m. 

WHERE: American Red Cross Office, 149 SE Ave D, Belle Glade

Contact for more information:  Rene D Favreau   561-718-4761 or email:

First Time Buyers' Home Ownership Program

The City of Belle Glade has reorganized the City's Housing Development Program, formerly known as the Community Revitalizing Initiative Program (CRIP) for first time home buyers.  Funds are available for immediately construction or purchase of an existing home for eligible credit worthy area applicants.  Applicants are processed on a first come, first served basis of completed applications, along with the ability to qualify.  Subsidy assistance may be available to eligible program applicants in accordance with established program guidelines.  

Are you ready for home ownership?  Ask yourself:
  • Do I have a steady source of income (usually a job)?
  • Have I been employed on a regular basis for the last 2-3 years?
  • Is my current income reliable?
  • Do I have a good record of paying my bills?
  • Do I have few or no outstanding long-term debts, like care payments?
  • Do I have the ability to pay a mortgage plus additional costs for maintenance and upkeep every month?
If you answered yes to all of the above, you need to know the City of Belle Glade is accepting applications for the Revolving Loan Program.  

Applications are available:

WHEN:  Monday - Thursday

WHERE:  Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. W., Belle Glade      (561) 996-0100  

Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Stay Teen "TIP for Raising Teenager"

"TIP for Raising Teenager"-- Raising public awareness and learning how to prevent teen pregnancy. Join BRIDGES at Pahokee for an open discussion about the adolescence journey from childhood to adulthood, the obstacles teenagers face, ways to prevent pregnancy, and ways to deal with teen pregnancy. To participate in an awareness event near you, or to request a speaker for your community group or church, contact BRIDGES at 561-924-9224.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 16, 2015   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

WHERE:  BRIDGES at Pahokee, 170 S. Barfield Hwy. #102, Pahokee

Events at the Clarence E. Anthony Library ~ South Bay


Free Movie Matinee:  "Blended" Warner Bros. (117 min.) PG-13

WHEN:  Saturday, May 16, 2015       2:00 p.m.


Tap that App: Explore hoopla, Freegal and get introduced to Flipster  (60 min.) 

WHEN:  Monday, May 18, 2015      12:00 p.m.


Looking for volunteer hours? Want to help out at the library. Attend the volunteer orientation. Please bring completed volunteer application with you. Ages 12-17.(45 min.) 

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 20, 2015     5:00 p.m.


WHERE: Clarence E. Anthony Library, 375 S.W. 2nd Ave, South Bay              Phone:  561-992-8393

Criminal Record Causing Employment Challenges?

Has your criminal record prevented you or someone you know from getting a job?  Come see us for help!  Know your rights, expungement/sealing of records and suspended license community workshop.  If you have had:  a charge dismissed before trial, a charge which resulted in withholding of adjudication, an acquittal after trial?  Bring a Certified Copy of Final Disposition sheet if you have it.    Seating is limited.

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2015          9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Belle Glade Library Civic Center, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade

RSVP:  Please register by Monday, June 1.  Call (561) 355-2754 or toll-free from the Glades (888) 808-3127.

Processing Fees (Scholarships available to cover fees)  

                              $75 Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)             $48 Clerk and Comptroller

Click here for flyer
Palm Beach County District 6 Newsletter  

Harmony in the Streets ~ Summer Camp

The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office present Harmony in the Streets ! an action packed fun-filled 5 day camp.  For kids ages 6 - 12.  Team sports, arts and crafts, snacks and lunch, games and more.  

WHEN: Monday, July 27 to July 31, 2015    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Lakeshore Civic Center, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade

Click here for the application.

Job Opportunities 


United Way of Palm Beach County ~ Various Positions
Palm Beach State College
Palm Beach County Community Services  ~ Case Manager II
Pool Cashier, Pioneer Park Pool ~ Belle Glade
Lakeside Medical Center Belle Glade

Other Areas

Unicorn Children's Foundation ~ Executive Assistant
Center for Child Counseling ~ Various Positions
El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center ~ 2 PT Positions
FLIPANY, Inc. ~ Program Monitor/Nutrition Educator Program Monitor - Miami and Broward

FLIPANY, Inc. ~ Physical Activity Instructor Physical Activity Instructor

Nonprofit's First

Palm Beach County ~ Various Positions

CareerSource Palm Beach County ~ Various Positions

Caridad Center ~ Vision Program Assistant



Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches

The Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches General Meeting will be on WednesdayMay 13th, 2015 from 10am-Noon at the PBC Emergency Operations Center located at 20 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415. During this meeting they will be discussing general coalition business. 


We will also be holding a collection of donated goods. We look forward to seeing you there!


WHEN:  Wednesday, May 13, 2015        10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


WHERE:  PBC Emergency Operations Center, 20 Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 

Free Eyecare for Uninsured

The Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, at 2100 W. 45th Street, Suite A-8, in partnership with the Florida Optometry Eye Health Fund, will provide free comprehensive eye care to eligible uninsured residents through the end of 2015.  People must bring a photo ID and proof of income.  

WHEN:  Now until December 2015

WHERE:  Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, 2100 W. 45th Street, Suite A-8, West Palm Beach

Call 561-840-8681 or visit 

Training ~  Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) & Child Protection Team (CPT)

The purpose of this training is to provide the most current protocol and information to law enforcement officers, medical professionals, and victim advocates on responding to Sexual Assault victims with a focus on children. Cost is Free. Topics covered include:  Sexual Assault adult protocol, CPT Overview, Child protocol and CPT, The Protocol and Prosecution, Forensics: New Technology.               


WHEN:  Friday, May 15, 2015    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 


WHERE:  SART Center, 4210 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach

Registration Instructions:        Point of Contact is Susan Carlini 561-625-2568.  


Leadership Palm Beach County Releases RFP for Civic Engagement Projects 

Leadership PBC is seeking civic engagement project proposals for the 2016 program year. The Leadership Engage class will complete several projects during the program year, with project activities beginning in September 2015 and concluding by June 2016.

If you represent an organization that is looking for a "think tank" to tackle challenges facing Palm Beach County, apply today! For more information and to download the RFP, please click here
Deadline for submission is July 8, 2015  at 12 p.m.
Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation

The Drucker Institute has announced a call for applications for the $100,000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.  All 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible.

Application and more information at


Dare to Prepare - a Hurricane Preparedness Event with Literacy AmeriCorps

Literacy AmeriCorps of Palm Beach County, along with other community partners, will be hosting a family fun event that will include hurricane education, activities for children and adults, and the chance for families to make their own hurricane preparedness kits free of charge.
Please join us for a day filled with fun activities, free food, and great music!


WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2015       9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Boynton Beach City Library, Boynton Beach
Breast health education workshop with the Caridad Center

BRIDGES at Lake Worth is offering a Breast Health Education workshop. Learn important information on breast health, including recommendations for clinical screening and health self-advocacy. To learn more about the workshop, call BRIDGES at Lake Worth at 561.899.1642. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 13, 2015   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

WHERE:  Bridges of Lake Worth, 1712 S. Dixie Hwy., 1st floor, Lake Worth

NonProfit First Training Calendar ~ May 


On Board: A Governance Training 
 3:00 pm - 6:00 pmCSC - Boynton Bch$250
Storytelling I & II: Promoting Your Organization to Donors 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmCSC - Boynton Bch$100
Wednesday05/27/2015Finding Funders for Nonprofit Organizations
12:00 pm - 1:00 CSC - Boynton BchFree

For more information and to register, Click here
Easy-to-read Guide to County Finances Now Online

Our Clerk Comptroller, Sharon R. Bock, Esq. is dedicated to providing clear, concise information about how Palm Beach County taxpayer money is managed and spent. As part of her commitment to increasing transparency and accountability in government, she is presenting to the community the Fiscal Year 2014 edition of
Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances.

Each year, her team of skilled finance professionals reviews an array of data to measure the financial strength of Palm Beach County government. In addition to examining how your tax money is collected and spent, we evaluate other key metrics that affect our County's fiscal well-being, such as housing prices and employment rates.
The Fiscal Year 2014 version of Checks & Balances is based on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), also produced each year by the Clerk & Comptroller's office. Both financial reports are available online at

Become a Certified Chronic Disease Self Management Coach


The Area Agency on Aging and the Healthy Living Center of Excellence is holding a 4 day certification training for the Evidence Based Program, Chronic Disease Self-Management. They are looking for individuals interested in becoming certified as Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) coaches and deliver Evidence Based Workshops in their area. 


WHEN:  Monday, June 22 -  Thursday, June 25, 2015 (4 days)      9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  The Area Agency on Aging, 4400 N Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach


Click for:  CDSMP Brochure, Program Description, Coach Training Flyer, and Application.


To register, call 561-684-5885 ext. 59235 or email:


Feeding South Florida Community Listening Session

Feeding South Florida has gone through an incredible transformation over the past few years and we're looking forward to sharing it with the community.  In addition to discussing the methodology and application of the Map the Meal Gap and Hunger in America studies, Feeding South Florida will also discuss our five-year strategic plan and the trends/best practices for ending hunger throughout the four counties we serve: Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe.  

Topics of the Feeding South Florida listening session include:


State of hunger in South Florida 
Map the Meal Gap
Hunger in America
Cycle of Hunger & Poverty
Review of Feeding South Florida's five-year strategic plan 
The initial planning process in 2013
Accomplishments toward plan
Current status
The existing hunger-relief network 
National (Feeding America) 
State (Florida Association of Food Banks
Regional (Feeding South Florida)
Future of Feeding South Florida
Building Strong Communities

As a preview of what will be discussed, we've attached the following data: 

*Map the Meal Gap 2015 (New numbers will be explained)

*Hunger in America 2014 (County level data will be released)

* SNAP & Summer Food Service Data (Public research released from USDA)


WHEN:  Tuesday, May 19, 2015      10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


WHERE: PGA National Resort, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens         Click here to register



Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County

Click here for their May 11, 2015 Monday Morning Update
Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Basic Computer Training

Parents are taught the basics of keyboarding. Instructors will teach easy step by step instructions as how to keyboard and how to access the internet. Easy instructions which will help you help your child with homework.

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 5, 2015   8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and   2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  KEC/Canal Point Elementary School  and 

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 5, 2015    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee Elementary School
Financial Workshop

Workshop will include generic information regarding credit cards, ID theft and financial management.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 6, 2015    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Place: Glades Family Education Center

Credit Counseling ~ Prosperity Center Belle Glade

Prosperity Center Credit Counseling  

In a time when money is low and the cost of living is steadily rising, learning to budget is more important than ever. Come in and learn how to make the most of your money through individual credit and budget counseling. Stop by or call to schedule an appointment today.561-996-2479 Credit counseling is offered by Appointment at the Bridges of Belle Glade Prosperity Center. Please call if you would like assistance. Please call for appointment 561-899-1646.

WHEN:  Mondays & Fridays (by appointment)   8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges of Belle Glade Prosperity Center

ASQ-3 Developmental Screenings Available Daily at Bridges 

Are you concerned about your child's development? Would you like to know how your child is doing compared to other children his or her age? BRIDGES can help. Our Parenting Coach provides 1:1 support to parents to administer the ASQ-3 Questionnaires which address five developmental areas - Communication, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Problem Solving, and Personal-Social-and help even the youngest children develop crucial early language and literacy skills. 

Each questionnaire comes with developmental activities tied to the age of the child being screened. In completing and reviewing the questionnaire, parents learn about general developmental milestones as well as their own child's strengths. Parents completing the ASQ-3 will also receive suggested learning activities and materials from our lending library that they can work on with their child at home. All parents and children are encouraged to participate in our Raise Me Up Activities. 

WHEN:  Available Daily    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Bridges of Belle Glade Prosperity Center, 

Stop by or call to learn more! (561) 992-8210.

Participate in the 2015-2016 Leadership Glades Program

If you are interested in serving the community, committed to professional growth, and dedicated to the future of the Glades, then you are a candidate for Leadership Glades!  Participants explore critical issues through a series of seminars and related activities. Interaction with key decision-makers, local area experts, community leaders, and representatives of local government, assist participants in better understanding the forces that impact their business, community, and daily lives.


Participants are required to attend an Orientation session September 16, 2015. Six, day-long seminars are held on a monthly basis from October 2015 through March 2016. Seminar settings vary, moving throughout the Glades in order for the class to meet in locations appropriate to the issues being addressed. Topics addressed are leadership skills, history of the Glades, quality of life, environment, water management, health, human services, agriculture, business diversity, education, government, community issues, community involvement, cultural arts, future of the Glades.


Criteria used for selection include a sincere commitment, motivation and interest to serve the community, participation in community activities, interest in seeking key volunteer or leadership roles, and a commitment to 100% attendance. To be considered, applicants should submit a completed application form to Leadership Glades, 540 S. Main St., Belle Glade, FL 33430 or, by August 14, 2015. Once accepted into the program, a fee of $275.00 is required to cover meals, transportation, and other program expenses before Orientation on September 16, 2015.


Click here for the 2015-2016 Application

Gove Elementary ~ Kindergarten Round-Up

Gove Elementary invites the community to their Kindergarten Round-up.  

WHEN:  Friday, May 22, 2015        8:30 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m.  Registration for New Students  1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 


WHERE: Gove Elementary, Belle Glade


Pahokee Youth Empowerment Summit


"Students With A GOAL" (SWAG) Do you have it?  Topics Include: Dress for Success, Decision Making - Positive and Negative Consequence, Peer Success, Panel Discussion, PBSO Specialty Units, Parent Sessions.  FREE BREAKFAST and LUNCH.  PRIZES

WHEN: Saturday  May 30, 2015  Registration:  9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Summitt  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Pahokee High School, Pahokee

More information Contact: Diane Walker Vice Mayor City of Pahokee 561-924-5534  ext. 18  

To register as a vendor for this event, please contact Marcia Bahia at


4th Annual Fatherhood Initiative


Pahokee Housing Authority and PBSO invite you to celebrate a Father's Day full of fun activities for adults and children.  Free food and Great prizes.  The event is part of a Nationwide Fatherhood Initiative that is designed to raise awareness about the importance of fatherhood and to help absent fathers re-engage with their families. 


According to statistics drawn from communities across the country, children raised in absent father families are more at-risk for a host of negative factors, including dropping out of school. The focus of the Father's Day event is meant to be a starting point; either a celebration of existing relationships or a reason to form first connections.


We are asking vendors to come out and provide information about their services to participating families. Together we can make a difference in the lives of many children. 


WHEN:  Saturday, June 6, 2015    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


WHERE:  Padgett Island, 899 Padgett Circle, Pahokee


For more information, please contact Mrs. Baltazar at (561) 924-5565            Click here for a flyer        Click here for the vendor registration

Join New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church for Operation SOS (Save Our Sons)

Please join New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church for their Operation SOS, SAVE OUR SONS Worship Service. If you are the parent of a male child please bring your son (s) and worship with us as we praise, preach, pray, and anoint our sons.


WHEN: Sunday, May 31, 2015     4:00 p.m.


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


For more information contact Pastor Williams: (561) 261-2300

2015 Second Annual PBSO/Glades Tri-City Basketball Camp 


Your Child Will Greatly Benefit From Our Camp, Improving as a Person as well as a Basketball Player. Campers will Develop Basketball Skills in the Areas of Defense / Ball Handling / Passing / Shooting Rebounding / Team Work / Focus on the Court.Campers will Develop Personal Skills in the Areas of Choices and Consequences / Discipline to Self-Discipline Active Learning / Respecting Others / Focus on Goals.

Each Camper Will Receive Personal Attention to Help Them Improve Their Game, Reach Their Goals, and Have Lots of Fun!

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2015  8:00  a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Time varies on age group)

WHERE: Glades Central Community High, 1001 SW Ave East, Belle Glade

View link for more details:

Everglades Trading Invites You To A "Lunch and Learn"  


Did you know that we also equipment and supplies, janitorial supplies, break room supplies, furniture, and much more!


WHEN: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


WHERE: Lomax Harrelle Pavilion, Belle Glade Marina, 5000 W. Canal Street N


For more information and to RSVP contact Kathy or Matt: Please RSVP to: or 


View link for more details:


The 1, 2, 3's of Temper Tantrums 


In this interactive training, teachers will learn how to work with children that are using Temper Tantrums in the classroom. We will learn why children have temper tantrums, what to do before, during and after a temper tantrum, and discuss when to get outside help. We will also develop action plans that will lessen the likelihood of future tantrums in our classrooms. 


WHEN: Monday May 11 & Monday May 18, 2015   5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade - Training Room, 816 Canal Street South, Belle Glade

For more information and to register call: (561) 899-1646

View link for more information:   

Catholic Charities St. Mary Center On site Services


On site Services Provided: 

  • English Classes

  • Computer Classes

  • Immigration Legal Services (By appointment only)

  • Birth line/Life Pregnancy Care Center (Thursday's only)

  • Counseling (By appointment only) 

Community Access Partners Catholic Charities also provide assistance in applying for public benefits such as: Food stamps, Cash Assistance, or Medicaid available Monday-Friday by appointments only


For more information and or to schedule appointment call: (561) 924-5677


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 Job Opportunities

Glades Area

Community Partners ~ Various positions
City of Pahokee ~ Various positions  
City of Belle Glade ~ Various positions
City of South Bay ~ Maintenance Tech ~ Various positions

Other Areas

Families First ~ Mental Health/Development Clinicians & Clinical Director
Family Preservation Services Florida
Family Preservation Services Florida
Achievement Centers Foundation ~ Executive Director
Center for Strategic Philanthropy ~ Financial Analyst/Administrative 
The Children's Place at Home Safe
Chrysalis Center ~ Outpatient Therapist


Previous Postings OTHER AREAS

Advocacy Conference for Nonprofits, Funders, Policymakers 

The Chamber of Nonprofit Health and Human Service Agencies invites you to their Advocacy Conference.  Designed for Nonprofits, Funders, & Policymakers. Keynote Speaker: Robert Egger, Topic: There Are No Profits Without Nonprofits. Robert is the Founder and President of CForward, an advocacy organization that rallies employees of nonprofits to educate candidates about the economic role that nonprofits play in every community, and to support candidates who have detailed plans to strengthen the economy that includes nonprofits.  

Lunch Speaker:  Vu Le, Nonprofits With Balls. Vu Le is a writer, speaker, and the executive director of Rainier Valley Corps, a start-up nonprofit with the mission of cultivating leaders of color to develop the capacity of ethnic-led nonprofits and foster collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change.  

WHEN:  Friday, August 28, 2015    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Embassy Suites Hotel, Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach

Cost: $100 for Chamber Members; $125 for Non-Members. Health & Human Services Nonprofits can join the Chamber at the same time and receive the membership price.

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Threads Miami ~ Weaving the Fabric of a Stronger Future

The world is rapidly changing around us. If the nonprofit and philanthropic sector is to thrive in the decades ahead, we must come together to assess the daunting challenges and incredible opportunities that face us.  That's why Independent Sector and our convening partners will be holding critical community conversations about the trends, obstacles, and opportunities that will affect every organization and individual working toward the common good over the next 20 years. We're calling these community conversations Threads.  


Independent Sector invites you to our Thread in Miami. This will be a rare opportunity for a vibrant cross-section of leaders and practitioners to meet face-to-face. We will share our research on the trends that are shaping the future. Then, together, we'll identify how best to address obstacles and leverage opportunities as we move forward into a changing landscape.  


This is a unique opportunity to expand your network across boundaries, elevate the issues that define the charitable sector in South Florida, and lend your voice to a conversation that can change the way we work as a sector.   


WHEN:  Friday, May 29, 2015               9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables  


Click here to register.   Funded by Allegany Franciscan Ministries, American Express Foundation, The Children's Trust, The Knight Foundation                                     Fund at the Miami Foundation.   Partners: Catalyst Miami and Florida Philanthropic Network


Navigate PBC's 3rd Regional Symposium

You are cordially invited to attend Navigate PBC's 3rd Regional Symposium at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens, FL on May 29, 2015!  This year's theme 'Patient Navigation: Transforming the Community's Experience' will provide health and human service providers an excellent opportunity to learn some of the latest tools in navigating the various eligibility systems and systems of care. Breakfast and Lunch 
provided.  Chance to win door prize.  Registration Fee $25.

Register Early (Last 2 Symposiums have "Sold Out")

WHEN:  Friday, May 29, 2015             Registration from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.                   Symposium from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Executive Meeting Center, 4431 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens

Click here to register.  

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)'s April News Digest

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Request for Qualifications ~ Light Touch Service


Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) April 29, 2015, seeking up to three nonprofit agencies, institutions of higher learning, and/or government organizations to submit their qualifications to develop a new light touch service  or identify an existing model to serve children with developmental and/or social-emotional vulnerabilities. Those interested in submitting a proposal should visit

Deadline for submission is June 15, 2015, by 2:00  p.m.


Palm Healthcare Foundation's Annual Report

Click here to view Palm Healthcare Foundation's Annual Report

Children's Services Council's Monday Morning Update May 4

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Nursing Conference Care Transitions & Community-Based Care 

Please join Palm Healthcare Foundation and your nursing colleagues for a conference to learn about the current state of care transitions and community-based care in Palm Beach County and what we all can do to make a difference. Fellow in Public Policy at Brown University's A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions and author of The Vanishing Neighbor: the Transformation of American Community (2014). Continental breakfast and lunch included, Registration closes Monday, June 15, 2015


WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015      8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach

For more information call: (561) 833-6333


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Nominate Someone for the Lighthouse Award


Do you know someone who excels in the work they do?  If so, please nominate them!  The Health Council of Southeast Florida would like to ask you to nominate outstanding individuals from our community to be presented with the Lighthouse Award at the Upcoming Navigate PBC Symposium.

The Lighthouse Award will be given to individuals who go above and beyond in their work helping individuals and families navigate the various health and human services systems and connecting or linking them with care, services, programs and support.

Navigate PBC, an initiative of the Health Council of Southeast Florida, aims to support the health and human service in the community and recognizes the hard work, dedication, perseverance and compassion of the many individuals who work to support the system by making the linkages to care, services, support and resources and improving the health and quality of life for the individuals they serve. Navigate PBC also knows that these individuals often work diligently and tirelessly without accolades, awards and due recognition.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers selected by HCSEF and awards will be given to individuals who best display hard work, dedication, perseverance and compassion in their work.

Lighthouse Award recipients will be announced and presented awards at the Navigate PBC Symposium on May 29, 2015 



                                 Lighthouse Award Nomination Form                  Register Here for PBC's 3rd Regional Symposium 


Palm Beach Youth Leadership Council ~ Looking for Youth to Join


Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida is searching for Palm Beach County youth activists to be part of the Council. The Council is composed of 10 dynamic high school and college students from Palm Beach County who support and promote evidence-based, comprehensive sexual health education. Working closely with Planned Parenthood, council members will develop and implement strategies to advocate for comprehensive sexual health education programs and policies in Florida. Apply online:

The Council Goals are to r
aise awareness among youth about the need for STI and pregnancy prevention efforts for themselves and other young people, advocate for comprehensive sexual health education in Florida Public Schools and other policy priorities, and empower other youth to get involved in their communities.

Apply online:   Application Due Date:  May 31, 2015   Questions?   Email or call 561-472-9970.

Needs Assessment Survey for Individuals with Special Needs


Please complete the following survey if you are a person living with a disability or special needs. Your responses will be kept private and confidential. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. This survey was created to identify the strengths and limitations of services for individuals with special needs in Palm Beach County. A coalition of organizations in Palm Beach County knows how difficult it can be to find services for special needs. 


Palm Beach County would like to help you in any way that they can. By answering the questions in this survey, you will help them improve the quality of services available and find out how much money is needed for programs/services for people with special needs in Palm Beach County. They cannot do this without you. Survey available online April 15 - May 20, 2015.Thank you so much for your help with this very important effort!


If you have any questions contact Amy Newton: (954) 561-9681 ext. 1244


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Children's Special Needs Equipment Fund


The Children's special needs equipment fund pays when insurance and Medicaid won't.  Do you know of a child, age birth through 17, who requires medical equipment, but has no means to get it without causing family hardship? Apply to the United Way's Special Needs Equipment Fund to pay for medically necessary equipment that is not covered by private insurance or Medicaid. Equipment must enhance mobility or communication (for example, speech or hearing) and includes: Wheelchairs, Specialized strollers, Feeding chairs, Bath and shower systems/chairs, Hearing aids, and more.


For more information contact Pam Heyer: (561) 375-6650 or 


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Community Developmental Screening Clinic

Do you have concerns about your child's development?  We will conduct free developmental screenings throughout our service area, which 
includes Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. This service is critical for children and families experiencing developmental concerns because early screening leads to early diagnosis and early intervention. We are coming to your community soon! *Parents must be present at the time of screening to provide consent and receive screening results.* 

Developmental Screenings for the year 2015: 

WHEN:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tuesdays: May 19, Jul. 21, Sep. 22, & Nov. 17 

WHERE: Vickers House South, 3801 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach


For more information and to schedule screening for your child call: (561) 804-4975

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Food Research and Action Center (FRAC's) Weekly News Digest - April 27, 2015


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 or (561) 996-3310.


If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at


           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