August 24, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week
        Thursday, August 27, 2015   9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, South Bay City Hall
        Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Glades REACH Fair Planning Meeting, Glades Initiative, Belle Glade

        Tuesday, September 1, 2015       by Appointment     Free Pregnancy Tests, Healthy Mother's Healthy Babies, Belle Glade


Open House Presenting The Glades Area Resource Guide

Come get your copy, and copies for your office or agency! Learn about  who we are at The Glades Initiative, 
Inc., our programs and services, and  our most recent accomplishments.

The Glades Area Resource Guide: Health and Human Services is a comprehensive listing of over 175
health & human service agencies providing services exclusively in the Glades. 

WHEN:   Wednesday,  September 2, 2015   3:00 p.m.  -  5:00 p.m.

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

RSVP to Sandy Desty at 561-996-3310 or

Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Mr. James Green will be the speaker/presenter for this meeting. He will be bringing valuable information about the exciting mentor recruitment initiative under the "My Brother's Keeper" program. 
WHEN: Thursday August 27, 2015   9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay

Glades REACH Fair Planning Meeting

All community members are welcome to come help the Glades PATCH group plan the Glades REACH health fair event(s).

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 1, 2015  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, Inc.  141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
Free Pregnancy Tests Available at Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Belle Glade
Beginning September 1, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Centering Pregnancy in the Glades program will provide free pregnancy tests to residents of the tri-city area. Women living in Belle Glade, South Bay or Pahokee can visit the agency's CenteringPregnancy program on Mondays and Fridays to receive a test which must be administered on site. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. 
"This is an opportunity for us to ensure early access to prenatal care and education for pregnant women in the Glades," said Gail Kleinert, President & CEO of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. "Should a woman receive a positive pregnancy test result, we will be able to refer them immediately to a local medical provider, screen and assess them for prenatal or other social service needs, share information on parenting workshops and assist women and families with health care navigation."
Since 1986, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies has worked to improve birth outcomes by providing education and access to care to pregnant women in Palm Beach County. Their Belle Glade office opened in July 2014 with funding from Allegany Franciscan Ministries, March of Dimes and the Quantum Foundation. 
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 561-996-9275 or visit them at 1077A South Main Street in Belle Glade, just south of Wendy's.
Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock Launches Property Fraud Alert

Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock has launched Property Fraud Alert, a free service that helps people protect their property from fraud by monitoring documents such as deeds and mortgages recorded in Palm Beach County. According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white collar crime in the United States. Scammers file fake deeds, making it appear as if they own homes that are not actually theirs. These scammers then trick people into giving them money to rent or buy those homes. 

Using Property Fraud Alert, anyone can register to receive free alerts when a document is recorded using their name or their business's name. When users receive an alert, by email or phone, they can verify the activity was initiated by them and not someone attempting to commit property fraud.  "To help combat this type of crime, I urge everyone to sign up for this free service," said Clerk Bock. "Property fraud is a serious issue and finding ways to protect our customers is vital." The public can sign up for the Clerk's Property Fraud Alert service by visiting the clerk's website at  Anyone who believes they have been the victim of fraud should contact their local law enforcement agency.

Contact for more information Tracy L Rudnick: 561-355-7045

Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center 2015-2016 Season

Nominate a Family - Lend Your Support for the Strengthening Family Dinner

The Federation of Families along with the support from the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition is hosting a Strengthening Family Dinner on September 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Tanner Park.  They will provide dinner, family fun activities and live entertainment from Youth MOVE Florida.  At the conclusion of the event, each family will be given a Recipe for Family Success packet.  This packet is designed to provide additional resources and activities to use during family dinner time.  In addition, each family will receive an award for their participation. 

The Federation of Families is seeking donations such as food items and/or gift cards to help make this day a great success.  

The Federation of Families is also asking for the following:
  • Nomination of two families that reside in the Glades
  • The number of family members and names of a maximum of two representatives from your agency that will be attending the dinner
  • A completed application and a scanned photo of each family which will be displayed at the event.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and generosity.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole King, Sr. Youth Coordinator at     or 561-506-7144.  

Job Opportunities
United Way of Palm Beach County Job Listings:


English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Speak English
Registration and Testing: From Monday, August 24 -Thursday, September 3, 2015 Registration starts at 9:00 AM, sharp - Please be on time!
Class Schedule: From Tuesday, September 8 - Thursday, December 11, 2015 Classes are offered from Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Students are tested and scored at different functional levels

The Classes are provided by the Palm Beach County School District Adult Education Center the School District off
ers these Classes for $30.00 per term. Please bring with you to Register: Cash, Money Order, or Cashier Check made payable to: PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WHEN:     Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - Thursday, December 11, 2015.   
                 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

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

For more information call: (561) 804-4975
Free Children's Eye Screening at the South Florida Science Center

August is Amblyopia Awareness Month FREE vision screening children ages 3-5

WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2015   9:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.

WHERE: South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach

Nonprofit Chamber Conference: There Are No Profits Without Nonprofits
The Nonprofit Chamber is bringing you two national experts to discuss Nonprofit Advocacy. How do we portray ourselves publicly to be thought of and treated as more than charities? As the third largest employer in the country, nonprofits can be an invaluable partner for businesses and government in economic growth planning. So, how do we get there? And, members of Palm Beach County's
Legislative Delegation will join us for a discussion on how best to advocate in Tallahassee on behalf of our services and clients. This conference is a MUST for nonprofit leaders, economic development interests, businesses and government representatives. Cost: $100 members; $125 nonmembers; (receive member price if you sign up for membership)

WHEN: Friday, August 28, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

For more information call Nonprofit Chamber: 561.877.2213

Palm Beach State College: Ethics Connections Program

Three-part ethical empowerment certificate program for navigating the "New Normal" with values, ethics, and integrity, there is no fee to attend, however advance registration is required.

Ethical Lens Inventory™ Seminar
Combine a powerful personal assessment survey with this interactive seminar to help you understand the values that influence ethical reasoning and choices, as well as how you and others prioritize values when making ethical decisions. (Four hours)
WHEN: Friday, August 28, 2015    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Giving Voice to Values Seminar
We often believe we know what is right and want to do it, but experience external pressures to do otherwise. Learn practical approaches to recognize, clarify, speak, and effectively act on your values when those conflicts arise. (Four hours)
WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2015     8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
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.    Click here to register.  

Diabetes Coalition ~ Diabetes Week Planning Meeting

During Diabetes Week each November, the Diabetes Coalition organizes Diabetes assessment, prevention and education events throughout the community at businesses, pharmacies, churches, health centers, clinics, and other locations throughout the county.  Multi-ethnic and Non-English speaking populations are targeted through bilingual volunteers and translated materials. 

Diabetes Week Outreach & Education Objectives are to:
1)   Complete over 2000 ADA risk screenings on Palm Beach County children and their families targeting previously determined high risk areas, 
      primarily during Diabetes Week in November.     VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
2)   Complete data collection and analysis on the above risk screenings to determine areas in Palm Beach County of high risk and 
      characteristics of the high risk population.
In their first three years, the coalition identified 1,694 individuals (some duplication possible) to be at risk of type II diabetes, building awareness of their health concerns and referring them for further assessment. In only three years since their beginning, the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County educated a total of 4,245 residents in Palm Beach County regarding the risk factors for type II diabetes through one on one risk assessment interviews.Through this process, these individuals learned how to prevent type II diabetes.  

Next Diabetes Week Planning Meeting:

WHEN:  Friday, August 28, 2015  9:00 am - 10:30 am

WHERE:  Palm Healthcare Pavilion5205 Greenwood Avenue, 2nd floor, West Palm Beach   + Google Map

For more information, contact Diane Williams at MyClinic or PH: 561-203-7511

Navigate Palm Beach County Human Trafficking and Victim Services Training

You are invited to attend Navigate PBC's training session on Human Trafficking and Victim Services.  This training will provide attendees insight on the particular needs of victims and their families, including numerous types of emergency and long-term services, as well as compassionate responses by social services professionals.  Register for this upcoming training to learn about the needs and available resources specific to victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse. Please RSVP by August 28, 2015, while space is still available.d domestic abuse are often unable to obtain services and resources on their own; they may need the assistance of health and human services professionals to gain access so that they can achieve self-sufficiency and become survivors of human trafficking and domestic abuse. 
WHEN: Wednesday September 2, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.    
WHERE: Quantum Foundation 2701 N Australian Ave. West Palm Beach
Turn on the Light Conference

Educational workshops, Resource area, Networking, Keynote luncheon, Continuing Education credits (CLE, CE, CEU).  Make your plans now. Discounted rates for groups, students, and early registration.  Limited Scholarships Available. 

WHEN:  Thursday, October 15, 2015 

WHERE:  Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach

Visit  Now.  
To register or to secure an Exhibitor Table in our resource area, visited by 400+ attendees.

Questions? Call 561.687.8115

SPONSORED BY:  Ameriprise Financial, Center for Child Counseling, Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, Chrysalis Health, 
Lauderdale Market Place Investments, LLC, Multilingual Psychotherapy Centers, Inc, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, Southern Waste Systems

PRESENTED BY: The Children's Healing Institute
2015 Youth Empowerment Luncheon

Join the Urban League of Palm Beach County NULITES, NextEra Energy and msnbc for the Youth Empowerment Luncheon featuring msnbc's Tamron Hall, host of "NewsNation" and co-host of NBC's TODAY Show and Ava Parker, President of Palm Beach State College.

WHEN: Monday October 19, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

For more information contact Rhonda Williams-Turner:  561-833-1461 or

Monday Morning Updates August 24, 2015 
Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Everglades Preparatory Academy Accepting High School Enrollments

Attention High School Students (9-12 Grades) Everglades Preparatory Academy is now accepting Hig School student enrollment applications!

"A Great Learning Experience."  School Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Principal Edna Stephens.  

           Credit Recovery
         * Free Breakfast and Lunch
         * Free Transportation
         * Increase Grade Point Average
* Field Trips throughout the year 
* High School Diploma
Summer Camp Enrichment Program (Provides student the
opportunity for credit-recovery, activities, guest speakers,
classroom discussions, college visits, and field trips)

Call 561-924-3002  
ENROLL TODAY             Everglades Preparatory Academy, 360 East Main Street, Pahokee
Glades Emergency Food Distribution Sites

The Glades Initiative, Inc. has compiled this listing of Glades area emergency food distribution sites.  It lists all known food pantries and meal sites in the Glades, to include the Glades Initiative's Glades Area Food Bank partner agencies. Please feel free to contact listed agencies to make referrals for families in need.  

Women on the Run ~ Nominate A Women Today!

The Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County needs your help to identify women leaders who should run for office.  They are holding a non-partisan training on September 26 to empower women with the skills to run for elected office.  If you know a woman you think should get ready to run, please share the attached training flyer with them and please 

Women can register on their own, but research shows women need to be encourage and asked to run several times.  If you nominate them using this link the Women's Foundation will email them and call them letting them know they have been nominated and we want them to attend.  
Women on the Run is a year-long interactive training and mentoring program for women interested in running for office or serving in a leadership role of a community organization. The program starts with a one-day training with our partner Wellstone Action, a premier center for political leadership development.  Participants in the training on September 26th will gain:
  •       "How to" plans on running for office
  •       Fundraising and communications skills
  •       Real-world advice and best practices from experts
  •       Strategies for positioning oneself for public leadership
  •       Inspiration to launch a campaign
In addition, Women on the Run moves beyond the traditional campaign training by providing ongoing support.  All participants will be assigned an elected official who will serve as a mentor and receive a Women on the Run Leadership Circle membership.  Intimate support circles will meet each quarter for the next year with an elected official to continue their training and provide a network of other women running for office. 
Research shows that increasing women in elected office can make government more transparent and inclusive. The Women's Foundation is committed to engaging a critical mass of women to run simultaneously to change the way government works. We invite you to join this non-partisan movement to ensure women are visible, valued and heard in Palm Beach County.
We also welcome your support as a partner and sponsor.  If you want to get more involved, please review the attached 2015 Women on the Run sponsorship information.
You can learn more about WFPBC on our website  If you have any further questions please contact us at 561-909-8415 or email
 Youth Move Florida ~ Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience
Youth M.O.V.E. is a youth led network for teens affiliated with the Federation of Families FL committed to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare. 

What they do:  They advocate for youth rights and voice in mental health and other systems that serve them, for the purpose of empowering youth to be equal partners in the process of change.  They advocate for youth to utilize their power and expertise to foster change in their communities and in their own lives.  

How they do it:  They host youth support meetings here in the Glades to assist in developing Youth Leadership.  They hold workshops and seminars to train youth how to navigate systems of care. They provide information and referrals to help youth transition effectively.  They provide a safe environment where youth can unite with other peers in a positive environment.  they provide advocacy and coach other youth on how to provide authentic youth voice.  

For more information, contact the Federation of Families at 561-993-3435  101 N.W. 1st Avenue, South Bay
Federation of Families August 2015 Activity Calendar
The Federation of Families offers support and education to help strengthen families, reduce stress and reduce the feeling s of isolation.  Some of their programs include: 
  • Youth mental health prevention after school and summer respite care for school age children, with field trips, homework assistance, life skills
  • Parents with a Purpose Support Groups for Families & Youth involved in systems of care (DJJ, mental health)
  • Strengthening Multi-Ethnic Families & Communities Parent Training: A Violence Prevention Program
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support and Activity Groups
  • Saving Lives Basic Life Support/First Aid and CPR Training
  • Food for Families, help getting food stamps
  • Health, Wellness, and Recovery Training (anger management, job coaching, women's groups..)
  • Information and Referral
For more information, contact the Federation of Families at 561-993-3435  101 N.W. 1st Avenue, South Bay
Nominate Somone for the Barry Krischer Humanitarian Award 
The Barry Krischer Humanitarian Award was established by the YWCA in 2008 to honor a law enforcement, social services or health care professional or organizational unit that has gone beyond the "call of duty," or what normally would be expected, to assist a victim(s) of domestic violence.  The 2015 award will be presented at the DV Awareness Month opening ceremonies on October 5th.  The service being commended must have taken place between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015.  
Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015
Nominations should be mailed to Krischer Award Nomination, YWCA of Palm Beach County, 1016 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 or faxed to 561-640-9155.

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network August Newsletter
Job Opportunities

The Arc of The Glades~ Adult Program Director:

Other Areas

Healthy Mother's Healthy Babies ~ Service Coordinator:
Early Learning Coalition ~ Various Positions
The 15th Judicial Circuit- Court Reporter II:
Coalition for Independent Living Options:
St. Mary's Dental Clinic Offers Free Dental Care to Qualified Individuals & Families

St. Mary's Health Center Dental Clinic is very pleased to announce that dental care is now available, without cost, to qualified low income families and individuals who do NOT have dental insurance coverage (including private or company dental insurance or Medicaid dental coverage).  As a member of Florida Health of Palm Beach County, their clinic is staffed by caring volunteer professionals who provide basic dental services including dental exams, cleaning, dental fillings and most extraction cases. 

To qualify for dental care, families or individuals need to provide proof of income and Florida residency at their eligibility appointment.  To schedule an eligibility appointment call (561) 924-9590.  Our dental clinic is conveniently located at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1200 E. Main Street (441) in Pahokee (behind the historic little white church).  

WHEN:  By Appointment for qualified individuals and families

WHERE:  St. Mary's Dental Clinic, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1200 E. Main Street, Pahokee
Glades Region Master Plan

South Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee and Canal Point - Take a look at the link below for the newly released Glades Region Master Plan! Thanks to all the residents who took time out to attend the charrettes to give their input and congrats to all the agencies who came together and developed the plan. Very comprehensive!
Become A Volunteer Tutor ~ Building Better Readers in The Glades

Give the gift of READING to a child! Become a volunteer tutor with the Building Better Readers Program Change a child, change a family, change a community! Tutor first and second grade children, one-on-one, in reading Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old Commitment to tutor two sessions/week, 90 minutes/session for 25 weeks no experience required. Training will be provided by the Literacy Coalition. In need of Volunteers for

For additional information contact Jeanne Heavilin: (561) 767-3366 or 
Ella's Closet in the Lighthouse Café ~ Belle Glade
Ella's Closet, part of the Lighthouse Cafe at 400 NW Avenue B Place in Belle Glade, is a way to remember a sweet baby who was taken from us way too soon. The closet has items for new mother's 
or father's in need - to purchase with "Ella Bucks" earned by attending various training's, such as infant/child CPR, drowning prevention, etc. 
Donations to Ella's Closet are tax deductible.  They are in need of new or gently used baby/toddler clothes,
baby toiletries, diapers in any sizes and larger items such as car seats, high chairs, walkers, and pack and plays.  Due to insurance purposes, they can only accept new cribs and car seat donations. If you would prefer to make a cash donation to be used to purchase items for Ellas's closet, please make the check out to Lighthouse Cafe - Ella's Closet and mail to: RC Hatton, PO Box 220, Pahokee, FL 33476.  
Donated items can be dropped off at the following locations/times:
Lighthouse Cafe
400 SW Avenue B Place
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Hours:  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
United Methodist Church
401 SW 1st Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Terri Royal
1050 SE 18th Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Debra Allen
13348 US Hwy 441 N
Canal Point, FL  33438

C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics Provides Dental Services 
The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics now provides preventive dental services to children and adults at four sites throughout Palm Beach County from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patients can call 561.642.1000 to make an appointment for dental care, including checkups, cleanings, fillings and extractions, at:

C. L. Brumback Health Center
Florida Department of Health
38754 State Rd 80, Belle Glade

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Raising A Loved One's Children? Know Someone Who Is?Don't Know Where To Turn?

In Palm Beach County as in the rest of the country, more and more relatives are raising loved ones' children due to death, incarceration, mental or emotional issues, addiction or other reasons. As grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings and other family members suddenly thrust into the role of parents, you may not be prepared and don't know where to turn for help and support.

Families First's Kin Support Project can help:
Advocacy and Linkage
   ☆ Legal Services
   ☆ Economic Benefits
   ☆ Healthcare & Health Insurance
   ☆ Individual & Family Therapy
   ☆ Educational Services Through The School System 
   Counseling & Education
   Support Groups
   Financial Guidance

Contact Families First's Kin Support Project.  Services are FREE for Kinship Families

Contact Denise Chin, LCSW at (561) 318-4224 or

Department of Labor ~ Changes in Independent Contractor Classification

Big changes in how the Department of Labor defines "Independent Contractors" has take effect as of July 15, 2015. 
The DOL is using a very broad definition of employee based on the "economic realities" of the relationship. In applying the economic realities factors, courts have described independent contractors as those workers with economic independence who are operating a business of their own.
On the other hand, workers who are economically dependent on the employer, regardless of skill level, are employees covered by the FLSA.  In other words, they will examine whether the worker is really in business for him or herself (and thus is an independent contractor) or is economically dependent on the employer (and thus is its employee). The IRS does not follow the same rules as the DOL, where they focus primarily on the employer control of the individual, which are summarized in the old 20 Factor Test.  An individual is an employee if not an independent contractor if  they perform services that can be controlled by an employer (what will be done and how it will be done). This applies even if the individual is given freedom of action.  What matters is that the employer has the legal right to control the details of how the services are performed. Keep in mind that both the DOL and IRS agree that misclassification as independent contractors is common and a top enforcement priority. Because the rules have changed, you should review all independent contractor classifications in light of this new guidance. 

Department of Labor Updated FMLA Forms

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issues forms for employers to use in the administration of Family Medical (FMLA) leave. On the heels of the old forms expiring earlier this year, the DOL has issued new forms. In addition to a new expiration date, the new forms also include specific references to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which limits collection of data on hereditary health conditions that could be used to discriminate against employees, and recent regulations related to military service leave.

If you use the DOL's forms (which are strongly recommended by Legal Aid Society), check the expiration date in the upper right-hand corner. 

The new forms, which can be found on the DOL's website at, will bear an expiration date of May 31, 2018. If you don't use the DOL's forms, review your forms to ensure that they comply with both GINA and recent FMLA developments.

Florida KidCare Communications Toolkit

A snapshot, in the same alphabetical order as the downloadable toolkit, of how each item can be used - 
  • Brochure: Link this informational brochure to your website. *To have mass quantities of professionally-printed brochures shipped to you, visit Florida Healthy Kids 'Inventory List
  • Dental Poster: Feature this poster on your website. Even better-have it professionally printed to add some color to your local dentist offices and give them something to smile about.
  • Educational Handout for Public: Upload this handout to your website and print out copies to hand out to Florida families as tangible reminder of what makes Florida KidCare special.
  • Electronic PSAs: In need of a radio advertisement? These two spots are pre-approved and ready to rock and roll. Don't forget that some radio stations even play them free of charge.
  • Facebook Cover Photos: Florida KidCare deserves to be front-and-center for back to school. Set one of these two cover photos as your organization's Facebook Cover Photo. They're already perfectly sized with the "cover photo" dimensions. All you have to do is hit "upload."
  • Florida KidCare Paper Application: Print out paper applications if you know you'll be with a family who needs one. Remind families that applying online is faster and easier.
  • Health Posters: Link these posters to your website to add some informative Florida KidCare flair. To have mass quantities of professionally-printed posters shipped to you, see the Inventory List
  • Hold Messaging: If you have to keep families waiting on the phone, why not have them learn about Florida KidCare in the meantime? Record this ready-to-go "hold messaging."
  • Infographic: Who doesn't love a good infographic? Share this infographic on your social media pages to give the public a Florida KidCare visual.
  • Internal One-Pager for Informative Use: Get to know how Florida KidCare can help the families you serve-and, in turn, how you can help Florida KidCare. This one-pager will give you the 411 on how you (the partner) can get involved. *This document is for INTERNAL purposes only and should not be circulated to the public.
  • Newsletter Submission: Newsletters are ALWAYS looking for content from those who are willing to share it. Submit this ready-to-go newsletter submission to as many newsletters as you can. 
  • Postcards: Feature this postcard as a snapshot via social media or your website. *To have mass quantities of professionally-printed postcards shipped to you, see the Inventory List
  • Social Media Posts: Social media posts in a snap! Disperse these 14 prewritten Facebook posts and 14 tweets (scaled down to the proper number of Twitter characters) throughout the next few weeks to get Florida KidCare on your followers' social radars during back to school. 
  • Stakeholder Email: Spread the word via email. Simply copy and paste this document into the body of an email and send along to any organizations that can benefit. All they have to do is hit "forward" to send along to applicable customers/families. 
  • Web Flash Ads: Florida KidCare promotion-in a flash! Implement these flashing web ads (linking back to on your website. Encourage others to do the same so that no website is without the Florida KidCare superhero this season.
  • Website Screenshots: Both and recently got web makeovers for the purpose of creating streamlined, easily-accessible sites for beloved families. Share these website screenshots on your social media pages to drive families to apply. 
Let's Paint South Florida Orange - September is Hunger Action Month

What is hunger action month & why go orange? Almost 800,000 people in South Florida are food insecure - they don't know from where they will get their next meal. This September, you can help be part of the solution! GO ORANGE to raise awareness of this critical issue that's a daily reality for so many in our own backyard. As individuals, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting more food to those who need it, as well as breaking the cycle of hunger & poverty. 

As part of a nationwide initiative created by Feeding America, Hunger Action Month (HAM) takes place throughout September and is designed to raise awareness for the issue of hunger in America. Hunger Action Month is our opportunity to be a part of a month-long movement that has a real and lasting impact on the mission to end hunger in South Florida. It starts with a color, and ends with a solution... that solution is you!

View link for more details:

Dress for Success Palm Beaches - Next Step Classes

Next Step: Great Program: Learn About Yourself, How to Find Employment, AND Get Free Work Clothes!  
If you are a woman between the ages of 18 and 25 and need more confidence and assistance in building a career, this program is an adventure you will not want to miss! Free - and lunch is included! NOTE: All applications must be received NO LATER THAN August 30, 2015
After completing an intake interview, and agreeing to attend all sessions, here is what you will get: A personality assessment - learn more about yourself so you can present yourself anywhere with more confidence! Lots of help with all the aspects of looking for and finding the right job. Get to meet local Human Resources and recruiting professionals who will assist you and give you lots of information. Get a head-to-toe interview outfit from Dress for Success, and when you get the job, receive (absolutely free) a full week's worth of work outfits! (Also - free hairstyling). Participate in a class with your peers, and make new friendships that are supportive as you go through the class together- write a resume, learn how to interview.

WHEN:Tuesdays, September 15, - December 1, 2015  11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Worth Campus of Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth

Palm Beach County Positions with Literacy AmeriCorps
What is AmeriCorps?  AmeriCorps is a national service program, also known as the "domestic peace corps".  Participants, known as AmeriCorps members, commit to 1 year of service with an AmeriCorps program, contributing 1700 hours of service to help meet a local community need.
Literacy AmeriCorps is a local AmeriCorps program sponsored by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.
Our program recruits 40 recent college graduates each year to serve with us, tutoring, teaching and mentoring all ages.  Our members serve in elementary schools as reading tutors, in high schools as graduation coaches, in libraries teaching adults and helping children with homework, in adult education programs and nonprofits focusing on English and Employability Skills for low income adults.

Annual Stipend of $12,530-paid bi-monthly
Education Award of $5,730-to pay off federal student loans or pay for college
Health Insurance Training, Professional Development, Real World Work Experience, Networking for Future Employment, Career and Resume Development

Candidates must apply online and call us directly for more information at 561-279-9103

Leadership Focus 2016 Registration Now Open

January 20, 21, and 28, 2016. Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) offers a 2 1/2 day program for professionals interested in broadening their understanding of our region, connecting with people of influence, and exploring our community's strengths, challenges and initiatives.
Participants in Leadership Focus spend the time traveling as a group to meet with decision-makers from various industries, take part in panel discussions, and visit some of our community's most important organizations.

Hospitals, research centers, fair grounds, universities, government offices, and other institutions
Public safety, environment, agriculture, health care, economic development, education and other topics
For Leadership Focus 2016, visit to register or for more information

Caridad Center's Family Festival November 14, 2015

Join the Caridad Center as they "Give Life, Give Hope" to our communities.  Come and help engage our community.  Healthy lifestyle demonstrations, Free testing and screenings, Community Resource Awareness, Family Entertainment, Music, Physical Activities, Raffles, Games, and much more.  

Caridad is currently looking for vendors and sponsors to participate in the event. 

WHEN:  Saturday, November 14, 2015  

WHERE:  Caridad Center, Address: 8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach

For more information, contact Gloria Marquez  Tel: 561-737-6336 ext. 124  Email: 

Free Behavioral Health Screening for Back to School
Back to school health exams for children are well underway at many area health clinics and pediatrician's offices. But is your child getting the most complete care possible? MHAPBC is working with 15 local doctor's offices to provide simple well-child screenings for depression and anxiety as part of the regular exams needed for back to school. One of the most significant predictors of problems in school is unidentified depression and anxiety and between 15 and 20% of children have these conditions and are undiagnosed. We are working with local pediatricians, community centers, and after-school programs to ensure that children get the complete health care - including a 'check-up from the neck up'!

If you are a parent, service provider, pediatrician or caregiver and would like to know more about this free mental health screening program, please contact us on our NEW Mental Health GPS Helpline -- 561.801.HELP (4357). Call if you would like a free screening or just want to talk about mental health care and resources in our community. 561.801.4357 
NEW! Mental Health GPS Helpline 561.801.HELP (4357) Operators are standing by between 8:30 am and 8 pm. Call today!
Future of Medicine Summit IX 

2015 Future of Medicine Featured Speakers and Topics Click Here 
Supporter Opportunities Flyer  Click Here
Supporter & Exhibitor Reservation Application FormClick Here 
When:  Thursday and Friday, September 17-18, 2015

Where:  Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach
The Town of Palm Beach United Way Traveling T-Shirt Contest & Turkey Trot  
The Town of Palm Beach United Way Traveling T-Shirt Contest Is Back
Help us spread the word. While traveling this summer, seed us a picture of yourself (and family or friend) wearing you LIVE UNITED gear. The person or group of people pictured wearing their shirt(s) the furthest distance from the Town of Palm Beach United Way office will win these amazing LIVE UNITED prizes. Please note: Photos will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Town of Palm Beach United Way website. 
7th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot
This Thanksgiving holiday help those in need by participating in the 7th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot. Before you stuff your face, kick-off your holiday by joining along with family, friends and neighbors for the only race on the island of Palm Beach. The Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot will begin and end in Bradley Park. Participants are asked to report to the starting line by 7:15am. The race will begin promptly at 7:30am. For those participating in the FUN RUN please be at the starting line by 8:20am.
Now - October 31, 2015   $30     November 1, 2015 - November 24, 2015   $40     Race Day Registration (November 26)   $100 
For more information or if you need a shirt call: (561) 655-1919 or 
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 
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