COVID-19 Community Toolbox June 5, 2020

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The West Palm Beach COVID-19 Community Toolbox is a resource document for residents, families, neighborhoods, and small businesses. In this toolbox you will find important contact information, programs and services, and resources available to assist in the recovery and relief of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Community Toolbox is updated regularly and will be available online for ease of use. Use this guide to easily connect with helpful resources and share with others who are in need.

Important Contact Information

In case of a medical, police or fire emergency, please call 911.

 

Palm Beach County Testing Sites

 To be tested, individuals must be preapproved by phone screening and have an appointment. Before arriving to the testing center, please call (561) 804-0250 for a phone screening. If approved for testing, an appointment date and time slot will be provided.

 

FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches:                      (561) 642-1000

South County Civic Center:                                              (561) 804-0250


West Palm Beach

24/7 Hotline:                                                                       (561) 822-2222

City of West Palm Beach (Main Number):                  (561) 822-1200

Administration/Mayor’s Office:                                     (561) 822-1400

Economic Development – for Help:                              (561) 822-1250

Community Development – for Help:                          (561) 822-1250

Vickers House:                                                                    (561) 804-4970

 

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

If you have resources that can be used for Emergency Operations, please email those requests to EOCLogistics@wpb.org.

Subscribe to West Palm Beach eNotifications for additional updates

 Learn more about Census 2020

Palm Beach County school district

 

General questions-District Helpline (Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm)        (561) 969-5840
Technical questions-IT Service Desk (Mon – Fri, 6am – 5pm)       (561) 242-4100
Student Mental Health Helpline (Mon – Fri, 8am – 4pm)              (561) 432-6389

 

Palm beach county

 

Health Department:                                                                                  (866) 779-6121

County Hotline:                                                                                           (561) 712-6400

 

 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION & RESOURCES

 

Drive Thru Community Food Distribution Event

Tree of Life Resource Center

Friday, June 12th at 8:00 pm

Location: Palm Beach Outlets (1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, WPB)

*Enter through the Congress Ave. entrance. Do not block intersections or driveways. Food is distributed first come, first served while supplies last. No early admittance to the distribution site is allowed, and no walk-ups will be accepted.

Email: resourcecenter@treeoflifefi.org

Phone: (561) 656-5601

 

Prepared Food

 

Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

Seniors who need food should contact the Elder Helpline at 866-684-5885. The PBC Senior Centers are still being used as distribution sites and Palm Tran continues to deliver food to the homes of seniors.

Phone: (866) 684-5885

Web: https://www.youragingresourcecenter.org/

 

The Lord’s Place

Monday through Friday from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Provides ‘Grab and Go’ lunches and connection to resources.

*Delivering shelf-stable food and hygiene packets on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Email: info@thelordsplace.org

Phone: (561) 494-0125

Web: https://thelordsplace.org/

 

Palm Beach County School District

See link for weekly schedule.

Provides ‘Grab and GO’ meal bags FREE to anyone up to age 18. Students are not required to be present, but some form of identification that identifies the student is required.

Phone: (561) 969-5840   

Web:https://www.palmbeachschools.org/news/what_s_new/feeding_sites_open_during_school_closure

 

True Fast Ministries

Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturdays starting at 12:00 pm (hot meal distribution)

Providing hot meal distribution and grocery pickup

*Registration is required. Call between 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Phone: (561) 594-5689

 

Vita Nova

Thursdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Provides ‘Grab and Go’ meal bags.

The Spot at 2724 North Australian Avenue

Phone: (561) 725-2348

 

FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth)

Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm *Some locations 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Provides ‘Grab and Go’ meal backs for children ages 18 and younger.

Web: https://flipany.org/covid-19-updates

 

 

Food distribution

 

Basics 4 Babies

Call for availability.

Program that offers formula, baby food, and diapers for children ages birth-3 to families in Palm Beach County.

Phone: (561) 623-2800

Email: pantry@hmhbpbc.org

 

Congregate Meal Program for Seniors

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches

Short-term emergency, shelf-stable meals focused on seniors age 65+ who are isolated and with no family assistance. Call for information or an assessment.

Phone: (561) 802-6979, ext. 2 

Web: https://www.mealsonwheelspalmbeaches.org/

 

Feeding South Florida

Various times and locations for sites that provide groceries in a “drive-thru” style.

Web: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Distribution-Dates.pdf

 

Food Pantry from the Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc.

Available by appointment for individuals living with disabilities.

Email or call to set up an appointment.

Phone: (561) 966-4288, ext. 105

Email: cilo@cilo.org

 

Palm Beach County Food Bank

Schedule of various agencies around Palm Beach County that provide food.

Phone: (561) 670-2518

Web: https://www.pbcfoodbank.org/find-food

 

St. Anne Catholic Church

Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30 am – 2:00 pm

Food Pantry for West Palm Beach Residents.

Visit: 310 N Olive Ave.

Phone: (561) 832-3757

 

Summer Food Service Program

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

Summer meals for kids and teens being served in your community. Open to all children 18 and younger. No enrollment and no cost. To find a nearby site:

Phone: (866) 348-6479

Text: FOOD to 877-877

Web: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

 

The Salvation Army Northwest Community Center

Saturdays 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Provides a drive-up, no contact, weeks’ worth of groceries to make meals.

600 Rosemary Ave. North

Phone: (561) 833-6767

 

pet/animal food

 

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Appointment must be scheduled.

Program that offers food for dogs or cats.

Web: https://www.peggyadams.org/what-we-do/peggys-pantry

 

Resources/Programs

 

West Palm Beach Eats

Dine and shop local from home.

Web: https://www.wpb.org/our-city/west-palm-eats

 

SNAP Benefit Application Assistance

City of West Palm Beach Housing and Community Development (HCD)

The Department will walk applicants through the Food Stamps application process. To schedule an appointment, residents can call (561) 822-1274 (TTY: 800-955-8771) and leave a voicemail with their name and contact information. Calls with be returned within 48 hours.

 

Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) Dollar Match Program

Feeding South Florida

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is extending unlimited dollar-for-dollar matches for all SNAP purchases on Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets through August 31, 2020.

Web: www.feedingflorida.org/promotional-materials/Covid19

 

Food Finder Map

United Way of Palm Beach County

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County.

Web: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/embed?mid=1mKqsln49CLM8bXJWXF4ZnBC47gLNRhpN&ll=26.635994739986234%2C-80.38901239999996&z=9

 

Homebound Food Guide

Savor Our City

A Resource Directory For "Homebound" Food Choices in South Florida

Web: https://savorourcity.com/Homebound%20Covid19/WestPalm.html

 

The Socially Distanced Supper Club - West Palm Beach Chapter

A group of locals looking to support WPB’s most beloved restaurants, at a safe distance. The take-out ordering schedule can be found on the calendar post that is pinned to the top of the group’s Facebook page, and in their events section.

Web: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eatlocalWPB/

Interested Restaurants: https://tinyurl.com/ydav22oe

 

State of Florida Food Assistance Programs

Portal to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) or Temporary Cash Assistance for Families. with Children (TANF)

Web: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

 

Online Purchasing for SNAP (Pilot Program)

State of Florida

Both Walmart and Amazon will offer online purchasing to SNAP customers statewide.

For assistance with placing an order online using an EBT card at Walmart, please click here.

For assistance with placing an order online using an EBT card at Amazon, please click here.

 

RENTAL & HOUSING ASSISTANCE

 

COVID-19 Rental Eviction Protection Program

City of West Palm Beach

Provides temporary rental assistance to eligible WPB residents to avoid displacement due to income loss resulting from COVID-19.

Phone: (561) 822-1250

Web: www.wpb.org/housing

 

Migrant Workers Rental Assistance Program

Esperanza Community Center

Assists eligible migrant workers residing in the City of West Palm Beach who experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic only with one time- rental assistance. Rental assistance is in the form of a one –time grant not to exceed $2,000 per household. The assistance is limited to a one-time payment equal to a maximum of 2 months’ rent.

Phone: (561) 560-3558

 

Eviction Prevention Program

Palm Beach County 

Assists eligible individuals/families requiring temporary rental assistance to avoid displacement.

Phone: (561) 904-7900

Web: http://discover.pbcgov.org/communityservices/Pages/default.aspx

 

Foreclosure Prevention

Palm Beach County

Financial assistance program for eligible homeowners who are facing foreclosure due to unexpected loss of income.

Phone: (561) 233-3600

Web: http://discover.pbcgov.org/HES/Pages/Housing-Mortgage-Programs.aspx

 

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Community Action

Provides financial relief from high-energy costs to prevent service disconnection for eligible families.

Phone: (561) 355-4792

Web: http//discover.pbcgov.org/communityservices/communityaction/Pages/Utility-Assistance.aspx

 

Resources for residents & Neighborhoods

 

Financial assistance

 

Energy/Utility Assistance

City of West Palm Beach

Suspend West Palm Beach sanitation services and/or reduce or suspend services.

Email: publicworks@wpb.org

Phone: (561) 822-2075

 

West Palm Beach Non-Profits Directory

Easily find what you need with a comprehensive list of non-profit organizations providing services and resources during COVID-19.

Web: https://www.wpb.org/our-city/mayor-s-office/covid-19-start-page/covid-19-non-profits-directory

 

West Palm Beach Shops

City of West Palm Beach.

Find a list of local stores offering online ordering, pickup, and delivery, as well as an Interactive Map of available city restaurants and businesses.

Web: https://www.wpb.org/our-city/west-palm-shops

 

211 Helpline

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

211 HelpLine assists callers with crisis counseling, crisis & suicide intervention, information, assessment and referral to community services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Help is always free, confidential, and non-judgmental.

Phone: Phone: Dial 211

Text: Your zip code to 898211

Chat Online: 211palmbeach.org/get-help-now

Web: www.211palmbeach.org

 

Financial Assistance for Independent Living

The Coalition for Independent Living Options

Palm Beach County residents that have at least one person in the home with a documented disability OR are aged over 60 with a documented disability, as well as meet other criteria, may qualify for financial assistance.

Phone: (561) 966-4288, ext. 101

 

Food Assistance Programs

State of Florida

Portal to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) or Temporary Cash Assistance for Families with Children (TANF).

Web: https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/

 

Low Cost Internet and Computers

Internet Essentials by Comcast

Provides affordable computers and internet connection for eligible households.

New customers are allowed two months of free internet service.

Phone: (855) 846-8376

Web: https://www.internetessentials.com/

 

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Community Action

Provides financial relief from high-energy costs to prevent service disconnection for eligible families.

Phone: (561) 355-4792

Web: http://discover.pbcgov.org/communityservices/communityaction/Pages/Utility-Assistance.aspx

 

Reemployment Assistance Benefits

State of Florida

The state of Florida provides temporary, partial income replacement benefits and job assistance resources to unemployed workers who qualify for the program. 

Phone: (800) 204-2418

Web: http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/apply-for-benefits

 

Reemployment Application Assistance

Palm Beach County Libraries

Paper unemployment applications in English, Spanish, and Creole are available to be picked up. Library staff are available to assist applicants by phone, email, and chat.

Web: https://askalibrarian.org/local.php?LibraryName=Palm%20Beach%20County%20Library%20System&DepartmentNumber=22876

 

We’re Open”

WPTV

An online map and list of businesses that are open in Palm Beach County

Web: www.wptv.com/open

 

for residents and families

 

Coffee Break

City of West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority

Weekly live web video show that provides tips and advice from local experts on daily life and community.

Web: https://www.facebook.com/downtownwpb/live

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/919275704

 

“Dining on the Spot”

City of West Palm Beach 

The program will allow the service areas for city restaurants to extend beyond traditional café seating onto designated streets, into parking lots, and into alleyways for pedestrians and patrons to enjoy. Dining on the Spot locations will be open from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm and will be available to dining patrons only. Visit downtown West Palm Beach or Northwood Village to see current restaurants using this program. 

 

If you are a restaurant who wants to utilize this program, please contact EcoDev@wpb.org

 

Downtown restaurants participating website: https://downtownwpb.com/DiningOnTheSpot/

 

DIY Family Event Guide

City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division

The City’s Community Events Division has developed a new “DIY Event Guide.” The content is an effort to help City residents recreate the City’s award-winning events at home due to current social distancing recommendations in light of COVID-19.

Web: www.wpb.org/events

 

FREE Digital & Social Media Services for Children, Families and Seniors

City of West Palm Beach Mandel Public Library

Patrons can call or email librarians to ask reference questions or enquire about local resources. You can also follow on Facebook for Virtual Storytimes, Live book recommendations, Art Class tutorials, Trivia Tuesdays, Ask a Librarian, and Book. Talks: www.facebook.com/mandelpubliclibrary

Email: mpl@wpbcitylibrary.org

Web: www.wpbcitylibrary.org

Online FREE ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, music, graphic novels and more:  www.wpb.org/digitallibrary  

 

“It Starts in Parks”

City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department

Educational DIY arts and crafts video clips.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBStMaSddHhwQxQYnavFltxQhRw_yMEyh

 

Online Library Resources and Activities

City of West Palm Beach Mandel Public Library

Online DIY crafting tutorials and other virtual library resources.

Web: https://www.youtube.com/user/MyCityLibrary/videos

 

“Science in 60 Seconds” Educational Videos

City of West Palm Beach Grassy Waters Preserve

Online educational science videos from the City of West Palm Beach.

Web: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBStMaSddHhzhGw0K4z95KedAKAy6y4gZ

 

Summer Camp Programs

City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department

West Palm Beach is now accepting summer camp registrations for the 2020 season. The usual number of slots in half in accordance with the latest recommendations regarding COVID-19.  Additionally, campers will be required to undergo temperature and health checks, frequent sanitation, follow social distancing protocols and will be placed in groups of no more than 10 individuals. Staff will be required to use proper face masks and campers will be encouraged to do the same.

Phone: (561) 804-4900 (TTY 1-800-955-8771)

Web: www.wpb.org/parks-and-recreation

 

211 Helpline

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

211 HelpLine assists callers with crisis counseling, crisis & suicide intervention, information, assessment and referral to community services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Help is always free, confidential, and non-judgmental.

Phone: Phone: Dial 211

Text: Your zip code to 898211

Chat Online: 211palmbeach.org/get-help-now

Web: www.211palmbeach.org

 

Counseling Services for Youth and Their Families – Free

CINS/FINS Prevention Services

Non-residential Counseling for youth ages 6-17 and their families.

Phone 24/7: (561) 868-4456

 

Counseling Services for Children and Adults

Children’s Home Society

Individual and Family Counseling (IFC) provides services are provided to children and adults struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges, through in home, at school and tele-health counseling

Email referrals to PB_Clinical_Referrals@chsfl.org

Phone (561) 868-4300

 

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via text.

Phone: Text TALK to 741741

 

Digital Learning Information and Resources

Palm Beach County School District

Online-learning information, guides and resources for parents and students.

Web: https://www.palmbeachschools.org/students_parents/digital_learning

 

District Cares Specialty Benefits

Health Care District of Palm Beach County

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County administers the District Cares specialty benefits for eligible patients of the C. L. Brumback Primary Care and Dental Clinics. The specialty benefits are available to uninsured residents of Palm Beach County who do not qualify for any other public assistance health coverage program and who meet income and residency requirements. Applications available online in both English and Spanish.

Phone: (561) 659-1270 (TTY 1-800-955-8771)

Web: https://www.hcdpbc.org/for-patients/health-coverage/district-cares-specialty-benefits

 

Emotional and Spiritual Hotline

The Salvation Army

Emotional and spiritual care hotline is available to all residents 7 days a week from 9 am – 9 pm.

Phone: (844) 458-4673

 

Free Diapers for Babies

The Cotton Bottom Diaper Bank

Provides free diapers, wipes, and potty-training kits to families in need.

Phone: (561) 231-0258

Email: info@cottonbottomdb.org

Web: http://www.cottonbottomdb.org/how-we-can-help/

Donate: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1M9MGV81QGXH3?ref_=wl_share

 

HUB

Hanley Foundation

A comprehensive online tool focused on providing informative, valuable, motivational, and educational articles and videos.

Web: https://hub.hanleyfoundation.org/

 

Mental Health Services and Support

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Residential Treatment and Family Counseling (RTFC) Division

Mental health services provided by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Residential Treatment and Family Counseling (RTFC) Division are now available to the public via Telemental Health.

Education & Training Center: (561) 233-4460

Highridge Family Center: (561) 625-2540

Youth and Family Counseling (YFC): (561) 242-5714

Web: http://discover.pbcgov.org/youthservices/Pages/default.aspx

 

Mental Health Support

Mental Health America PBC

Offers a range of support and information services from virtual support groups and free virtual counseling for uninsured individuals.

Phone: (561) 501-4357

 

Mental Health Support

National Alliance on Mental Illness PBC (NAMI)

NAMI can help navigate individuals or a loved ones experiencing anxiety, depression, loneliness or other mental health challenges to mental health support. Individuals can be connected to a resource or therapist if they are insured or uninsured.

Phone: (561) 588-3477

Web: www.NAMIpbc.org

 

Remote Homework Help for Students (Virtual)

City of West Palm Beach Mandel Public Library

Families can schedule a 30-minute session with the library’s certified teachers to receive help in all subjects and projects. The sessions will take place either by phone or online using Google Hangouts. Families can reserve a spot with a teacher by completing a Google Form, then a library staff member will contact applicants to schedule the session. 

Phone: (561) 868-7701

Web: http://wpbcitylibrary.org/

 

Respite Shelter Program

Safe Harbor

Services are available for youth, ages 10-17, who may be in crisis and need respite; struggling with parents. Counseling available for families. Domestic Violence respite and Probation respite services also available.

Phone 24/7: (561) 868-4456

Web: www.chsfl.org/

 

Veteran Services

Palm Beach Vet Center - West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

The Vet Centers are currently open for Veterans and their families. Meetings with individuals, groups, families and other services are being provided by phone and video. Speak with a counselor or schedule an appointment.

Phone: (561) 442-1201

Web: http://floridavets.org/

National Veteran Crisis Hotline: (800) 273-8255

Florida Veterans Support Line: (844) MyFLVet (693-5838)

 

Virtual Cultural Experiences, Tours & Classes

Palm Beach County Cultural Council

Although many cultural organizations throughout The Palm Beaches are currently closed to the public, the Cultural Council has provided a list of Virtual Cultural Experiences, Tours & Classes perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Web: https://www.palmbeachculture.com/council-news/virtual-palmbeachculture-experiences-tours-classes/

 

“Want to Chat” Program

Drug Abuse Treatment Association (DATA)

The free “Want to Chat” program is available for youth or adults experiencing anxiety, depression or stress and would benefit from learning some coping skills during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, call

Monday through Friday, 8pm – 5pm.

Phone: (561) 844-3556

 

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Serving Our Seniors (SOS)

City of West Palm Beach

Provides temporary assistance for critical needs to low income elderly residents in the city of West Palm Beach. The Program will assist seniors in the event of an emergency and/or financial hardship for eligible activities.

Phone: (561) 804-4970

Web: https://www.wpb.org/government/available-programs-and-incentives

 

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Area Agency on Aging/211

Helpline for seniors ages 60+ for information on food, food stamps, COVID-19 such as testing sites, and questions on Medicare or Medicaid.

Phone: (866) 684-5885

Web: http://www.youradrc.org/

 

Project: VITAL

State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Connects Florida Seniors to Their Families Through Virtual Technology to Help Mitigate the Effects of Social Isolation.

Phone: (850) 414-2004

Web: www.elderaffairs.org

 

Report Abuse or Neglect of Vulnerable Adults

Florida Department of Children and Families

Florida Abuse Hotline: (800) 962-2873

Web: https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/

 

Sunshine Daily Telephone Reassurance

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

Sunshine Daily is a program where seniors, or homebound or disabled individuals, can received a free telephone call to check on their wellbeing.

Phone: Dial 211

Web: https://211palmbeach.org/sunshine

 

Music and Robotic Pet Therapy for People Living with Dementia

Department of Elder Affairs

DOEA has developed an online form to allow individuals or their caregivers to request MP3 Players or a therapeutic robotic cat or dog to combat social isolation and ensure seniors remain engaged during the practice of social distancing to stop the spread of COVID19.

Web: http://www.elderaffairs.org/doea/livable_communities.php

*Then look for the "click here" link in the left margin, under Programs and Services

 

PBSO Senior Assistance Program

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has established a new program to assist our senior residents who are unable to get out of their homes to go to the grocery store or the pharmacy. All orders must be PREPAID.

Phone 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: (561) 688-3918 or (561) 681-7241

Email: nastk@pbso.org or burrelln@pbso.org

Phone after 4:00 pm: (561) 307-5422

Web: http://www.pbso.org/volunteer-help-for-the-elderly/

 

Zoom Training for Seniors

Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity

Older adults can fight social isolation by learning how to navigate Zoom video platform to stay connected with friends and family, accesses learning opportunities, and stay engaged with the community.

Web: https://isl.fsu.edu/article/isl-launches-zoom-initiative-help-older-adults-fight-social-isolation

 

 

 

 

for Children

 

Expanded Learning Opportunities

Primetime Palm Beach County

Online learning resources with wide range of hands-on learning experiences.

Web: https://www.primetimepbc.org/children-youth/elos/

 

Child Care – Free for First Responders

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

Free child care for parents who are first responders or health care workers. This funding is retroactive to April 1, 2020, for children birth to 13 years old, and available regardless of income.

Phone: (561) 514-3300

 

Digital Learning Content 

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast

Free JA content & activities for all grade levels and subjects. Once you join, you can use the content in your Google Classroom.

Email: Kspitzig@juniorachievement.com

Web: https://palmbeachtreasurecoast.ja.org/news/blog/ja-programs-can-integrate-into-your-google-classroom

 

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

PBS For Kids

Guide for parents on how they can talk to their children about the coronavirus pandemic.

Web: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

 

Mom’s DESK: Directory of Educational Sites for Kids

A helpful directory for free online educational resources for kids. Updated weekly.

Web: https://momsdesk.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Resources for Special Needs Children

The Child Mind Institute

Clinical and supportive resources for special needs children and their parents.

Web: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

 

Tele-Health Therapy for Girls

PACE Center for Girls PBC

Pace currently has openings for tele-health therapy services provided through their Reach Program – for any girl residing in Palm Beach County, 8-18 years of age.

Phone: (561) 472-1990

 

Tutoring Services

KLR E-Learning

Virtual tutoring hours available Tuesday through Thursday

Email: klr@klr-consultants.com

 

Virtual Field Trips

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Don’t miss seeing the Zoo from an entirely new perspective.  

Follow on Facebook and Instagram (@palmbeachzoo).

Visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC25LBJw98K0K6r4eTQgtNYQ

 

Virtual Science Programs

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

STEM education resource for our community and beyond.

Follow the latest virtual programming Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @SFScienceCenter.

Web: https://www.sfsciencecenter.org/virtual

 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

 

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Businesses and Economic Assistance Resource Center

The City of West Palm Beach is providing a comprehensive business and economic resource guide including federal, state, and local assistance programs.

Web: https://www.wpb.org/our-city/mayor-s-office/covid-19-updates-and-information/covid-19-and-wpb-businesses/businesses-and-economic-assistance-resource-center

 

Commercial Sanitation Services Suspension Program

Any commercial businesses wishing to suspend sanitation services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may email a request, pursuant to Mayor Keith A. James’ Executive Order 2020-07.

Email: publicworks@wpb.org

Phone: (561) 822-2075

 

COVID-19 Recovery and Assistance Program

The City of West Palm Beach and Downtown Development Authority provides short-term loans to eligible West Palm Beach businesses impacted by COVID-19

Email: EcoDev@wpb.org

Web: https://www.wpb.org/our-city/mayor-s-office/covid-19-updates-and-information/covid-19-recovery-and-assistance-program

 

West Palm Beach Eats Promotion

Promotional efforts to encourage residents to support City businesses through online or phone orders for pickup and delivery. Add your restaurant to the list.

Email: EcoDev@wpb.org

Web: https://www.wpb.org/our-city/west-palm-eats

 

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Business Recovery Resources

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, in partnership with Palm Beach County, local chambers of commerce and municipalities, has launched a comprehensive website to help companies struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic. This website will provide weekly news updates, resources, and will feature a 2 pm Town Hall call every Friday.
Web: https://bizhelppbc.com/

 

PBC CARES Restart Business Grants Program

Palm Beach County businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are planning to reopen may be eligible for grants in amounts up to $25,000. The program’s guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application is accessible through the Palm Beach County website.

Phone: (561) 233-3600

Web: http://pbcgov.com/hes

 

Small Business “Tuesday Tips” Teleconference (Weekly)

Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity

The teleconference will be presented weekly for the small business community and will include tips for sustaining business in response to COVID-19 and other information to support local small businesses.

Email: oebo@pbcgov.org 

Phone: (561) 616-6840

 

Florida programs

 

Florida Emergency Bridge Loan

State of Florida short-term, interest-free working capital loans intended to “bridge the gap” between the time of a catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources.

Phone: (833) 832-4494

Email: FloridaBusinessLoanFund@deo.myflorida.com

Web: http://floridajobs.org/rebuildflorida/businessrecovery

 

Reemployment Assistance Benefits

The state of Florida provides temporary, partial income replacement benefits and job assistance resources to unemployed workers who qualify for the program.

Phone: (800) 204-2418

Web: http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/apply-for-benefits              

 

national programs

 

Small Business Administration

Provides funding options made possible by the federal CARES Act including Paycheck Protection, EIDL Loan Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief.

Email: answerdesk@sba.gov

Web: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

 

federal small business tax provisions

 

Get information on coronavirus (COVID-19) tax relief for businesses and tax-exempt entities.

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-tax-relief-for-businesses-and-tax-exempt-entities

 

loan applications assistance

 

People and consultants that can help you make the right decisions for your business at no cost to you.

 

 

VOLUNTEER TO HELP & stay connected

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Help the city’s USDA Food Box Distributions on Wednesday, June 10, 17 & 24

Duties may include but not limited to: Sorting and organizing donations; Lifting and placing boxes into vehicles; Assisting with traffic flow; Event Set up and Clean Up; Breaking down boxes; Walking/standing for periods of time; Working outdoors Interacting with the general public, volunteers and staff.

WEB: https://volunteer.volunteerflorida.org/opportunity/a0Cf400000UaA3CEAV

 

5 ways to be a good neighbor

  • Make a phone call to your next-door neighbor
  • Create a neighborhood phone tree to check on the elderly and vulnerable
  • Walk around your neighborhood while social distancing
  • Create a neighborhood resource of supplies and materials to share
  • Stay connected with city updates and share them with your neighbors

 

Sign-up to Volunteer to Help

City of West Palm Beach COVID-19 Response Unit (CRU)

West Palm Beach has launched a COVID-19 Response Unit to help our city with the long-term recovery and relief efforts associated with the COVID-19 epidemic.  As part of this effort, volunteers to assist our most vulnerable residents are needed.  If you are interested in volunteering with COVID-19 relief efforts, please visit www.WPB.org/COVID19.

 

Receive the latest news and updates

City of West Palm Beach

Phone: (561) 822-1200 (TTY 800-955-8771) 

Web: www.wpb.org

 

Subscribe to the Insider Newsletter

https://www.wpb.org/government/communications/insider-newsletters

 

#ClosetDeposit Challenge

City of West Palm Beach

The City of West Palm Beach’s COVID-19 Response Unit’s Housing & Homeless group has launched the #ClosetDeposit Challenge to help some of our city’s most vulnerable residents. For those who are able, please consider putting together a care package of hygiene products and dropping them off Tues, Wed, Thurs from 12pm – 5pm at VITA NOVA (2724 N. Australian Ave.).

#WPBCares #ClosetDeposit

 

Coffee Break

City of West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Weekly live web video show that provides tips and advice from local experts on daily life and community.

Web: https://www.facebook.com/downtownwpb/live

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/919275704

 

COVID-19 Community Town Hall Series

West Palm Beach has launched a series of Tele-Town and Virtual Community Town Halls to share resources, programs, and field questions from residents. You can watch the Town Halls online.

Web: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBStMaSddHhzfsNWo12EjpPBCRaeeAluN

 

West Palm Beach Facebook Page- En Español

News and updates on the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook.

Noticias y novedades sobre el Ciudad de West Palm Beach en Facebook.

Facebook: @CityofWestPalmBeachEnEsponol

Web: https://www.facebook.com/CityofWestPalmBeachEnEspanol/

 

West Palm Beach Together Fund

City of West Palm Beach

Donations will be used to satisfy the needs of West Palm Beach citizens and business owners adversely impacted by COVID-19 mitigation. These needs may include meals, housing/rental assistance, and small business assistance.

Web: https://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org/Donors/Give-to-Donor-Funds?fn=WPB+Together+Fund