Upcoming Events and Announcements

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The Caridad Center

P.E.T. Program 

Please mark your calendars as a reminder that...

On the 3rd Thursday of every month we provide FREE Glucose, Blood Pressure, and HIV Screening.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

No registration required

For more information...www.caridad.org


Interested in Coaching? Positions open at both Smith Farms and Abacoa locations.
If you can commit to one or both days at either location and
are a female over the age of 21, please fill out our Inquiry Form.
In the form, in the "skills" section, tell us which location you'd like to coach, as well as any skills you'd like to share.
More about coaching If we contact you about coaching, you will need to complete a formal registration form and background check (at no cost to you). Thank you!

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The Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County has released the dates for a number of upcoming workshops. Topics include tools for the management of bipolar disorder, and strategies for helping children and families cope with violence.  To learn more or register for a session, please visit http://www.mhapbc.org.

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Palm Beach County

Substance Awareness Coalition

Have a new number...

(561) 374-7627

Richard Kahn Melanoma Foundation

A picture is worth a thousand words...or can save a thousand lives!

Each March, the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation rolls out its Melanoma Monday Art Contest in Schools, signaling the countdown to the nationwide awareness of melanoma in May. What could be better than to prepare students for the long hot summer that follows, and the dangers of over exposure to UV rays, with an engaging art project, and a group discussion? With education, melanoma is almost 100% preventable.

The age appropriate art projects and their supporting documents can be found on the Richard David Kann Melanoma website. Teachers who take on a leadership role can implement this fun and educational project, which empowers students and staff to make critical sun safe choices for healthy lives. There are prizes for winning students, teachers, and schools.

This video was created with the help of The Education Network in Palm Beach County, Florida, and Ric Blackwell.  Watch as teacher, and melanoma survivor Diana Absatz, speaks passionately about the need for sun safety education for all students. Everyone is surely a winner!


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As a 501 (C) 3 non-profit agency, 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is into its fifth decade of providing a team of specially trained staff to assist callers through its 211 Help Line with crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information, assessment and referral to community service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

211 is an easy to remember 3-digit number to access available services. 211 help line and crisis line are available to individuals of all ages and are free, confidential, and available 24/7.

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High Quality and Comprehensive Evidence-Based Addiction
and Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program for Adults

Licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA), our residential adult treatment center in Fort Myers, Florida offers
inclusive dual diagnosis and addiction treatment in a serene waterfront setting. Mindful of the
relationship between substance abuse and mental health disorders, our Fort Myers facility offers
dual diagnosis to address underlying conditions through cutting edge and evidence-based treatment
modalities such as cognitive testing, biofeedback, pharmacogenetic testing and cognitive behavioral
Sovereign’s Fort Myers facility stays in line with the company philosophy by individualizing
treatment plans to the patient, specializing in holistic brain wellness techniques such as
residential detoxification options and alternative therapies for overall health. We also offer
continuing care and alumni services to help patients stay on the path of recovery.

Summary of Services

Locations: Florida, Texas, Arizona, Utah, California

Contact: Quentin Hennessey, Local S. Fl. Outreach Consultant

Direct Lines 954-573-5826 or 561-262-4898,  Fax-561-658-3835

Levels of Care: Detoxification, Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP),    Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)-housing provided

Specialties: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorders

Clients: Adult, Adolescent (12-17 years old), Families

Insurances: All Insurances Accepted, Private Pay Options Available

Sovereign Health Group 855-976-1898

FLIPANY”s Cooking matters Programs

These classes are funded through a grant from Prime Time Palm Beach County.
The following after school programs will be participating:

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  • Gains Park Community Center
  • Berkshire Elementary
  • Palmetto Elementary
  • North Grade Elementary

Classroom assistant volunteers are always needed and welcomed.
Contact: Chef Christine Matotek at 954-505-6248 or email at CMATOTEK@FLIPANY.org