WELCOME TO THE GLADES INITIATIVE

Our Mission

The mission of The Glades Initiative is to improve the coordination and effectiveness of the health and human service delivery system in the Glades area of Palm Beach County.



What We Do

We are the local source selected to identify and coordinate the health and human service needs of the community, as well as develop and encourage collaborative relationships to collectively address the community's needs.

 

Keep In Touch
Sign up for our Community Updates, check out our Community Calendar and dowload our resource guide to stay up to date on happenings in the Glades and available services.

Become A Member

If you're a health and human services provider serving the Glades area, please join us in helping to coordinate services for residents in need.

 

We believe coordination and collaboration result in your ability to serve our most needy residents to have the best services possible.

 

We want and welcome your input into the ever-changing issues and solutions to service provision to the Glades Community.

Latest News

​The Glades Initiative receives Bank of America 2019 Neighborhood Builders award!

The Glades Initiative, Inc. was thrilled to be awarded the Bank of America 2019 Neighborhood Builders award at the official celebration on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at a breakfast held at the Manatee Lagoon. Three of our Board Members, Irene Figueroa, Salesia Smith-Gordon and Julie Swindler were able to attend the event along with our President/CEO, Karis Engle

We were happy to see that in addition to The Glades Initiative award, Habitat for Humanity of PBC was also awarded and will be expanding their housing services in the Glades area.

 

This incredible award will allow The Glades Initiative to increase access to health and human services, increase healthy food access for at-home seniors, and will assist with the expansion of our recently acquired new building.

 

Many thanks to Fab Brumley, and her local Bank of America team, for their ongoing support of our work in the Glades!

 

Bank of America created Neighborhood Builders in 2004 to help non-profits make a bigger impact advancing economic mobility in the communities they serve through building leadership skills, providing flexible funding ($200k) and fostering a peer network.
 

Read our Fall 2019 Newsletter!

​Catch up with The Glades Initiative!

Want to learn what we do here at The Glades Initiative? Click below and read our Fall 2019 Newsletter for the answer!

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The Glades Initiative - Featured in the Palm Beach Post!

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From The Palm Beach Post: "The Glades Initiative improves the quality of life in the Glades community (Pahokee, Belle Glade, and South Bay) by addressing the challenges that might prevent our low-income, underserved residents from accessing medical, health, food, legal and other critical health and human services ... " 

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561.996.3310

Find us: 

141 SE Ave. C 
Belle Glade, FL  33430

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