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The Glades Initiative membership is made up of organizations that are either 501(c)3 organizations with a Glades  address, are health and human services organizations that provide services west of 20-Mile Bend, or are local educational institutions or churches, or otherwise have a vested interest in the health and human services program in the Glades area. 


The membership shall reflect a broad representation of health and human service entities that provide services in the Glades. Becoming a member is a formal indication of your commitment to working collaboratively to address the health and human service needs of the Glades community. Membership entitles you to many benefits.  Click our application below to find out more.






The Glades Initiative, Inc. (GI) will serve anyone regardless of age, gender, race or ethnicity. Currently, our resident clients are all low-income, families and individuals, 90% are Haitian or Hispanic/Latino with limited English, low-literacy and limited access to computers.


Membership in The Glades Initiative is open to organizations that are:

  • 501 (c) 3 corporations with Glades addresses; or

  • Health and human service organizations that provide services west of 20-mile bend; or

  • Local educational institutions, churches, subdivisions of the state; or

  • Entities recognized by the Glades Initiative Management Board with a vested interest in the health and human service programs in the Glades area.


As a membership organization, The Glades Initiative will accomplish its mission through:

  • Identifying critical issues and needs affecting the human conditions of residents of the Glades communities

  • Developing community collaborative relationships

  • Strengthening the operational and goverance infrastructure of member organizations

  • Implementing effective responses to the identified needs

  • Advocating on behalf of the community





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