Helpful Tips

PALM BEACH COUNTY YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO RESUME FREE IN-PERSON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

In accordance with Palm Beach County entering Phase 2, Step 1 reopening, mental health services provided by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Residential Treatment and Family Counseling (RTFC) Division will resume in-person services beginning September 21. Palm Beach County Youth Services continues to adhere to the CDC guidelines. Telehealth services will continued to be offered, based on client preference.

 

The RTFC Division provides Palm Beach County residents free family and individual therapy; parent training services; a certified trauma-informed care treatment program; weekly remote trainings on a variety of mental health topics; community-based services including assessments, school-based behavioral health services; and a court diversion program providing case management, case planning, referral advocacy and mediation.

 

Licensed therapists, social workers and psychologists can help by addressing the following areas:

 

  • adjustment to virtual/in-person schooling
  • anxiety, grief, depression
  • traumatic stress responses
  • parent-child relationships
  • school and behavioral concerns
  • self-esteem, bullying
  • isolation, loneliness
  • communication and social skills
  • emotion regulation
  • family violence

 

Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM, with locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach and Belle Glade. Mental health services are offered in person or virtually, via Zoom Video and available in English, Spanish, French and Creole. Pease call 561-625-2540 to schedule an intake appointment.

For more information, including a full list of mental health services provided by Palm Beach County Youth Services, please visit https://discover.pbcgov.org/youthservices/Pages/default.aspx.

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HAVING TROUBLE PAYING YOUR FPL BILL? HELP MAY BE AVAILABLE.

Did you know that help may be available if the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for you to pay your FPL bill? FPL is continuing to suspend disconnections for nonpayment and is working to connect customers who qualify with local, state and federal financial assistance. In some cases, program requirements have been modified, which makes more customers eligible. Please call FPL directly at 800-226-3545 to discuss your situation.

 

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Best Practice Requirements For Businesses During Phase 1 Reopening

If you own a salon or barber shop, gym or fitness center, or a restaurant, and would like to review the mandatory measures and best practices during the ongoing phase of the governor's reopening plan, please click on the appropriate link below.  

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GRANT AND LOAN OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN-OWNED AND MINORITY-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Please visit the websites of the organizations below to learn if any of these opportunities are right for you and your business.

 

The Tory Burch Foundation’s website is serving as a resource hub for women-led small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Hello Alice, a free, multichannel platform that helps businesses launch and grow, is offering $10,000 grants to small business owners impacted by COVID-19.

 

IFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform, is giving micro-grants to women-run businesses.

 

The Red Backpack Fund, backed by Spanx founder Sara Blakely, is donating $5,000 grants to 1,000 female entrepreneurs. The fund is accepting applications in cycles starting on May 4, June 1, July 6 and August 3. 

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Food Pantry And Clothes Closet Available In Lake Park

Club 100 Charities, in partnership with Bethlehem Baptist Church, operates a drive-up food pantry every Tuesday from 10:00 AM to Noon. Clients must bring a photo ID, and are allowed to receive food two Tuesdays per month. Club 100 also offers free clothing for all ages through their Community Clothes Closet. The food pantry is at Bethlehem Baptist Church, which is located at 425 Crescent Drive. For additional information, or to make a donation, please call 561-601-8211.

 

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UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY CREATES FOOD FINDER MAP

United Way of Palm Beach County has created a Food Finder map in response to COVID-19 in order to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them in a quick and accessible way. Through collaboration with several community partners including Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Food Bank, Feeding South Florida, FLIPANY, Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Living Hungry, and Hospitality Helpings Hands, information on sites offering food services was collected and uploaded to the Palm Beach County Food Finder map. United Way of Palm Beach County will update this resource weekly. 

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PALM BEACH COUNTY LAUNCHES BIZHELPPBC

Palm Beach County has launched BizHelpPBC, a county-wide resource for all 39 municipalities with business-focused information regarding COVID-19. The site contains resources designed to assist companies through any challenges, and new information is added daily. Please visit https://bizhelppbc.com/ to learn more.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19 IS STILL AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CARES ACT

LOCAL BANKS CAN ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR APPLICATION EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ACCOUNT

If you are a business owner who needs help to pay your employees and your bills because of COVID-19, local area banks may be able to help you get the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funding you need to keep your business viable and maintain your workforce. Did you know that not all banks require a bank account to provide you with application assistance? Plus, if the funds are administered correctly, you do not have to pay back the money you receive.

Local banks in Lake Park include (in alphabetical order), but are not limited to, Bank of America (561-472-5451), BB&T (561-842-4841), Comerica (800-266-3742), Flagler Bank (561-841-3868), PNC Bank (561-842-4266), TD Bank (561-841-1445) and Wells Fargo (561-838-5312).

In addition to the PPP, other programs may be available to you. Information is available at https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-lo....

The Town of Lake Park is dedicated to providing our local businesses with helpful information and resources, especially during this difficult time. Please contact us at 561-881-3221 to ensure we have the correct telephone number and email address for your business.

*Please note, the Town of Lake Park is not affiliated with the Small Business Administration or any banks or other financial institutions, and does not endorse or take responsibility for their procedures or actions. This information is provided solely as a means to help ensure Lake Park business owners are aware of the opportunities available to them.*

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Nonprofit Organizations Can Apply For The PPP Through The Florida Community Loan Fund

Nonprofits can now apply for a Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program loan through Florida Community Loan Fund's (FCLF) nonprofit SBA lending partner, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF).

 

FCLF Staff is available to answer questions about the program and coach applicants through the process to ensure their applications are complete. CRF is a fellow nonprofit CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution). This new partnership brings together FCLF's knowledge and experience with lending to Florida nonprofits, and CRF's experience as an SBA-qualified lender.

 

Applicants do not need to be existing FCLF borrowers to apply, and loan applications of any size are welcome. For more information, visit https://fclf.org/paycheck-protection-program.

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Energy-Saving Tips And Available Resources From FPL

People are spending more time at home because of the current health crisis, which means they are using more energy. Florida Power & Light has created the attached list of useful tips to help customers manage their energy use. For those who are having difficulty paying their FPL bill, available resources can be found at FPL.com/Help or by calling 1-800-226-3545.

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