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Events and News

 

Super Bowl Party for the City - Sunday, February 5th, 2012
Festivities with heart are scheduled on Super Bowl Sunday in Palm Beach County! Reach out the the homeless and view Super Bowl XLVI on a big screen at Chapel By The Lake! Partnered with local faith based organizations, The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County is a co-sponsor of this event. Event and free services open at 4:30 p.m. offering free haircuts, foot washing, free clothes, free identification cards, and free medical assessments. Representatives from Project Homeless Connect, the Homeless Outreach Team (H.O.T.), StandDown House will be present along with resources from many other ministries and agencies. A hot BBQ dinner with sides, dessert and drinks will will be served at 6:00 p.m.

To view the Super Bowl Party for the City flyer click here

National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day
The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County held a candlelight memorial at Currie Park in West Palm Beach at 5:30pm on december 21st to remember the homeless persons who died in 2011 in Palm Beach County. The service was part of the National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day tribute, sponsoted by the National Coalition for the Homeless. Each year, since 1990, the National Coalition has sponsored National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day to bring attention to the crisis of homelessness and to remember our homeless friends who passed on in struggle. Traditionally, ceremonies nationwide are held on December 21st, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. In many cases, these memorials are the only commemoriation of the life and passing of these 'invisible' persons.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor, community leaders, AmeriCorps VISTA staff, along with friends, family, advocates and service providers lit candles in remberance. Homeless/Formerly Homeless speakers read aloud the names of men, women and young adults who died unnoticed in our midst. A bell rang for each name read.
This service was part of the many activities and goals implemented by the Homeless Coalition and the Homeless Advisory Board's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.

MLK Day of Service - Monday, January 16th, 2012 ..."What are you doing for others?"
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County and AmeriCorps VISTA staff will connect communities and volunteers in service to actualize a serenity garden at the Homeless Resource center. The Homeless Coalition will join in nationwide consciousness to answer the Presidents national call to service initiative. SAmericans from all walks of life will work together to provide solutions to our nations most pressing problems. In Palm Beach County, homelessness is a growing crisis affecting our men, women, families, children and elderly. The Homeless Coalition is a leader in execution of the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, stongly grounded in the mission to end homelessness in Palm Beach County.
As a measure of goodwill between the site and the community, affilited volunteers and 70 student volunteers from Florida Atlantic University will be sent out to clean litter debris around the resource center. Neighborhood beautification will occur concurrently with landscape revival anbd planting in the garden. MLK Day of Service provides the opportunity to complere Phase I of the two phase outdoor space projects for the Homeless Resource Center. Phase II focusing on to actualization of a vegetable garden will take place at a future date in 2012.

Commemorative bricks will also be placed in the pathways within and leading to the serenity garden and vegetable garden.
To purchase a brick and leave a legacy of support in ending homelessness click here

Volunteers and sponsors are needed for this event!

For a volunteer application click here

“Handup” Campaign to End Panhandling in Palm Beach County
The Homeless Advisory Board is working with and supporting the Sheriff’s campaign to end panhandling in Palm Beach County. The Sheriff’s message concerns safety of those panhandling in busy intersections and the fact that money donated on street corners may not make a difference in the life of one person. Lives are not changed on street corners, there is a better way to give.  On TheHomelessPlan.org website is a listing of area providers who provide services to help those in need in our community.  Donations are also accepted on the website as well as texting "IGAVE" to 20222 and will go directly to help those who are almost homeless or experiencing homelessness. 

Project Homeless Connect - Friday, March 16th, 2012
The Homeless Coalition and HAB will be hosting Project Homeless Connect in Delray Beach. The event will offer homeless or at risk of being homeless individuals and families a one-stop location to receive free resources and information. Lunch will be provided. Free items such as clothing, food, haircuts, HIV testing, medical screening, and toiletries will be offered. There will also be a bike repair clinic and a few available free bikes. Partner providers will offer information about their programs and resources available. The Palm Beach County Homeless Outreach Team will be on hand to offer assessments and placement for those who want to end their homelessness. Free entertainment and a children's area will be available. Volunteers and sponosrs are needed for this event.

For a volunteer application click here

Provider Spotlight
Each month a provider who offers homeless or hunger services will be spotlighted. The spotlight will feature an article about the provider and the services they offer. This month's spotlight is on TheHomeless Coalition of Palm Beach County and the services they offer. Find out more about this provider by clicking here

 

Events and News

 

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Super Bowl City Party...> read more

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“Handup” Campaign to End Panhandling in Palm Beach County ...> read more

Volunteer for Project Homeless Connect...> read more

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Homeless Plan video 1

Why are people homeless?
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