UPDATE June, 2016: those needing Social Security services can obtain assistance at the renovated offices at 801 Clematis Street, Suite 2, in West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach County Phillip Lewis Center at http://www.pbcgov.com/communityservices/programs/humanservices/homeless/homelessservices.htm
Address: Senator Philip D. Lewis Center
1000 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Kim Parnett/Wendy Olds, Casework Supervisors
Leave a message with your name and phone number and wait for the Center to return your call and assess your case.
Florida Dept. of Health Lantana-Lake Worth Health Center Emergency Preparedness/Hurricane Shelter Information at http://palmbeach.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/index.html
Address: 1250 Southwinds Drive, Lantana 33462.
The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County at http://www.homelesscoalitionpbc.org/
810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homelesscoalitionpbc
Society of St. Vincent de Paul/PB District Council at http://www.svdp-palmbeach.org/index.html
"The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to aiding those less fortunate. Established in West Palm Beach we have aided the less fortunate in all of Palm Beach County for over 50 years. Many of those we helped were able to get back on their feet and start their lives a new."
Money Geek's Navigating College (for homeless and low income students) at
Career OneStop at http://www.careeronestop.org/
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.
Connect/Re-employment Assistance/Unemployment Assistance --
Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity at https://connect.myflorida.com/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX
Employ Florida Job Marketplace at https://www.employflorida.com/
Employ Florida links all of Florida's state and local workforce services and resources. The partners are Workforce Florida, the state policy and oversight board, and the Agency for Workforce Innovation, the state agency which administers workforce funds. At the local level, there are 24 regional workforce boards that administer more than 80 "one-stop centers." The Employ Florida toll free number is 1-866-FLA-2345.
Employ Florida Online Learning Resources at https://www.employflorida.com/learning.asp
Indeed.com at http://www.indeed.com
This website will permit job searches by particular city, state, and zipcode.
Jobfinder at the Palm Beach Post at http://www.palmbeachpost.com/s/jobs/
The Riley Guide at http://www.rileyguide.com/
Local County Resources
211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast at http://www.211palmbeach.org/
A service of 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast provides information, assessment, referral, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, and suicide intervention, via the telephone 24 hours a day/365 days a year.
511 Traffic Info at http://www.fl511.com/
Daily Business Review at http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/
Daily South Florida Business and Legal News
Health Care/Local Clinics with Free/Low Cost Services at http://lantanalittlelist.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/health-news-free-and-low-cost-health-care-in-palm-beach-county/
See the list of local Palm Beach County clinics on our library blog, compiled with information from the Palm Beach Post.
Hurricane Preparedness and Response for Florida Public Libraries at http://www.hurricanes.ii.fsu.edu/
This user-friendly web portal, hosted at Florida State University, covers many aspects of public library hurricane response and recovery.
Palm Beach County Department of Health at http://www.pbchd.com/
The Health Department is a service organization responsible for the health of over a million residents in Palm Beach County. The Department of Health sponsors programs that provide care for the medically indigent population of the County. These programs include free immunization programs for children and parental education.
Palm Beach Area Agency on Aging at http://www.myanswersonaging.org/
The Palm Beach Post at http://www.palmbeachpost.com/
School District of Palm Beach County at http://www.palmbeachschools.org/
Government Services (Medicaid, Immigration, Food Stamps, etc.)
Citizenship and Immigration Services: Appointments at http://infopass.uscis.gov/
Citizenship and Immigration: General Information at http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
Discount Prescription Drug Card at http://www.floridadiscountdrugcard.com/
Drivers' License and Vehicle Registration at https://www.pbctax.com/driver-licenses
Elderly Assistance at http://www.aoa.gov/
Florida Courts Self-Help Center at http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/family/self_help/map.shtml
Florida KidCare at http://www.floridakidcare.org/
Food Stamps and Medicaid at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/
Law Enforcement at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/home.aspx
Social Security at https://www.ssa.gov/retire/apply.html
WIC Program at http://www.floridawic.org/