The Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) Community Action Program invites the public to attend one of its community conversations to discuss the effects of living in poverty, as well as the gaps and unmet needs in Palm Beach County. These conversations will be used to determine the needs of the community and develop a plan that would promote, fund and provide programs for residents to achieve economic stability and reduce incidence of poverty for children, adults and seniors who reside in Palm Beach County.
Community conversations sessions:
- October 16 – 1440 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Riviera Beach from 9 to 10 a.m.
- October 17 – 1699 Wingfield Street, Lake Worth from 9 to 10 a.m. and at UB Kinsey Community Center located at 720 8th Street, West Palm Beach from 6 to 8 p.m.
- October 18 – St. John Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall located at 900 N. Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton Beach from 6 to 8 p.m.
- October 19 – Belle Glade Civic Center located at 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade from 9 to 10 a.m.
Online Survey – Consumers who are unable to attend the sessions can submit their answers in a short survey form. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Creole and can be accessed at https://bit.ly/2y9LTPJ.
“The feedback and suggestions received at these sessions will help determine the service areas needed to maximize effectiveness of a system of care in order to reduce poverty in the county,” said Palm Beach County Community Services Department Director James Green. “We believe that this is the first step towards creating a network that supports systemic change and increases economic stability for low-income families.”