Help in Hard Times & e-Gov Services

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.

Homeless Services

Palm Beach County Phillip Lewis Center at

Address: Senator Philip D. Lewis Center
1000 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: 561-904-7900
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

Address: 1250 Southwinds Drive, Lantana 33462.
See map: 

Fla. Dept. of Health Services

The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County at
810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 
Ph: 561-355-4663

Also find them on Facebook at

Society of St. Vincent de Paul/PB District Council at

"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


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

Employ Florida Job Marketplace at

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
This page contains links to websites that offer a variety of free online learning and training courses that you can use to expand your knowledge and skills. at
This website will permit job searches by particular city, state, and zipcode.
Jobfinder at the Palm Beach Post at

The Riley Guide at
The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professional will find information here to help them also.

Local County Resources


211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast at
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

Daily Business Review at

Daily South Florida Business and Legal News
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
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
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
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach / Treasure Coast, Inc. is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of all seniors and their caregivers in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties.

The Palm Beach Post at
Palm Beach County and national news, classifieds, etc.

School District of Palm Beach County at

Government Services (Medicaid, Immigration, Food Stamps, etc.) 

Citizenship and Immigration Services: Appointments at
Available in many languages.
InfoPass is a free, easy and convenient Internet-based system that allows the public to make an appointment to speak with an Immigration Information Officer. If you or someone you know has a complex immigration issue that is best handled in person by a trained immigration officer, InfoPass is for you! Instead of waiting in line—go online!

Citizenship and Immigration: General Information at
At this site you can view your case status and find general information.

Get I-94 Info -- U.S. Customs and Border Patrol at
"This website provides limited access to arrival and departure date records of nonimmigrant aliens entering and departing the United States."

Discount Prescription Drug Card at
The Florida Discount Drug Card is designed to lower the cost of prescriptions for Florida residents who qualify. Please visit their website for more inforamtion.

Drivers' License and Vehicle Registration at
From this site you can check yoru drivers' license, make changes to it, and make an appointment at a drivers' license office, along with other services.

Elderly Assistance at
The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

Florida Courts Self-Help Center at
Among other information, you will be able to access information for local self-help centers, free and low-cost legal aid, and family law forms for use in dissolution, paternity, child support, name change, and grandparent visitation cases. The forms are up-to-date, in engrossed (ready to use) format, with all amendments incorporated. All forms are provided free of charge by the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida KidCare at
Through Florida KidCare, the state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working.

Food Stamps and Medicaid at
The ACCESS Florida Program is responsible for public assistance eligibility determination and ongoing case management of Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance and Medicaid.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at
Forms and Frequently accessed Publications from the IRS.

Law Enforcement at
Search their various databases of Sexual Offenders, Criminal History Records, Missing Persons and more.

Social Security at
Apply for Social Security online or over the phone

WIC Program at
WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care.