Help in Hard Times

      FYI: those needing Social Security services can obtain assistance at the
      Palm Beach County Road Lantana Branch Library at
      4020 Lantana Road (at the corner of Lantana & Lawrence Roads)
      Ph: 561-304-4500

      Hours for Social Security Office:
      Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. -- 2 p.m.


      Jobs
       
      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.

      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
      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.

      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  http://hotjobs.palmbeachpost.com/

      The Riley Guide at http://www.rileyguide.com/
      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 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.

      211 Community Resources Online at  http://www3.irissoft.com/cics/
      Where to turn to for help.

      511 Traffic Info at http://www.fl511.com/
      Daily Business Review at http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/
      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 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 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 http://www.palmbeachpost.com/
      Palm Beach County and National News

      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/
      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 http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
      At this site you can view your case status and find general information.

      Discount Prescription Drug Card at http://www.floridadiscountdrugcard.com/
      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 http://oasis.hsmv.state.fl.us/
      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 http://www.aoa.gov/
      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 http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/family/self_help/map.shtml
      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 http://www.floridakidcare.org/
      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 http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/
      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 http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/
      Forms and Frequently accessed Publications from the IRS.

      Law Enforcement at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/home.aspx
      Search their various databases of Sexual Offenders, Criminal History Records, Missing Persons and more.

      Unemployment Benefits at http://www.floridajobs.org/Unemployment/
      Unemployment insurance provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.

      WIC Program at http://www.floridawic.org/
      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.

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