Healthy Start Family- Our Gratitude Goes Out

On Nov. 8, Florida’s infants, children and families lost a champion with the passing of former Florida first lady Rhea Chiles, widow of Gov. Lawton Chiles. During the early 1990s, the governor and first lady worked tirelessly to persuade the Florida Legislature to enact bipartisan legislation

World Aids Day 2015

The State of Special Needs & Disability in Palm Beach County

Unicorn Children's Foundation will host this important meeting. Seating is limited, please RSVP by November 24.        

Fort Pierce Library’s November ArtSpace Fort Pierce Central Students’ Work

FORT PIERCE – The Fort Pierce Branch Library’s ArtSpace features creative photography from Fort Pierce Central High School students Nov. 3-28. Fort Piece Central High School added photography to its course catalogue just three years ago, and in that short time, Heather Blackmon-Gordon’s students

The 211 Network Agencies of Florida Seek to Coordinate Care for Veterans and their Families

          Florida Combat Veterans' Care Coordination Program The National Council for Behavioral Healthcare conducted a survey and found that veterans face significant barriers to accessing mental health and substance abuse treatment.  These barriers are not necessarily the

Return of three-month limit to SNAP "Food Stamps" will impact our nation's poorest people

Roughly one million of the nation’s poorest people will be cut off SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) over the course of 2016, due to the return in many areas of a three-month limit on SNAP benefits for unemployed adults aged 18-50 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children. These

211’s Demographic Data Report Now Available

October 19, 2015- 211 HelpLine’s Perspective summarizes demographic data and reflects the problems and/or needs of those individuals and families who contacted 211 HelpLine during the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. During this twelve month period 211 staff responded to 104,830 calls

New Mothers Suffering in Silence- One Mother's Dedication to Bring Postpartum Depression & Illness to Light

Shared: from Palm Beach Post POST ON HEALTH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION Wellington woman helps depressed new mothers Jennifer Silliman, a mother herself, co-produces a documentary exploring maternal mental illness. By John Pacenti Palm Beach Post Staff Writer    WELLINGTON — Jennifer

St. Lucie County Continues Free Transit Rides for Students

FORT PIERCE – The pilot project allowing youth to ride fixed-route transit at no cost during summer break was a huge success and the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners has identified funding to extend the Youth Ride Free program year-round. Starting Monday, Oct. 19, anyone under the age