United Way Palm Beach County manages the Special Needs Equipment Fund on behalf of the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. The fund purchases durable medical equipment for children with special needs, ages 0-17, who reside in Palm Beach County when no other funding is available.
Equipment purchased by the Fund should specifically enhance mobility, communications (speech or hearing), vision, or be medically necessary. All applications are required to include a letter from a trained medical professional stating that the equipment is medically necessary. Some items that are commonly purchased by the Fund include wheelchairs, strollers, bath and shower chairs, and toileting equipment.
Before applying to the Special Needs Equipment Fund, applicants are required to contact Clinics Can Help (www.clinicscanhelp.org) to learn whether free, appropriate equipment can be acquired through that agency (561-640-2995). Please review the Fund guidelines before submitting an application. For additional information or questions about the application, please contact Shayene Weatherspoon, Director of Community Impact, at (561) 375-6639.
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Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County promotes self-sufficiency and improves the quality of life of migrant/seasonal farmworkers and other people in need through education, advocacy, and access to services.
The mission of Alpert Jewish Family Service is to serve the community and fulfill its obligation of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).
FLIPANY aims to build health equity through healthy meals, nutrition education, mentored physical activities, and wellness initiatives.
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The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County delivers outreach, education, consultation, free legal services, interventions, in-depth case examination, workshops, and educational materials to both military veterans and low-income individuals in Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County Medical Society Services increases access to quality health care for the uninsured. Individuals with urgent medical needs connect to specialists and other medical service providers willing to serve the uninsured at no charge.
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services provides services such as food distribution and creates opportunity for social-emotional health and interpersonal skills by participating in a nurturing, stable relationship with a mentor.
T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society connects high school students interested in medical and STEM careers with ethnically and culturally diverse healthcare professionals to encourage and support a culturally competent medical workforce.
The Children’s Healing Institute provides a strong, consistent support system for at-risk families, ultimately to protect children. Each family is matched with a highly qualified mentor who teaches non-violent parenting practices and strives to improve the parent’s ability to meet the basic needs of their family.
The Salvation Army offers housing for eligible male Veterans at the agency’s Center of Hope complex. Supplemental services include intensive case management, clothing, transportation, and life and job skills training, among others.
United Community Options serves children and adults with a wide range of needs and abilities including physical, intellectual, and neurological disabilities, as well as developmental delays and developmental disabilities.
Youth Empowered to Prosper develops the mindset and skillset of challenged youth ages 13 to 22 through mentorship and real-life experiences focused on character-building, education and leadership, job and money management, uplifting others and personal wellness.