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Sponsored Programs Spotlight – Center for Child Counseling

What are Sponsored Programs? They are community agencies or programs that have a funding agreement with the Health Care District to provided health or related health services to the uninsured or underinsured resident of Palm Beach County. These services help fulfill our mission to be the health care safety net for the residents of Palm Beach County. Now let’s learn more about one of our Sponsored Programs featured below:

Center for Child Counseling Logo

The Center for Child Counseling was founded in 1999 by Jane Robinson, LMHC, RPT-S, Infant Mental Health Specialist, who recognized the critical need for mental health programs for very young children. The mission of the center is building the foundation for playful, healthful, and hopeful living for children and families in Palm Beach County.

The center offers a child and family-centered approach to eliminating problem behaviors by helping children to develop the skills to do well and parents develop effective strategies for managing difficult behaviors. Crises can and will affect everyone in the family - their approach is to work with the child and parents or caregivers to resolve issues collaboratively.

Their therapists work with parents and children to assess potential problems and explore solutions in order to create healthy and happy relationships. Their services can be provided at their office or center, school, home, or in the community. They focus on treating issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, parent-child relationship problems, difficulty managing anger, behavioral issues at home or school, adjustment to parental separation, and divorce.

Their Child and Family Center located in Palm Beach Gardens Florida, provides a safe, confidential space for families to work on issues. Some of the programs at the center including Child- Parent Psychotherapy, Filial Therapy, Play Therapy, Think: Kids, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a wide range of parenting Interventions including Circle of Security and multiple levels of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P).

To learn more about the Center for Child Counseling’s programs and services or how to access them, call 1-561-244-9499 or visit their website at www.centerforchildcounseling.org.

This Sponsored Program the Health Care District funds is one of the many ways we work to provide health services to keep our community healthy.

Clinics Can Help logo

Clinics Can Help (CCH) was established in 2005 by hospice nurse Owen O’Neill, who recognized the need to provide Durable Medical Equipment (DME) to patients who may not otherwise be able to acquire the expensive equipment for their physical recovery. CCH is a not-for-profit agency, 501(c)3, that helps thousands of adults and children annually.

In the first six months of their funding agreement they assisted 1123 clients with a wide variety of costly DME that are an integral part in helping patients heal, rehabilitate and recover from traumatic and chronic conditions. CCH provides the following equipment and more: traditional and motorized wheelchairs for adults and children, home hospital beds, medical air mattresses, walkers, nebulizers, shower chairs, bedside commodes, incontinent briefs and wound care supplies.

Clinics Can Help accepts gently used and new durable medical equipment from individuals and organizations and makes it available to uninsured or underinsured patients. It is the only organization of its kind in Florida and one of the largest in the U.S. that provides this critical assistance.

To learn more about Clinics Can Help visit their website at www.clinicscanhelp.org

The Sponsored Programs that the Health Care District funds is one of the many ways we work to provide health services to keep our community healthy.

Families First of Palm Beach County logoServing our community for more than 25 years, Families First of Palm Beach County provides child abuse prevention, health, housing, and behavioral health services for families whose life circumstances impact child and family health and stability.

Many of the families served by Families First struggle with domestic violence, homelessness, drug or alcohol abuse, mental or physical health issues or just a change in circumstance that has left them unable to cope.

With eight programs, Families First helps them build on their strengths and designs individualized plans that meet each family's specific needs. The eight programs include:

  • Project Connect is focused on homeless prevention and stabilization for those families who are homeless or living in squalid conditions.

  • Bridges to Success provides safe, affordable housing for those addressing the frequently interrelated problems of chronic homelessness, drug addiction, mental illness, and other disabilities impairing function.

  • Healthy Families helps strengthen families and ensure healthy childhood development.

  • Child First is an intensive early childhood home-visiting intervention that works within an early childhood system of care to decrease the incidence of serious emotional disturbance, developmental and learning problems, and abuse and neglect among high-risk, very young children and their families.

  • TOPWA program helps high-risk pregnant women secure a medical home with the goal of healthy birth outcomes free from HIV and drug exposure.

  • Oasis Project is a collaborative between Families First of Palm Beach County and Genesis Community Health to increase access to healthcare.

  • Kin Support Project educates and empowers grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings caring for a relative’s child by increasing their knowledge and use of community resources and legal services.

  • Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative is a partnership of five established Palm Beach County service providers, each offering its own unique and effective approach to care and treatment. These organizations provide a variety of outpatient services designed for children of all ages, as well as counseling for their parents. Families First of Palm Beach County’s role is to provide individual, child and family therapeutic services for children’s mental health.

The Health Care District’s Sponsored Programs provided funding for the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative to assist uninsured or underinsured children with behavioral health services. We also support the Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women (TOPWA) program to provide assistance to pregnant women in the community.

The Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative program is for caregivers with children 0-5 years old that have had one or more traumatic experiences. The outcome for these children is to improve the attachment and parenting with continued progress in the child healthy development. In addition the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative services at risk or high risk children between the ages of 6-18 years old that are demonstrating risk factors such as poor school performance, emotional, social, mental and behavioral issues. The outcome for these children is to improve on maintaining stability in school, at home and in the community.

TOPWA is a unique street outreach program where our specially trained staff members go out into the community and engage women who may be pregnant and at risk for HIV and substance abuse. The staff provides access to health coverage and prenatal care, free pregnancy and HIV testing, HIV and STD education, and information on community resources. The goals for TOPWA is to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV/AIDS to newborns, lower the risk of substance exposure to newborn infants and to reduce endangerment to newborns.

The mission of Families First of Palm Beach County is to advance the well-being of children and families through high-quality programs in prevention, early intervention, child development, behavioral health, education and advocacy.

For information or assistance provided by Families First of Palm Beach County and their programs visit their website at www.familiesfirstpbc.org or contact them at 561-721-2887.

The Sponsored Programs that the Health Care District funds is one of the many ways we work to provide health services to keep our community healthy.

Florida Community Health Centers logo

Florida Community Health Centers Inc. (FCHC) has been considered a leader in Florida’s primary and preventive health care services since 1976. Comprehensive primary health care services are provided through a network of health centers surrounding Lake Okeechobee with the corporate office centrally located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

FCHC’s mission is to provide accessible, cost effective, high quality, comprehensive, primary and preventive health care to all persons regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances.

FCHC is a designated Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which operates Community Health Centers to service the medically needy and farmworker population of South Central Florida counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee. FCHC has service delivery sites in the cities of Clewiston, Indiantown, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Pahokee, Moore Haven and Stuart.

The Health Care District Sponsored Program’s has a contract with FCHC to provided services to the uninsured Palm Beach county resident at their Pahokee site. The services include primary and preventative adult and pediatric care, women’s health, x-ray, lab and support services.

To learn more about the Florida Community Health Center located in Pahokee Florida, call 561-924-6100 or visit their website at https://www.fchcinc.org/centers/pahokee-center.

The Sponsored Programs that the Health Care District funds is one of the many ways we work to provide health services to keep our community healthy.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies logo

Since 1986, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) Coalition of Palm Beach County seeks to improve birth outcomes by providing access to prenatal care to uninsured or underinsured pregnant women and teens in Palm Beach County.

Their goal is for women to enter prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy so that their babies are born healthy, safe and strong. HMHB serves thousands of pregnant teens and women annually. Of the more than 14,000 babies born in Palm Beach County in 2014, HMHB provided access to care and education to more than 9,000 of the moms who delivered them.

Sponsored Programs assists with funding of the Health Care Navigation program offered by Health Mothers Healthy Babies. The Health Care Navigation program was created to offer hands on assistance to ensure that their clients are receiving consistent and early access to prenatal health care as well as other resources to enhance the birth outcome of their baby.

Their team of compassionate, highly skilled and bilingual Navigators, provide one-to-one assistance to pregnant women, connecting them to necessary services. Services may include assistance in completing applications, translation, interpretation, advocacy and support at prenatal medical appointments. HMHB utilizes on-site staff from the Department of Children and Families which allows their clients to obtain coverage in a timely manner.

Our Health Care Navigators work with Florida Health of Palm Beach County, the Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center (RPICC), the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Economic Self Sufficiency, the Health Care District and other institutions in the county. All of HMHB’s Navigation staff is trained on eligibility and processes for the various programs as well as cultural competency.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies provides other programs and services to pregnant teens and women such as MomCare, CenteringPregnancy™, Community Outreach, Circle of Moms, Teen Mom Mentoring Program, Childbirth Classes, Workshops for Parents, and an Emergency Pantry.

To learn more about Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies and the programs they offer visit their website at www.hmhbpbc.org.

The Sponsored Programs that the Health Care District funds is one of the many ways we work to provide health services to keep our community healthy.

MyClinic logo

MyClinic is an independent, not for profit, free clinic that provides Primary Medical Care to low income uninsured adults and children (age 5 and over) residing mainly in the northern Palm Beach County area. Medical services are provided at the clinic exclusively by volunteer health providers. Patients are scheduled by appointment and referrals are made to specialists as available.

MyClinic offers a referral program for patients who are in need of dental services. The MyClinic Dental Referral Program consists of a network of dentists in our community who will treat registered MyClinic patients at no charge as part of the Volunteer Healthcare Provider Program.

Jupiter Medical Center provides laboratory, imaging services including screening mammograms and Diabetes Education to the patients of MyClinic at no charge as well as administrative and other technical support to the clinic.

MyClinic’s goal is to be a true Medical Home that improves overall health and quality of life for its patients. During the Sponsored Program’s 2016 fiscal year the funding assisted the clinic in providing medical/dental services to 1959 patients with 3189 visits.

To learn more about My Clinic located in Jupiter Florida, call 561-203-7511 or visit their website.

The Sponsored Programs that the Health Care District funds is one of the many ways we work to provide health services to keep our community healthy.

Project Access logo

Project Access is a coordinated system of volunteer physician care, hospital care and diagnostic services for the low-income uninsured residents of Palm Beach County.

The program is administered by the Palm Beach County Medical Society Services, Inc., a 501(c) 3 corporation. The program also provides free preventive, personalized care and focuses on wellness through prevention and early detection of Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart diseases. Project Access provides a short term plan with a long-term solution.

While patients are under Project Access care, the staff works with them to find other ongoing medical coverage within a 1 year period.

The mission of Project Access is to obtain access to health care for the uninsured residents of Palm Beach County. Over 700 volunteer physicians and providers have participated.

The program, in the first six months of our Sponsored Program funding agreement, served 440 clients helping them to access health care services. Clients obtained 1825 visits to receive assistance with enrollment and health care navigation, Triple Aim Diabetes care coordination and specialty care appointments.

Before being accepted as a Project Access participant, individuals undergo a screening process to determine eligibility. In order to be eligible, the patients must:

  • Be a resident of Palm Beach County.
  • Have income that does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • Not qualify for any federal, state or county health coverage.

To learn more about PB County Medical Society Services – Project Access visit their website.

The Sponsored Programs that the Health Care District funds is one of the many ways we work to provide health services to keep our community healthy.

Seeing the World logo


Seeing the World
was established in 2009, and is a 501(c) 3 Organization providing comprehensive eye examinations, refractions and glasses to children ages 3 to 18 years old in low income areas with no form of health insurance.

Seeing the World is a private charity and receives part of its funding from the Sponsored Programs at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.

Their amazing team of doctors, opticians, ophthalmic technicians, ancillary staff and volunteers believe that all children deserve a chance at learning, and vision is a vital part of the learning process. The team’s services are provided by using state of the art portable, and high tech equipment.

Seeing the World is providing eye exams, glasses and medical eye care services on site at several of our C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics. The children being referred and screened for services at the clinic reside in Palm Beach County, are between the ages 3 to 18 years old and are uninsured or underinsured.

One of the ways services may be obtained or referred is from the child’s pediatrician at the Brumback Clinics. If the parent or child expresses a concern regarding the child’s vision, the pediatrician can refer them for services.

To learn more about Seeing the World’s services and how to access them, call 1-877-588-2680 or visit their website.

The Sponsored Programs that the Health Care District funds is one of the many ways we work to provide health services to keep our community healthy.

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