Florida Atlantic University/Northwest Community Health Alliance at U.B. Kinsey Educational & Community Center is located at 720 8th Street in West Palm Beach. FAUCHC provides an array of services, directed by advanced practice nurses in collaboration with other health care providers to provide services that are community, family and person centered. FAUCHC is certified by the American Diabetes Association to provide diabetes self-management training to patients, families and community members.
FAUCHC values the establishment and ongoing authentic relationship with Mental Health America, Palm Beach County; Children Home Society; Jump for Joi; Palm Beach Atlantic University, our community partners. The Community Outreach Team travels throughout Palm Beach County to provide services right where people work and live. We provide early identification of physical, mental and chronic illness through health care screenings. Our dedicated team of professionals work with many partners to build strong and healthy communities.
Our center is dedicated to our community and its improvement of lifestyle choices. To create the optional outcomes for our clients and families we manage complex psychosocial, medical, and economic co-morbidities. We have joined forces with multiple community partners to increase resources that will reduce risk and improve health. This allows us to serve as your liaison between various organizations by removing barriers and enhancing support, not only in healthcare, but also with safety concerns.
Bridges, implemented by the Children Home Society, is a community-base program offer programs and services that address the specific needs of under-served mothers and their families. In addition, Bridges offer parenting workshops, tips for raising young children, and healthy ways to help their child grow and learn. Bridges also assists their clientele with finding other community resources which they may need.
As part of the Northwest Community Health Alliance Clinic, Florida Atlantic University School of Nursing, with support from Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, provide health and behavioral health services for residents. FAU School of Nursing also provide an enriching learning environment for student development, faculty research, and faculty practice.
Palm Beach Atlantic University provide volunteer staffing assistance from students enrolled in the the Workship program. Workship is a national community outreach program that responds to human needs within the community and the world. In 2013, Palm Beach Atlantic University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church has been involved with the PBA “Worship” program since 2006.
The goal of Mental Health America of Palm Beach County is to create a supportive culture where people with mental health conditions live openly and are valued. We connect people to care and support, build awareness, and fight to make mental health a public priority. We provide direct care and support through our Phoenix Club program and Peer Place Community Support Centers, and navigation to other community-based mental health services through our Mental Health GPS program.
Phoenix Club is designed to provide mental health services to individuals who are experiencing homelessness in the city of West Palm Beach. Phoenix Club members are able to receive one-on-one support, connection to mental health resources, and help with navigating the system of mental health and homelessness.
At our three Peer Place Support Centers, located throughout Palm Beach County, members interact and socialize with fellow members and their trained Recovery Support Mentors. Through daily groups, one-on-one peer coaching, and social connection, members receive mental health support and learn skills that assist them in their recovery.
Our Mental Health GPS program helps individuals navigate community-based mental health services in Palm Beach County. These services can be accessed in-person at our Fern Street location, or by telephone through our Helpline (561) 801-4357.
The Links Educational Arts Program – LEAP, was developed to create a safe and nurturing environment for students of the African diaspora, in Palm Beach County, that facilitates and promotes artistic discovery while instilling confidence in their artistic capability. LEAP is committed to increasing and expanding art activities for students of the African diaspora and/or the under-served student to matriculate through the Palm Beach County School of the Arts programs. LEAP consists a 6 week preparatory sessions focused on students who already exhibit a keen eye for visual arts but may need supplemental coaching and instruction to hone their capabilities as well as 4 week intensive audition preparatory sessions. Students are selected from community partner schools within Palm Beach County. The program is focused on art exploration through creative exercises, still life drawing and sculpture while infusing digital literacy, science, math and reading components. The instruction is intended to supplement preparation for the audition process for 3rd, and 4th grade students leading into their 5th grade audition year for a middle school arts program. This program is presented in partnership with The West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter of the Links, Inc. and The Tabernacle Learning Center at the U.B. Kinsey Educational and Community Center.
Jump for Joi, inc. is a Community based non-proﬁt dedicated to intergenerational Holistic wellness for underserved BIPOC in the Historic Northwest Community of West Palm Beach. Our programs offer Mind Body Interventions of Yoga and Meditation, as well as Arts and Education for participants from ages 6-86. Our mission is to foster greater behavioral, mental and physical health by means of creative expression via the Arts, technology, and movement.
As stress, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), and racial and economic disparities are known causes of trauma, and poor health outcomes, Jump for Joi is proud to be a part of a community driven system network devoted to whole person solutions that treat mind, body, and spirit. Our programs are all culturally relevant, and trauma informed.