In these uncertain times, we are trying to maintain a sense of community and togetherness as we "social distance" from each other. We encourage you to reach out if you are feeling alone, if you're in need, or if you just want to let us know how you're doing. We also want to hear from you if you would like to help others!
211 Palm Beach & Treasure Coast
Dial 2-1-1 if you are in crisis feel anxious, out of control, or suicidal, or just need to talk.
Or, visit the website for an expansive list of other resources at www.211palmbeach.org.
Addiction and Recovery Care
Florida Department of Children and Families
COVID-19 & Suicide- Prevention Tips Click Here
Sunshine Calls by 211
Virtual Support Groups during Covid-19
Recovery Support, Family Support, Young Adult Support, NAMI Connection Group, Check-in calls. Visit the NAMI site.
Offering a 24-Hour Toll-Free Helpline with Free Bilingual Emotional Support 833-848-1762. This service is a partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, which connects individuals with specially trained behavioral health counselors learn more.
12-Step AA Meetings Online
List of virtual meetings and speaker archives. Remember, this too shall pass! Download the list to enable links. See the list.
Palm Beach County Public Schools
Meals for kids. The meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and are FREE to anyone under 18 years of age (under 22 for ESE students), regardless of financial need. Students Do Not need to be present in order to receive the meal. Click here for sites
The Power of Prayer
Visit our prayer page for spiritual inspiration and guidance.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry
Emergency food packages are available for pickup on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Florida Power & Light
For customers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, FPL has resources available online at FPL.com. There will be a 25% decrease in your May electric bill for residential customers. Business customers will see a onetime decrease. FPL has agreed to suspend electrical disconnections, provide payment extensions and waive late fees for customers in a hardship situation – policies that will remain in effect while Florida is under a state of emergency
Palm Beach County Human Services Eviction Prevention Program. Palm Beach County Residents concerned with rent assistance may call 561-904-7900 or apply online at http://www.pbcgov.org/oscarss.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry
We are following the Florida Department of Health and CDC guidelines for safety. If you are below the age of 65, have no compromising health conditions, and have no symptoms and you don't feel sick, you may contact us to help process and prepare the packages for pickup. Please reach out to us. Want to buy for to drop off to the Food Pantry? Here is a list of items we can always use.
Good Shepherd Emergency Mask Sewing Ministry
We are asking everyone who can sew to please help us create masks for our community partners, Quantum House and Jupiter Medical Center, who are really in need right now. Click HERE for downloadable instructions and contact info for additional help if needed.
Knitting for Seafarers'
Good Shepherd knits scarves and hats for mariners who come through our ports and are in need of warm garments as they travel to the North Atlantic. If you knit, now is the perfect time to put your skills to use for others! All garments are blessed in November before being distributed. Please let us know that you are knitting for us! Here is the pattern.
Cool Stuff to Do While Social Distancing Check out this list of virtual tours and exercise classes, and entertainment to stream or download.
Palm Beach County Library System: Free temporary e-cards are available to access online resources including e-books, e-audiobooks, downloadable music, magazines and movies can be found by clicking here. A curated a list of resources has been created for this time: Topics covered include arts and culture, business, consumer, education, food, kids, stress release, technology tutorials and more by clicking here.
Staff are available to answer questions or to assist with using the online resources. Click Here for assistance or call Main Branch Phone: 561-233-2600, South County and Glades: 1-888-780-4962
We are not in the office but we check our phone messages regularly. For the quickest response fill out the contact form below. For emergencies requiring immediate clergy assistance, please select option 4.