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Acknowledging Our Heroes
The South County County Mental Health Center (SCMHC) is is is a a a a a a a a a a a a vital component of Palm BeachCounty’shealthcaresystem DelrayBeachisfortunatetohavethisinstitution intheheartofthecommunity LocatedonMilitarytrailjustsouthofLintonBoulevard the the the the the the SCMHC offers many services Adults or or or or children who are a a a a a a a a a a a a a a danger to to to themselves or or or or others because of of of emotional/mental problems or or or or the the the the misuse of of of alcohol and/or drugs
can be be seen in an an emergency 24 hours a a a a a a a a a a day The SCMHC has Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) Services in in in the the the CSU’s include
activities aimed at at the the the the the reduction of of of of acute emotional disabilities to ensure the the the the the safety ofanindividual TheCSU’sactasthefirstlineofdefenseinthechainofprotective
environments in in in in order to to assist a a a a a a a a a a a a client in in in in acute distress Case management services are provided to to to adults suffering from severe severe and and persistent mental illness and and children who have have been identified to to have have a a a a a a a a a a a a a severe severe emotional disturbance The SCMHC’s 10+ acre campus provides residential services for adults to serve theneedsofpersonswithsevereandpersistentmentalillness Levelsofcare
offered include
an an an Assisted Living Facility Level Level II Residential Treatment Facilities and independent/supported living programs AtSCMHCthereisanoutpatientmentalhealthandsubstanceabusetherapy program which provides individual family and/or group therapy to to children and and adult clients Thecampusalsohousesanextendedstayfacility “Ted’sPlace ”forPalmBeachCountytobridgethecurrentgapbetweenindvidualsthathavebeenthrough detox and are awaiting ongoing substance abuse services ToacknowledgetheStaffoftheSCMHC theAlliancepreparedtraysofcookieswithagreatbig“ThankYoutoOurHeroes ” Photo:fromleftTeresaEsposito Executive Executive Assistant Joe Speicher D D D P P A A A Chief Executive Executive Officer Dr Lori Vinikoor President SCMHC SCMHC Board of of of Directors PreparingFortheGeneralElection with Vote By Mail
Thedeadlinetoregisterforthe2020GeneralElectionisMondayOctober5 2020 2020 2020 Earlyvoting is is is is is expected to to to to to take place from 7 7 7 AM to to to to to 7 7 7 PM PM Monday Monday October October 19 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 through Sunday November November 1 1 2020 2020 2020 2020 Votingbymailisdueby7PMonTuesdayNovember3 2020whichisElectionDay Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballots for for the the the the November November 3 3 2020 2020 2020 General General Election Election Election will will begin to to be be be be be mailed out September 24th to to voters living in in in in in the the the the the the the US The General General Election Election Election ballot ballot will will list the the the the the the the candidates candidates for for the the the the the the the Presidency of of of the the the the the the United States and and and the the the the the the winning candidates candidates of of of the the the the the the August Primary Election Election Florida is is a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a closed primary state which means voters can can only vote vote for members of of of their affiliated parties After receiving VBM ballots concerns were raised that having the the the party on on on the the the envelope leads to a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a possibility of of of of postal workers tampering with or or or not delivering mail of of of of voters of of of of aparticularparty PalmBeachCounty(PBC)SupervisorofElectionsWendyLink explainsthat it it it is is is is a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a federal crime for any postal employee to tamper with with this process and there have been no reportsofthathappening Thereare991 463registeredvotersinPalmBeachCountywith872 precinctsreporting 26 55%ofthoseregisteredturnedouttovotethispastAugust18th During the the the General Election voters will have the the the opportunity to to vote vote vote for a a a a a a a a a a candidate regardless of of their party affiliation Thereisa“TrackYourVoteByMail”buttononthePBCElectionsOfficewebsite Withthis service an an an an individual can review and and update voter registration information find find out where to to vote vote on on on on on on Election Day find find a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a personalized sample ballot ballot check on on on on on on Vote-by-Mail requests and and and track a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a vote-by-mail ballot ballot (determine when when it it it was was mailed out and when when it it it was was received) ThePBCElectionswebsiteaddressis: www pbcelections org
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