FARMWORKERS COORDINATING COUNCIL OF PALM BEACH COUNTY INC
- Education & Literacy
- Homeless & Housing
- Immigrants & Refugees
Location1123 CRESTWOOD BLVDLAKE WORTH, FL 33460 United States
Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of migrant/seasonal farmworkers and other people in need through education, advocacy, and access to services.
The Farmworker Coordinating Council traces its beginnings to a grassroots effort led by volunteers to meet the needs of farmworkers who found themselves without work in the winter of 1977-1978 during a sudden freeze. From its humble beginnings in a borrowed warehouse, the Farmworker Coordinating Council has grown into a diverse social services agency that addresses the continuing barriers to basic needs faced by farmworkers and other people in need in Palm Beach County. The agency now provides a range of social services with a staff of 15 full time professionals working from two offices: Lake Worth and Belle Glade.
The agency receives funding from the United Way and Palm Beach County, Town of Palm Beach United Way, Palm Beach County as well as from private foundations and individual donors. The Council continues to grow and shape its programs around the acute needs of the community.