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Panther Empowerment Resource Center (PERC)

SNAP BENEFITS COMMUNITY RESOURCES SURF FINANCIAL COACHING LEGAL ASSISTANCE TAX PREPARATION  HOUSING  CONTACT US

PERC MISSION

To improve the retention, persistence, and graduation rates of financially unstable first generation, low-income students, primarily at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses. Students experiencing difficulties that include, but are not limited to: food insecurity, homelessness, debt, and transportation problems through simplified access to community resources and personalized financial planning. PBSC Cares!


FACULTY/STAFF: REFER A STUDENT TO PERC

Do you know a student who needs access to our resources? Please complete the referral form for that student. 


STUDENTS: REQUEST SERVICES 

Please complete the request form to request PERC services for yourself.


PERC SERVICES 

SNAP BENEFITS SCREENING

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. More information

HOMELESS STUDENT SERVICES

Local resources are available both on and off campus or in the Palm Beach County community to help students facing homelessness with basic necessities. 

Learn more about these local resources

 

FIND HELP

PERC makes it easy for those in need to find appropriate FREE or LOW COST programs and services for food, shelter, health care, work, utilities assistance and more. PBSC Login & Password required. Search your zip code for food banks shelter healthcare and more

EMERGENCY FUNDS - SURF

SURF grant: Not paid directly to students
Payment made directly to vendors
Covers: car repair, loss of wages, emergency dental, medical care or childcare. Must be PBSC student.
Requirements for SURF Grant

 

FINANCIAL COACHING

PERC provides free financial coaching for students and immediate family members. Our services include  one-on-one budgeting sessions, credit report reviews, bankruptcy counseling services... See the schedule for the workshops

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Disability claims, tax controversies, unemployment benefit denials, housing issues, discrimination issues, food stamp denials, consumer issues and other legal issues. Referrals to legal counseling available at no cost!

 

TAX PREPARATION

Offered in Spring 2019 Completely free tax preparation, even if the student or family members use E-File! Students and family members can meet with an IRS-Certified Tax Preparer and have their taxes prepared for free.  

HOUSING RESOURCES

PERC is committed to connecting students at Palm Beach State College with local resources for  housing.

Find out more about housing resources

 

VETERANS SERVICES

We are honored to welcome new and returning veterans who choose Palm Beach State College for their education and training needs.
Learn more about Veteran Services

FINANCIAL AID

Palm Beach State College's low tuition, along with financial aid and scholarships, makes college possible for students of all income levels.
Learn more about Financial Aid

COUNSELING CENTER

Our Counseling Center offers crisis intervention, brief therapy sessions, and community referrals. You can also access 24/7 counseling over the phone.
Learn more about the Counseling Center

PANTHER'S PANTRY & CLOSET

2 resources for enrolled Palm Beach State College students providing free food, toiletries and Clothing for $1
Learn more about the Panther Pantry
Learn more about the Panther's Closet

 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Our goal is to assist immigrants who register with the center to:

  • Provide information about educational programs or courses to learn English.
  • Provide referrals to community services and programs in Palm Beach County.
  • Design workshops that enable you to learn more about the U.S. culture.

Visit the Global Ed center to learn more

DENTAL HEALTH

Palm Beach State College Dental Hygiene Care Center is a teaching facility in which students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program provide preventive dental care to the community.

The Dental Hygiene Care Center is a state of the art clinical facility, located on the Lake Worth campus.


CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT!  561-868-3757

EDUROAM WIFI HOTSPOT

 Eduroam allows researchers, staff, and students to access a secure WiFi network connection using their college provided email account, worldwide.

Use your Palm Beach State Wi-Fi authentication at any eduroam hotspot in the world and join instantly and securely

CARPOOLING & RIDESHARING

Need help finding someone to carpool with? Want to know what options are available to you? Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus, has teamed up with South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS) to offer a Carpool Matching service that can help you find someone to share the ride with.

Find a carpooling partner or rideshare

 

 

 

 

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