Child Care assistance available for Flagler, Volusia residents

Do you know someone who needs help paying for childcare?

The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia is calling customers from October’s waiting list. This means the wait period to receive childcare assistance is very minimal right now. This is an income eligible program that requires participants to be working or going to school at least 20 hours/week.

Apply online at, call 386-323-2400 ext. 396, or visit one of the following locations:

Daytona Beach: 135 Executive Circle, Suite 100, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

DeLand: 1205 S. Woodland Blvd., Suite 1, DeLand, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Flagler: 800 E. Howe, Bunnell, Monday/Wednesday/Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Handicapped Adults to host Dec. 6 luncheon
The Handicapped Adults of Volusia County will be having a holiday luncheon on Dec. 6 at the Daytona Beach Golf and Country Club Restaurant located at 600 Wilder Blvd. from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

If you are a person with a disability or want to learn more about the group, call Patricia Lipovsky at 386-255-0288.


Fundraiser to benefit homeless children
A benefit fundraiser for homeless schoolchildren in Volusia and Flagler schools featuring the Black Sheep Ceili Band will take place Nov. 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. at McK’s Tavern, 218 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

There is no cover for this performance, and all tips and funds raised will be donated to the Volusia/Flagler County Coalition for the Homeless, specifically homeless school children in Volusia and Flagler schools.

According to Pam Woods, the homeless liaison for Volusia County Schools, Volusia County served 2,195 homeless children during the prior school year and 1,509 to date this school year.

In Flagler County, Homeless Education Coordinator Dr. Pamela Jackson-Smith reported a total of 517 homeless students in Flagler schools last school year and 293 students identified to date this school year.

The Black Sheep Ceili Band members selected the homeless schoolchildren programs to assist in meeting the special needs of the homeless children and to raise awareness within the community.

The musicians band together to celebrate the music and perform at no charge for this or any other charity event.

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