WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (June 16, 2022) – Individuals and families in Palm Beach County will have more convenient access to vital social and therapeutic services with the addition of a social worker to lead the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach’s Be Well at Mandel program. Through a two-year grant from The Jim Moran Foundation to the West Palm Beach Library Foundation, the Mandel Public Library recently hired Ranier Goldberg, LCSW, for the new position.
Be Well at Mandel is a unique opportunity for the Mandel Public Library and its primary supporter, the West Palm Beach Library Foundation, to further expand their local community outreach. This critical resource for the families who visit the library will now be able to access all their service needs in one place.
“The Mandel Public Library has long sought the services of a social worker serving and impacting the lives of those who visit the library. The West Palm Beach Library Foundation was able to work with The Jim Moran Foundation to provide this needed resource”, said Dean W. Dimke, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.
Be Well at Mandel offers individuals, youth, and families free support from a licensed clinical social worker. The program provides one-on-one case management, therapeutic support, and advocacy for life’s most difficult challenges. Services include referrals and linkages to programs assisting with food, housing, mental health, childcare, domestic violence, mental health/substance use treatment, healthcare, and more.
As the Library’s social worker, Goldberg will offer programming and services based on analysis of needs assessments, develop streamlined communication paths to agencies for youth and family service referrals, and engage library patrons to build relationships and learn about their needs.
Goldberg has over 5 years of experience in homeless services, mobile crisis response and private practice as a licensed medical health professional. She received a Master and a Bachelor of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and graduated as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2015.
For more information on Be Well at Mandel or to seek assistance, please call 561-868-7750.
About the West Palm Beach Library Foundation
The West Palm Beach Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2000 to support the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. It holds activities and events to financially sustain the library’s free programs, services and resources for children, teens and adults that enrich the diverse community. For more information or to donate to the Foundation, please visit https://www.wpblf.org.
About The Jim Moran Foundation
Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation has invested more than $205 million in education, elder care, family strengthening, after school and youth transitional living initiatives since its inception in 2000 with efforts currently focused in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties. Through a long-term grant agreement, The Foundation’s significant funders are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. It is located at 100 Jim Moran Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442. To learn more, visit www.jimmoranfoundation.org or call (954) 429-2122.