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Our children today face so many obstacles. The Roundtable of St. Lucie County is the only entity that brings together executive level community leaders – from the school system, law enforcement, government, social service agencies and more – to address these obstacles and make a real, lasting difference in the lives of St. Lucie County children. Established in 1995, the Roundtable is committed to addressing key risk factors that lead to delinquency, crime and other problem behaviors in children, and strengthening assets to implement initiatives that support children’s success. The Roundtable operates through “Networks” (or subcommittees) that research specific problem areas and identify best practice solutions. Roundtable members collaborate to assess, plan and implement evidence-based and data-driven strategies intended to improve outcomes for youth. 
 
 

COVID-19 Community Resources

Expert Tips: Special Edition — Dr Peter Lin — Understanding the Novel Coronavirus

     

St. Lucie Public Schools - Free Children's Meals

Get Prepared for Distance Learning and Teaching!

 

Comcast is offering families Xfinity WiFi free of charge for the next 60 days.

Located throughout the nation, Xfinity WiFi hotspots will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.  For a map of hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once you have located a hotspot, you should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch your web browser.

Boys and Girls Club - Meals for St. Lucie!

 

Food for Families St. Lucie

Served Drive Through/Walk Up ONLY (not sit in):

4:00pm – 7:00pm

3/24: Infinity, Chuck Hill, Garden Terrace, Ken Pruitt

3/25: Chuck Hill, Infinity, Ken Pruitt, Garden Terrace

3/26: Chuck Hill, Garden Terrace, Infinity, Ken Pruitt

3/27: Chuck Hill, Garden Terrace, Ken Pruitt, Infinity

3/28: Ken Pruitt, Chuck Hill, Garden Terrace Infinity

3/29: Chuck Hill, Garden Terrace, Infinity, Ken Pruitt

Location Addresses:

Infinity: 1011 N. 23rd Street, Fort Pierce

Garden Terrace: 3104 Ave. J, Fort Pierce

Ken Pruitt: 10673 SE Lennard Rd. PSL

Chuck Hill: 198 NW Marion Ave, PSL

What will you be doing:
We will be handing out pre-packaged meals provided by the Treasure Coast Food Bank and various other outside sources to families as they walk up or drive up to the location. Anyone picking up will not be allowed out of their car.

How to Prepare for Remote Learning with St. Lucie Public Schools!

Reemployment Assistance

COVID-19 Scams: Warnings from St. Lucie County

 
 

No question – the past few weeks have been insane as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We're seeing things unfold that most of us here at the County haven't experienced before. Entire cities have shut down, people are being quarantined, and businesses are finding ways to serve their members by leveraging technology. While we've seen the best in humanity from grocers setting aside the first hour they're open to serve the elderly to multiple restaurants providing meals for kids who are out of school, we've also seen scammers who are exploiting people's Coronavirus fears.

Here are some Scams to be aware of:

Android malware and ransomware

Android devices in particular have been left vulnerable to malware attacks allowing scammers to spy on you through your smartphone camera, listen to you through the microphone and go through your text messages. The scammers, suspected of operating in Libya, send out text messages with a link promising an app that will allow you to track the Coronavirus. Once you click on the text message, the malware installs itself on your phone. 

DomainTools, a Seattle-based security research team, has discovered that Android users are also the target of ransomware that threatens to erase their phone. Much like malware, users are promised an app with a real-time COVID-19 tracker. The app is actually poisoned with ransomware called CovidLock that denies users access to their phone by changing the locked- screen password. It requests $100 in bit coin within 48 hours or the phone's contacts, pictures and videos will be erased. It also threatens to publicly leak social media accounts.

Scammers impersonating organizations

The FBI, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and World Health Organization (WHO) are investigating multiple claims of scammers who are sending out emails impersonating these organizations and spreading incorrect information about COVID-19. The WHO is among the most-impersonated organization in the scam campaigns. Fraudsters pretend to offer important information about the virus in an attempt to get potential victims to click on malicious links. Typically, such links can install malware, steal personal information, or attempt to capture login and password credentials.

Exploiting charitable giving 

Another common type of scam going around is an attempt to tug on the heart strings and attempts to get the recipient to help fund the vaccine for children in China. Currently, there is no vaccine for COVID-19. Officials at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have served cease-and-desist letters to retailers who are trying to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic by selling fake or misbranded products claiming to combat the disease directly. 

How to protect yourself

Even though there are lots of ways to get taken advantage of, there are also lots of ways to protect yourself.

  • Don't click on links from any sources you don't know. It could download viruses on your computer or device.
  • Be aware of emails claiming to be from a government organization. If you receive an email from the WHO or CDC, don't click on links in the email. Instead, go to the website to verify the information.
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores.
  • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don't let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don't do it.
  • Be wary of giving your personal information. Legitimate organizations will not ask for any of the following:
    • Your log-in details
    • Full social security number
    • Card numbers
    • One-time password
    • PIN information
    • Usernames or passwords
    • Payment through Bit coin, money cards, gift cards, etc. 

While it seems that this unfortunate epidemic has come upon us most unexpectedly, there are fraudsters out there quickly taking action and prepared to hustle unsuspecting, innocent people. If you aren't sure of the legitimacy on a certain request, take extra steps to verify to ensure you're doing everything you can to protect yourself, your sensitive information, and your money.

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Roundtable Strategic Plan and Assessments