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Library Foundation Secures Grant From The Jim Moran Foundation For Social Worker At Mandel Public Library Of West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (June 10, 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 raises funds for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach to provide free quality programs, services, and resources that enrich and strengthen its diverse community. The Foundation hopes to create an inspired community where children excel, and adults thrive. Gifts to the Foundation support popular library programs including afterschool homework centers, summer learning programs, reading programs, teen college prep, job readiness, and adult programs in art, technology, education, culture, and entertainment.

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