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2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

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Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County: Serves community residents with disorders affecting memory and movement by promoting quality of life and choice through advocacy, support, empowerment, education and research connections.
$12,500 – Funding to purchase shelving, storage, to replace countertops and have the facility interior painted.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Provides for children facing adversity.
$22,290 – Funding to purchase office furniture.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County: Inspires and enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
$50,000 – Funding to support the capital campaign project in Fellsmere.

Camp Haven: Transitional home that educates, encourages and empowers homeless men with life skills necessary to transform their physical, mental and emotional challenges into sustainable success.
$24,775 – Funding to purchase hurricane windows and a sunshade for outdoor exercise equipment.

Childcare Resources: Ensures the availability and affordability of high-quality early childhood and family support programs for children of income eligible working families in Indian River County.
$24,460 – Funding to purchase multi-purpose furniture, art easels, shelving, aquarium tanks, and a projector.

Dasie Hope Center: Offers a safe and nurturing environment where the children of Wabasso can learn, dream and aspire to achieve by developing self-esteem and acquiring life-survival skills.
$17,970 – Funding to purchase bleachers, desktop computers, software, desks and chairs.

Every Dream Has A Price: Builds and rehabilitates housing for those who are disadvantaged in the community.
$50,000 – Funding to build a mental health house.

Gifford Youth Achievement Center: Offers quality programs for children of all ages that will develop self-esteem, teach character, and encourage each individual to reach his or her ultimate potential; and nurtures partnerships with various community entities in Gifford and the surrounding municipalities of Indian River County.
$50,000 – Funding to purchase 8 SMART boards, desktop computers, and security cameras.

Hope for Families Center: Provides safe shelter, food and employment services for homeless families and acts as an avenue to self-sufficiency.
$50,000 – Funding to renovate the facility to create a children’s reading room.

Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition: Develops and maintains a support system of care that optimizes the health of moms, babies and their families living in Indian River County.
$18,344 – Funding to purchase technology and software.

Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative: Convenes and supports our partners in developing a high-quality early childhood system that is family-centered.
$10,000 – Funding to purchase office furniture and data management system.

Mental Health Association: Provides immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. It’s ok to get help!
$20,000 – Funding to purchase waiting room furniture.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association: Opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from the crib to high school and beyond.
$31,343 – Funding to purchase security cameras and a sunshade for a children’s playground area.

Samaritan Center: Provides long term transitional housing and guidance to homeless families in Indian River County, and prepares them to live independently.
$28,975 – Funding to replace the interior flooring of the facility.

Senior Resource Association: Promotes independence and dignity in our community by providing services to older adults and transportation to all.
$50,448 – Funding to purchase a delivery van that has both the hot and cold capabilities for the Meals on Wheels program.

St. Francis Manor: Provides affordable, independent apartments to senior citizens with limited incomes in an attractive, safe and socially supportive environment.
$33,850 – Funding to purchase a new refrigerator and storm doors.

Substance Awareness Center: Leads the county toward a substance abuse-free lifestyle by reducing the incidence of substance abuse, through education, prevention, treatment and recovery support.
$28,700 – Funding for the men’s assistance house improvement project.

Suncoast Mental Health: Provides outpatient mental health assessments, counseling, and supportive/educational services to children, adults, and families in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties.
$7,958 – Funding to purchase banners, children’s table, and office furniture.

The ARC of Indian River County: Supports and empowers individuals with special needs to achieve their life goals.
$37,252 – Funding to replace windows, soffits, and siding on a client’s group home.

The Source: Offers refuge and hope to the homeless and working poor without discrimination as to race, religion, or social status.
$25,000 – Funding to purchase a cargo van.

Treasure Coast Community Health: Provides accessible, cost-effective, high quality, comprehensive healthcare to all persons, regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances.
$25,000 – Funding to purchase office furniture.

Treasure Coast Food Bank: Obtains and distributes food and needed products through partner agencies to help alleviate hunger in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties, Florida.
$16,500 – Funding to purchase a forklift.

Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council: Prevents and alleviates the conditions of homelessness by providing access to affordable housing, supportive services, and community resources.
$12,849 – Funding to replace the air conditioners and ovens in clients’ homes.

United Against Poverty: Serves those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food, and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers.
$48,936 – Funding to purchase tables, chairs, and five SMART boards.

Visiting Nurse Association: Provides compassionate, innovative care of the highest quality, setting the standard for patients and caregivers needing home health, hospice, and community services.
$27,984 – Funding to refit the mobile healthcare unit in Gifford.

Whole Family Health Center: Provides quality and affordable primary, preventative and behavioral healthcare services with respect and dignity regardless of the patient’s socioeconomic status.
$24,000 – Funding to purchase a client transportation van.