Hibiscus Children's Center is a non-profit organization that is successfully breaking the vicious cycle of child abuse with the support of the local community. The mission of Hibiscus is to provide services to children and families on the Treasure Coast in an effort to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect.
Chartered in 1958 by Pilot International, the PILOT CLUB OF VERO BEACH, Inc. has supported and encouraged local youths with annual scholarships and performance based awards. It has initiated many local community programs such as 911 and lifeline. In addition, each year the club donates funds to several local agencies.
The Cultural Council's mission is "to nurture a cooperative environment in which cultural and educational organizations and individuals may thrive and thereby enrich the quality of life in Indian River County for all residents and visitors." With the support of individuals and organizations throughout our area, the Cultural Council of Indian River County has been active in the community for many years.
Their mission is to provide individual and small group spiritual and holistic growth experiences leading to personal clarity, empowerment and authenticity. The program listing is available on their website. These programs fall into four categories: body, mind, spirit and creativity with some overlap among the programs.
The Arc is the oldest local 501 (c) 3 non profit dedicated to meeting the needs of people with developmental disabilities in Indian River County. The Arc was founded by a group of parents, friends, volunteers and professionals.
There are many types of short term mission teams that serve through Epic Missions. They accommodate your team based upon its' average age, talents, desires, skill sets, size and level of missions experience. They will invest a great amount of resources listening to the team leader and Epic Missions will produce a top notch missions trip custom made to your team!
The Oceanside Business Association represents island business interests to the city and county governments. They are committed to helping their members by hosting events that attract more traffic to the beachside shopping and dining district.
Some of their projects are Farmers Market Oceanside and Sunset Saturday Night Free Concert Series. See "more Information tab" for contact numbers and information.
Operation hope was created to make a difference in the lives of hard working migrant laborers and their families. With numerous diverse individuals and corporate partners, Operation Hope seeks to improve the sometimes-desperate living conditions of those that labor so tirelessly. Operation Hope accepts donations of food, clothing and other household necessities and distributes these to migrant workers and their families.
Children's Home Society provides Treasure Coast families with a wide spectrum of social services including foster care, adoption, prevention services, emergency shelter, a child protection team and a transitional living program.
Childcare Resources provides tuition assistance for quality early care and preschool, support and guidance to help maintain family stability free access to mental health professionals and a wide variety of parenting programs and family enrichment opportunities. Since its founding in 1994, more than 900 children and their families have participated in Childcare Resources programs. The organization is also the proud recipient of the Agency Excellence Award 2001 and 2005 presented by the United Way of Indian River County.
The American Cancer Society is the nations' largest voluntary health organization. Our volunteer network -- 2 million strong -- empowers people to make a difference in the fight against cancer. The Indian River and North County Units have many volunteer opportunities.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families.
The FPRA is the largest association for public relations professionals in the state of Florida. More than 1,000 professionals work together to enhance and promote the public relations profession by providing a variety of services, benefits and opportunites to grow in the field of public relations/communications/marketing.
Sprouting from an art group that was began in 1937, The Sebastian River Art Club was incorporated in 1972 and is an active organization that meets every Tuesday in City Hall Annex, supports local charities, takes part in community events and presents the "Rosalie Taylor Hume Scholarship annually to a deserving art student. Outdoor art shows are presented monthly In season at Riverview Park, Sebastian.
The mission of 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is to assist people by providing crisis intervention. information, assesment and referral to community services and by providing infrastructure support to the health and human service delivery system. 211 Palm Beach/Treausre Coast is recognized as the central linkage point in our community providing individuals with the information and support services they need to solve their problems. Office # (772) 567-8900, ext.26
Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used to establish power and control over an intimate partner often leading to the threat or use of violence. Abuse is any controlling behavior, hurtful acts, word, or gesture that injures another's body or emotions. Domestic violence is not a disagreement, a marital spat, or an anger management problem.
The Club is a group of men and women working together to make our community a better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and the Prevention of Child Abuse. There is no charge for new persons who express an interest in joining. Exchange Club is a 501(c)3 Foundation.
The Tomahawk Wrestling Club is an official non-profit program affiliated under USA Wrestling, the governing body of the US Olympic Team. The Tomahawk Wrestling Club aims to provide a positive outlet for boys and girls of all ages and provides parents with an affordable option, all while promoting the great sport of wrestling in the community. They pride themselves on turning young men into championship athletes and leaders, both in the wrestling room and in the classroom.
Mission: To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Founded nearly forty years ago, the Vero Beach Duplicate Bridge Club has grown to one of the largest sanctioned ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) clubs in the country. The member-owned and operated club has more than 600 dues-paying members and hosts more than 11,000 tables of bridge per year.
The Treasure Coast Chapter of S.C.O.R.E. can help you achieve your objectives with your existing business or help you meet the challenges of opening a new business. There is no cost to you. We are pledged to help you succeed. We will work with you as long as you want and we are always free!
Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic is non-profit, independent outpatient rehabilitation, governed by an all volunteer board of directors, providing services to the residents of the Treasure Coast since 1953. They are dedicated to proving personalized care to improve function and health though Physical, Occupational and Massage Therapies; Personal Fitness programs; Pilate's Classes; and Community Education. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life, and offer professional services by a friendly, caring and well qualified team.
Camp Haven is an Indian River County community project providing supportive living opportunities and education to adults committed to rising out of homelessness. By implementing a thoughtful intake procedure, and strict adherence to guidelines, residents in the program receive educational opportunities, counseling and encouragement, as they move from homelessness to hopefulness, eventually becoming active, engaged, contributing members of the community.
The Garden Club of IRC was organized in 1928 to stimulate a love and knowledge of gardening, protect native plants, encourage beautification of the county, and conservation of natural resources. There are currently 220 members in 9 different circles which meet at various times during the month. Their major events are Gardenfest! presented in Riverside Park on the 5th weekend of the year and The Annual Christmas Ornament, depicting a historical location in IRC. New members are very welcome to join and share in the love of gardening!
The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront wildlife observation and nature education center located on Florida's east coast in downtown Fort Pierce. The endangered Florida manatee, also called sea cow, is the main attraction. Manatees can be viewed at the Center year-round! Stand along the covered observation walkway or climb the second story observation tower to see Florida's "Gentle Giants" resting or playing in Moore's Creek. These are wild, not captive manatees, so one never knows when they might swim by.
The Women's Refuge is a biblical residential and non-residential counseling center for those seeking help. They offer counseling to women, men and families in the community and provide a live-in facility for women who need a place to learn new life skills. They also offer groups to the community which includes Conquering Codependency, Anger Management, and Shelter from the Storm for survivors of sexual abuse. Please call about the free monthly luncheon and for more information.
Indian River Rugby Club has both men's and women's teams in Vero Beach. They are always looking for players, and there is no experience required. Practices are every Monday and Wednesday from 6-8pm, on the fields behind Leisure Square Gym on 16th St. Stop by just to check it out, and they will be there to answer any questions!
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast, a United Way Member Organization, serves the needs of the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St Lucie Counties.
United Way of IRC is a locally governed and managed nonprofit organization. United Way volunteers run an annual campaign, coordinate a Community Investment Process, manage a Foundation, provide emergency and special project grants to agencies, coordinate volunteer programs like Day of Caring and Santa's for Seniors, and manage the United Way Center which houses our Community Room, Board Room and a Nonprofit Incubation Center.
The Association is a Not-For-Profit Corporation organized under the under the Laws of the State of Florida prior to September 1, 1959, as the TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY (TPA).
We Care was created as a cooperative venture between the Indian River County Medical Society and the Indian River County Health Department to help provide free medical treatment to residents in Indian River County who are otherwise financially unable to afford specialty health care. Click on the 'More Info' link to learn more.
Indian River Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry that works in partnership with people from all walks of life and faiths to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by constructing simple, decent homes with those in need.
Since 1953, the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County has committed to making a better community for its people and animals. They accomplish their mission with a corps of over 750 volunteers and supporters backed by a staff of highly-trained, dedicated professionals. Their state-of-the-art facilities, made possible by the generosity of many community leaders and businesses, provide the perfect settings for accomplishing their all-important tasks.
The Vero Beach Chapter of the AARP provides activities and education for residents and visitors. Please contact them to receive their newsletter with their current events. Also, their monthly meetings will provide a great source of information on the community, safety and health issues.
THEIR MISSION is to encourage and support appreciation and creation of fine art with emphasis on all forms of painting, collage and sculpture. Founded in 1936, the Vero Beach Art Club is an independent not-for-profit organization currently serving over 400 members and the Vero Beach community through monthly meetings, education, exhibitions and social events which include two of Vero Beach's main art shows annually, Under the Oaks and Art by the Sea.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These Posts are organized into 55 Departments -- one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Meeting held first Monday of the month at Marsh Landing, Main Street Fellsmere
A primary mission is to preserve the 1910 homestead of Laura (Riding) Jackson both as an example of environmentally sensitive FLorida architecture and as a valued emblem of her significant contributions made in a life devoted to language and literature. The historic house is open for tours on Saturday from 9-12, from October to May.
The VBPS with a stake in Vero Beach, located at 301 Acacia Road, Vero Beach, FL is a non-profit boating safety education organization. Most of the activity takes place at the squadron building located in Mac Williams Park boat basin, on the Indian River and in the Indian River in Vero Beach.
MS is one of the most common diseases of the nervous system, afflicting people of all ages around the world, although it has a special preference for young people, especially women, and for those who grew up in northern latitudes.
The main goal of the Indian River Riding Club is to promote and encourage care, riding, and enjoyment of the horse plus friendship and fun. The club offers a wide range of activities at all levels, some of which are restricted to members only. Schooling shows in English, Western Pleasure, Mini's, Games, and Fun Shows are routinely held.
The Academy for the Performing Arts, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit community school providing year-round instructional and performance opportunities to help students of all ages reach their highest artistic potential.
The Mission of Keep Indian River Beautiful is to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for their community environments by involving volunteers in litter prevention and reduction, beautification, neighborhood revitalization, recycling and conservation education.
The Junior League of Indian River, Inc. (JLIR) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively education and charitable.
The Society's goal is to educate and guide future generations of Indian River County on the value of preserving family records and local histories. The society published in 1987 Cemeteries of Indian River County and is currently compiling church records of Indian River County for a future publication.
The Growing Healthy Kids Variety Store, located in the heart of Vero Beach, is frequently described by its regular shoppers as a "beachside boutique store" since the store opened in December 2010. Expect to find great values on furniture, gifts & household items, garden, tiki & African art, and clothing.
The Homeless Family Center provides Emergency and Transitional Shelter for Homeless Families from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties.
The 4th Street facility can accommodate seven families in the Emergency Shelter and twelve families in the Transitional Shelter which translates into a total of 72 individuals that may be housed on any given day. In addition, three stand-alone homes are occupied by families who have transitioned from the Center to greater self-sufficiency.
The Archive Center and Genealogy Department is specialized and unique from the rest of the Indian River County Main Library. Since the department was voted the 'Best Genealogy Library in a small town' people travel a long way to use the collection.In addition, the Florida and local history collection is very extensive. Since the hurricanes of 2004, the library has received 10-15,000 photographs and 50,000+ documents.
Guardian ad Litem is a unique public/private partnership of court appointed community volunteer advocates and professional staff that provide a powerful voice on behalf of over 800 (of 1,200) abused, abandoned and neglected children in St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indian River and Martin counties.
Post 39 is one of the oldest American Legion Posts in the State; chartered September 15, 1919, one day before the National Charter was approved by Congress. The American Legion supports wartime Veterans, Widows, and Children of Veterans. They also support many other organizations.
The mission of the Friends of St. Sebastian River is to maintain and improve the health and beauty of the St. Sebastian River and its watershed.
Haiti Partners is a 501(c)3 non---profit organization based in Vero Beach. Their mission is to help Haitians change Haiti through education. This is done through collaboration with schools, churches, and organizations to transform communities. Each year, Haiti Partners educates more than 1,000 children in seven primary schools in Haiti. They also provide scholarships to 36 young community leaders to attend seminary while they apprentice with our churches program to promote children’s rights.
Youth Sailing Foundation’s mission is to provide Indian River County with educational, recreational, and competitive sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment. Lessons, on a fleet of donated boats, are free for children from age 8 to 18 during the school year. Both on-the-water and in-the-classroom training are used by volunteer instructors and coaches to teach sailing.
The Society is governed by a Board of Directors and an executive committee composed of officers and the immediate past president. The directors and officers are elected at an Annual General Meeting. There are several committees, each with special focus, and members find participation most rewarding.
You may have heard about "Dig Old Vero". In 1913 while digging the Main Relief Canal, the Indian River Farms Company found fossils belonging to an extinct Ice Age animals. The Old Vero Ice Age Site Committee (OVIASC), a non profit organization, is working to uncover details about the past here in Vero Beach and establish permanent exhibit to house the findings. They want your help!. Make a donation! Join the committee!
Save The Manatee Club was established in 1981 by former Florida Governor Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. SMC was started so the public could participate in conservation efforts to save endangered manatees from extinction. SMC is a membership-based, national nonprofit organization.