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.
Riverside Children's Theatre is the youth oriented educational arm of the non-profit Riverside Theatre, Inc. The largest youth theatre in the state of Florida operating in its own facility, RCT provides after school and summer programming and performance opportunities for local youth. An active outreach and scholarship program seeks to involve all the children in Indian River County no matter their circumstances, assisting them in developing confidence, discipline and self esteem. Refer to the theatre website for a full listing of performances and classes.
Our mission is to promote volunteerism, connect people with the opportunities to serve, and to build the capacity of volunteer programs. Plumbago Volunteers Services is Indian River Countyï¿½s only Volunteer Center. Volunteers assist in the education of our children, help law enforcement agencies keep our streets safe, support the arts in our community, assist in times of disaster, deliver food to our seniors, and so much more!
'We Care Program' - Indian River County Medical Society
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.
2066 14th Avenue
Toll-Free: 888-478-8550 Phone: 772-569-0909
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.
Dogs For Life specializes in training Hearing Dogs, Mobility Assistance Dogs and Service Dogs for the public and veterans to assist with hearing and mobility challenges, as well as the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress.
We also offer an illuminated and well maintained Dog Park at 12th Street and 16th Avenue that provides a clean and safe environment for dogs and people to exercise and socialize. First year membership is $100 for dogs that are inoculated, neutered and social. Call for more information.
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 our program receive educational opportunities, counseling and encouragement, as they move from homelessness to hopefulness, eventually becoming active, engaged, contributing members of our community.
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 Santas for Seniors, and manage the United Way Center which houses our Community Room, Board Room and a Nonprofit Incubation Center.
584 NW University Blvd.
Port St. Lucie,
Phone: (772) 785-5804 / 5875 Fax: (772) 785-5869
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.
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 Homeless Family Center provides Emergency and Transitional Shelter for Homeless Families from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties.
Our 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 we may house on any given day. In addition, three stand-alone homes are occupied by families who have transitioned from the Center to greater self-sufficiency.
2770 Indian River Boulevard
Treasure Coast Community Health, Inc. has been serving the medical, dental, and behavioral health needs of Indian River County for nearly 20 years. In 2011 we served almost 17,000 residents representing nearly 58,000 visits! As a medical home our patients benefit from choosing their primary care physician, integrated health records and on-site pharmacies. Our Board certified physicians embrace Medicare and Medicaid patients and accept virtually all commercial insurances. We operate five health centers throughout the County. Appointments at any location can be arranged through one number 772-257-8224.
Haiti Partners is a 501(c)3 non--âprofit 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 childrenâs rights.
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.
Harvest Food and Outreach Center provides food and hope to those in need on the Treasure Coast of Florida. We do this by providing food, crisis services and programs, and opportunities for education and employment to hungry families fighting to break the cycle of poverty.
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.
Our Mission is to rescue and care for unwanted or abused exotic animals. We provide a safe haven that allows the animals to live out their lives in a caring and safe environment. We accept fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Every animal is given a permanent home at Critter Haven. We do not trade, sell or breed animals. Instead, we devote our efforts to each animal's specific needs. Critter Haven is the only exotic animal rescue sanctuary in Indian River County, Florida. Please visit the above links to learn more about Critter Haven. Critter Haven is a Preserve and is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please do not call for tours
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.
4568 U.S. Highway 1 North
Phone: 772-562-9860 Fax: 772-562-8732
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.
3659 Maguire Blvd.,
Phone: 407-896-3873 Fax: 407-898-6736
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.
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.
Even though the IRL is an everyday sight for many of us, few have ever experienced the unsurpassed biological diversity that lies below these waters. The Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, located inside the St. Lucie County Marine Center, provides a window into this underwater world. Make no mistake, we are not a typical public aquarium. Our focus is on displaying ecosystems as complex communities of organisms interacting in their environment. At the Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, visitors can explore six different Florida marine habitats and learn about the complexity and importance of marine ecosystems. With the help of our dynamic displays we strive to provide the public with a better understanding of the fragile marine ecosystems of the IRL and surrounding area and the impact humans are having on these fragile environments.
McKee Botanical Garden, Inc. is a private, non-for-profit cultural organization located in Vero Beach, Florida, with this mission of nurturing and enhancing a historic garden in a unique subtropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.
Starting Life Over is a Christian non-profit organization assisting individuals who have been entrapped by drug and alcohol addiction and who are putting forth the effort to help themselves. Our goal is to reconstruct families and recreate functioning productive citizens of Indian River County. Please visit our website for more information.
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.
Strengthening families within our communities... United for Families is a non-profit agency charged with developing community-based services and supports for children and families served by the child welfare system in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. The agency's mission is to break the cycle of child abuse through a diverse network of community partners and innovative services.
Phone: Call '211' for our Helpline Fax: (561) 383-2165
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
LEAVE A LEGACYï¿½ is a community-based program to help people learn about charitable giving through a will or from an estate. LEAVE A LEGACYï¿½ does NOT solicit gifts for any particular organization. Instead, the program is a cooperative effort of nonprofit organization members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Treasure Coast chapter and affiliate Strategic Partners of for-profit professionals.
12285 Fellsmere Road
County Road 512
Phone: 772-571-0003 Fax: 772-571-0017
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.
1028 20th Place
PO Box 121
Phone: 772-770-5040 Fax: 772-770-5042
The Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program provides services for about 700 children living in Indian River County in grades K-12 from single parent or non-traditional homes (foster homes, children being raised by grandparents etc.). These children benefit from having a volunteer friend to provide them with friendship and guidance. Children are referred to us from schools, after school programs, counselors, other local agencies, and interested citizens.
In an era when pollutants, noise, crowding, unbridled growth and hurried living tend to diminish the use of our senses, the ELC strives, through "hands-on-learning" to bring us back to these inborn capacities of smell, touch, taste, hearing and seeing. In so doing, the ELC returns us to our most natural state: that of being fully alert to our surroundings and deeply respectful and appreciative of them.
They arrive daily. The lost and the abandoned, the hungry and the hurt, the diseased and the dying. Most of them are frightened, many of them are unloved and all of them are yearning for attention. Your attention. To help, read on.
The Vero Heritage Center as it is now called is used for heritage and community events. It can be rented out for weddings, parties and other occasions. The Citrus Museum preserves the past with artifacts, photographs and memorabilia of the pioneers who created the world's finest citrus.
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 John W. Nick Foundation is dedicated to creating Awareness and Understanding by educating the public that men are at risk for developing breast cancer. Our goal is to provide current breast cancer information to the public and the medical community through the internet, seminars, direct mailings, media, and to offer support groups for male breast cancer survivors, patients, and their families.
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 anotherï¿½s body or emotions. Domestic violence is not a disagreement, a marital spat, or an anger management problem.
The Vero Beach Wrestling program is committed towards excellence in Wrestling and Academics. We pride ourselves in turning young men into championship athletes and leaders, both in the wrestling room and in the classroom