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Weekly Insights: Habitat for Humanity Weekly Insights: Habitat for Humanity
Housing should represent a place of safety, stability, and shelter and not a place of stress, strain, or insecurity. When residents struggle to afford a place to live, that financial strain makes it harder to make other healthy choices, like eating a healthy diet or...

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Weekly Insights: The Homeless Children's Foundation Weekly Insights: The Homeless Children's Foundation
According to the Florida Department of Education, there were approximately 423 homeless students in Indian River County in the 2020-2021 school year. In 2015, the Homeless Children's Foundation (HCF) was created to provide sensible solutions for homeless families without duplicating existing services. Their mission is...

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Weekly Insights: Mental Health Collaborative Weekly Insights: Mental Health Collaborative
According to the CDC, 17.7% of adults in Indian River County have diagnosed depression. In addition, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. Mental Health Collaborative's mission is to is to establish a continuum of care for mental health made up...

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Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine
In partnership with Vero Beach Magazine, Indian River Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, writes a monthly column called Indian River Insights. These articles explore the root causes of community needs, celebrate successes, analyze meaningful solutions, and offer insights into persistent challenges. In the...

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Weekly Insights: Environmental Learning Center Weekly Insights: Environmental Learning Center
According to the Florida Department of Education, over 18,000 students from kindergarten to 12th grade are enrolled in school in Indian River County. Participating in school is the foundation of our children and youth. It is a way for students to gain new skills and...

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Weekly Insights: United Against Poverty Weekly Insights: United Against Poverty
Approximately 10% of people in Indian River County live below the Federal Poverty line. United Against Poverty (UP) strives to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency. UP serves those in poverty by providing crisis care,...

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Weekly Insights: Economic Opportunities Council Weekly Insights: Economic Opportunities Council
In Indian River County, approximately 46% of households either live below the Federal poverty level or just above. This means that nearly 19,000 households struggle to manage daily financial pressures. The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County serves the community with a mission to...

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Head, Heart and Hands of Indian River Club Issues Request for Proposals Head, Heart and Hands of Indian River Club Issues Request for Proposals
Thanks to the generous contributions from the residents and members of the Indian River Club, Head, Heart and Hands (HHH) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP). To read the full request for proposals, please click here. The application process begins with a Letter of...

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Weekly Insights: The Source Weekly Insights: The Source
According to the Treasure Coast Homeless Service Council, there are 225 total homeless adults in Indian River County. Homeless is lacking stable and appropriate housing. Those who experience homelessness may experience adverse health outcomes both physically and mentally. Homelessness can increase rates of certain health problems such...

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Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine
In partnership with Vero Beach Magazine, Indian River Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, writes a monthly column called Indian River Insights. These articles explore the root causes of community needs, celebrate successes, analyze meaningful solutions, and offer insights into persistent challenges. In the...

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