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Weekly Insights: United Way of Indian River County Weekly Insights: United Way of Indian River County
In Indian River County, there are approximately 18,910 Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed (ALICE) households. In other words, 33% of households in our county earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but yet still not enough to afford basic necessities. These necessities include housing, childcare, food,...

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Weekly Insights: Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic Weekly Insights: Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic
According to the US Census Bureau, 11% of people in Indian River County do not have health insurance. This means that 17,287 individuals including both children and adults may not be able to receive the health care that they require. Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic is...

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Weekly Insights: Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County Weekly Insights: Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County
41.4% of adults above age 24 in Indian River County have a high school diploma or less. The Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County is helping to increase the amount of high schoolers going to college by offering hope, encouragement and scholarship opportunities to local...

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Weekly Insights: The Samaritan Center of Vero Beach Weekly Insights: The Samaritan Center of Vero Beach
Pictured from left to right: Renee Bireley, Development Manager; Vania Bartee, Children's Coordinator; Vanessa McGriff, Operations Manager; Kris Rivera, CCPBD Operations Director. The Samaritan Center provides transitional housing and guidance to homeless families in Indian River County and prepares them to live independently. The average length of stay is 6-9 months....

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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: Dogs for Life Weekly Insights: Dogs for Life
According to Indian River Indicators, 11.9% of adults in Indian River County are veterans, compared to 8.6% of all adults in Florida. As many as 30% of veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dogs for Life is devoted to improving the quality of...

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Weekly Insights: ORCA Weekly Insights: ORCA
The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) endeavors to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action, and community education and outreach. ORCA is committed to returning the Indian River Lagoon to a vibrant,...

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Weekly Insights: A Caring Center for Women Weekly Insights: A Caring Center for Women
A Caring Center for Women exists to provide on-going services to pregnant mothers in need on a free and confidential basis without regard to income, race, or religion in a welcoming atmosphere of unconditional love and non-judgmental support.  Free pregnancy testing, “on-site" ultrasound, pregnancy counseling...

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Indian River Housing Insights Indian River Housing Insights
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: Children's Home Society Weekly Insights: Children's Home Society
Children's Home Society (CHS) builds bridges to success for children in order to achieve a world where children realize their full potential. Based on the 2020 HUD Point In Time Count, on any given night in IRC, 342 individuals are homeless. 36% of them or...

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