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Weekly Insights: Saint Francis Manor Weekly Insights: Saint Francis Manor
Approximately 609 seniors age 65 and older live in a group quarters in Indian River County. The US Census Bureau classifies group quarters as a place where people live and stay that is owned by a separate entity. Saint Francis Manor is one example of...

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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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Community Foundation Awards $100,000 to Four Local Nonprofits Community Foundation Awards $100,000 to Four Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $100,000 to nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Suzanne Bertman, Pat Brier, Toni Hamner, Wanda Lincoln, Ed Massey, Dawn Michael, Angelia Perry, and Larry Salustro. The...

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SafeSpace’s Emergency Shelter in Indian River County is Now Open! SafeSpace’s Emergency Shelter in Indian River County is Now Open!
SafeSpace’s mission is to empower adult victims of domestic violence and their children through intervention, prevention, and advocacy services. Recently, SafeSpace launched a campaign to open a 19-bed emergency shelter for Indian River County victims of intimate partner violence to access local residential shelter services,...

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The Arc of Indian River County The Arc of Indian River County
Individual with severe and profound disabilities face the challenge of finding access to necessary care when their aging parents are no longer able to take care of them. In order to get the care they need, they must leave Indian River County to go as...

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“Check the waves and weather, scan the horizon for opportunity or a potential problem and plan accordingly.” - Jeff Pickering In the April 2022 issue, Vero Beach Magazine features an article about how a number of local professionals use surfing as inspiration for performance at...

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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: Veteran's Council of Indian River County Weekly Insights: Veteran's Council of Indian River County
Of the 15,000 veterans living in Indian River County: 88% are age 65+, 34% are disabled, 24% are unemployed, and 5% live in poverty. One of the many programs at the Veteran's Council of Indian River County, Veterans Helping Veterans, provides home improvement repairs for...

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Endowment Partner Spotlight: Senior Resource Association Endowment Partner Spotlight: Senior Resource Association
Senior Resource Association was established in 1974 to promote independence and dignity in our community by providing services to older adults and transportation for all. One of their programs to promote dignity in our community is the Public Guardianship Service. The Office of Public &...

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Weekly Insights: Place of Hope Weekly Insights: Place of Hope
Place of Hope is a faith-based, state licensed children and families organization offering housing and support services designed to end the cycles of abuse, neglect, homelessness, poverty, and human trafficking.  Since its inception in 2001, Place of Hope has served over 20,000 children, youth and...

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