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Partners and Community Resources

The following organizations are current members of the DBIEH - click on any of them to learn more. For additional resources available in Palm Beach County, call 561-904-7900.

 

211 HelpLine

211 is the centralized access point providing crisis support and information on helpful community resources and services. People of all ages can simply dial 2-1-1 to connect. Calls are free, confidential and available 24/7.  Also available:  Text your zip code to 898211 or go online to Chat or to self-search 211’s Online Resource Directory. 211 staff also respond to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 and the Disaster Distress Helpline.

 

AVDA Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence

AVDA offers a 64-bed emergency shelter staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide domestic violence victims and their children a safe place to stay for up to six weeks. AVDA also houses a 32-bed (8 unit) transitional housing facility that provides a stay of up to two years for domestic violence survivors and their children. 24-HR Crisis Hotline: 800-355-8547/ 24-hour Local Number 561-265-2900

 

Avenue Church

The Delray Beach location of this church provides recovery support for individuals and families dealing with drug and alcohol addiction.

 

Beach Keepers

With partners and volunteers and organized beach clean-up events, this agency cleans up Florida beaches and surrounding communities to maintain their appeal and safety.  In addition to providing jobs for people facing homelessness, they also provide such needed services as financial support and emergency supplies.

 

Cason United Methodist Church

A Delray Beach church offering a variety of social service resources to the local community.

 

Church of the Palms

Located in the heart of Delray Beach, this congregation donates supplies and provides volunteers to support the effort to end homelessness and support our residents in need.

 

City of Delray Beach

Close coordination with local service agencies allows for the needs for each unique situation to be appropriately addressed.

City House Delray

Established in 2014, CityHouse is a housing program that also provides long-term, transformational assistance to mothers and their children.

Cros Ministries

CROS Ministries supports hungry neighbors in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, with the mission to serve the hungry through community collaborations. Programs include: eight Community Food Pantries; Gleaning, a produce recovery program partnering with local famers to recover food that would otherwise go to waste; The Caring Kitchen, a hot meal program; and CROS Camp, a summer camp program.

 

Delray Beach Police Department

Through the Community Response Division, the police department often serves as the centralized resource for individuals and families facing homelessness or living on the edge of poverty. Close coordination with local social service agencies allows for the appropriate addressing of needs for each unique situation.

Downtown Delray Beach Development Authority

The Downtown Delray Beach Safety Ambassador Program, funded by the DDA in partnership with City of Delray Beach and community partners, assists in making Downtown safer and friendlier.  Ambassadors patrol on bikes, golf cart and on foot from NW 6th to A1A and North/South throughout the Downtown core. Call 561-386-1134 to contact Safety Ambassadors.

 

Delray Beach Library

The library’s mission is to enrich the lives of the individuals of Delray Beach’s diverse communities and provide support to local businesses by creating and sustaining superior library services through responsive staff, dynamic collections, effective programing, appropriate technology, and access to global information.

 

Eat Better Live Better

Eat Better Live Better is a non-profit that is focused on improving child and community health by providing nutrition education and healthy foods. From hands-on nutrition programs to delivering healthy groceries to families in need, EBLB believes that it is our duty to make sure that children understand the foods they eat, create healthy associations between foods and feelings, and have access to nutrient-dense foods. Additionally, we believe no one should have to cut corners on nutrition to wonder where their next meal will come from.

 

Family Promise of South Palm Beach County

As one of 42 affiliates of the national Family Promise, Inc. this organization strives to empower families in making their transition from homelessness to sustainable independence.

 

Living Hungry

Living Hungry is a charity born of the belief everyone has potential worth nourishing. Poverty and malnutrition plague our homeless children and at-risk teens, our sick and the poor neighbors worst. Living Hungry is on a mission to provide quality nutrition with our “Not One Homeless Student Hungry” program and our “Healthy Food Prescriptions” for food-insecure diabetics. 

 

InterFaith Committee for Social Services

The mission of this organization is to advocate, serve and empower the homeless to achieve self-sufficiency. With the collaboration of faith based organizations and the Delray Beach Police Department Outreach personnel, The Interfaith Committee provides showers, clothes, laundry vouchers, haircuts and social services  to the homeless.

 

Palm Beach County Human Services Department

The purpose of this department is to assist individuals who are homeless in Palm Beach County through outreach, assessment, and housing.  Services are prioritized to the most vulnerable homeless persons.

 

SEFLIN 

The Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN), is a non-profit membership organization of libraries dedicated to empowering libraries to transform communities.

 

St Matthews Episcopal Church

This church supports the Interfaith Committee for Social Services and C.R.O.S Ministries by providing space for these ministries to operate a shower truck and feeding ministry.  It also supports the surrounding community by providing a Food Pantry to support individuals and families in need of food.

 

St Paul’s Episcopal Church

This Delray Beach church supports C.R.O.S. Ministries through funding, volunteers and full participation in their outreach to our community.  It is also a member congregation of the InterFaith Committee for Social Services and Family Promise of South Palm Beach County.

 

St. Vincent Care Ministry 

Care Ministry operates a 24/7 hotline (561-272-7580) and works confidentially to assist Delray residents only with certain expenses, such as rent and utility bills.  Proof of residency and other documentation may be required. The ministry also supports families with food and supplies, such as diapers, and assistance in accessing government assistance programs.

 

Temple Sinai

Members of this congregation are dedicated to “repairing the world with good deeds and healing and transforming those in need.”  They support those facing homeless in Delray through donations of food and supplies as well as volunteering for various programs.

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This website was made possible through a generous grant from the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Foundation.