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Johns Island Foundation Awards Grant Allowing the Samaritan Center Playground to Reopen

April 2024 -- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach extends our heartfelt gratitude to the Johns Island Foundation for the generous grant award of $54,850 to renovate the playground at the Samaritan Center, our transitional housing facility for homeless families in Vero Beach . This funding will be instrumental in our mission to enhance the lives of those we serve, particularly the families residing at the Samaritan Center in Vero Beach.

The Samaritan Center serves as a beacon of hope for homeless families, providing them with transitional housing and vital support services as they strive to rebuild their lives. With this grant award, we will be able to replace broken and unsafe playground equipment at the center, and reopen the playground, creating a safe and enriching environment where children can thrive and families can bond.

We are grateful to our long-term partnership with the Johns Island Foundation for their unwavering support and generosity.  The John’s Island Foundation provides grant funding for capital needs to nonprofit agencies that serve residents in Indian River County. Agencies eligible for funding are those that serve people in need and whose programs are directed toward meeting needs or assisting with issues related to food, shelter, disabilities, health, aging, abuse or children’s education. Over its 23-year history, the John’s Island Foundation has provided more than $14 million in capital grants to non-profit agencies in Indian River County.