Sharing our bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless, clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own. – Isaiah 58:7
Holy Ground was designated a 2016 Extraordinary Charity by:
Holy Ground was also selected as a participating charity by:
National recognition for our Barbara!!
This weekend, Barbara Richardson will be honored by Pax Christi USA during their annual national conference, and will be commissioned as an “Ambassador of Peace”. Pax Christi Ambassadors are recognized for being “extraordinary and experienced leaders” who have made significant contributions toward “nonviolence, peacemaking, reconciliation and justice” and who are “living embodiments of what it means to live a life rooted in the ‘peace of Christ’.”
Barbara has long been one of the “unsung heroines” of Holy Ground. She has volunteered as our Board Treasurer for many years, but that title doesn’t even come close to describing all she contributes to our Holy Ground family. She puts in extra hours every day, often quietly stepping up to do the work no one else likes to do, including proofreading, transportation, and picking up mail (now an hour’s drive from her new home). Despite putting in so many hours of Holy Ground work, though, she is never too busy to be genuinely present for her own family (which includes 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren), her extended family of close friends, or anyone who needs a hand… or a hug!
The Pax Christi USA community numbers in the tens of thousands, and Barbara was one of only twenty who were chosen to receive this exceptional honor. Those of us who know her are not at all surprised – Barbara has exemplified passion, compassion, inner strength and wisdom, and she is truly deserving of this national honor! This is just one more reminder of how blessed Holy Ground is to have Barbara working on behalf of our organization and our young families.
Huge congratulations to our Barbara!!
Holy Ground PBC has the important mission of sheltering and mentoring young moms and their children in Palm Beach County, who are willing to make positive changes in their lives. Now, we too have made a positive change. We have introduced our new logo! Now it is evident in our new look that our young families are at the heart of the good work we do.
As always, we are grateful for your support over the years. It is only through your generosity that we have been privileged to grow as an organization and help transform young lives. Thank you!
Why we so strongly believe in Holy Ground’s long-term, independent living model:
This 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.
To read more about our program…click here!
Our Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
for Our First Campus
(Watch this space for info on the opening ceremony
for our second campus in fall of 2022!)
Above is a small sample of the photos from the event, but you can enjoy all the photos here! Top: Holy Ground’s board and staff proudly show off the new property sign.
Bottom, left: Fr Seamus Murtagh, Danielle Hickox Moore and Mrs Lesly Smith doing the honors. Bottom, right: One of Holy Ground’s little ones is thrilled with her new home!
All photos above © TRACEY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY
TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF HOLY GROUND:
Holy Ground PBC 200 W. 20th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Phone: (561) 355-5040 E-mailhttp://www.floridaconsumerhelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Holy Ground Shelter for Homeless, Inc.’s registration number is CH36565.
You can also support our work by designating Holy Ground as your preferred charity when you shop on Amazon. For details, click here.
HOLY GROUND PBC IS A
PROUD MEMBER OF:
Homeless and Housing Alliance
of Palm Beach County
Heartfelt gratitude to all of our supporters who are so generously supporting our work. We are especially grateful to the following individuals, foundations and charities:
- Great Charity Challenge
- Palm Beach Diocese – Council of Catholic Women
- Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church (Lantana) – Council of Catholic Women
- School Sisters of Notre Dame
- Split Rock Foundation
- Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa
- Ms. Eva Hill
- Extraordinary Charities
- Quantum Foundation
- Mary Alice Fortin Foundation of Florida, Inc.
- Cathleen McFarlane Charitable Foundation, Inc.
- Seasiders of Palm Beach Shores
- Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hogan
- Mr. and Mrs. Richard Martens
- Mr. Cecil Birch
- Bethesda by the Sea Mission and Outreach Committee
- The International Society of Palm Beach
- St. Patrick Catholic Church – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
- The JC Foundation
- The Father’s Table Foundation
- The Friars of Atonement – Graymoor
- Chapman Foundation
And heartfelt gratitude, as well, to our partners in providing our clients with the best possible services:
- DePorres P.L.A.C.E.
- St. Vincent de Paul Society – St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church
- Club 100 Charities Food Bank
- Work Force Alliance
- St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
- Community Partners