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                              Holy Ground was also selected 2016 Extraordinary Charity by:                            as a participating charity by:

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Honor Your Mom 2

At Holy Ground, our mission is devoted to moms. For Mother’s Day, we are proud and delighted to honor all the fabulous mothers and mother figures who were our role models, along with all the young moms in our program, who are such wonderful role models for their own little ones!

To add your mom’s (or mother figure’s) name to our Honor Roll, just click here! Names can be added through Sunday, May 9 (Mother’s Day).

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All the young moms of Holy Ground Marilyn Skorupski Allen
Jonetha Curtis-Coleman Norma Curtis
Kristen Ella Mary Pat Ellis
Beth Long Dorothy Martens
Ellen O’Connor Jean Morey
Jessica Sierra Margaret Presutti
Britney Trillo Rose Richardson
  Yvonne Sawyer
  Barbara Skorupski
  Katherine Solick
  Anita Turner Stanislas
  Esther DeGuisa Wing
  Theresa Wing

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Hope everyone enjoyed purple dotted-eggs-4035399_1920_pixabayEaster as much as our Holy Ground children did at the Easter Egg Hunt, put together by Pat, Ginger, Dawn, Jonetha, and KIDS with Compassionate Hearts! Watch the fun here.

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Holy Ground mourns the loss of Father Seamus Murtagh,
who went to his “forever home” on February 17, 2021.

Father Seamus believed deeply that we are called to serve during our lifetimes, and he had a special love for the homeless, about whom he said:

When you’re standing in front of a homeless person,
you’re standing on holy ground.

The inspiration for Holy Ground’s program grew out of Father Seamus’ unsurpassed compassion for the homeless, just as the idea for our name grew out of his quote.

Our mission has been blessed beyond measure by Father Seamus’ deep devotion to the homeless. We know that, without his inspiration, his vision and his determination to do more for those who have no home, our courageous young mothers and their children would not now be standing on holy ground.

We thank Father for leading us to serve, to honor one another, and to love one another. We will all miss Father but he has left an indelible imprint on our lives.

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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.

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To read more about our program…click here!

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Our Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

THANK YOU so much to everyone who shared our joy at the ribbon-cutting ceremony
for our new home, the Stockard Family Campus!

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!

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Or make check payable and mail to:

Holy Ground PBC
200 W. 20th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
                                                  Phone: (561) 355-5040



A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services ( by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Holy Ground Shelter for Homeless, Inc.’s registration number is CH36565.

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You can also support our work by designating Holy Ground as your preferred charity when you shop on Amazon. For details, click here.

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Homeless and Housing Alliance of Palm Beach County


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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:

And heartfelt gratitude, as well, to our partners in providing our clients with the best possible services:

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