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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New Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce that Softin MillerMs. Softin Miller has been named as the new Executive Director of Holy Ground PBC!

Softin was previously the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County, where she coordinated the opening of the Career Exploration Teen Center in Belle Glade. Prior to relocating to Palm Beach County four years ago, she was a coordinator of youth development services, teacher and youth advocate in Syracuse, New York. She is also the owner of The Balancing Act, which offers health and wellness coaching to clients in the West Palm Beach area.

“Holy Ground PBC has worked diligently to provide family wellness support to homeless young mothers across Palm Beach County,” Softin said. “I’m honored to have been selected to become a part of such a life-changing cause, as the new Executive Director. I am blessed to join such an impactful organization, and together we will ensure the mission and vision of Holy Ground PBC carries on.”

Softin takes over the role of Executive Director from Phyllis Turner Jepson, whose years of unstinting devotion to Holy Ground PBC (see below!) saw the organization grow and develop exponentially. Phyllis has decided to semi-retire, but her service to Holy Ground will continue, as she will be very active within the organization in the area of grant-writing and fundraising.

We look forward to introducing Softin to all of you, our partners and supporters, and we know you will be just as impressed and delighted as we are! If you would like to help us get Softin off to a great start by making a donation toward our mission of sheltering and mentoring homeless young mothers, please click here, and thank you!

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With Ph_Barb_cake_bordertremendous gratitude and joy, Holy Ground recently celebrated the heart and the soul of our organization — Phyllis Jepson and Barbara Richardson!

Their years of selfless, round-the-clock service to others, compassion, wise counsel, and devotion to our mission are what sanctified our Holy Ground and enabled our young families and our organization to bloom! We are filled with admiration, gratitude and love for both of you.

For more photos of our celebration, click here!

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Holy Ground mourns the loss of Father Seamus Murtagh,
who was the inspiration for our program.

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.

Father Seamus, you remain forever in our hearts.

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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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