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:
Thank you to all who attended our Symposium on
Fair and Affordable Housing!
Very special thanks to our keynote speaker, Avery Friedman, to West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James, and to our panelists: James Green, Director of Palm Beach County Community Services; Omari Hardy, City Commissioner of Lake Worth Beach; and Emily Gorman, Director of Administration for Housing Programs at Adopt-a-Family.
Holy Ground PBC was honored that these distinguished guests took time out of their incredibly busy days to lend their voices and their support to the symposium’s vision of fair and affordable housing for all! We were thrilled by the level of interest and energy shown by all of you, our guests, and we look forward to partnering with you as we unite our voices in advocacy and action.
Please don’t forget that now is the time to send letters to the Florida Legislature to urge them to use the Sadowski funds for affordable housing. If you want electronic copies of the letters that were in your information packets, those are available here. Photos from the event will be available soon.
We are greatly indebted to the sponsors of this event:
Great Charity Challenge!
We are ecstatic, and immensely grateful to our superb team — Madelyn Ruskin, Carly Dvorkin and David Blake, who turned in a flawless run and came in FIRST PLACE — to our sponsors Pine Hollow Farm and Havensafe Farm, and to Fidelity Investments® and all who support and organize the Great Charity Challenge!! We cannot THANK YOU enough!!
Our Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
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
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!
Holy Ground PBC 200 W. 20th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Phone: (561) 355-5040 E-mail
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services (www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com) 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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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
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