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:

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Holy Ground was also selected as a participating charity by:


Enjoy the photos of our
Home, Hope, and Heart
Luncheon and Auction!

Our engaging speaker, Sue Badeau   Some of our beautiful auction items One of our Honorary Co-Chairs, Genevieve Ajram

Please click here to see more photos
from our event.
You all looked lovely!

We are so grateful that you came
to help support Holy Ground.

Many thanks to our Honorary Co-Chairs Gaby and Genevieve Ajram; our speaker Sue Badeau; our entertainers Indigo Dreamers; our sponsors PNC Bank, Abraham and Beverly Sommer Foundation, Robert Spiegel and Jackie Grimm, Jean Enright, Maureen Lloyd, Margaret Donnelley and the Sandhill Crane Golf Club; and all those who worked long hours to make this event happen!

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Our New Residential Campus

It’s official – we are a two-campus family!!

Holy Ground recently held a ribbon-cutting celebration at the Waltz Family Campus in Lake Park, our second residential campus!

Photo courtesy of Ralph

Click here for more photos from our ribbon-cutting event!

When the owner of this property – where we had been leasing — put it on the market late last year, we recognized quickly that it would be in the best interests of our organization and our young families to make an offer. Motivated by rapidly rising rents, and supported by a magnificent donation from one of our donors, we were able to make a sizable down payment… and today we own our second residential property!

Photo courtesy of Ralph

As the new owners of this campus, we will save $45,000 annually on rental costs. Owning this building also enables us to keep our expanded program at its current capacity.

We serve two types of families at our Waltz Campus. It provides housing for our families who had been residing at our first residential campus, the Stockard Family Campus in West Palm Beach, and who have progressed sufficiently through our program to be able to demonstrate greater independence. These families have established a more stable financial situation and have shown strong motivation and commitment to our program. Therefore, they need less supervision than our families at Stockard, and have moved to Waltz to continue their progress toward self-sufficiency.

In addition, our Waltz Campus provides temporary housing for older moms (in their 30s) and their children, who were unable to find affordable housing in the local community.

With seven 2-bedroom/1-bath units and proximity to daycares, schools, a post office, stores, and public transportation, we are certain that we made the right purchase at the right time!

Photo courtesy of Ralph

One of the apartments has been set up to house The Learning Tree, our summer and after-school tutoring program. This program was created in response to the pandemic and has been a resounding success for our little students, who are nourished in mind, body, and spirit at The Learning Tree.

Thanks to other supporters and grantors, we have also been able to make substantial upgrades to the property:


Exterior renovations include:

  • a new roof
  • hurricane windows and doors
  • a monitored fire alarm system
  • landscaping
  • garden benches
  • a fenced-in playground for the children




On the interior, our residential families enjoy fully renovated bathrooms and kitchens, including upgraded appliances, obtained through another generous grant.

These improvements have added value to our investment, of course, but more importantly they have made the Waltz Campus safer for our families.


Needless to say, all of this has come at considerable expense!
Therefore, we have launched the
Home and Hope Capital Campaign of 2022–23.


Your donations to our campaign will help us to pay off the renovations and the loan on this property, which our young families already enjoy so much. We were blessed to pay off the loan on our first residential campus in less than two years – we’re praying we can meet or exceed that goal this time!

If you would like to help us achieve our campaign goal of $300,000, we would be deeply grateful.

Ways to Donate

  • You may donate by mailing a check:

    Please make check payable to the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. and write

    “Holy Ground PBC Opportunity Fund”

    in the memo section of your check.

  • You can also donate online via PayPal:

    PayPal: Look for “Add special instructions to the seller” on the first screen after logging in, and please enter

    “Holy Ground PBC Opportunity Fund”

    Credit/Debit: Look for “Add special instructions to the seller” on the first screen after selecting Credit/Debit, and please enter

    “Holy Ground PBC Opportunity Fund”

  • If you are interested in contributing in one of the following ways, please contact our office:
    • donating stock or securities
    • planned giving
    • matching gifts


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


Please know that we are grateful
for any amount you contribute!
Thank you!

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Why is this young mom (and graduate of our program) so joyful?


Click here to find out!

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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.

theory-of-change video logo for web

To read more about our program…click here!

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
for Our First Campus

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for our first residential campus,
the Stockard Family Campus.
(Left to right) The late Father Seamus Murtagh,
Mayor Danielle Hickox Moore, and Mrs. Lesly Smith doing the honors. 

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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, within the state, 1-800-435-7352 (1-800-HELP-FLA) or visiting 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!

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