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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glasses-306282_1280_pixabay Here’s to 2020 —

It’s Looking Good So Far!

And one event we are really looking forward to is our annual “A Shower for Shelter” Luncheon and Auction!


Guests browsing through some of last year’s beautiful silent auction items.
PHOTO CREDIT: Andrew Spilos, Palm Beach Images Photography

Please join us on

Sunday, January 19, 2020
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach

Come and enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, lunch catered by The Breakers, a keynote address by Eric Kelly of the Quantum Foundation, entertainment by Tommy Mitchell — formerly of Blood, Sweat and Tears — and our exciting live auction!

Click here for more details.

You can reserve your seat by calling our office at 561-355-5040 or by emailing us. Please RSVP by January 14. See you there!

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…and please enjoy a few photos from our annual Holiday Party!

Pat and Kamari

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Health Screenings by Keiser University

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Recently, student nurses and their supervisors from the School of Nursing at Keiser University came to our northern campus to conduct health screenings on our clients and their children. This is just the first benefit of our new partnership with Keiser.

The student nurses checked vital signs, verified the status of the children’s immunizations, and instructed clients about proper nutrition, rest, and important things to look for in the health of their little ones.

This new relationship with the Keiser University School of Nursing will be very helpful, as these student nurses will continue to assist Holy Ground in effectively monitoring the health of our mothers and their children!

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Thank you Quantum!

Holy Ground was one of three local nonprofits spotlighted at this year’s annual Quantum in the Community Awards Breakfast! Besides being one of the over 100 nonprofits to receive generous checks (totaling $1 million!) from the Quantum Foundation, Holy Ground — as a featured charity — was given the opportunity to speak at the event. Our Development Director/Vocational Director, Angela Wing-Allen, described our program to the guests present, and then one of our clients, Candace, shared how much our program had helped her. Thank you, Quantum, for this opportunity, and for the continuing support you have given us over the past many years!

From left to right: Phyllis Turner Jepson, Holy Ground Executive Director; Shannon Hawkins, Quantum Foundation Director of Community Engagement; Angela Wing-Allen, Holy Ground Development/Vocational Director; Candace, Holy Ground client

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Petting Zoo

Thank you so much to the Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Mobile Petting Zoo for giving our Holy Ground family such a fun time! Click here to see how all the children enjoyed it!

Everyone loves Phyllis!!
The piglet at our petting zoo was delighted to meet her and give her a kiss, and it looks like Phyllis was tickled pink!

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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!!

Click this link to watch our team’s winning run!! For full results, more photos, and articles about the event, go to our Events page.

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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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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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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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