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:
Holy Ground was also selected as a participating charity by:
Make plans to join us for our second annual
Home and Hope 5K Walk/Run!
Step out and enjoy the sunshine
and raise money at the same time
for our young moms and their little ones.
For details, please see either our Events page or the sign-up site.
Ambassador of Peace
National recognition for our Phyllis!! Phyllis Turner Jepson has been honored by Pax Christi USA and commissioned as an “Ambassador of Peace”. Pax Christi Ambassadors are recognized for being “extraordinary and experienced leaders” who have made significant contributions toward “nonviolence, peacemaking, reconciliation and justice” and who are “living embodiments of what it means to live a life rooted in the ‘peace of Christ’.”
In their tribute to her, Phyllis was commended her for how she “grew [their] grassroots network exponentially, building lasting relationships… all across the US.” During her ten years working at the national office, Phyllis and her husband, Milt, traveled across the country, visiting all of Pax Christi’s regional offices and many of their local chapters. She also traveled to Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp on peace missions.
Phyllis was one of four out of over 14,000 members of Pax Christi USA to receive this exceptional honor. Those of us who know her are not at all surprised – she is truly deserving of this national recognition! This is just one more reminder of how blessed Holy Ground is to have Phyllis working on behalf of our organization and our young families.
Huge congratulations to our Phyllis!!
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!
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
TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF HOLY GROUND:
Holy Ground PBC 200 W. 20th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Phone: (561) 355-5040 E-mail
You can also support our work by designating Holy Ground as your preferred charity when you shop on Amazon. For details, click here.
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
- Chapman Foundation
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