Service is at the heart of the St. Augustine's parish community. Our Outreach ministry financially supports both local and global non profit organizations answering the call to help end hunger, homelessness and poverty. On a local level, we engage with a dozen different organizations striving to improve the quality of life for those in need in Indian River County.
Rise Against Hunger
Starting in 2022, St. Augustine of Canterbury embarked on a new Outreach project to help end world hunger by 2030. We are partnered with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to yes, end hunger by 2030.
Each time we have put out a call for 40 volunteers to come pack 10,000 meals in two hours, more than 70 people enthusiastically responded. And we are prepared to do it again. Read our story>
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Thank You Card Outreach
Sharing the Love! St. Augustine's is reaching out in love to local teachers, healthcare and hospice workers by delivering "thank you" cards to those dedicated professionals committed to caring for our community. To date, this ministry has delivered close to 1000 cards! Join in on this outpouring of gratitude by writing your own personal message; find blank thank you cards in the Narthex and Parish Hall.
Organizations Supported by our Outreach Ministry
Fulfilling the Christmas wishes for 62 local children in need through our partnerships with Youth Guidance, Feed the Lambs, and The Samaritan Center.
A transitional residential program for homeless and at-risk men of Indian River County (IRC). Our parish cooks provide shepard's pie dinners each month.
Working with families and communities to help ensure that all children have access to high-quality, affordable early learning and school-age opportunities and experiences that enable them to succeed in school and in life.
Providing a quality education and a safe and nurturing home to children living in vulnerable conditions in Honduras. One of our most popular fundraising events is the El Hogar Christmas Cookie Walk supported by our parish bakers.
After school program offering recreation, education and mentorship services for underprivileged children at no cost who would otherwise be unable to obtain these services in IRC. We support this group in several ways, including an annual School Supply drive.
Providing free access to dental and healthcare, relevant public health information and education to Cite Soleil, Haiti.
Hope for Families Center
Offering long-term transitional housing to the homeless families in IRC. While there, each family goes through a comprehensive, highly structured program that seeks to end their homelessness and reunite them with independent living in the community. Our parish cooks bake casseroles to help feed these families.
Offering a safe, nurturing after-school program designed for children, grades K-12, to enrich their academic performance and ensure their graduation from high school. Program includes tutoring and homework assistance, academic enrichment activities, leadership development, recreational, social and cultural activities. Summer programs are also offered.
Working to end homelessness with a multi-prong intervention program of mentoring, advocating and navigating, putting our organization in the center of their life, as an anchor in the storm.
Providing preschool education to mostly children of migrant workers using a wholistic approach of education, health, nutrition, and exercise.
Healing hearts, providing hope, and enhancing lives with a holistic approach to mental health for all ages, whole families and the military community in Central Texas. Each year we host a Samaritan Center Soup Bowl fundraiser, a community-wide event.
Providing meals, clothing, showers and laundering facilities as the only drop-in outreach center in IRC. Also operates the Dignity Mobile Food Truck.
Serving those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers.
Distributing food for the needy, quality Christian education for youth, pre-school for 2-4 year-olds, and outreach for shut-ins.
Offering healing and wholeness to emotionally, mentally and spiritually wounded women, men and families in our community through biblical counseling, and a live-in Christian program where hurting women can find sanctuary in a healing environment.
Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy
Teaching Vero Beach children life skills, interpersonal, communication and job skills, so they may rise above their current economic status and become thriving and contributing members to our rapidly changing economy, in a fun and safe environment.