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. Recently St. Augustine parishioners answered the challenge of packing of 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger.
Rise Against Hunger
In April 2022, St. Augustine of Canterbury embarked on a new Outreach project to help end world hunger by 2030. We 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. Right now, they have a specific focus on helping Ukraine.
We put out a call for 40 volunteers to come pack 10,000 meals in two hours and 80 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 of Canterbury is reaching out in love to local teachers and 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 over 500 cards to the faculty and staff of Glendale Elementary, Citrus Elementary, Vero Beach Elementary, and staff members of Cleveland Clinic. Help us meet our goal to send 550 care cards to our local hospice center. Join in on this outpouring of gratitude by writing your own personal message; thank you cards are available in the Narthex and the Parish Hall after Sunday services.
Organizations Supported Financially by our Outreach Ministry
Strengthening relationships between incarcerated parents and their children and support the families of prisoners year-round.
A transitional residential program for homeless and at-risk men of Indian River County (IRC).
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.
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.
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.
Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC)
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.
Redlands Chrisitan Migrant Association (RCMA)
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.
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.