COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way of Indian River County is Working to Help You & Our Entire Community.

In March, United Way of Indian River County launched an emergency fund to aid in recovery efforts to support those in Indian River County who have been affected by this crisis.

A coalition of philanthropy and business partners joined together to create the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources to organizations in our region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of this health crisis.

To date, the fund has raised over $1.4 million dollars and has benefitted 35 local organizations.



211 Helpline

 

Indian River County Hotline

  • Operators are available to take your questions.
  • (772) 226-4000
  • Visit their website, IRCGov.com

 

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center

 

IRS Economic Impact Payments

  • FAQ about receiving your stimulus check
  • Apply Here

 

Have Symptoms? 

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Nurse Triage Line
  • (772) 226-4846
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily

• After a questionnaire and if the individual meets the criteria, they will be given an appointment to go through their drive-thru testing center. 

Our community is in crisis. We need your help to raise funds for our COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Effective immediately, every donation will directly help those facing hardship as a result of this crisis. Join us in our commitment to serve our neighbors that need our help, now more than ever.

 

Please consider – 

Rent Assistance

  • TC Homeless Services Council| (772) 567-7790 | TCHelpSpot.org
  • United Against Poverty| (772) 564-9365 | UPIRC.org
  • Economic Opportunities Council| (772) 562-4177 | EOCofIRC.net

 

Utilities Assistance

  • Economic Opportunities Council| (772) 562-4177 | EOCofIRC.net

 

Food Access Assistance

 

Pick-up Food Assistance

 

Food for Pets Assistance

 

Diapers & Formula Assistance

 

Veteran Services Assistance

 

Hygiene Product Assistance

Prescription Assistance

 

Other Assistance Provided for Clients of Funded Agencies

  • Humane Society of Vero Beach & IRC
  • A.L.O Rescue
  • Redlands Christian Migrant Association
  • Tykes & Teens
  • Children’s Home Society
  • Camp Haven
  • IRC Healthy Start Coalition
  • Hibiscus Children’s Center
  • Freedom Journey
  • 211 Helpline Palm Beach & Treasure Coast
  • Hope for Families
  • Treasure Coast Community Health
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • Cleveland Clinic IRC
  • Heal the Healer Transcendental Meditation
  • The Learning Alliance – Moonshot Moment 
  • Gifford Youth Orchestra

Treasure Coast Food Bank*

 

United Against Poverty*

  • Member Share Grocery Program
  • New Hours: Monday – Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • (772) 564-9365
  • For more information, visit their website at UPIRC.org

 

The Source*

  • Food Delivery Program
  • For details, please call (772) 564-0202
  • For more information, visit their website at IAmTheSource.org

 

Salvation Army*

  • Food Pantry
  • Continues to serve to-go orders twice a week in Vero Beach and on Monday’s at Sebastian United Methodist Church
  • For additional details, call (772) 978-0265
  • SalvationArmyFlorida.org/VeroBeach

 

Food Pantry of Indian River County*

 

Gifford Youth Achievement Center Food Giveaway

  • Available items: perishable & non-perishable food, clothing, etc.
  • Date: TBD

 

School District of Indian River County Mobile Cafe 

  • View the Mobile Cafe Schedule here

 

PET FOOD ASSISTANCE

For the Love of Paws*

  • Currently provides over 10,000 lbs of pet food monthly through home delivery and food pantries
  • Learn more at PawsMealsOnWheels.org

 

RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

Senior Resource Association*

Indian River County School District

 

School District of IRC

  • At-home Learning Helpline
    • Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    • (772) 564-6085
  • Student Services Helpline
    • (student mental health & wellbeing)
    • Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • (772) 564-6199

 

The Buggy Bunch*

  • Available: Wipes, Formula, Diapers & Household Necessities (Soap, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.)
  • If you need these necessities, please make an appointment:
    • Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Call (772) 226-0467
    • Email Info@TheBuggyBunch.com
  • For more information, visit their website TheBuggyBunch.com

 

CareNet Pregnancy Center*

 

Florida Department of Children & Families

 

Healthy Families Florida

UTILITY & RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council*

  • (772) 567-7790
  • For more information, please visit their website at TCHelpSpot.org

 

Florida Power & Light

  • FPL COVID-19 Fact Sheet – Here
  • FPL has resources available for customers experiencing financial hardship. FPL.com/Help

 

Economic Opportunities Council*

  • Assistance with rent, water & sewer bills
  • Apply Online – Here
  • (772) 562-4177
  • For more information, please visit their website at EOCofIRC.net

 

Indian River County Utilities

  • As of March 12, 2020, the Indian River County Department of Utility Services (IRCDUS) suspended the practice of disconnecting potable water service if a customer’s account is past due. 
  • To provide financial relief to those utility customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Utilities has temporarily suspended changing any new delinquency charges for water and sewer customers effective Monday, March 30, 2020, through Thursday, April 30, 2020.
  • For more information, call (772) 770-5300
  • For more information, please visit their website at IRCUtilities.com

 

IRS – Economic Impact Payments

 

United Against Poverty*

  • For more information, visit their website at UPIRC.org

 

VETERAN SUPPORT

The Veterans Council of Indian River County*

 

BUSINESS

Sebastian Chamber of Commerce

 

Indian River County Chamber of Commerce

 

U.S. County Chamber of Commerce

  • Save Small Business
  • $5,000 – one-time, short-term relief grant to employers with up to 20 employees and must operate in an economically vulnerable community.
  • Applications open Monday, April 20th | 3:00 PM 
  • Apply at SaveSmallBusiness.com

 

Florida Disaster

  • Florida Businesses are asked to complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey online at FloridaDisaster.Biz

 

Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program

  • Governor DeSantis has activated up to $50 million in allocations to the Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program. FloridaDisasterLoan.org

 

Small Business Administration

  • U.S. Small Business Administration has guidance & loan resources available at SBA.gov

 

Small Business Development Center at IRSC

 

U.S. Department of Labor

 

Florida Price Gouging Hotline

 

BBB – Better Business Bureau

  • How to navigate the Coronavirus Crisis
  • Visit BBB.org

 

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation

 

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

 

Government Benefits

  • Your path to government benefits starts here

 

INTERNET

Xfinity FREE WiFi Hotspots

  • Xfinity has made their WiFi Hotspots free for everyone across the county. Subscription not required. 
  • Visit Xfinity.com/WiFifor a list of available hotspots. 

 

TAXES – Tax Day is now July 15th

My Free Taxes

 

IRS – Internal Revenue Service

  • If you want to apply for an extension to file your taxes, you must submit to the IRS before July15th, 2020. Get the PDF at UnitedWayIRC.org/Taxes

 

  • Income tax payment deadlines for individual returns, with a due date of April 15, 2020, are being automatically extended until July 15th, 2020. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this relief. 
  • Learn more at IRS.gov

 

UNEMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

 

Reemployment Assistance

 

United Against Poverty Indian River County

  • United Against Poverty has a computer lab opened for accessibility for those who need to apply for Unemployment or SNAP
  • Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • 1400 27th Street in Vero Beach
  • Call (772) 564-9365
  • UPISC.org

 

BANKING

These banks are offering Coronavirus financial aid

• Read the article and see the full list here

Visiting Nurse Association

  • Mobile Health Clinic
  • Walmart Vero Beach – 5555 20th Street (NW corner parking lot)
  • Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
  • VNA Mobile Health Clinic is NOT TESTING for Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
  • Visit their website, VNATC.com
  • Call (772) 567-5551 for additional details

 

Cleveland Clinic Telehealth Initiative

  • Express Care Online
  • Make an appointment and meet with a doctor via a virtual visit from your mobile device
  • Download the free app on your phone
  • Google Play: Cleveland Clinic Express Care Online 
  • Apple App Store: Cleveland Clinic Express Care 
  • For more information, visit their website at IndianRiverMedicalCenter.com
  • Call (772) 567-4311

 

 

Treasure Coast Community Health

  • Visit their website, TCCHInc.org
  • Call (866) 779-6121 for more information

 

 

Hygiene Product Assisance 

CareBag

  • Visit their website,CareBagFL.org
  • Call (772) 222-7399 for more information

 

Mental Health

Mental Health Association in Indian River County

  • Walk-in & Counseling Center will remain open during normal business hours for same-day mental health screenings, crisis intervention, emergency visits, and new patient evaluations
  • Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • 820 37th Place, Vero Beach, FL 32960
  • (772) 569-9788
  • Telehealth options are available for current patients
  • Peer-run Drop-in Recovery Centers remain open during normal business hours
  • For more information, please visit MHAIRC.org

 

Mental Health Collaborate of Indian River County

 

Drug Abuse & Treatment Association Outpatient Program

  • Now providing telehealth services in lieu of face to face sessions 
  • Norman C. Hayslip Center is open until further notice
  • 4590 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
  • (855) 839-0787
  • DrugAbuseTreatment.org
  • The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at CDC.gov

 

 

 

 

  • World Health Organizationat WHO.int 

 

  • Indian River County Emergency Management Division at IRCES.com

 

 

 

  • Government Responseto Coronavirus COVID-19 at USA.gov

 

My Florida Resource Directory

 

United States Census 2020

 

Alert Indian River

  • Sign up for alert notifications by text, email, or phone.
  • Sign up here, IRCES.com/em

* Indicates partner agencies that have received funding from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund