WAYS TO GET HELP

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HURRICANE RESOURCE CENTER

Every year our community faces hurricane season from June 1 through November 30, but planning and preparing can make a big difference. As the County’s official volunteer and fundraising partner, United Way of Indian River County will be here for our community before, during, and after a disaster. We hope we don’t have to face a hurricane or other emergency, but if we do, we need to be ready. Find the local resources you need to help keep you, your family, your home, and your pets safe. 

GET FREE TAX HELP

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers FREE tax services to individuals and families with low to moderate incomes. Let our VITA specialists help you get the refunds you deserve and avoid tax filing fees. This service is provided annually from January – Tax Day.

Pinwheels for Prevention

The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign helps to educate communities about the importance of supporting children and families. 

2-1-1 HELPLINE

211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, assessment, and referral to community services for people of all ages.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR EVICTIONS & FORECLOSURES

Tenants, worried about paying your rent? Landlords, concerned about covering your costs? Financial assistance may be available. A new, free mediation program is being initiated to assist qualifying residential landlords and tenants with both back and future rent payments up to $10,500! Let our mediators help you navigate your situations, explore available options, and avoid legal action.

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Are you at risk of being evicted from your home? If you are late on your rent, mortgage, or utilities payments, find help today! Indian River County has assistance programs to help you.

COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND

In March 2020, United Way of Indian River County launched an emergency fund to aid in recovery efforts to support those in Indian River County who were affected by the pandemic.

PARTNER RESOURCES

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APPLY FOR A GRANT

Measuring community health and prosperity program supported by Indian River Community Foundation. Indian River Indicators provides key data and information about our community that is updated annually and can be used to support and sustain proven programs. It can also be used by community leaders to develop policy, promote promising practices or inspire innovation that can lead to solutions to persistent community challenges.

REFERENCES & CASE STUDIES

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MEET ALICE

ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a bare-bones household budget.

COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Recent studies were incorporated, and a wide range of subject matter experts provided input. Residents from across the County, representing some of the most economically challenged neighborhoods, explained directly what their needs were by filling out written surveys in English, Spanish, and Creole and by speaking up at focus groups. This Community Needs Assessment report results from that major collective effort.

INDIAN RIVER INDICATORS

Measuring community health and prosperity program supported by Indian River Community Foundation. Indian River Indicators provides key data and information about our community that is updated annually and can be used to support and sustain proven programs. It can also be used by community leaders to develop policy, promote promising practices or inspire innovation that can lead to solutions to persistent community challenges.