Resources

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.

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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

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 – 

  • Making a donation HERE
  • Asking your friends to donate or start a Facebook fundraiser
  • Help get the word out – share any of our posts on social media
  • Facebook: @UnitedWayIRC
  • Instagram: @UnitedWayIRC

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*

  • Meals on Wheels Delivery service
  • For more information call, (772) 569-0760

• Learn more at SeniorResourceAssociation.org

  • 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 [email protected]
    • For more information, visit their website TheBuggyBunch.com

    CareNet Pregnancy Center*

    Florida Department of Children & Families

    Healthy Families Florida

    • HealthyFamilies.org

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 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

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.

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  • 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

    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