Past Basic Human Needs
Our Outreach in Action
St. Stephen’s, Coconut Grove
The ministry raises money through fund raising activities, church and individual donations, grants and upon occasion, the church’s outreach budget to provide emergency funds to individuals/families where all options have been exhausted.
Back to School Event
St. Luke’s, Port Salerno
A project of 500 backpacks filled with school supplies and distributed to low income children on a Saturday in August each year.
St. Philip’s, Coral Gables
is a residential facility for former foster youth where they are given with the tools and support necessary for their journeys to self-sufficiency. EC provides funding for the academic support and tutoring program.
St. Thomas, Miami
CP is the official coordinator for homeless services and housing in Dade County. It operates two facilities that house and feed over 5,000 homeless men, women and children, and provide many other services. EC funds the feeding program an important part of the feeding program.
Family Promise of Central/North
Palm Beach County
St Mark’s, Palm Beach Gardens
Family Promise started as a part of a national hospitality network of churches, synagogues, civic groups, and businesses that believe every child deserves a home. Family Promise provides temporary shelter, meals, transportation and case management for children and their parents experiencing homelessness, empowering them to achieve lasting independence.
Family Promise of
South Palm Beach County
St. Gregory’s, Boca Raton
A part of a nationwide interfaith hospitality network established in 2007 in South PBC, over 1200 volunteers give 280 hours a week to the families. And, over 111 families, 235 children and 139 parents have been served since opening the doors.
Family Promise has expanded its programs and goals since inception. They now track and support FP graduates through the Road to Independence Program. Transitional Housing, mental health services and life skills have been added to move graduates move forward toward independence and success.
Feed My Sheep
St Philip’s, Coral Gables
Located at Greater Bethel AME Church in Overtown, volunteers from local churches gather twice a week to prepare the bags on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for the Wednesday and Friday morning distributions. Twice a week, approximately 150-200 men, some women and children line up to receive a bag of breakfast and coffee Sandwiches, showers, socks and breakfast burritos are available.
Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens:
St. Faith’s, Cutler Bay
Holy Redeemer, Palm Springs
St. Patrick’s, WPB
St. Peter’s, Key West
St. John’s, Homestead
Christ Church, Coconut Grove
St. George’s Church and Center
St. Thomas, Miami
St. Mary’s, Stuart
EC supports a wide array of feeding ministries and food pantries throughout the diocese. Hundreds of families, homeless, seniors and youth receive food to replenish the body. Many of these programs also provide clothing, socks and shoes, showers and hygiene bags. The Holy Grill, St. Nicholas, Pompano Beach, purchased a food trailer and converted into a daily mobile food ministry to the homeless with breakfast and dinner served in a variety of locations in the Pompano Beach area.
St. Matthew’s, Delray Beach
St. Christopher’s, WPB
St. Patrick’s, WPB
St. Paul's et Les Martyrs d’Haiti, Miami
Four Elderly Ministries are designed to keep seniors engaged by offering activities, trips, fellowship educational programs and hot meals each week.
The North Palm Beach Deanery
Provides visitation and pastoral care to elderly and disabled residing in Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities, hospitals and long-term homebound.
Day and Overnight Homeless Shelters:
Independence Cay, St. Columba, Marathon
St. Laurence Chapel, St. Mary Magdalene, Coral Springs
St. George's Center, St. George’s, Riviera Beach
The Jubilee Center, St. Andrew’s, St. John’s & St. James, Hollywood and St. Anne’s, Hallandale Beach
Casa Valentina, St. Philip’s, Coral Gables
Three of the shelters provide meals, social services, health and job support, hygiene care, IDs and mail distribution and other services. St. Laurence Chapel provides overnight accommodations. Casa Valentina provides transitional housing for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system.
Quick Assist was designed by Florida Keys Outreach Coalition (FKOC) to assist
those homeless in immediate need in the Upper Keys.
Programs for Children, Youth and Young Adults:
St. Alban's Child Enrichment Center, St Philip’s, Coral Gables
Paul's Place, St. Paul’s, Delray Beach
Hammock House, St. Columba, Marathon
Very young children, six weeks to five years old are provided a free education with Head-Start funding, private funding and grants. EC funds the nutrition component of the program. An after -school ministry, Paul’s Place provides tutoring, enrichments programs for all ages and Casa Valentina provides a safe place to live and learn for those who have aged out of foster care.