I am the Source homeless ministry

Meeting the Needs of the Homeless and At-Risk

We at The Source are profoundly burdened for the disadvantaged in our community.  We do not operate under a standard set of services.  Rather, every day we come face to face with a neighbor in need and set in motion a process to help them find solutions.  It is our privilege to offer hope to those who desperately need it, and it is our hope that those we serve will recognize the hand of God reaching out to meet their needs.

We are consistently challenged to be creative in problem-solving.  In doing so, we are able to address the homeless condition on multiple levels.  We provide support through our own volunteer workforce and a network of community service providers.  Physical, emotional, social, civil, and spiritual needs are all taken into consideration and dealt with comprehensively.  All services are offered free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our Source friends and family.

Physical NeedsWe serve as many as 100 guests for lunch daily.

  • "New" Dining with Dignity Program / First Restaraunt Style Dining in Indian River County / Full-course hot meals
  • Personal hygiene packages
  • Blankets
  • Homeless living necessities
  • Showers and shaving stations
  • Haircuts
  • Bicycles
  • Bus tickets to provide transportation to jobs and families
    outside of Indian River County
  • Cold night shelter at The Source when the temperature
    is forcasted to fall below 35 degrees
  • Emergency shelter arrangements
  • Temporary housing assistance
  • Permanent housing solutions
  • Housewarming goods for the formerly homeless
  • Referrals for rental assistance to prevent impending homelessness
  • Referrals for Utility bill payment assistance
  • Urgent health care referrals
  • Emergency prescription assistance
  • Addiction recovery programs
  • Detox/rehab facility placement and transportation

Civil Needs

  • Post Office Box and mail services
  • Telephone and message services
  • Assistance obtaining birth certificates, photo ID's and other legal documents
  • Personal advocacy for individual rights
  • Employment opportunities
  • Job referrals for temporary, part-time and full-time work

Social Needs

  • Social skills development
  • Relational Ministries courses
  • Special events at The Source
  • Invitations to community events
  • Fourth of July Cookout
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Christmas Celebration

Spiritual Needs

  • Daily Bible studies
  • Discipleship classes
  • Individual support counseling
  • Intercessory prayer
  • Mentorship
  • Christian fellowship
  • Sunday worship services


  • Visiting the homeless in the woods
  • Frequenting the places where the homeless are known to congregate
  • Checking in on clients when we have cause for concern
  • Housewarming visits to the formerly homeless


Please drop off donations
for The Source at
1015 Commerce Ave, Vero Beach, FL.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
from 9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p.m
Tel. (772) 564-0202 Fax (772) 978-0602

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Please donate gently used furniture
and household goods, to
Heaven Sent Thrift Shoppe located at
1239 16th Street, Vero Beach, FL.
For pick-up and delivery please call
Tel. (772) 299-6303