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Recent News

The Source Receives Grant from Community Foundation for Brevard

Vero Beach welcomes the City of Palm Bay as the First and Second Cities in The Country to Have an Emergency Overnight Shelter on Wheels for The Homeless

INTERESTED IN BOOKING THE DIGNITY FOOD TRUCK OR A CATERING EVENT?

WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! CONTACT ANTHONY ZORBAUGH AT 772-564-0202!

Important Notice: The Source is open seven days a week from 5 pm to 9 pm for individuals who will be spending the night on Dignity Bus and returning at 7 a.m. the following day

Holiday Reminder! Chose The Source as your charity of choice while Christmas shopping this holiday season.

The Source to Hold Prayer Breakfast

The Source will be holding a Prayer Breakfast at The Pathway Church in Vero Beach on Thursday morning, October 20 from 7:00 to 8:15 a.m. The Source’s Dignity Catering will be serving a FREE Buffet Breakfast while Zorbaugh and staff speak about the non-profit organization and how the community can become involved in supporting their goal in taking people out of homelessness rather than perpetuating it. Space is limited and attendees will be welcomed on a first come, first served basis.

The Source continues moving forward as a major force in helping those who are poor and homeless in Indian River County. To that end, its Executive Director, Anthony Zorbaugh, works on a regular basis educating the community about who The Source is and what they do behind the scenes, while sharing moving stories and compelling testimonials from those who are the beneficiaries of the programs and services they use to help them stand on their own two feet.

The Pathway Church is located at 1105 58th Avenue. The Source, a Christian Ministry Outreach Center, offers life-changing possibilities to residents in crisis; offering emergency hunger relief, clothing, mental health counseling, support groups, hygiene items, showers, mail and telephone services, benefit referrals, cold weather refuge, and much more. For more information on The Source, contact Anthony Zorbaugh at 772-564-0202, Ext. 204 or visit www.Iamthesource.org . The Source is located at 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach.

Kyle has been a dedicated member of The Source and has worked a myriad of jobs for the organization. Until recently he has been sleeping on the Dignity Bus. He has now been given the opportunity to make this trailer his home and pays monthly rent to The Source to live there. He is humbled by the opportunity to better himself and to get on his own two feet. In asking him what he enjoys the most about his new home, his answer was simple. “I’m happy to have ice cream that can last a day without melting.” That says it all.

Members of The Source do varied jobs for building and ground maintenance, and in turn earn them “Source Bucks”. Once accumulated, the “Source Bucks” can be handed in towards the purchase of a variety of needs. Recently, many of the members have been purchasing new bicycles for their transportation by earning enough of the “Source Bucks” to pay for them.

Making Students Smile-Dignity Smiles
Thanks to Dr. Thomas Balshi (retired dental specialist)and Dr. Sadesh Kumar (owner of Wickham Dental Care of Melbourne), two of the graduates of the Dining with Dignity Culinary Program have received the needed dental care that allows them to smile again, with confidence, and employment!

Steve Seaton of the Baking with Dignity Program – “It’s nice to know that even though I am in a difficult time in my life that I have a place where I can go and not have to worry about the basic necessities of life, like having a place to sleep at night, a shower, food, clothing and a program that is helping me to learn skills that I can use to better myself.”

Brevard County Partnership Announced

We are proud to announce that On May 5, 2022 The CoC Advisory Council voted our membership into the Brevard Homeless Coalition Continuum of Care.

We are so excited to partner with them on the very important mission to end homelessness in the Palm Bay community. They are very excited to have The Source as a voice in their Continuum of Care!

Student Testimonials

Meet Antonio

Antonio went from a happy childhood to a rocky period in his life when he fathered a child with a girlfriend, dropped out of school to support them, getting involved with the wrong crowd that led him to using drugs and becoming homeless. Once he discovered The Source, he began training as a student in the Dignity Foods program, cooking on the Dignity Food Truck and obtaining skills necessary for finding a job. He has now reunited with his Alabama family and has obtained a job as a manager at a local food chain!

Meet Krystal

With her mother on drugs and her dad deceased, Krystal grew up in foster care and after high school, Krystal gave birth to a daughter, now seven. She never stopped dreaming of becoming educated and bettering herself, thus moved to Orlando to attend college and obtain a job to support them both. When COVID forced her to lose it all and became homeless, she found The Source. Following her tenure in the Dining with Dignity program and working on the food truck, The Source guided her to a qualified job that has enabled her to work full time, find a home and enjoy her new car gifted from a Source benefactor!

Meet Olguy

Olguy hails from Haiti and speaks limited English. Like many other homeless, unfortunate circumstances and the inability to live with family, drove Olguy to the streets until he discovered The Source. He enrolled in the Dining with Dignity program and worked on the Food Truck obtaining the skills to cook, bake and operate a kitchen. As a recent graduate of the program, The Source was able to assist him in finding a job at a local restaurant right here in Vero Beach. The Source has made him not only feel at home with support from everyone around him, he has learned skills that will take him far in the food industry!

Our Mission

Meeting the Needs of the Homeless and At-Risk

The Mission of The Source is to support and serve the community, and lead individuals to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.