The Source Proudly Announces the Acquisition of Land for Dignity Village
The Board of Directors of The Source, along with Anthony Zorbaugh, Executive Director and Maureen Archer, Assistant Executive Director of the non-profit organization have proudly announced the acquisition of the Pelican Island Cottages on 11330 U.S. Highway One in Sebastian, Fl, now named Dignity Village.
For a long time, The Source has been seeking land for Dignity Village, a self-contained community that would offer the opportunity for work, prayer, programs, dining and affordable housing for the poor and homeless in Indian River County. The opportunity of providing a community of affordable housing is now in their hands and The Source, along with a major donor, The Bernard Egan Foundation, is ready to make this long-time dream a soon-to-be reality.
According to Anthony Zorbaugh, “Once we discovered this beautiful parcel of land located minutes away from Sebastian’s Riverfront District (in between U.S. One and Indian River Drive), we knew this was meant to be our long awaited Dignity Village. This is our first foray into affordable housing for those in our community in need of having a roof over their heads.”
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.”
Taking the “Soup” out of Soup Kitchen
The Source has a program called “Dining with Dignity.” This is the first restaurant style dining atmosphere for those in need in our community and on the east coast of Florida.