February 2024

Hello Renee,

The Samaritan Center for Homeless Families is truly blessed to witness countless instances of love throughout the year. This month's updates showcase poignant demonstrations of God's love for the marginalized, innocent, and vulnerable. Take a moment to contemplate how you can also spread love and contribute to the well-being of those in need at the Samaritan Center. Love and compassion nurture the soul, fostering empathy and encouraging active engagement in the lives of our fellow brothers and sisters.

If you're interested in discovering more ways to contribute your time, talent, or treasure, or if you'd like an enchanting tour of the Samaritan Center, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at 772-770-3039. Wishing you a season filled with love, warmth, and meaningful connections!


Renee Bireley, Development Manager

Samaritan Center

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach

3650 41st Street Vero Beach, FL 32967

772-770-2900 Office Number

772-567-0812 Fax Number


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In The News!

Valentine-Themed Soup Bowls

Indulge in the warmth of Valentine's Day with delightful, limited-edition Valentine-themed soup bowls, exclusively at Coffee House 1420. Step into Vero’s Coffee House 1420, your haven for relaxation, rejuvenation, and connection. Nestled at 2001 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960, the cozy spot invites you to savor every moment. Come experience the love in every sip and visit Coffee House 1420, today!

Hearts for the Homeless

We are so inspired and moved with the heartwarming display of love from the youth of St. Helen Church Faith Formation. The youth's participation in the 'Hearts for the Homeless' project for Valentine’s Day has brought joy and encouragement to our residents at the Samaritan Center. The heartfelt words of encouragement, affirmations, and expressions of God’s love and support, beautifully decorated on Valentine hearts, have touched the hearts of everyone here. With 125 hearts displayed throughout our center, the youth have truly made a meaningful impact on our community. We are grateful for their kindness and generosity.

OLYN: Operation Love Your Neighbor

Our transitional housing program at the Samaritan Center, which assists homeless families in Indian River County, is grateful for the support of the First Methodist Church's community outreach initiative, known as OLYN "Operation Love Your Neighbor As Yourself', inspired by Matthew 22:39. The Service Project was a team of volunteers who completed hours at the Habitat ReStore and on the job site for a previous Samaritan Center family who has picked their future home lot and are working towards their sweat-equity hours. This was truly a Spirit-filled day of service, where the team earned over 57 hours for our Samaritan Center client.

Funds Raised by CVS

We express our deepest gratitude to CVS Soup Bowl at Work who raised over $750 dollars for the Samaritan Center! Pictured here Catholic Charities CEO, Ellen Wayne, Renee Bireley (Samaritan Center Development Manager), Karen Egan (Chairperson Samaritan Center Advisory Committee), Cheryle Mackie (Vice Chairperson Samaritan Center Advisory Committee), along with our wonderful tour guide, Rachel Raines, CVS Supervisor, DC Operations.

UAP Step Program

The Samaritan Center is grateful for the partnership with United Against Poverty.

STEP is a free 3-phase program that provides participants valuable skills, confidence and knowledge to help secure employment and reach financial goals. Congratulations to our Samaritan Center single Mom graduating STEP and a heart-felt THANK YOU to United Against Poverty in providing transportation to make her success possible.

Save the Date!

The highly anticipated 18th Annual Bernard & Betty Egan Memorial Golf Classic will take place on Friday, May 31st, 2024, hosted at the esteemed Indian River Club located at 800 Carolina Circle SW, Vero Beach, FL 32962.

For inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities, prize contributions, or participation in the event, please reach out to Renee Bireley at 772-770-3039 or via email at rbireley@ccdpb.org.

To access comprehensive information, including details, the Sponsorship Form, Golfer Registration Form, and Door Prize & Golfer Giveaway Sponsorship Form, kindly click the button below to download the Sponsorship Packet.

Golf Sponsorship Packet

Ways To Help!


Please Consider Making a Donation, Today!

We are so blessed to have such generous donors!

Please consider making a year end gift today!

Or to set up an automatic monthly donation,

please contact Renee Bireley at 772-770-3039 or email rbireley@ccdpb.org.

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