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Funded Programs


Youth After School Program (ARC of Martin County)
After school and camp opportunities for youth ages 3 to 22 years of age with developmental disabilities.
Baby Steps (Helping People Succeed)
Individualized home based and group parenting education, developmental play instruction, behavioral support, infant massage instruction, baby calming techniques, and early brain development education.
Golden Gate Center for Enrichment (House of Hope)
Empowering life skills trainings, vocational workshops and certifications all provided at no cost to the participants. Learning opportunities will include, but not be limited to: GE17D, ESL and Adult Literacy - The Martin County Library System; Career choice and training opportunities - Indian River State College; Warehousing, Safe food handling, and Merchandising – House of Hope; Agriculture – IFAS( Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/Univ. of Florida)  & House of Hope; Health and Nutrition - MC Health Dept.
Parent Outreach (Hope Rural School) 
 Provides parenting classes, garden projects and children’s wellness programs for parents and students in the Indiantown community. 
Safe Families (CASTLE) 
An evidence-based, home visitation parenting program designed
to help families with minor children remain together. 
Literacy Program (Hibiscus Children’s Center)
Provides a comprehensive approach to improve academic proficiency for abused and neglected children in Martin County residing at the Hibiscus Children's Shelter in Jensen Beach.
Project Learn (Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County)
Helps youth (6-18) prosper in three priority outcome areas: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) (Gertrude Walden Child Care Center)
Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills.
BISS Mentoring (Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties)
Provides both one-to-one mentoring and academic support to at-risk elementary-age children within Martin County. The program provides enrichment activities for children that encourage academic success, scholastic competency, and socio-emotional growth, at no cost to youth and families.
Summer Reading Camp (Martin County School District)
A summer reading camp for first graders who are borderline proficient in their score on the Florida Standards Assessment.
VPK Summer Slide Program (Gertrude Walden Child Care Center) 
The VPK Summer Slide Program offers high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers.  This program helps children maintain their skills over the summer break so that they are prepared for kindergarten. 
Increasing School Readiness (Hobe Sound Early Learning Center)
Enhanced curriculums to ensure our students enter Kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life.  The enhanced curriculum also focuses on developing all other aspects of the child’s development beyond the academic.
Summer of Hope (Hope Center for Autism)
Behaviorally based, educationally relevant summer intervention program, Summer of Hope, serves children with autism and related disabilities who are at risk of losing their academic, social, emotional, self-help, independent functioning, and communication skills over the summer months and who need a therapeutic alternative to insufficient or unaffordable summer daycare.
Building Bridges to Youth
Summer and after school program providing a safe, loving, nurturing experience and exposure to environmental and educational programming for children from families who struggle to make ends meet.  
Education Total           $333,000


Client Choice Pantry (House of Hope) 
Client Choice food pantries in Hobe Sound, Stuart, Jensen Beach, & Indiantown. Nutritious options are offered to food insecure residents and include fresh fruits, produce, dairy products, deli products, meat, non-perishable food, bread, & baked goods. 
Back Pack and School Pantry (Treasure Coast Food Bank) 
In the setting of a traditional school or after school site, the Back Pack Program provides a variety of shelf stable food, a weekends supply, directly to elementary students in need on a weekly basis. 
Council on Aging (Meals on Wheels)
Preventing hunger through the provision of home-delivered meals to seniors identified as being homebound with limited access to nutritionally sound meals.
Summer Feeding Program (YMCA) 
Provides 2 healthy meals and 1 snack to 165 children ages 6 weeks to 14 years old who participate in our after school, summer camp and preschool programs.
Project Search (ARC/HPS) 
An internship program that provides employment opportunities to young people who have significant disabilities and are transitioning from high school to work.
Project LIFT (Transportation/Employment Support)
Transportation coalition program to provide job seekers or currently employed residents with opportunities for employment and promotions. Project lift provides a 14 week Intensive outpatient substance abuse program coupled with vocational skills training for young men and women in Martin County. One of the byproducts of the Project LIFT experience is a restored or repaired vehicle.
Project HOPE (House of Hope)
Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment) assists qualified Martin County residents with rent/mortgage, utilities, prescriptions, medical co-pays, and other household or transportation expenses.
Legal Aid Society
Provides pro bono civil legal assistance to those who cannot afford legal representation in Martin County.
Basic Needs Assistance (Salvation Army of Martin County)
Provides crucial services needed to keep families healthy and in their homes such as assistance with rent, utility and prescriptions for families/individuals in crisis.
Compassion House (Salvation Army of Martin County)
Provides shelter, food, clothing and other necessities to homeless women and women with children while they work to transition to stable housing.
Domestic Violence Services (SafeSpace)
Provides comprehensive programming to victims of domestic violence and their children to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse and ensure victims safety while encouraging maximum self-sufficiency.
Work Readiness Program (Mary’s Shelter)
Provides pregnant women at the shelter and in the community with education and work experience opportunities through related vocational certification courses, volunteering and internships needed to secure and maintain employment to enable them to provide for themselves and their baby.
Caring Children/Clothing Children
Provides at no cost, gently used clothing, new underwear and socks, and a voucher towards the cost of new school shoes.
Building Lives, Protecting Community (Life Builders) 
Seeks to reduce crime, recidivism, and assist low-income individuals who come in contact with the Treasure Coast courts as a consequence of criminal behavior or a dependency action.
Community Connections (Helping People Succeed)
Provides adults with significant disabilities learning experiences in community environments by providing work and volunteer opportunities, educational classes, leisure, recreational and cultural activities.
ABLE Program  (ARC of Martin County)
Provides education and training on employable skills to include behavioral, communication, computer and other related vocational skills to persons with disabilities who have no other funding source for services.
Transportation (Coalition for Independent Living)
Finance recurring trips for Martin County residents with disabilities needing transportation to and from the same destinations, namely: (1) work; (2) post-secondary education sites; (3) vocational programs; or (4) medical appointments.
HelpLine Information and Crisis Services (211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast)
211 HelpLine provides telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and comprehensive information & referral services, 24 hours a day 7 days per week to individuals in need of support.
Emergency Services (American Red Cross, Martin County Chapter)
Helps people prevent, prepare for, or respond to emergencies to achieve a positive health outcome, ultimately helping to create a more resilient community.
Whole Child Connection (Treasure Coast Food Bank)
One stop shop for Martin County families to become more self-sufficient in the areas of health, education, and employment.


Adult Health Day Care (Council on Aging of Martin County) 
Core services that enable seniors in Martin County to maintain independence by delaying institutional placement and provides respite services to their caregivers families.
Children and Family Counseling (Catholic Charities of the Palm Beach Diocese)
Provides Masters-level counselors, some multi-lingual, for children, adults, couples and families, seen as individuals or in groups, on a sliding scale fee. 
Little Lights Dentistry Program  (Light of the World Charities)
Provides a dental practice for children age 12 months to 18 yrs, including comprehensive treatment plans, fillings, cleanings, as well as educational and nutritional information for both child and caregivers.
Emergency Medical Funding for Children (Children’s Emergency Resources)
Pays for health care related services for children from families at or below the poverty level who have no health insurance and/or are underinsured.
Norman C. Hayslip Residential Treatment Center (Drug Abuse Treatment Association) 
CARF accredited substance abuse residential treatment program that is dedicated to serving males ages 13 through 18 with their addiction.   
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Client Services (Martin County Healthy Start Coalition)
Collaborative effort of six agencies/funders to provide prenatal care and labor/delivery management services to Martin County's uninsured pregnant women and their newborns, as well as wrap-around services (childbirth education, nutrition counseling, emergency transportation etc.) to program clients.  
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Service Delivery (Martin County Healthy Start Coalition)
Development and implementation of a community based plan that focuses on system and resource issues, and helping to ensure access to maternal/child healthcare, including prenatal, pediatric and women’s well healthcare.
Medical Services and Case Management Program (Epilepsy Foundation of Florida) 
Promote the health of individuals with epilepsy by providing affordable or no cost neurological care including access to antiepileptic medications such as AEDs, and adjunct services such as blood tests and neuroimaging studies.
Hearing Loss Services (Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of the TC) 
Advocates for instituting the Dangerous Decibels Program in all elementary schools.The program is designed to teach children the dangers of loud noise and therefore stem the rising tide of noise-induced hearing loss.
Specialized Alzheimer’s Day Care (Alzheimer’s Community Care) 
Provides therapeutic care for patients and much needed respite for family caregivers.
Family Nurse Consultant (Alzheimer’s Community Care) 
Provides services and resources for families living with Alzheimer's disease to enable them to care for their loved one at home with dignity and safety throughout the disease progression.
YES (Tykes & Teens)
Provides individual, family, and group services to adolescents to prevent substance use by those at-risk for use and to eliminate substance use by adolescents who have already used substances. The YES Program has recently added the additional service of individual and group therapy for youth with eating disorders.
 Substance Abuse Prevention Program (Project Lift)
Intensive 14-week sessions combining occupational skill development, substance abuse treatment, group and individual mental health therapy, mentoring and family functional treatment. Upon successful treatment members are then given the opportunity to participate in our long term After Care program.
Youth Fitness Program (YMCA) 
teaches swim lessons and youth fitness to children ages 1-14. 
Health Total $233,720
Community Impact Program Funding $937,220
Other Community Funding (Specific Assistance, mini grants and Emergency Funding) $70,486


A partnership with schools, businesses and the community working together to advance character education by teaching and promoting the Six Pillars of Character.
Martin Volunteers (White Doves Holiday Project, RSVP, Executive Service Corps and Martin Veterans) 
Engages persons of all ages and backgrounds in volunteer service that enriches the individual and strengthens the community. White Doves is the Local Coordinating Organization for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program and provides these collected toys and food to referred families.  Executive Service Corps provides consulting services to non-profits.  Martin Veterans is a collaborative to provide resource guides and job fairs to assist veterans. RSVP engages persons 55 and better in impact volunteer service. 
United Way Programs  Total $127,827
Allocations Total $1,135,533
Donor Designations Total $810,355
United Way Foundation Funding Total   $110,910
GRAND TOTAL (Includes allocations and donor designations) $2,056,798