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Who to Call / Where to Turn
If it’s a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.
• 2-1-1 is the free, easy-to-remember telephone number that’s your best “first call” to quickly find the right source of help. The central information line is staffed by trained operators who can connect you a wide range of community services. Dial 2-1-1 to connect to resources. Trained specialists answer your call and maintain a comprehensive database of health, welfare and recreation resources such as:
• Rent/Utility Assistance
• Food
• Legal Assistance
• Shelter
• Support Groups, and more

Mental Health Association Walk-In Center
The Center is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located at: 820 37th Place, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Call 569-9788. Fees are based on a sliding scale and
no one is turned away for inability to pay.
• See a professional counselor immediately
• Learn ways to relieve your stress, anxiety and depression
• Find out about local support groups
• Consult with experienced children’s therapists

Rental/Mortgage & Utility Assistance
There is a great demand for emergency assistance for rent and utilities. Some help is available.
Generally, you can only receive emergency rental or utility assistance once every 24 months and
often will have to produce a shut-off notice.

  • Salvation Army, phone: 978-0265
  • Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council: 567-7790

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
P.O. Box 3588 Lantana, FL 33465
(561) 533-1099

Economic Opportunities Council of IRC
1456 Old Dixie Hwy.
P. O. Box 2766
Vero Beach, FL 32961-2766
772-562-4177 tel
772-794-7597 fax

Hibiscus Children’s Center
P. O. Box 305, Jensen Beach, FL 34958
1-800-403-9311 x 101; Fax 772-334-1991
Hibiscus Residential Site:
1145 12th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
772-978-9313 x 101

Homeless Family Center
715 4th Place
Vero Beach, FL 32962
772-567-2766 tel
772-567-1454 fax
HFC Residential Site:
720 4th Street Vero Beach, 32962

IRC Health Department
1900 27th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 794-7450
Fax: 794-7453
IRC Health Department/Dental Clinic
1900 27th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 794-7435
Fax: 794-7409









If your income was $52,000 or less in 2013 you may qualify for free tax assistance with the IRS/VITA program.

Families with low to moderate income may miss out on substantial tax credits if they don’t have assistance filing their returns.

All United Way VITA volunteers are IRS-trained and certified every year, and provide free tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in Indian River County.

The United Way Center site, at 1836 14th Ave. in Vero Beach, will open on Saturday, February 1st, at 10 am for walk-ins only – no appointments. 

Thereafter, walk-ins will be welcome in Feb. and April as follows:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays between 4pm and 7pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays between 9am and 12noon
  • Saturdays between 10am and 1 pm

March tax filings will be by appointment only.

Clients should bring:

  • valid picture ID
  • social security card (or ITIN numbers) for everybody in the household
  • a copy of their 2012 tax return (if filed)
  • W-2 Forms from all jobs worked in 2013
  • as well as any other relevant tax documentation.

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