Welcome to the Samaritan Center

The Samaritan Center is an interfaith non-profit organization providing shelter and support for homeless families of Indian River County. Families enter our 12-18 month program to develop a permanent solution to their homeless situation. Samaritan Center provides housing, employment, counseling, financial management, job training, transportation, liaison with other agencies, parenting classes and case management services to residents of our program.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach sponsors Samaritan Center which is supported locally by: Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. Helen Catholic Church, United Way, Indian River County Children's Services Advisory Council, John’s Island Foundation, John’s Island Service League, Community Church, Grand Harbor Community Outreach, and other private foundations and donors. This program is open to all homeless families regardless of faith, race or religion.

Our Mission

We offer long-term transitional housing and guidance for homeless families of Indian River County, and prepare them to live independently.

Our Requirements

  • Resident of Indian River County (minimum of three-month residency)
  • Families must have a child, children or expecting a child
  • One family member must be over eighteen years of age
  • Family members must be drug free (90 days)
  • Must be homeless or living in an unsafe environment



SamaritanCenterVero.org ~ (772) 770-3039
A program of Catholic Charities