Space Coast Strong Organizations/Assistance

These Space Coast Strong Organizations are helping everyone in the Brevard area during these uncertain times.

OMNI Healthcare in Melbourne now serves as
COVID-19 drive-through test collection facility.

Brevard County FL (April 2, 2020) – OMNI Healthcare at 1344 S. Apollo Blvd in Melbourne is now designated as a drive-through test collection site for COVID-19. Patients can be pre-screened and pre-register by calling (321) 802-5515 or (321) 727-1973 for additional information. Those patients meeting eligibility criteria based on OMNI Healthcare’s guidelines are eligible for a nasopharyngeal swab collection at OMNI’s facility in Melbourne. Eligibility requirements include first responders, anyone with minimal symptoms of a cough or low grade fever, age over 45 with one chronic illness or anyone over the age of 60.


 

FEED THE NEED – COVID-19 RELIEF

We’re going to provide free meals to Brevard’s 10,000 plus unemployed food and beverage workers!
This Challenge is BIG, but Our Community IS BIGGER… Let’s Do This!

THIS MESSAGE is FOR ALL HOSPITALITY EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE BEEN FORCED OUT OF WORK DUE THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY. “HOSPITALITY LIFE” A NON PROFIT SERVING THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IS OFFERING  FREE MEALS FOR FOUR,  DAILY, AT 6 AREA LOCATIONS in brevard and indian river counties.  JUST GO on line TO “HOSPITALITY LIFE DOT ORG”  AND SIGN UP BY NOON EACH DAY TO PICK-UP YOUR MEAL BETWEEN 2 & 5 AT ONE OF our partner LOCATIONS: in viera, cocoa beach, indian harbor beach, west melbourne/palm bay, satellite beach and sebastian.


 

BE A SPACE COAST HERO DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES. THE CHILDRENS HOME SOCIETY OF FLORIDA PRESENTS THE SPACE COAST CIRCLE OF HEROS CHALLENGE.

DONATE HERE: https://www.chsfl.org/


 

Our Mission – to provide the homeless of Brevard with support services and safe housing solutions that enables them to move from our care to their own affordable housing, will remain undiminished. If you wish to help us care for the homeless at this time, please go to our website www.housingforhomeless.org to donate, or look for us on Facebook.


 

Call to Action Food Drive!

St. Vincent de Paul, 300 Malabar Rd. SE Palm Bay is hosting a food drive:

Items to bring:

  • Peanut Butter & jelly
  • Rice & Pasta
  • Canned foods
  • Hand Sanitizer & Wipes
  • More

 

Brevard schools will offer free student meals during closures

With schools now closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, Brevard County families that depend on schools for student meals will soon have some relief.

Brevard Public Schools announced Monday that, beginning March 23, it will begin offering free meals to children 18 years and younger to offset the gap in services due to school closures.

From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, families can visit one of 12 pick-up sites at schools around the county to receive daily meal packages consisting of one breakfast meal and one lunch per child.

Click here to check out the Locations


Now accepting online applications and payments! If you need to get your GED or want to add skills to your resume (Microsoft office, OSHA 10, Food handler, sign language and tons of online certifications) NOW is the time!


 

 

Green Gables has started a movement in Brevard as an activity for families sheltered together.  Beginning April 1st, make and hang a rainbow picture in your window, on your mailbox….wherever people can see it from a car driving by.  The activity when families just need to get out for a short time is to drive around and find all the rainbows you can from the distant safety of your vehicle, just like we used to count cars of certain colors on the road, etc. during a family excursion.

Making the rainbows and hanging them with the child’s understanding that rainbows are a ray of sunshine and hope for better things ahead!

They can choose favorite ones they see and take a picture of them or send their artwork to our facebook page and post on facebook.com/SaveGreenGables/


 

Dear Family and Friends,

These last few weeks have brought on a whole new meaning to “health crisis” and “uncharted territory”. We are all witnessing unprecedented times and have the ability to come out of this stronger and more united than ever. The Habitat for Humanity Brevard Team wants you to know we are slightly fractured but not broken and continue to march forward as noted.

CURENTLY CLOSED:

The Offices and ReStore remain closed. Employees are working safely and remotely from home to serve the affiliate as best as possible.

CONSTRUCTION:

Joe Moran and his team are continuing their essential work. We hope to get our first female veteran’s homes completed by late Spring.

EMPLOYEES:

We have applied for the SBA Payment Protection Program in the hopes to keep the employees working remote and preparing for the future.

MORTGAGES:

We are in communication with our families and will be reviewing forbearance options as necessary. Our goal is to minimize their impact during these unforeseen times.

SUPPORT:

Thank you for always being there for our families and now more than ever we need support. Please visit brevardhabitat.com to make a contribution.

FUTURE OUTLOOK:

We will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the Governor and will re-open once it is safe. The plan is to stay focused on our mission and immediately start building homes once this epidemic passes. Later this Fall is Habitat Brevard’s 35th Anniversary and we will have much to be thankful for.

We thank you again for your perpetual support as we strive to continue God’s work. Our prayers to each of you and your families during these uncertain times


 

MELBOURNE SQUARE MALL IS HOLDING A BLOOD DRIVE IN THERE PARKING LOT, APRIL 28TH FROM 11A TO 4P TO HELP ONE BLOOD DOT ORG. All donors will receive a FREE One Blood Water Bottle, a Variety of Food Coupons from Area Restaurants, and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening! Walk-ins are Welcome, BUT To make an appointment, please visit oneblood.org/donatenow and use sponsor code #24263 HELP MELBOURNE SQUARE MALL HELP THE COMMUNITY AND DONATE BLOOD APRIL 28TH.


 

“Thank You Meals” for first responders.

From today through May 5, healthcare workers, firefighters, paramedics, and police officers can show their work ID at any McDonald’s in the U.S. and choose a free meal, which will come in a Happy Meal box with a thank you note in place of the toy.


 

Unemployed Enjoy ‘Free Lunch Wednesday’ Through May

Chateau Madeleine in Suntree Helps with Food Insecurity for Jobless 

(SUNTREE, FL)  May 7, 2020 –  Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch. As millions of Americans continue to file for unemployment due to the coronavirus, the management and staff of Chateau Madeleine Senior Living and Memory Care in Suntree are offering a Free Lunch Wednesday program in May to those who have lost their jobs to the pandemic.  Executive Chef Kevin, from Suntree’s only senior living community, will be cooking takeout meals for the unemployed each Wednesday, in addition to preparing meals for the senior residents of Chateau Madeleine. The Free Lunch Wednesday items, up to a combined value of $15, must be ordered online at Chateau2Go.com during the hours of 11:00 AM through 2:00 PM, using the promo code UNEMPLOYED. No purchase is necessary. Menu items include popular lunch fare such as burgers, wings, Philly cheese steak, fish tacos and salads, as well as more upscale dining choices, like coconut shrimp and lobster roll sliders. Chateau2Go is also the exclusive local source for fresh Cheesecake Factory brand desserts. Jobless patrons are asked to pay the difference for food orders over the $15 limit. The takeout orders are sealed and bagged inside the kitchen and then staged curbside by customer name, for “contact-free” pickup under Chateau Madeleine’s covered portico. Chateau Madeleine is located off Wickham Road at 205 Hardoon Lane in Suntree, directly behind Brevard Medical City, 32940. For more information about Free Lunch Wednesday for those who are jobless, contact Yvette Jenkin at 321-701-8000.


City of Palm Bay Announces Rental & Utility Assistance Program

 

 

Palm Bay, FL – In response to the challenges that Palm Bay residents are facing during COVID-19, the City has implemented an Eviction Prevention/Rental and Utility Assistance Program. The program is designed to provide temporary assistance to eligible Palm Bay residents who have become delinquent on rent and/or utilities payments due to the impacts of COVID-19.

 

Residents seeking assistance will be required to complete and submit the Prescreening Questionnaire to determine preliminary eligibility. The Prescreening Questionnaire is available on the City’s Housing & Community Development website at www.palmbayflorida.org/assistance. Residents can also access the Questionnaire in paper form at the main entrance of City Hall located on Malabar Road. Residents without access to the online questionnaire or paper form, can contact the Housing & Community Development Division at (321) 726-5615 or HCDinfo@palmbayflorida.org to answer prescreening questions to determine preliminary eligibility.

 

The City will accept applications through June 30, 2020 or until funding is expended, whichever occurs first. City staff will respond to each inquiry within 7-10 business days regarding tentative eligibility. All eligible inquiries will be sent an application to complete and submit to the City with the required documentation under the Eviction Prevention/Rental & Utility Assistance Program. The program will be administered by the City’s Housing and Community Development Division.