Samaritan Center/Transitional Housing

Offering long-term housing and guidance for homless families of Indian River County, and prepare them to live independently.


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Samaritan Center is a long-term transitional residential facility for homeless families in Indian River County with a structured step-based program with onsite 24-hours a day case managers that help pregnant women and homeless families develop the life skills needed for successful reintegration into mainstream society. Admission is open to families of all faiths.

Our facility is located on a landscaped five acre plot with ample parking, a playground and recreational space in Vero Beach. Each family is assigned to their own room or rooms depending on family size. Samaritan Center's capacity is nine bedrooms or twenty-six residents. There is a communal dining room, kitchen, lounge and bathrooms for families to utilize throughout their stay. Meals are prepared for the residents daily. Space is provided for residents to store snacks and favorite food items.

The Samaritan Center celebrated its 20th anniversary during the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year.


To apply for admissions, potential resident(s) must call Samaritan Center for a telephone interview. The Assistant Program Administrator will contact them to discuss the program and take information to determine the basic eligibility. If deemed eligible for assistance, the potential resident(s) will be placed on a waiting list until housing becomes available. Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis and is open to families of all faiths. Please view our Client Services web page by clicking on the program's name on the left of this page.

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach’s Samaritan Center is funded by several Catholic diocesan parishes, other churches in the community, private foundations and donors. For a list of funders, please visit our Funder web page.


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9995 North Military Trail
P.O. Box 109650
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
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