Stars of Space Coast rescheduled for Dec. 1 at new venue

Hurricane Irma postponed the Parrish Medical Center Stars of Space Coast Awards AND damaged the original venue: The new date is Dec. 1 and the new venue is the King Center Rotunda at Eastern Florida State College-Melbourne. Finalists for the recognitions honoring the “stellar work” of nonprofits are: Hospice of St. Francis and Imperial Plaza/CBRE […]

May impact: Specialists log more than 2,800 calls

2-1-1 Brevard specialists logged 2,854 calls in May. About 36 percent — or 1,015 — involved basic needs such as food, shelter and utility bills. Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the current fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.

April impact: Melbourne ZIP 32901 tops list for callers

2-1-1 Brevard helpline specialists logged 2,850 calls in April. The top three ZIP codes provided by callers were 32901 in Melbourne, 32780 in Titusville and 32925 in Melbourne. Click here to view the report. All “snapshots” for the current fiscal year can be found on the Reports page.

Children eat free for breakfast, lunch during summer break

Free lunches for children will be served throughout Brevard County as part of Florida’s Summer BreakSpot and United Way of Brevard’s Feed and Read. Click here for BreakSpot and here for Feed and Read. Meals are available to anyone 18 or younger. Breakfast also will be served at some sites. Opening dates for BreakSpot sites vary; […]

2-1-1’s in U.S. respond to 13.4M requests for help in 2016

In 2016, 2-1-1’s in the U.S. responded to nearly 13.4 million requests for help. In that same period, 2-1-1 Brevard’s total was almost 40,000. Click here for Florida 2-1-1’s results in the annual “Big Count,” compiled by AIRS (Alliance of Information & Referral Systems).

Donoghue nominated for 2017 Women Who Rock

2-1-1 Executive Director Libby Donoghue was nominated for the Zonta Club of Melbourne Yellow Rose Award for Community Service, a part of Florida Tech’s weVenture annual Women Who Rock celebration. Congratulations to Sue Kiley, director of programs at The Women’s Center, who was named the winner at Tuesday’s luncheon. See the program featuring Donoghue, Kiley […]

United Way president: We help 2-1-1 Brevard ‘Answer the Call’

More than 15 years ago, our United Way envisioned a day when everyone would know 2-1-1, a community information, referral and crisis line, in the way that we all know 9-1-1. In 2001, as the Federal Communications Commission was changing N-1-1 numbers for specific usages, United Way of Brevard purchased the rights to 2-1-1. After the […]