The Vickers House is a resource center that offers the community a compassionate place to receive information, referrals, counseling, translation assistance, and aid with problems and crises. It is a place where community resources are brought together to offer a “one-stop” assistance center. Vickers House has two locations:
Vickers House North
811 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
Hours: 8AM - 4:30PM
Vickers House South
3801 Georgia Ave.
Hours: 8AM - 4:30PM
The Vickers House provides partnerships with colleges for Student Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, and Community Service hours.
This center offers a variety of services for veterans, homeless, women in crises, youth, elderly, and families, as well as information and referrals for jobs, training, housing, shelters, child care, food programs, emergency assistance, literacy, and transportation.
There are also services for special populations, such as people with mental or physical disabilities or those who are homeless. We have also established an outreach program for the Guatemalan and Latino community, as well as referrals and assistance for any member of our Latino Community.
The Vickers House conducts special events, trainings, on-going self-improvement classes, ESOL, Family Literacy, Health Screenings, Job Fairs, Assistance with Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc. — all of these programs are developed to initiate community partnerships and act as a matchmaker to link and coordinate services in the community.
Notice of Funding Availability
The City of West Palm Beach is making funding available beginning March 9, 2016, under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Serving Our Seniors (S.O.S.) Program. SOS is designed to provide temporary assistance for critical needs to low income elderly residents in the City of West Palm Beach. The Program will assist seniors in the event of an emergency and/or financial hardship. Assistance will be in the form of a one-time emergency grant not to exceed $600.00 in order to provide resources such as:
§ Utility assistance;
§ Medical prescription assistance;
§ Emergency dental assistance;
§ Handicapped accessibility
All recipients receiving assistance must comply with established criteria for the use of CDBG Program funds pursuant to the governing regulations of the Code of Federal Regulations under 24 CFR 570.201(E)- Public Service. The program meets the CDBG Limited Clientele National Objective as defined by 24 CFR 570.208(a)(2)(i). Applications will be available beginning March 9, 2016, online at http://wpb.org/Departments/Housing-Community-Development/Vickers-House/Get-Help and at the Vickers House locations at 811 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd and 3801 Georgia Ave.