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Human Services Program

Florida Department of Health in Indian River County

  •  (772) 794-7400

    Mailing Address

    1900 27th Street 

    Vero Beach, FL 32960 


    TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 711 or one of the other Relay Toll Free numbers. 

Indian River County's Human Services program provides various types of financial assistance to residents of Indian River County. The Human Services office, located in the health department at 1900 27th Street, Vero Beach, is a county assistance program aimed at reducing social and economic dependency by providing services to eligible individuals who reside in Indian River County. Assistance is provided for one-time emergency situations in which the applicant documents the ability to meet their economic needs in the subsequent months.

Services that are provided to eligible applicants are:

  • food pantry
  • prescription voucher
  • assistance with portions of utility bills or rent
  • assistance with indigent burial

Efforts are made to provide the maximum assistance possible to meet the minimum needs and to be consistent with the restoration of health and maintenance of an acceptable standard of living. All applicants need to provide: 

  • copy of lease
  • social security cards for everyone residing in the house
  • photo ID
  • all monthly bills
  • proof of all income
  • most recent bank statement
  • vehicle registration
This program provides short term temporary assistance. Individuals in need of long term assistance will be referred to the Economic Opportunities Council.

For more information about the Human Services program, call 772-226-1423.