Social Work And Community Projects

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Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministries (BEAM)


BEAM is a community based organization serving low income residents in Jacksonville’s beaches communities and relying heavily on community support to assist our neighbors in time of need.  We envision a future in which no beaches resident goes hungry or is haunted by the fear of eviction.


Areas of Volunteering are:

Financial Interviewer: meet with clients one on one to discuss need for financial assistance, verify information as needed; requires basic computer skills.

Food Stamp/Medical Interviewer: meet with clients to complete Food Stamp/Medicaid application on line; requires basic computer skills

Receptionist in Front Office: greet and assist clients, answer phones, schedule food appointments, answer general questions about assistance at BEAM. Requires basic computer skills.)

Receptionist in Food Pantry (Mayport): greet and assist clients and answer general questions about assistance at BEAM.

Food Pantry (Jax Beach and Mayport): assist client in food choices; stock shelves as needed with food and personal care items

Garden: planting, harvesting, weeding and general upkeep of the BEAM garden.

Casual Gardeners: volunteers who would like to visit the garden on their own to weed, prune or to dream.

Thrift Store (Jax Beach and Mayport): volunteers will assist with customer service, re-stocking of items, cashiering

Drivers/Runner: truck, SUV or Van preferred. Food Pickup and help with moving items to other locations as needed.


Group Volunteers: group volunteer opportunities are typically available for food pantry and garden shifts.

Students Needing Service Hours

Special Projects: Back to School with BEAM event, Holiday Food baskets for families at Thanksgiving, Christmas toys for families with children 1-14, Organizational help for fund raisers


To join the BEAM TEAM, visit  and complete the online form and submit. If you wish you can print the PDF format of the form, complete, and mail or deliver to BEAM at 850 Sixth Avenue South, Suite 400, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.




Beaches Habitat for Humanity

Beaches Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the Jacksonville Beaches



Catholic Charities



The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide services to anyone in need, regardless of race or religion; to advocate justice, human dignity and quality of life; and to call all people to join in these efforts; thereby reflecting the compassion of God in Christ.


City Rescue Mission



City Rescue Mission, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides food, clothing, shelter, emergency services and residential recovery programs to homeless men, women, and women with children.



Clara White Mission

The Clara White mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness through advocacy, housing, job training, employment and working in partnership with the community.



Community Health Outreach



 Community Health Outreach is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to providing accessible, free, and quality emergency Dental and Primary Medical care services at the Healing Hands Clinic. 

Dignity U Wear 

The Dignity U Wear goal is to distribute clothing in a way that maximizes the impact that clothing has on lives.


Downtown Ecumenical Services Council

Downtown Ecumenical Services Council – DESC – was founded in 1981 by churches in urban Jacksonville to provide emergency assistance to people in need.



Elder Source  



ElderSource serves as the focal point to which elders, adults with disabilities, caregivers, Northeast Florida seniors and the general public can receive information, referral, assistance and answers on all aging issues.



Empowerment Resources

Empowerment Resources Inc. (ERI) provides programming for children and their parents that builds personal resiliency through education, awareness, and hands-on discovery.


 Family Promise of Jacksonville

Family Promise of Jacksonville is a non-profit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.

Family Support Services of North Florida

Through community-based care, FSS provides services and programs to help prevent child abuse and neglect, to promote a healthy family environment and to care for our community's children in foster care



Feeding Northeast Florida


Through community-based care, FSS provides services and programs to help prevent child abuse and neglect, to promote a healthy family environment and to care for our community's children in foster care



 Gabriel House of Care



Gabriel House of Care is an affordable extended-stay hospital hospitality house for caregivers and cancer and organ transplant patients receiving medical care away from home.





Goodwill® strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work.


Guardian Ad Litem


The Guardian ad Litem Program’s sole mission is to advocate for the best interests of dependent children.




HabiJax is considered to be one of the most successful Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States, having provided homeownership opportunities and other housing services to more than 1,900 families.  


 Haven Hospice



Haven Hospice is a non-profit, community hospice providing the gold standard in hospice services and programs for over 35 years. These programs and services are all-encompassing and provide assistance with the physical, medical, emotional, and spiritual challenges associated with advanced illnesses.



Heartland Hospice


 Heartland Hospice provides care to patients wherever they call home: in the house they've lived in for years, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility or independent living facility.


Justice Coalition

The Justice Coalition works hard to reach out to victims, the community, law enforcement, legislators, the faith-based organizations and local officials.


 Lutheran Social Services


Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida is a faith-based social service ministry focused on improving the quality of life for people in need in the Jacksonville, FL, area.


Mission House



 Mission House was created, and is the only day facility to help meet the needs of the homeless adults at the beaches through compassion, faith and programs designed to provide assistance at an individual level.



Quigley House



Quigley House is a comprehensive Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center serving the Clay County Area in Northeast Florida.



River Garden Nursing Home



River Garden Senior Services is a not-for-profit, mission-driven agency sponsored by the organized Jacksonville Jewish Community.



Ronald Mcdonald House


Since 1988 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville has provided a “home away from home” for over 33,000 families who utilize Jacksonville’s hospitals and medical facilities for treatment of trauma, premature births, cancer, cardiac conditions and other specialty pediatric diagnoses. 





Rethreaded is a social entrepreneurship that is breaking the cycle of the sex trade by offering viable and creative work to those affected by the sex trade (i.e. human trafficking prostitution, drug addiction, pornography and strip clubs).



Republican Party of Florida


The Republican Party of Duval County believes that every American is endowed with the inherent rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.



Sulzbacher Center


Sulzbacher Center is Northeast Florida’s largest provider of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children



Vitas Healthcare Hospice

 The VITAS healthcare hospice care and palliative services provide comfort to patients and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness.



Women's Center of Jacksonville

Carefully designed to support and empower women, the programs and services offered by the Women's Center of Jacksonville focus on nurturing the mind, body and spirit.




World Relief Jacksonville



World Relief Jacksonville serves two vulnerable people groups in our city: Refugees and Victims of Human Trafficking, while also advocating for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.