LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast, Inc.
In 2009, the Public Defender, together with a committed group of community leaders created a non-profit organization that could assist low-income individuals who had been touched by the criminal or dependency courts in the 19th Judicial Circuit. LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast was born out of the frustration of seeing individuals who were on the path to success, stumble when small financial barriers stopped them from achieving their goals.
When an individual is involved in the court system, either through a dependency action, a minor or non-violent offense, due to mental health problems, substance abuse issues, youthful mistakes or simply bad choices, additional obstacles can remain after the court case is resolved.
LifeBuilders provides guidance, counseling, and motivation toward a positive goal with carefully regulated financial assistance in order to help break the cycle of crime and strengthen families. By giving support to the people in our community who need it the most, we can stop the revolving door of jail and help create stronger families. We help improve the lives of clients, which might otherwise be lost. This will dramatically reduce crime and help keep the community safe and strong. In addition each recipient of aid from LifeBuilders is asked to pay it forward in the form of either volunteer hours or direct donation to any community agency, instilling a sense of social responsibility. Through grants, donations and community support Lifebuilders has provided assistance to over 3500 Treasure Coast families and over $1,000,000 dollars in assistance to qualified applicants!