Community Services Department

Our Mission:

St. Lucie County Community Services Department provides assistance to residents to improve quality of life through information, resources, and services.

The Community Services Department is directed by Beth Ryder and comprised of the following divisions:

The Human Services Division assists county residents in accordance with our mission statement. Services include support in applying for federal, state, and local resources.  Programs include Social Services through the Treasure Coast Community Action Agency and Transit.

The Housing Division administers the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) program, the HOME Investment Partnership Program, the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Initiative (CDBG DRI) and the Small Cities Programs. This division coordinates the County's Housing Disaster Plan.  Depending on eligibility criteria, grants allow for a variety of services, including repair of health and safety issues for homeowners, down payment assistance for home purchase, foreclosure counseling, infrastructure projects to prevent future hurricane damage, purchase and rehabilitation of foreclosed property and others.

The Veteran Services Division provides services with the highest level of sensitivity, compassion and understanding to Veterans and their families.

The Library System was started as early as 1903, a small group of citizens in Fort Pierce decided to create a reading room to be set up in the Community Hall, a building located on the site of the present HD King Generating Station on South Indian River Drive. Having no money, they approached churches, civic organizations (of which there were very few) and individuals to loan books for the enterprise which was manned by volunteer workers. The second home of the "reading room" was in the Cobb Building at the foot of Avenue A in Fort Pierce. Read more....

Where are we located?

     437 North 7th Street
(Corner of 7th & Avenue D)
Ft. Pierce, Fl 34950

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

See Libraries for branch hours and locations.

See Veteran Services for hours of operation and locations.

Helpful Resource Links



         Council of Social Agencies  

        Social Security

 Florida Department of Children and Familes


American Health Care Association       U.S. Department of Transportation

   Department of Elder Affairs for the State of Florida


 Department of Housing and Urban Development            U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


  American Red Cross


 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast 2-1-1            United Way of St. Lucie County

    Treasure Coast Connector


 Treasure Coast Food Bank            Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

   My Forida Web Site


 Salvation Army           FACHSA

   Treasure Coast Council on Aging


 Treasure Coast Hospices

   Florida Department of Children and Families - Access Florida




For more information contact our office at :

St. Lucie County Community Services

437 N. 7th Street  *  Fort Pierce, FL 34950

(772) 462-1777  * Fax: (772) 462-2094




All information included in these pages is subject to change and/or revision without notice.