The founder heard of a young couple with two infant children who found themselves displaced from their home. The couple had approached a local fire department with the idea of giving their children up because they simply could not find a shelter to take them in.

The mother and children were taken in by a local agency, while the father was left to his own means. The family was eventually reunited in a suitable apartment, but the emotional trauma of separation left scars.

Though this is only one family story, the imprint was strong, and the mandate clear! Many families with school aged children are displaced and separated.

This was the genesis of Saint Stephen’s Way. Keeping households together by providing a holistic solution in setting goals, learning skills, and accessing the services needed to build a stronger, healthier and self-sufficient family unit.


St.Stephen's Way

2310 Lipscomb Street

Melbourne, Florida 32901

(321) 306-8873


Who We Are: Mission

St. Stephen's Way provides affordable housing along with supportive services to homeless families referred by the Brevard School System.