- Household Items
- Sports Items
- Fresh Produce
- Baked Goods
- Meat & Poultry
- Food in Cans
- Help with Rent
- Help with Utilities
- Help with Photo IDs
- Medical Equipment
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Welcome to Daystar Life Center. Help us help others.
Daystar Life Center of Citrus County is located at 6751 W. Gulf To Lake Highway in Crystal River, Florida (34429).
We are open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, Thanksgiving Day weekend, Good Friday, the week of July 4th, and the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Clients (those who seek help) must arrive at our Social Services Office with required documentation before 11 a.m. for financial assistance, before 12:30 p.m. for clothing and before 1:30 p.m. for food. For help to pay rent to prevent eviction, to make a mortgage payment to prevent foreclosure, and to pay an electric or water bill to prevent disconnection, please call (352) 795-8668 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays to schedule an appointment.
We are an ecumenical ministry of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Crystal River, Florida, under the auspices of the St. Petersburg Diocese. We are ecumenical because we welcome the involvement of all other Christian churches. We are a ministry because we bring people together to serve others in fulfillment of our mission.
Our mission is our response to God’s call expressed in the Holy Bible (Deuteronomy 15:7-8, NRSV):
“If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be.”
The mission of Daystar Life Center is to provide immediate assistance for the basic needs of the poor, the homeless and the struggling families with children in Citrus County, Florida. We welcome people of all faith traditions, ethnic heritages and socio-economic backgrounds to support and to help carry out that mission.
The primary forms of assistance we offer to those who meet our eligibility criteria include food, clothing and financial help—mostly for rent or utilities. In order to save time and travel, please call ahead or send an email to schedule an appointment and to understand what required documentation will be needed for help with rent, mortgage, electric or water bills.
Schedule a speaker
We are happy to send someone to your organization, church, club, school or business to speak about Daystar Life Center. Call our Executive Director, Anthony D. Kopka, at (352) 794-3721 or email him at DaystarLife1@gmail.com.