Love and Hope in Action
Love and Hope in Action

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Feeding the Hungry,                                   Helping the Homeless

Founded in 2007 and located in Stuart, Florida, Love and Hope in Action (LAHIA) is organized as an independent, nondenominational church under the laws of the state of Florida, exclusively for religious and charitable purposes, and has 501(c)(3) status from the United States Internal Revenue Service.  Our mission is to reach the hungry, homeless and hurting through our ministry which helps meet basic human needs to all those who come through our doors.


Our goal is to help transition those out of homelessness and provide a path and opportunity for self sufficiency. We accomplish all of this while meeting their basic physical and spiritual needs. 


Mission Statement:

Demonstrating Jesus Christ’s love for the homeless and indigent by meeting their physical and spiritual needs.


Vision Statement:

We envision a community of acceptance for the homeless and indigent where they can find salvation, employment, housing and independence. 

~ LAHIA 101 ~                          14 Years in a Nutshell            The Radio Edition


This is a LIVE show conversation with LAHIA's Executive Director and Client Services Director.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who might not know the history of LAHIA or the expansion of services we've been blessed to provide over the last 14 years!

Here is the download link:

And here it is on KC's Vimeo channel:


Stuart News ran a nice article on us June 25 after hearing about the changes we had made due to COVID-19.  See the pictures and read the full article on this TC Palm online link


Schedule of Operations:


Monday thru Friday:

* 9-10 am breakfast 

* 5-6 pm dinner

* 7-8 am showers for working homeless only

* 7-8 am laundry for working homeless only (volunteer launders clothes)

* 8-10:45 am showers for homeless only 

* 8-10:30 am laundry for homeless only (volunteer launders clothes)

* 4-5:30 pm showers for workers with paystub or day's work ticket

* 9-10:30 am Monday and Friday clothing pantry for homeless only (2 in building at a time)

* 4:00-5:30 pm Wednesday clothing pantry for homeless only (2 in building at a time)

* client mail picked up during mealtime



* 9-10 am continental breakfast 

* 11-11:45 am Gospel music and message

* 12-1 pm lunch

* 8-10:45 am showers for homeless only

* additional take-out nonperishable bag lunch for weekend

* no laundry, mail or office access Saturday




To schedule an appointment with Client Services for intake process, call 772-781-7002 or send an email to


To sign up to volunteer, click on the Volunteer tab and download the Volunteer Application and Accident Waiver.  You may send completed forms to or mail to LAHIA 1760 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997.


Call 2-1-1 for a comprehensive list of community services available. 


URGENT NEED! ~Top priority ~ Protein, such as Progresso or Chunky soups with beef or chicken, Canned Tuna or Chicken with pop-tops, or single serve soft packs, Vienna Sausage or Beanie-Weenies. Fruit cups or applesauce. Nutritional bars, breakfast bars, fruit pop tarts. Second priority = Crackers filled with peanut butter or cheese. Updated 6.16.22

Your donations are always appreciated.  To make a donation or volunteer, please call us today!   


1760 SE Salerno Rd. Stuart, FL 34997

P.O. Box 1385        Port Salerno, FL 34992

Did You Know LAHIA is an AmazonSmile Charity?
Click here to be taken to the LAHIA charity link on Amazon. This will take you to the SmileAmazon page where you can choose LAHIA as your charity of choice.


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