Love and Hope in Action
Love and Hope in Action

About Us

Love and Hope in Action was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.


Our goal is to reduce hunger and mitigate serious health and safety risks for adults and families who are homeless and/or indigent living in Martin County, Florida. We offer a comprehensive array of programs and services to meet their basic needs and assist them with a plan to reach self-sufficiency. 


Our services include:

  • Two nutritious meals a day
  • Hot showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Clothing pantry
  • Transportation
  • Haircuts


In 2017, LAHIA provided:

29,700 meals

4,577 showers

1,176 loads of laundry

649 individuals were fed through our emergency food pantry.


Case Management


We also provide free case management services to help connect individuals with social services and medical or mental health assistance. Case management staff assist individuals with obtaining housing, food stamps, jobs and locating other available resources in the community.  


We frequently start by helping clients obtain vital documentation such as birth certificates and identification cards. With proper I.D., clients can secure housing opportunities and access essential medical and mental health services. 


In 2017, our case managers helped our clients take important steps out of homelessness:

88 applied for a birth certificate

71 received state I.D. cards

36 obtained a Florida drivers license

28 found employment

36 moved into housing, started a new journey, or reunited with family members.


Case managers transport and support clients who are experiencing life-threatening health crises such as cancer and other serious illnesses. This includes helping them schedule and attend crucial medical appointments. The case managers might also provide transportation to a mental health facility for those who are suicidal or facing a severe mental or emotional crisis. 


In order to accomplish our mission, we always welcome new volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. 


If you would like to help, please don't hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Contact Us to Volunteer or Make a Donation. 


1760 SE Salerno Rd. Stuart, FL 34997

P.O. Box 1385        Port Salerno, FL 34992

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