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:
In 2017, LAHIA provided:
1,176 loads of laundry
649 individuals were fed through our emergency food pantry.
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!
Did You Know LAHIA is an AmazonSmile
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. Thank you!