Many individuals who come to LAHIA have no proof of identity. It may have been stolen or destroyed by harsh weather. But in order to secure employment or housing, they typically need some form of identification – a social security card, birth certificate or driver's license.
A key component of our work at LAHIA is to help our clients obtain identification so they can improve their lives.
Rocky, pictured above, is one of those we recently helped. For 11 months, Rocky waited for his birth certificate to arrive in our client mailbox. The process required six separate phone calls and four different applications.
When he finally received his birth certificate from the State of Texas, Rocky shed tears of joy as he stared at the long-awaited document. He held it up for all to see, pointed upward and said, "Gracias, Papa Dios" ("Thank you, Father God").
Your tax-deductible donation helps us not only provide a wholesome meal, a warm shower and laundry facilities, but also allows us to help individuals like Rocky who need extra support to get where they want to go.
Through the generosity of our donors, LAHIA was able to help 114 men and women obtain formal identification last month. This is just the first step to securing a job and/or housing and move out of homelessness.
Please consider making a gift to LAHIA today. Use the PayPal link on this page or mail your donation to:
P.O. Box 1385
Port Salerno, FL 34992
Please Support our Kitchen Renovation for 2017!
LAHIA has launched a fundraising campaign to expand and renovate its kitchen. The current kitchen does not have the capacity to efficiently cook and serve 500 meals a week.
Through the support of the Martin County community, LAHIA hopes to raise funds and complete the new, improved kitchen by the spring of 2017. The floor plans have been drawn up and professional restaurant designers have volunteered their time and expertise to bring the project to fruition. See floor plan pictured here showing the current kitchen space vs. the new proposed kitchen.
To donate to this fundraising campaign, please follow the PayPal link below or mail your contribution to LAHIA, P.O. Box 1385, Port Salerno, FL34992.
Your Gift to LAHIA Helps our Community Members in Need
LAHIA has been dedicated to serving individuals and families in need since 2007. It is the only social services provider in Martin County where homeless men and women can receive a nutritious meal six days a week!
We are very grateful to the generous donors, volunteers, local churches, businesses and organizations who support our mission. Without these community partners, we couldn't accomplish what we do.
You can support LAHIA's mission in a number of ways; by donating essential items, making a monetary contribution or volunteering your time. Please consider donating to our kitchen renovation campaign. Read more about it below.
LAHIA would not exist without the support of our donors and friends.
To make a financial contribution using PayPal, click on the Donate button below.
Thank you for your support!
Credit card donation using PayPal.
If you prefer to make a donation by mail, please mail your check to:
P.O. Box 1385
Port Salerno, FL 34992
Donate Essential Items.
Essential items currently needed:
Food Pantry items:
You may drop off your donated items during our office hours.
1760 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL. (We are just west of Martin Hospital South.)
OR, our clothing bin on the east side of our front porch is available for non-perishable drop-offs anytime.
Also, LAHIA is an Amazon Smile Charity. When you shop at www.smileamazon.com, Amazon will dontate to Love and Hope in Action.
Thank you for helping us meet the physical, nutritional and spiritual
needs of those we serve!