Love and Hope in Action
Love and Hope in Action

LAHIA is not an overnight shelter.

LAHIA is a full service daytime safe haven for those who are homeless.

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. 

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

* 8-10:45 am showers for homeless only 

* 8-10:30 am laundry for homeless only

* 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

* 4:00-5:30 pm Wednesday clothing pantry for homeless only

* 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


Faith-based meetings:

* Bible studies - Wednesday and Friday 6 - 7 pm

* Gospel music & message - Saturday 11 am to 12 pm ~ Facilitated by various local church partners

* Licensed Christian Counselor available via Zoom appointment




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 available community services. 


Click on the NEWS tab above to read the Spring 2023-2024 newsletter!

URGENT NEED! ~Top priority ~ Bug Spray. Daily meal service items: eggs, breakfast meats, fresh chicken, ground beef, large bags of sugar, mayonnaise. Saturday to-go bag items: pop-top 18-oz cans: Campbell's Chunky Soup (steak & potato, hearty beef barley). Pop-top 8 oz cans: baked beans (Van de Camp, Bush), Vienna and other variety sausage. Nutri-Grain breakfast bars, fruit-filled Poptarts, family-sized cookies, single-serve cookies, variety soft nutritional bars. (Updated 7/09/2024)

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

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