Love and Hope in Action
Love and Hope in Action

About Us

Love and Hope in Action was founded on the conviction 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 hot nutritious meals a day
  • Hot showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Clothing pantry
  • Transportation
  • Haircuts
  • Bikes for employed individuals
  • Tents
  • Assistance with cost of prescribed non-narcotic medications
  • Eyeglasses
  • Birth Certificates
  • Florida ID cards
  • Mental, dental, vision and healthcare referrals
  • Housing referrals

Services Summary for 2023:

  • 37,169 meals served
  • 7,419 showers taken in our hygiene cottage (homeless only)
  • 482 loads of laundry (homeless only)
  • 628 brand new individuals needing assistance thru our day center
  • 121 received their state identification cards or FL driver's license
  • 85 food stamp applications completed
  • 72 bikes repaired and provided to those without transportation that were  employed or actively pursuing employment
  • 53 Greyhound bus tickets were purchased with shared cost through partnering churches to assist with relocation, start a new journey, or reunite with family
  • 24 birth certificates were obtained
  • 21 clients put into substance abuse treatment
  • 20 car repairs for those living in their vehicles
  • 13 homeless clients placed in sustainable housing!
  • 5 received eyeglasses
  • 1 received hearing aids


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 finding resources for housing, food stamps, jobs and locating other available services 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. 


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 arrange 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!

URGENT NEED! ~Top priority ~ Daily meal service items: eggs, breakfast meats, fresh chicken, ground beef, 25 lb bags sugar, Ranch dressings. 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 1/12/2024)

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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