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The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever and however we can.

Simple mission to help those in need without discrimination.

Check it out how we helped people in need in 2019!

25,426

Meals Served locally

350,000

Pounds of Food Distributed

18,020

Visitors enjoyed free coffee, pastries & bread

73

Homeless women and children given safe shelter in compassion house

17,619

Services provided to people in need: Food - Utilities - Prescriptions - Rent and much more.

1,171

Children given toys and clothing at Christmas

Corps Officers

Captains Jeff and Sheena Marquis.

Captain Jeff Marquis was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Salvation Army officers. His parents eventually settled in the suburbs of Chicago, where Jeff spent his adolescent years growing in his gift and love for music and the arts. He attended Asbury College, now Asbury University, in Wilmore, KY, where he studied and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Still involved with The Salvation Army church, Jeff began teaching music with the Army in both Texas and Florida. While in Texas, Jeff met his now wife and partner in ministry, Sheena.

Captain Sheena Marquis, born and raised in Dallas, TX, also grew up in the ministry of The Salvation Army. As a young girl, she and her family were assisted by The Salvation Army’s transitional housing center in Arlington, TX. Upon graduating from high school, Sheena served on a summer missions team to Kenya with The Salvation Army that nurtured her love for service. She received her Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and later a Master of Social Work from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

In 2013, Jeff and Sheena accepted God’s call to deeper service as officers in The Salvation Army. Prior to coming to Stuart, they served as Corps Officers for three years in Clay County near Jacksonville. They have a young son, Caedmon.

The Salvation Army Responses to Coronavirus COVID-19

As the coronavirus COVID-19 has evolved into a pandemic, we are monitoring the situation daily. Safety is of utmost priority, so we have ramped up efforts to slow the spread of this virus among our employees, volunteers, and the homeless and other vulnerable people we serve.

In the United States, one in six people live in poverty, and more than 550,000 are counted as homeless. These populations severely lack access to proper care, hygiene, updated information, and medical resources, which makes them more susceptible to the virus. This is where we come in. This is who we serve.

We are developing new hygiene and cleaning protocols to help keep safe our residents and others who depend on The Salvation Army’s programs and services to survive. In addition, all staff, volunteers, and program participants have been sent hygiene and prevention information as recommended by the CDC.

We also anticipate a significant increase in need of emergency assistance for low-wage earners facing layoffs due to COVID-19. The support we provide – rent/mortgage, utility, and food assistance, among others – will become more urgent as the situation evolves.

Meanwhile, we will continue to work in close partnership with area government and health experts to prepare and respond to meet specific community needs. We will continue to update this page as developments warrant.

We need support from our communities to continue to meet the daily needs of these vulnerable populations. Your donations will continue to help us respond to the situation.

emotional and spiritual care hotline.

The Salvation Army is offering support through our emotional and spiritual care hotline. We understand that this time of social distancing can be difficult and worrying for many. If you need someone to talk to, call 844-458-HOPE (4673). We are here for you.

Tips for Managing COVID-19 Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful and incredibly challenging, and it is crucial to prioritize physical and mental health during this time.
Check out healthy ways to cope with COVID stress below:

Your donations help serve people in Martin, St.Lucie and Okeechobee Counties

Your donation fuels the Fight for Good

Drop - Off Locations

Your donations stay in the community in which they are received to help us serve those most in need.

You’re making a difference

Each of our clients has a unique and inspirational story and we're thrilled to share them. Today we are going to share the story of Tiffany.

Tiffany is a hard-working, independent mother who has been providing for herself and her family since her ex-husband left her when she was 4 months pregnant with 2 kids.

“I found myself alone with no friends and family to help. I was behind on my rent and facing food insecurity.” That's when she found The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army helped Tiffany with financial support in order to keep a roof over her family's heads, utility support, food from our pantry, and other wrap-around services.

“As a single mother my biggest concern was providing stability for my family and the Salvation Army is the biggest part of my support system, hands down.”

Nowadays the Salvation Army is working with Tiffany's family through its Pathway of Hope program, which provides individualized services to families with children who desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis.

“I get really emotional when I think about it because the Salvation Army has helped me so much.” So if you are reading this I want to thank you. Because of your donation I was able to keep a roof over my family's head and food in our house.”

At the end of the day, it’s not about how great our own works might be. It’s about the difference we were able to make for everyone we meet, with every opportunity we are given and with every gift you entrust us with.

The Salvation Army’s Compassion House program in Martin County goes above and beyond to help local families in need.

Durnie, a single mom, was homeless and desperate when she contacted the Compassion House for help. "I did not have any support before coming to the Salvation Army," she says. She is now living in the shelter with her son and daughter, working two jobs and saving her money to move into a stable home of their own.

Durnie is receiving one-on-one guidance and support from the Compassion House staff and is optimistic about her family's future."I am extremely grateful for all the services they are providing to me and my kids during our time here.”

Every family has unique needs. And in each of those families, The Salvation Army strives to create and implement solutions tailored to those specific needs. That dollar that you gave yesterday helps us today to be able to take care of Durnie's family and many others. Thank you for making a difference in countless lives in our community.

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Martin County

Our Services

All services based on the availability of funds.

RENT ASSISTANCE

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE

PERSONAL HYGIENE KITS

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

LOCAL BUS PASSES

VOUCHERS FOR CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

REFERRAL ASSISTANCE

FREE COFFEE, BREAD AND PASTRIES

WEEKDAYS, 8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday

INFO

As programs vary by community and funding availability, schedule an appointment with our office by calling  772-288-1471

Jennifer Sanchez-Castillo - Social Services Worker
Flavia Souza-Pereira - Case Worker

DOCUMENTS

In order to be interviewed for POSSIBLE assistance , the following is required:

  • Resident of Martin County
  • Photo ID’s of every adult in the household
  • Birth certificates for children
  • Paystubs, Bank Statements, summary from SSI, Food Stamp Statement of Benefit, Workman’s Comp, Unemployment Compensation, Child Support Statement of Support amount. *If anything is handwritten it MUST be notarized by the employer. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • MUST have original final notice bill (only if seek Utility bill assistance)
  • Must provide Copy of your current lease or agreement
  • 3-5 day Pay or Vacate Notice/ Late Notice. *If handwritten MUST be notarized by landlord. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • We need proof as to why you need assistance.

St. Lucie County

SERVICES

All services based on the availability of funds.

RENT ASSISTANCE

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE

PERSONAL HYGIENE KITS

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE

LOCAL BUS PASSES

VOUCHERS FOR CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

REFERRAL ASSISTANCE

FREE COFFEE, BREAD AND PASTRIES

HOURS OF OPERATION

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday

Info

As programs vary by community and funding availability, schedule an appointment with our office. Call 772-464-4846 ext. 104

Jennifer Amaro - Social Services Program Coordinator

DOCUMENTS

  • Resident of St. Lucie County
  • Photo ID’s of every adult in the household
  • Birth certificates for children
  • Paystubs, Bank Statements, summary from SSI, Food Stamp Statement of Benefit, Workman’s Comp, Unemployment Compensation, Child Support Statement of Support amount. *If anything is handwritten it MUST be notarized by the employer. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • MUST have original final notice bill (only if seek Utility bill assistance)
  • Must provide Copy of your current lease or agreement
  • 3-5 day Pay or Vacate Notice/ Late Notice. *If handwritten MUST be notarized by landlord. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • We need proof as to why you need assistance.

Okeechobee County

SERVICES

All services based on the availability of funds.

RENT ASSISTANCE

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

PERSONAL HYGIENE KITS

REFERRAL ASSISTANCE

EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE

HOURS OF OPERATION

Open Tuesdays 9 am to 2 pm.

INFO

Call 863-763-6020 for more information or to make an appointment.

Jennifer Amaro - Social Services Program Coordinator

Documents

In order to be interviewed for POSSIBLE assistance, the following is required:

  • Resident of Okeechobee County
  • Photo ID’s of every adult in the household
  • Birth certificates for children
  • Paystubs, Bank Statements, summary from SSI, Food Stamp Statement of Benefit, Workman’s Comp, Unemployment Compensation, Child Support Statement of Support amount. *If anything is handwritten it MUST be notarized by the employer. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • MUST have original final notice bill (only if seek Utility bill assistance)
  • Must provide Copy of your current lease or agreement
  • 3-5 day Pay or Vacate Notice/ Late Notice. *If handwritten MUST be notarized by landlord. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • We need proof as to why you need assistance.

Partners

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Eat, Drink, & Be Giving

Join us for cocktails, apps, and a silent auction to benefit Compassion House!

October 15th
5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House
1401 NE Indian River Drive Jensen Beach, FL

For tickets and details visit:

https://give.salvationarmyflorida.org/eatdrinkandbegiving

achievements

Through the Auxiliary’s dedicated efforts, the Salvation Army has:

Opened a shelter for homeless women and children.

Purchased a 28 - passenger bus.

Purchased a 15 – passenger van.

Sent hundreds of children to summer camp.

Purchased new clothes for thousands of children in the Angel Tree program.

Helped start and enlarge a children’s music program.

The Greatest Need right now is Donations for local programs

FAMILY STORE

Stuart & Ft. Pierce

At the Salvation Army Store in Stuart and Ft. Pierce  you can find great deals on clothing, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment, books, electronics and much more. Your purchase directly funds our programs.

When you shop with us, you help us fund Salvation Army programs that transform lives.

Through your contributions, we can make sure help is there for families in need.

Have something to donate? Our store is always in need of quality, gently-used items.

This Week’s Deals

STUART STORE & FT. PIERCE STORE

WORKING HOURS

Stuart & Ft. Pierce Family Stores  

Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Call to schedule a pick-up of your donated furniture!

772-223-1815 in Martin County

772-464-4846 in St. Lucie County

When you donate, support, or shop at our family stores, you’re making a real impact in your community.

Whose life will you transform?

Watch these stories of life change.

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Join The Salvation Army of Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties for a wonderful week!

ROCKY RAILWAY

The VBS that’s just the ticket! Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

Lessons:

  • Jesus’ power helps us do hard things. Acts 9:1-19
  • Jesus’ power gives us hope. Acts 27
  • Jesus’ power helps us be bold. Acts 3:1-4:31
  • Jesus’ power lets us live forever. Matthew 26:17-28:10
  • Jesus’ power helps us be good friends. Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35

Dates: August 3-7, Monday through Friday.

Online Vacation Bible School – Register Today

The Salvation Army's VBS is always so much fun. Your child will explore the Bible through music, games, crafts, and friendship!

More information contact

Daniel Jones

Corps Youth Director

(772) 266-8621 - Office-Direct

Eat, Drink, & Be Giving

Join us for cocktails, apps, and a silent auction!

October 15th
5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House
1401 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, FL

For tickets and more information visit:
https://give.salvationarmyflorida.org/eatdrinkandbegiving

Stay on top of everything that Salvation Army does in our community and how you can help.

Local News

State and National News

Sweet Relief

Alicia, a full-time candy store employee and mother of four, had her hours cut drastically when COVID-19 struck the U.S., causing her to fall $2,000 behind on her rent. With no other options left, Alicia turned to The Salvation Army. Alicia received $1,000 to help with rent, and she was able to pay the other […]

Join a great organization and help do the most good in your community.

Thank you for your interest in working with The Salvation Army of Stuart, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties.

The Salvation Army strives to do the “most good” for its employees by offering a greater sense of purpose in the work performed, by training and mentoring employees and by offering competitive compensation and benefits plans.  Whether employed as a truck driver, administrative support team member or the director of a program, our employees understand at the core of their work is the opportunity to be an integral part of an organization that is Doing the Most Good.

We are hiring for:

Sorry, there are no positions available at this time but if you are interested in possible future opportunities please send your CV to Fabiola.CabreraManan@uss.salvationarmy.org.

The Salvation Army does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Employees of The Salvation Army strive to serve their community and those individuals who are most in need. The work is meaningful and the employees are proud to support such exceptional social service programs. Your efforts will help us continue ‘Doing the Most Good' in  Stuart, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties.

Stay on top of everything that Salvation Army does in our community and how you can help.

Meet Our Team

Employees of The Salvation Army strive to serve their community and those individuals who are most in need. The work is meaningful and the employees are proud to support such exceptional social service programs.

Leadership Team

Captain Jeff Marquis

Captain Jeff Marquis

Corps Officer

(772) 266-8580 - Office-Direct

Captain Sheena Marquis

Captain Sheena Marquis

Corps Officer

(772) 266-8587 - Office-Direct

Social Services

Jennifer Amaro

Jennifer Amaro

Social Services Program Coordinator - Saint Lucie and Okeechobee Counties

(772) 742-8659 - Office-Direct

Zenaida Wills

Zenaida Wills

Case Worker- Pathway Of Hope - Saint Lucie County

(772) 742-8660 - Office-Direct

Jasmine Alexander

Jasmine Alexander

Social Services Worker - Saint Lucie County

(772) 288-1471 - Office-Direct

Flavia Souza-Pereira

Flavia Souza-Pereira

Case Worker - Martin County

(772) 266-8599 - Office-Direct

Kim Tolbert

Kim Tolbert

Program Manager of Compassion House

(772) 266-8623 - Office-Direct

Gary Blackmon

Gary Blackmon

Social Services Worker - Martin County

(772)288-1471 - Office-Direct

Wendy Morgan

Wendy Morgan

Food Service Manager

(772) 266-8595 - Office-Direct

Family Store

Marco Cruz

Marco Cruz

Program Manager

(772) 324-8011 - Office-Direct

Rosa Chuy

Rosa Chuy

Store Manager - Stuart Store

(772) 324-8011 - Office-Direct

Mark Witt

Mark Witt

Store Manager - Ft Pierce Store

(772) 742-8658 - Office-Direct

Administrative Team

Susan Morgan

Susan Morgan

Corps Business Administrator

(772) 266-8603 - Office-Direct

 Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Volunteer Coordinator

(772) 266-8598 Office - Direct

Fabiola Cabrera

Fabiola Cabrera

HR Generalist Accounting Clerk I

(772) 266-8617 - Office-Direct

Andrea Shaffer

Andrea Shaffer

Administrative Assistant

(772) 266-8588 - Office-Direct

Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

Corps Youth Director

(772) 266-8621 - Office-Direct

Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Accounting Clerk & Corps Program Assistant

(772) 266-8594 - Office-Direct

Jennifer Sanchez-Castillo

Jennifer Sanchez-Castillo

Accounting Clerk I - Martin County

(772) 266-8602 - Office-Direct

Community Relations and Development

Katherine Gillen

Public Relations Coordinator

(772) 521-2655 Office - Direct

Alexandre Quintao

Alexandre Quintao

Donor Relations & Social Media Coordinator

(772) 2668616 Office - Direct

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