Lts. Marquis

Corps Officers

The Corps Officers for Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties are Lieutenants Jeff and Sheena Marquis.

Lieutenant 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.

Lieutenant 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.

Join Us For Worship

Sundays in our Chapel at 821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in StuartTransportation and breakfast provided for children 8:30 - 9:30 am

  • 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (classes available for both children and adults)
  • 11:00 a.m. Worship Service (translation into Spanish available)
  • 11:00 a.m. Children's Church




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Wednesdays, 6:00 pm

A study of God’s Word with discussion followed by personal prayer time.

Located on the west end of our main building at 821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in East Stuart.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Need assistance? Call 772-288-1471 ext. 201


  • rent assistance
  • utility assistance
  • emergency food assistance
  • personal hygiene kits
  • prescription assistance
  • local bus passes
  • vouchers for clothing and household items
  • referral assistance
  • Angel Tree Christmas Assistance
  • free coffee, bread and pastries – weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Our Social Services staff can help families with emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills as funds are available.

We also have a food pantry stocked in part through a contract with the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Families in need may pick up a week’s worth of food once a month.

3629 S US Highway 1
Ft. Pierce, FL 34982

Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Call 772-464-4846, ext. 106, for more information.

Our Salvation Army Social Services Center in Okeechobee offers food assistance and emergency financial assistance with utility bills. Families in crisis can meet with our Social Services staff to apply for Care To Share funds available from Florida Power & Light. Our new food pantry can provide a family in need with a week’s worth of food once a month. Our office is open every Tuesday.

Open Tuesdays 9 am to 2 pm.
1600 SW 2nd Avenue (New Horizons Bldg) Unit B
Okeechobee, FL 34974

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

Compassion House

The Salvation Army's transitional shelter for homeless women and children.

  • About Us

    Often individuals and families struggling with homelessness simply need a short-term solution to help them get back on their feet again. We offer safe, secure shelter, meals, clothing and counseling while residents work to once again become self-sufficient.

  • Our Clients

    Compassion House is our shelter for homeless women and women with children in Martin County.

  • Facility

    We have 8 bedrooms, both family and single rooms. Each room has a private bathroom, moreover we also have a children’s playroom and playground, laundry room, computer workspace and dining area. We provide staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide security and assist the residents as needed.

  • No Charge

    We do not charge ANY fees.  We are funded through grants, private donations, The United Way of Martin County, local foundations and profits from The Salvation Army Family Store.

  • Empowerment

    Residents meet with case managers weekly to tailor goals to overcome their individual barriers to housing and stability and are introduced to local resources to meet those goals. Depending on the individual needs of the resident, we may provide assistance with daycare, job-seeking skills, debt management and budgeting, GED classes or college classes - whatever is necessary to help them be successful.

  • Time

    There is no set time that women can stay as long as the woman is working toward their Life Plan.  An average stay is 4-6 months

"Compassion House is more than just a shelter. We empower women to be more resilient when they face life's challenges."

Kim TorbertProgram Manager of Compassion House


  • How do the women qualify to become residents? They fill out an application and meet with the shelter coordinator who determines whether they would be a good fit for CH. They must not have a recent record of violent crime or drug charges. They can’t be using drugs or alcohol and must be willing to work to regain control of their lives. We currently have a waitlist of homeless women seeking help.
  • Do the residents have to pay anything? No. All their needs are met so they can save their money to eventually afford an apartment of their own. We provide meals, linens, toiletries, laundry supplies, and clothes, as well as classes and counseling - everything they need to get back on their feet.
  • What do the children do while they stay at CH? They are in school or at daycare during the day. During the summer, they enjoy activities at the Boys and Girls Club. In the evenings and on weekends, they play in the playroom or on the playground. Many participate in the youth and church programs available here at the Salvation Army.
  • What can I do to help? We are always in need of twin-size sheets and comforters, bath towels, diapers and laundry supplies, and of course, monetary gifts are always appreciated. If you have a background in budgeting, nutrition, parenting, or self-improvement, we might be able to use your services as a volunteer counselor or mentor to our residents.


Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Shelter: 24 H - Monday - Sunday


For more information, call 772-288-1471, ext. 213 / 215

Partner With Us

Partner with us to make a difference in the life of many. For more informatipon call 772-288-1471, ext. 202.

The Greatest Need Right Now Is

Financial Assistance

Compassion House is funded in part by:


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 critical programs.

  • When you shop with us, you help us found Salvation Army programs that transforms 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 & Ft. Pierce Family Stores  

(Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday, 9:30 am – 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.

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Watch these stories of life change.

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What is coming up!

The Salvation Army at the Lyric
Two shows!

February 28, 2020
March 12, 2020

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is proud to partner again with the historic Lyric Theatre for another wonderful fundraiser. Purchase your tickets through the Salvation Army and the proceeds will go towards supporting the Salvation Army's programs and services. This year, the Lyric has graciously offered two shows for our supporters to choose from:

Stayin Alive

February 28, 2020 6 pm.

February 28, 2020 8:30 pm.

Tickets available until January 24th.

The Jersey Tenors

March 12, 2020, 7pm

Tickets available until February 10th.

 The Lyric Theatre Location

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Tickets are $75 each and can be reserved by calling 772-288-1471, ext. 202.

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OK…this is not another New Year’s resolution pep talk, but a “let’s-get-down-to-what-really-matters” boost. Here are some meaningful steps to a more purposeful new year. Maybe God is speaking to you through one of them.
Live like you’re loved by God. Make this the year you sit right down in the middle of that love and soak it into your soul. Act like you’re truly free. This year grab onto true freedom with both hands and don’t let anyone or anything wrench it away – not your job, not toxic relationships, not unsettled sin, not even religious expectation. Walk like you’re righteous. When you accepted Christ, God declared you righteous. You can walk into life this year like you have nothing to feel guilty about – because you don’t! You can stop clinging to past mistakes and failures and start walking out the truth of your position in Christ. Step forward confidently like you’re victorious. You can expect battles and trials this year. God never promised unending ease. But He did promise..

Our Stuart office serves as administration for Martin,St.Lucie and Okeechobee Counties.

Administration Offices
Open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Stuart, FL 34994

  • Corps Officer Lt. Jeff Marquis: 772-288-1471, ext. 204
  • Corps Officer Lt. Sheena Marquis: 772-288-1471, ext. 205
  • Corps Secretary: 772-288-1471, ext. 206
  • Business Administrator: 772-288-1471, ext. 207
  • Human Resources Generalist: 772-288-1471, ext. 210
  • Public Relations/Volunteer Coordinator: 772-288-1471, ext. 202
  • Kitchen/Food Service Manager: 772-288-1471, ext. 212
  • Donor Relations and Social Media Coordinator: 772-288-1471, ext. 217
  • Corps Youth Director: 772-530 9794

Martin County Social Services
Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994
772-288-1471, ext. 201

Compassion House Shelter for Women & Children
821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stuart, FL  34994
772-288-1471, ext. 213

St. Lucie County Social Services
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
3629 S. US Hwy 1, Ft. Pierce, FL 34982
772-464-4846, ext. 106

Adam’s Place Men’s Jail Diversion & Homeless Veteran’s Shelter
609 N. 7th Street, Ft. Pierce, FL  34950

Okeechobee County Social Services
Open Tuesdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
1600 SW 2nd Avenue Unit B, Okeechobee, FL 34974

Stuart Family Store
Open Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
1860 SE Federal Hwy (US 1), Stuart, FL 34994

Ft. Pierce Family Store
Open Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
3629 S. US Hwy 1, Ft. Pierce, FL 34982

  • For more information, email Public Relations Director Kim Johnson at

Stuart Administration Office

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

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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.

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