DOING THE MOST GOOD®

Martin, St, Lucie & Okeechobee

You can make a difference this holiday season…

Your donations will support our local programs.

Sponsor kettle operations for a day or more and help us raise funds for our programs.

Ring the bell for your community! Bring your friends, groups or family.

Sponsor an Angel Tree or adopt an Angel.

Meet Our Team

Social Services

Jennifer Amaro

Jennifer Amaro

Social Services Program Coordinator - St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties

Direct Phone Number: (772) 742-8659

Zenaida Wills

Zenaida Wills

Case Worker, Pathway Of Hope - St. Lucie County

Direct Phone Number: (772) 742-8660

Flavia Souza-Pereira

Flavia Souza-Pereira

Program Coordinator - Martin County

Direct Phone Number: (772) 266-8599

Wendy Morgan

Wendy Morgan

Food Service Manager

Direct Phone Number: (772) 266-8595

Gary Blackmon

Gary Blackmon

Volunteer Coordinator/Case Worker - Martin County

Direct Phone Number: (772) 266-8602

Kim Tolbert

Kim Tolbert

Program Manager of Compassion House

Direct Phone Number: (772) 266-8623

Cody Gonzales

Social Services Worker - St. Lucie County

Tiffany Acord

Social Services Worker - St. Lucie County

Manoucheca Delicat

Social Services Worker - Martin County

Family Store

Marco Cruz

Marco Cruz

Family Store Program Manager

Direct Phone Number: (772) 419-7377
Mobile: (772) 521-0339

Rosa Chuy

Rosa Chuy

Manager, Family Store - Port St. Lucie

Direct Phone Number: (772) 212-7578

Mark Witt

Mark Witt

Manager, Family Store - Ft Pierce

(772) 742-8658 - Office-Direct

Teresa Goodman

Manager, Family Store - Martin County

Sharon Dorris

Assistant Manager, Family Store - Martin County

Angela King

Assistant Manager, Family Store - Port St. Lucie

Judy Stapleton

Assistant Manager, Family Store - Ft. Pierce

Administrative Team

Susan Morgan

Susan Morgan

Corps Business Administrator

Direct Phone Number: (772) 266-8603

 Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Director of Development

Direct Phone Number: (772) 266-8598

Fabiola Cabrera

Fabiola Cabrera

HR Generalist/Accounting Clerk

(772) 266-8617 - Office-Direct

Andrea Shaffer

Andrea Shaffer

Donor Relations/Special Events Coordinator

(772) 266-8588 - Office-Direct

Devonte Lawson

Devonte Lawson

Corps Mission Associate

(772) 530-9794 - Office-Direct

Jennifer Sanchez-Castillo

Jennifer Sanchez-Castillo

Accounting Clerk I - Martin County

(772) 266-8602 - Office-Direct

Mike O’Grady

Building Maintenance Worker/Driver - Martin County

Direct Phone Number: (772) 266-8616

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Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is a team of local professionals dedicated to the mission of the Salvation Army. The Board strives to further the Army’s goal of “doing the most good” while maintaining responsible stewardship of the Army’s resources.

Vicki Davis, Chair of the Board

Carl Hensley, Co-Chairman of the Board

J. Charles Stracuzzi, Treasurer

Garfield Bowen, Board Member

Daniel Braden, Board Member

Bill Buchalter, Board Member

Robert Johnson, Board Member

Paula Lewis, Board Member

Wayne Magdalena, Board Member

Barry Grant Marsh, Board Member

Scott Montgomery, Board Member

Carl Muti, Board Member

Robert Shaffer, Board Member

Amber Woods, Board Member

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary was founded by Mary Helen Keim in 2000.  In 2002, the Auxiliary began raising money to open a homeless shelter in Martin County.  By 2012, Compassion House, the Army’s transitional homeless shelter for women and women with children officially opened.

Through the years, the Auxiliary has raised funds to help with Salvation Army programs and services, including purchasing a new 15-passenger van; purchasing a new 18-passenger bus; sending hundreds of children to summer camp; funded Vacation Bible School projects; assisted and funded Back-To-School backpack distribution; staffed the Red Kettle at Christmas; Assisted with Angel tree processing and distribution; and assisted with merchandising at the Family Store.

Today, the Women's Auxiliary boasts 59 members, and meets monthly either socially distanced in person or through virtual means.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Gretchen Dewey, President
Andrea Shaffer, Vice President
Lori Biard, Recording Secretary
Kathy Span, Treasurer
Dawn Blair, Sunshine Secretary
Mary Waller, Chaplain
Kathie Voldish, Historian
Ruth Amber, Volunteer Coordinator

MEMBERSHIP

For more membership information, please call our Membership Chair, Judy Scott, by phone at 772-763-9077 or e-mail JudyScott0703@gmail.com.

Captain Jeff and Captain 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.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

863-763-6020

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon - Fri, 9 AM - 2 PM (pantry)

Mon - Fri, 2 PM - 4PM* (appointment only*)

772-464-4846 ext. 104

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HOURS OF OPERATION

MON - FRI, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

772-288-1471

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Compassion House

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

772-288-1471, ext. 502

Please call for more information.

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, each with its own private bathroom. Moreover, we have a children’s playroom and playground, laundry room, computer workspace and dining area. The shelter is fully staffed 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 a woman can stay as long as she is working toward her goals.  An average stay is 3-6 months.

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

Kim TolbertProgram Manager of Compassion House

FAQs

  • 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 own an affordable rental property in our area, we would love to talk with you!

HOURS OF OPERATION

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

Shelter: 24 H - Monday - Sunday

Partner With Us

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

Compassion House is funded in part by:

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PATHWAY OF HOPE

Meeting your family’s needs while building a better life can be hard. The Salvation Army helps navigate challenges on the path to a brighter future.

What Is Pathway of Hope?

The Pathway of Hope initiative is an approach launched by The Salvation Army in 2011 to provide targeted services to families with a desire to take action to break the generational cycle of crisis and enable a path out of poverty. It is rooted in a case management approach, focusing on client needs through a strength-based lens.

Targeting families with children came from the desire to have an intergenerational impact on poverty. By positively influencing the lives of parents, the Salvation Army can create better living conditions for children. Influencing children in their development years is crucial, as studies show that children who spend more than half of their life in poverty are 32 times more likely to be in poverty as an adult.

The Pathway of Hope Approach Includes:

What Does the Initiative Involve?

Caring for your family’s needs, while building a strong future can be challenging in today’s economic times. The Salvation Army team will offer support, guidance and assistance as we walk alongside you on your family’s journey:

Mapping it out
Meet with a caseworker to develop your personalized action plan.

Tracking Progress
Chart your progress and see your success with your dedicated case worker on a regular basis.

Passing Milestones
See where you are at six months and decide what’s next on your journey.

Looking ahead
Celebrate your successes. Adjust any further goals.  Encourage others.

SUPPORT PATHWAY OF HOPE BY MAKING A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TODAY.

Donating to Pathway of Hope and The Salvation Army ensures that our programming can continue to help people in need in Martin, Saint Lucie, and Okeechobee counties.

Join us for a hot meal and fellowship!

Our Booth’s Cafe soup kitchen

Is free and open to the public.

Fridays

To-go Meals available
4:30 - 6:00 pm

"We are proud to provide a FREE meal to the community weekly on Friday nights. Everyone is welcome to enjoy food and fellowship"!

Wendy MorganFood Service Manager

volunteer

Our volunteers are essential to what we do. If you are interested in helping with our mission, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 772-288-1471, ext. 216.

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The Salvation Army: There When It Matters

When people have lost everything in a disaster, The Salvation Army is there to provide emergency assistance to
survivors.

We  provide emergency assistance to help meet survivors’ most urgent needs for food, clothing, shelter, and medical services.

Salvation Army disaster volunteers are specially trained for this mission. For more information, visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org

We combat natural Disasters with acts of GOOD

Mail Donations To:

821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD

Stuart, FL 34994

ITEMS NEEDED YEAR-ROUND IN OUR FOOD PANTRIES

  • Fruits, fruits canned in own juice or 100% fruit juice such as peaches, pears, or pineapple
  • Grains, whole-grain foods such as, brown rice, oatmeal, cereal, or multigrain pasta
  • Dairy, boxed, low-fat milk or milk alternatives such as, skim, 1% milk, almond milk, or soy milk
  • Condiments, such as salsa, oil, mustard, mayonnaise, pasta sauce, or salt-free seasonings
  • Vegetables, canned vegetables such as green beans, tomatoes, peas, or corn
  • Protein, lean sources of animal and plant-based protein such as canned chicken, tuna, peanut butter, dried or canned beans
  • Snacks, healthy foods for on-the-go such as granola, nuts, seeds, breakfast bars, or crackers

Items may be dropped off during regular business hours at any of our social services offices.

*Please note we are unable to take partially used or opened packages.

Our Family Stores accept gently-used furniture, clothing, books, linens and other household items. Your donations help in so many ways! People in need of clothing or other items can apply at our social services offices for vouchers to shop for those items in our stores. The proceeds from store sales help to support Compassion House, our shelter for homeless women and children, and our other many services. Click here for store locations and hours.

The Salvation Army strives to meet the needs of the homeless in our area. Donations of twin-size sheets, towels, laundry supplies, packages of new socks and underwear (children’s and women’s sizes) and hygiene items are always appreciated for our Compassion House homeless shelter. Donations of tents, tarps, bug spray, batteries, backpacks, new socks, razors and other toiletry items are always needed for the homeless clients who visit our social services offices. Donations can be dropped off at any of our social services offices.

Your vehicle donation to The Salvation Army helps us serve the most vulnerable members of your community and rehabilitation programs that heal addictions, change lives, and restore families.  To learn more click below:

VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL SALVATION ARMY

Click below to sign up or call Gary at 772-288-1471, ext. 216, to learn more.

Planned Giving, Wills, Gift Annuity, Trusts

Some people’s legacies are written on monuments. Yours can be written on lives. The Salvation Army has many financial planning options to help you plan your estate. Salvation Army planned giving advisors are professionals with many years of experience in estate and gift planning who care about your goals and plans. They will work with your attorney or accountant to explain the many gift opportunities available to you and the financial advantages of each. Contact The Salvation Army to learn how confidential, personal financial planning can help you achieve your goals while helping to sustain our life-changing mission.

Planned Gifts
The principal benefits of planned gifts accrue to The Salvation Army at a later time, after your death, or the death of your last named beneficiary. Planned gifts take many forms, providing additional income for you and/or your heirs, reducing income and estate taxes, relieving you and your heirs of complicated financial management responsibilities, and helping to fulfill your personal, humanitarian, and charitable objectives. Planned gifts can be made in cash, real estate, stocks, bonds, personal property, or life insurance.

Bequests by Will
One of the simplest planned gifts is a bequest through your will in which you designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. In addition to supporting The Salvation Army, it serves as an example to your heirs of the values and ideals you hold dear. A bequest also can reduce the amount of your taxable estate, which may increase the actual amount available to loved ones.

Gift Annuity
A gift annuity is an agreement between you and The Salvation Army. In exchange for your irrevocable gift, The Salvation Army pays a fixed dollar amount during your life and/or the life of a designated loved one. The amount you receive is determined by the size of your gift, your age, and the age of your beneficiary. Your income is guaranteed, regardless of market fluctuation. A major portion of your income is a tax-exempt return of principal, and the income may be deferred until a later time as part of your retirement plan.

Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable trust transfers ownership and management of cash and/or appreciated securities to The Salvation Army. The Army manages the trust and pays income to you for the remainder of your life and/or the life of another beneficiary. An annuity trust provides a fixed annual income for those wanting consistent, predictable payments. A unitrust pays a variable return based on market changes, providing an effective hedge against inflation.

Pooled Income Fund
A pooled income fund is a trust designed to provide variable yet reliable income. Like a commercial mutual fund, it combines your gift with the contributions of other fund participants, wisely investing the sum for a balance of income and growth. Dividends are paid to the shareholders in proportion to each person’s contribution. Your donation results in a tax deduction for the year your gift was made, elimination of capital gains tax if you invest appreciated securities, and reduction of estate taxes for your heirs.

Life Insurance
Contributions of life insurance can provide a substantial gift to The Salvation Army. The value of an ordinary policy at the time of the gift is tax deductible. If you continue paying the premiums, they also are deductible as charitable contributions. If a paid-up policy is given, the cost of purchasing a new paid-up policy at your current age is the value of the charitable deduction.

Hometown Endowment
A hometown endowment is a perpetual gift that can be designated for a specific Salvation Army location or program. The original gift remains intact, and the income is used toward the designated area of service. An endowment can be established in memory of a loved one, or a donation can be added to an existing fund that will contribute to your local community indefinitely.

Tuesday

7 pm - Bible Study

Postponed until August 17th 

Join Us For Worship

Sunday

10 am - Sunday School

11 am - Holiness Meeting

The Doctrines of the Salvation Army

  1. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
  2. We believe that there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.
  3. We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.
  4. We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human natures are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.
  5. We believe that our first parents were created in a state of innocency, but by their disobedience, they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall, all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.
  6. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has by His suffering and death made an atonement for the whole world so that whosoever will may be saved.
  7. We believe that repentance toward God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary to salvation.
  8. We believe that we are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.
  9. We believe that continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.
  10. We believe that it is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  11. We believe in the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, in the general judgement at the end of the world, in the eternal happiness of the righteous, and in the endless punishment of the wicked.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

*Please note this office serves as administration for Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties.

ADDRESS: 821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Stuart, FL 34994

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

PHONE NUMBER: 772-288-1471

DEPARTMENT EXTENSIONS: 

Corps Officer Capt. Jeff Marquis, ext. 204

Corps Officer Capt. Sheena Marquis, ext. 205

Corps Secretary, ext. 206

Business Administrator, ext. 207

Human Resources Generalist, ext. 210

Volunteer Coordinator, ext. 216

Public Relations/Development, ext. 202

Food Service Manager, ext. 212

Corps Youth Director: 772-530 9794

Wings of Hope Luncheon

Saturday, November 13th 11:30 am
(doors open at 10:30 for champagne reception and silent auction bidding)
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa in Jensen Beach

Our Women’s Auxiliary’s annual Wings of Hope Luncheon raises much-needed funds for our Compassion House shelter for homeless women and children. Enjoy lunch at the fabulous Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa and peruse a wide variety of silent auction baskets and gift certificates from local vendors. This year’s special guest speaker is Rob Lord, President of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health.

For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, please visit give.salvationarmyflorida.org/woh or contact Andrea Shaffer, Donor Relations and Special Events Coordinator, at 772-266-8588.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Edward P. & Junanita J. Henson Foundation

The Lichtenberger Foundation

Philip DeBerard Injury Attorney

Bob & Carol Weissman

Team Parks

Reed & Joan Smith

Mrs. John Grimmer

Pat & Ted Tiemeyer

Kathy Span

Agler Kitchen, Bath & Floors, Inc.

One & All

Brenda & Albert Auer

Ralph Parks

Rob & Kim Johnson

Custom Pool & Spa Mechanics

Florida Power & Light

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Salvation Army Employment Opportunities

To apply, please contact Fabiola Cabrera, HR Generalist, at  (772) 288-1471 Ext. 210

Click below to access our current job openings:

Seasonal (November & December) Red Kettle Bell Ringer (Martin and St. Lucie Counties)

Store Clerk Sorting Room Worker, Port St. Lucie Family/Thrift Store (Location: 10011 S US Highway 1, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952)

Store Clerk Sorting Room Worker, Stuart Family/Thrift Store (Location: 1860 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994)

Red Kettle Sponsorship Program

  • Your logo/name highlighted at a high-visibility location
  • Recognition on social media
  • 50 locations to choose from in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties
  • Book up to 16 days
  • OPTION 1: Your staff or club members ring bells at one location for a day (10 hrs)
    • No cost to you – simply volunteer!
  • OPTION 2: Pay to have a Salvation Army bell ringer ring on your behalf for a day
    • 1 day = $125
    • 3 days = $300
    • Full season = $1500

Great Service Activity for Clubs, Businesses, Families, Churches or  School Groups!

Red Kettle Sponsorship Form

  • You can choose up to 16. To choose more than one, please press SHIFT on your keyboard and then select the dates you want.
  • Our staff will contact you to confirm dates and specific locations.

    If you have any questions, please contact
    Kim Johnson at 772-288-1471 ext 202

Registration for Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Program

We’re sorry! Angel Tree Registration is now closed. 

If you need assistance, please call:
St. Lucie & Okeechobee counties: 772-288-1471 x 101
Martin County: 772-288-1471 x 215

Sponsor an Angel Tree or adopt an Angel

The Salvation Army relies on generous community members to help make Christmas a little brighter for the 1300 children registered in our Angel Tree program. Angel Trees with tags denoting the toy wishes and clothing sizes of each child can be found at the Treasure Coast Square Mall and other local businesses in November and December and angels can also be “adopted” online.

Please check back mid-October for more information.

For more information on how to sponsor an Angel Tree or adopt an Angel in our program, please call 772-288-1471, ext. 206.

Fill Stockings for Angel Tree Kids

Every year, along with toys and clothes, we give stockings filled with small toys and toiletry items to the children in our Angel Tree program. This is a great service activity for clubs and groups. We provide the stockings and toppers – you fill them and return them to us the first week of December.

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

Donate Toys or Visit our Toy Registry

We always need additional toys to ensure every child receives three gifts at Christmas.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at our offices in Stuart or Fort Pierce during regular business hours. Or, visit our registry HERE to order toys online.

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