Salvation Army Compassion House Shelter
821 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Stuart, FL - 34994
Compassion House is our transitional shelter for homeless women and women with children. We offer safe, secure shelter, food, clothing and counseling while residents work to once again become self-sufficient. Through case management, residents set goals and are guided in ways to use resources that meet their personal needs to meet those goals. A typical stay is three to four months.
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 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. 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 bedding and comforters, bath towels, and laundry supplies. If you have a background in budgeting, nutrition, parenting, or self-improvement, we might be able to use your services as a counselor or mentor to our residents.