Tent City Helpers

Getting to the Heart of Homelessness


Ruth Phares, Vice President

Octavio (Oates) Reis Neto, Secretary/Treasurer

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* Our mission is to assist in meeting the immediate needs of the Martin County homeless, bringing to the public an awareness of the homeless plight and advocate for long term solutions.

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If you know someone homeless and in need please share our information and Monday night scheduled stops.  We have free of charge Snack Bags, Water, fruit, a bin of men’s clothes, a bin of women’s clothes, a bin of shoes, box of socks, a bin of hygiene products, a box of different size batteries, tarps, tents, blankets, bug spray and baby wipes. 

These are all approximate times. We start at 3:00 but according to how many people we have it takes different amounts time. Every Monday we stop at all these stops the time does vary.

Monday Delivery Stops:

3:00 – 3:15 pm Flagler Park, 201 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart

3:30 - 3:45 pm Memorial Park East Ocean Blvd. Stuart

4:15 - 4:30 pm Corner of Miami Ave. and behind Burger King. in parking lot, 3991 SE Federal Hwy, North of Walmart, Stuart

5:00 - 5:30 pm Winn-Dixie side parking lot, Salerno Village Square, 3310 S.E. Salerno Rd. Stuart

5:45 - 6:00 WaWa's Service Station in Port Salerno 5745 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart

6:15 – 6:30 Shell Service Station north side of the Roosevelt Bridge, 837 NW Federal Hwy. Stuart

6:30- 6:45 pm McDonald’s parking lot. 3546 NW Federal Hwy, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

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Tent City Helpers are getting to the heart of Homelessness

Gail Harvey, President 

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Tent City Helpers

Monday Scheduled Stops

Dear Friends of Tent City Helpers,

A restructuring of our Board of Directors occurred at our August 2021 Board Meeting. We are excited to continue the mission of Tent City helpers with renewed enthusiasm and to reach more of the homeless population in Martin County.

The new board president is Gail Harvey.  She has recently retired from teaching Special Education in Martin County, Ecuador and New Zealand. Gail earned her Master's Degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University. She has been volunteering with Tent City Helpers for over four years. Gail is enthusiastic about continuing the mission of Tent City Helpers.

We welcome with open arms Ruth L. Phares as a new Board Member!  Our new Vice President comes to us with over 25 years of experience as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from John Brown University and is a certified Spiritual Mind Counselor. Ruth is retired and lives in Hobe Sound with her companion of 17 years, Leo.  Ruth has been a supporter of Tent City Helpers for several years and is motivated to serve on the Board of Directors. 

Octavio Reis Neto remains as Treasurer and Secretary of Tent City Helper (TCH). Octavio better known as Oats is presently working as a civil engineer at Bowman Consulting. Oats brings to TCH professional, financial, and technical support. Oats earned a Master's Degree in Engineering at Cornell University and went on to get a MBA at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and witnessing first hand the social problems of the big city, Oats is excited about being able to make a difference in our community.