Can We Help is Helping

What Are We Doing?

Minister to the profoundly impoverished, the homeless and those facing imminent homelessness in Martin County, so as to alleviate suffering, bring dignity, restore hope and encourage self-sufficiency-all while extending the love, compassion and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.

How Are We Helping?

Every Thursday we feed the homeless men , women and children in our community. Food is prepared and served by volunteers. We drive, to and from, doctors/dentist appointments and interviews. We manage, organize and handout all donations (clothing, shoes, backpacks, toiletries…) We minister and pray for ALL those in need!

How Can You Help?

We are looking for like-minded people to volunteer. We are a volunteer-fueled and donor organization who like nothing more than for you to join our fight against homelessness!

Can We Help Services

Can We Help Blessings

IN NEED OF A CAR!

There is a dire immediate need for a donated car. We are working with a young mother who is living in a shelter and doing all the right things to try to make a better life for her and her one year old……she is working and going to school. Unfortunately she has hit a major road block.  Her present vehicle

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SPRING BLESSINGS

SPRING BLESSINGS Because He lives we can face tomorrow! CAN WE HELP   Our Spring Message of Thanks  from Can We Help   Several weeks ago The Stuart News gave our Executive Director, Bob Durst, the opportunity to write a Guest Column urging our community to be more aware of the plight of the homeless

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Gil Smart: As homeless scatter, eulogizing a ‘nobody’ March 1, 2017

Gil Smart: As homeless scatter, eulogizing a ‘nobody’ Gil Smart , gil.smart@tcpalm.comPublished 6:16 p.m. ET Feb. 28, 2017 | Updated 8:35 a.m. ET March 1, 2017 (Photo: GIL SMART/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS) Daddy died. Austin Cottle, known to some as “Daddy,” was taken to Martin Medical Center on Feb. 23 and wound up in the intensive care

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Gil Smart: Service memorializes homelss ‘Daddy’ March 31, 2017

Gil Smart: Service memorializes homeless ‘Daddy’ Gil Smart , gil.smart@tcpalm.comPublished 5:37 p.m. ET March 31, 2017 | Updated 6:34 p.m. ET March 31, 2017 (Photo: XAVIER MASCAREÑAS/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS) It was a brief but touching occasion. Maybe two dozen people came out to LAHIA, Love and Hope In Action, in Stuart Wednesday afternoon to remember

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MARTIN CO HS SIGMA PHI

Sigma Phi at Martin County HS is gathering Easter candy and making baskets for Can We Help to distribute to the homeless

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CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

THANK YOU TO the Outreach Committee at the Congregational Church who invited Bob Durst to make a presentation on April 7 in order to find ways that they can support Can We Help! Many thanks to them!

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Guest column: Call to action for community’s homeless

Over the past several weeks, about 40 homeless men, women and children were removed from their homes in the wooded areas around Walmart in Stuart. Their plight has sparked a flurry of newspaper articles and social media comment — rightfully and thankfully so! Our homeless neighbors have been invisible and without a voice for many

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AFTER HOMELESS ARE EVICTED, THEN WHAT?

Austin “Daddy” Cottle, 62, sprawled on a stained white couch — no cushions — in the woods near the Stuart Wal-Mart last week. These were his new digs. He had moved from a previous camp the week before, and by the time you read this, he probably will be gone from this new spot, too.

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DESIGNATE FUNDS

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A great way to support Can We Help is to designate your funds when donating to the United Way. United Way is a terrific way to give back to the community and you may simply “designate” your donation to any charity in the community! We thank those who have generously “designated” already…many blessings to all! 

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GLASS PROFESSIONALS DONATION!

THANK YOU! Glass Professionals on A1A made a generous CASH donation to fund our Thursday night meals for ONE MONTH!  GLASS PROFESSIONALS WEBSITE  

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SEA COAST BANK/BILL BROOKS FOOD DRIVE

Nov. 1 -26th Food Drive The Seacoast Bank is partner in the Bill Brooks, TV5 FOOD DRIVE and the Seacoast Branch at the Southwest Corner of Indian Street and US1 has designated CAN WE HELP as the recipient of all food collected! Please drop in in lobby! Canned fruits Canned veggies Cereals Pasta Mac and

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OUR BENCH STORY

Bob Durst, during our Fall Fundraiser Breakfast, sharing the story of our bench…enjoy!  Click here

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SNACK’S WITH LOVE

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We have a wonderful volunteer, Debby Walker, who cooks meals, serves meals and has come us with an beautiful way to “help” those in need. Debby hands out a snack, with a $1 bill and a note with the addresses     of HOT MEALS! It is so touching as there are so many of

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CHILI’S FUNDRAISER

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Take Monday 4/14/16 off from COOKING and join us at Chili’s from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm!! Simply print the flyer and present it to your server and Chili’s will DONATE 10% of the event sales back to CAN WE HELP!!! It is a not off for you and a wonderful fundraiser for THOSE IN

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TREASURE COAST COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY ADVISORY BOARD

Can We Help Director Appointed To The Treasure Coast Community Action Agency Advisory Board! On March 29, 2016, the Martin county Commissioners appointed Robert Durst, Executive Director of Can We Help, as one of three representatives of Martin County  to be on the Treasure Coast Community Action Agency Advisory Board. The Agency’s stated mission is

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SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST!

Thank you Yacht & Country Club for your support and serving us such a wonderful breakfast! The reality is our community has homeless and those on the brink of homelessness. Our Fundraising Breakfast is our only major fundraiser, which we plan to host two times a year, and ALL proceeds go directly to our mission! THANK YOU to

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THANK YOU MARY’S SHELTER!

What a blessing to be able to work with and support other local organizations with the same goals, helping those in need, and commitment as Can We Help Stuart… MARY’S SHELTER THANK YOU for the start of our first “FOOD BANK” and for taking such loving care of young mother’s in need!! We send you

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SURFSIDE BEACH CLUB DONATION!

The blessings we have received from family and friends!! We cannot thank Bob Durst’s cousin David Paxton and his wife, Cheryl who live in Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach Club, which is a community of about 500 houses. Twice a year they have a community yard sale. This year David took flyers to every home saying

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMITTEE ARTICLE

                             BOB DURST CITED IN RECENT NEWS ARTICLE Bob Durst, Executive Director of Can We Help and a Member of the Martin County Affordable Housing Committee was cited in a Dec. 23 article by Gil Smart of the Stuart News. Bob is

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Thank You St Joseph’s Church

We are so grateful to St Joseph’s Church for including Can We Help in it’s new Community Outreach Center. The office space is invaluable and the opportunity to share the space with other Martin County non profits gives us a wonderful opportunity to network and combine efforts. Thank you, than you, thank you…..  

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Huge Donation!

We cannot thank Bob Durst’s cousin David Paxton and his wife, Cheryl who live in Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach Club, which is a community of about 500 houses. Twice a year they have a community yard sale. This year David took flyers to every home saying that if they had any clothing left over after

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Board Chair Pacifico and President Durst Meet with Public Defender’s Office Re-Entry Team and Life Builders

A big thank you to Renee Deschenes and Barbara Galloway for facilitating a meeting with themselves and Eric Kohrhamer of Life Builders. We spent a very productive morning discussing areas of common service, avenues of cooperation and combing our efforts in order to provide better service to the poor and homeless. Thanks, folks, and we

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A Thank You From Bob Durst to Terry Brown & Bryan Irvine

I can not thank Terry Brown and Bryan Irvine enough for their confidence in me to allow me status as a Chaplin at the Martin County Jail. Most of the men I visit don’t know me, have had no contact with Can We Help and have never (or at least for a long, long time)

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Bob Durst Granted Chaplain Status at Martin County Jail

Being a homeless person is lonely, isolated life–being a homeless person in jail is even more lonely and isolated. No family, no friends, often no pastor and seldom anyone to visit or support the inmate. In cooperation with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Can We Help President, Bob Durst, has been granted Chaplain status at

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CWH Vision: Alleviate Suffering, Bring Dignity, Restore Hope and Encourage Self-Sufficiency

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