If you are in need of crisis or mental health resources, counseling and/or emotional support during the COVID-19 pandemic, view the following link for a list of available COVID-19 crisis resources.
211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect residents with resources for food, paying housing bills, mental health services and more. For assistance, dial 2-1-1, (561) 383-1112, or text your zip code to TXT211 (898211). Service is free and confidential. For more information, visit the 211 website.
If you are unable to meet basic needs like housing, food and healthcare:
HOME ENERGY NEEDS:
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Apply online via the Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc., ALPI website.
UNITED WAY OF MARTIN COUNTY:
To assist Martin County individuals and families who are impacted by COVID-19, United Way of Martin County launched the COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund and has authorized up to $200,000 from their emergency fund to aid in recovery efforts.
United Way of Martin County is working with local direct service organizations to disseminate emergency funds with the appropriate sense of urgency. Learn more via the United Way Martin County website.
DIAPERS AND FORMULA:
Martin County Healthy Start Coalition: (772) 463-2888 | mchealthystart.org
SNAP, FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
The Florida Department of Children and Families' Food Assistance Program helps people with low-income buy healthy food. To apply for the Food Assistance Program (SNAP), please visit the Florida Department of Children and Families website.
HOUSE OF HOPE:
House of Hope is the leading source of food for food insecure residents in Martin County. Eligible residents can receive a supply of nutitionally balanced groceries. For more information, visit www.hohmartin.org.
MEALS ON WHEELS:
Are you in need of meal delivery due to COVID-19? Call Meals on Wheels at (772) 223-7826 or (772) 223-7825. The Council on Aging's Meals on Wheels program provides hot, noontime meals for those who are unable to shop or cook.
Although Meals on Wheels primarily serves seniors, it is available to all Martin County residents who have a need for this service, whether on a permanent or temporary basis (for example, following surgery). For more information, visit the Kane Center website.
PREPARED MEALS FOR HOMELESS:
Love and Hope in Action: (772) 781-7002 | lahia.org
TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK:
Treasure Coast Food Bank supports a network of local emergency food assistance programs. If you are in need of food, please contact one of our agency partners listed on the Stop Hunger website.
For further assistance, contact the Treasure Coast Food Bank Partner Relations Dept. at (772) 489-3034 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
The Council on Aging of Martin County has many resources for Martin County seniors in need. For more information related to home-delivered meals, the emergency food pantry, 24-hour hotline, caregiver counseling, case manager navigator and the Day Medical Center, call the Kane Center at (772) 223-7826 or visit the Kane Center website.
RESOURCES FOR VETERANS
The Florida Veterans Foundation has teamed up with the American Legion of Florida to create the COVID-19 Project Vet Relief Fund. This will help with emergency assistance for those veterans who are affected by this pandemic around the state of Florida. Learn more via the Florida Veterans Foundation website.
Price gouging can be reported by calling 1-866-9NO-SCAM.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD:
The Martin County Business Development Board (BDB) has created a centralized online resource, Martin County BIZHub, to help meet the ever-changing needs and interests of local businesses.
It features announcements, updates, links to state and federal business loan programs, connections to small business, job and workforce development partners and more. Businesses can also call the BDB at (772) 221-1380 or email email@example.com.
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION:
If an individual needs to file a complaint about a business not complying with the Governor’s Executive Order, they can contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation:
In addition, businesses affected by COVID-19 are asked to complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey.
TOURISM, DINING, INDUSTRY
The Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing offers resources for our local tourism industry, resources for small businesses and more at Discover Martin.
MARTIN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR:
Full services are being offered at the Indiantown, Willoughby Blvd, Palm City and Hobe Sound Tax Collectors’ offices. Residents are encouraged to perform transactions online, by phone, by mail and curbside pick-up when possible. Please note the following safety measures are in place:
- Clients will temporarily be limited to Martin County residents
- Only the person conducting business will be allowed in the office
- We ask residents to NOT pay by cash, if possible (payment can be made by check or E-check, credit or debit card, or Apple, Samsung or Google Pay
For more information, please visit the Martin County Tax Collector's website.
MARTIN COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT:
The Martin County Clerk's Office located in the Courthouse Complex and the Hobe Sound Office are open to the public. The Indiantown Office remains closed.
The public is strongly encouraged to use the Clerk's online services, chat service, telephone assistance or the secure drop box located at the Courthouse, 100 SE Ocean Blvd. It is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, please visit the Martin County Clerk of the Court’s website.
MARTIN COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER:
The Martin County Property Appraiser’s Office is open to walk-in traffic, however the Property Appraiser would like to remind property owners that many services can be done online:
For more information, please call at (772) 288-5608, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or try out our “Live Chat” available on the website. Get your questions answered instantly by clicking the chat bubble icon. A representative will happily assist you.
MARTIN COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS:
The Martin County Supervisor of Elections' Office is open to walk-in traffic. For assistance, please visit the Martin County Supervisor of Elections website, call the office at (772) 288-5637 or email email@example.com. Elections staff will be happy to assist you. Spanish assistance is also available.