Our services

SAMaritan Fund

The SAMaritan Fund is sponsored by the Superior Area Ministerium. The funds are meant to help with emergency, immediate needs AND to prevent people from going church to church seeking assistance. We provide services Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment only.

Transitional Living Center

Transitional Living Center (TLC) is for supportive housing assistance for homeless families and single women. The TLC’s case management addresses the many barriers to attaining permanent housing such as poor credit, prior eviction/poor rental history, unpaid fines, mental illness/disability, domestic violence, and/or lack of education/employment.

Case Management

HHCS’ case management approach is holistic. It incorporates coaching, life-goals setting, life-skill training, assessments, referrals, and community resources on a bi-weekly basis.

Emergency Shelter

Harbor House Crisis Shelters (HHCS) provides thirty-day emergency shelter for women and families. The shelter is open 24 hours a day every day of the year providing for daily needs such as clothing, bedding, hygiene products, food diapers, and cleaning supplies.

Meet our Team

Our Team

About us

Harbor House Crisis Shelters mission is to provide hospitable shelter, transitional living and services for homeless women and families. Harbor House Crisis Shelters is committed to ending homelessness by providing direct services for homeless single women and families, by conduction public education, analysis of model programs and practices that create permanent housing opportunities, and by shaping policies to prevent future homelessness.

Make a Difference

By doing these simple things, you can make the difference in the life of a Harbor House guest.

  • Send a note of encouragement to the staff and/or residents
  • Pray for the guests, staff and community
  • Organize and promote a drive for cleaning supplies, women’s personal care products, bedding (pillows, blankets, and sheets), bras, socks, children’s and adult’s underwear/panties, combs and brushes. Be creative and have fun.
  • Learn more about homeless issues in the United States.
  • Host “A Night Without a Home” event to raise awareness about homelessness and funds
  • Sponsor a “Homeless Awareness Week” educational event (usually the third week in November)
  • Sponsor a “Harbor House Crisis Shelters” mission Sunday
  • Collect Kwik Trip “Milk Moola” to support HHCS
  • Study issues around homelessness, i.e. mental health, poverty, domestic violence, education, living wage, disabilities, and health care.
  • Support your local apportionment payment
  • Encourage your local UMW and church to understand our connection to each other
  • Celebrate our victories with us
  • Donate to our silent and live auctions for our annual “Making A Difference” event
  • Invite us to speak at an event at your church or group
  • Contact us about your ideas

Our Needs

  • Garbage Bags (13 gallon)
  • Women’s Hygiene Product
  • Bath Towels/Wash Cloths
  • Kitchen Wash Cloths
  • Antiperspirant Men/Women
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Dish Soap/Dish Washer Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Spices
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Twin Sheets
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Brushes/Combs
  • Blankets
  • Paper Towels
  • Diapers/All Sizes
  • Pillows/Pillow Cases
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaners
  • Socks
  • Wound Care Products
  • Laundry Soap/Bleach
  • Dryer Sheets

Give

Your generous gifts help make Harbor House what it is. Without your support, we could not do the ministry we do now! Thank you!

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Latest news

Shining Light Newsletter

Shining Light Fourth Quarter 2017

Shining Light Newsletter 2016 Q3

This summer has been filled with busyness and blessings with more to come!  Harbor House Crisis Shelters kicked off the summer by celebrating our 15th anniversary through our first annual 15/5K event.  We had over 120 participants and raised over $5,000. HHCS quickly moved onto our busy season of volunteerism.  We were a Head of […]

Shining Light Newsletter 2016 Q1&2

Read the First Quarter Newsletter Here: Shining Light First Quarter 2016 Read the Second Quarter Newsletter Here: Shining Light Second Quarter 2016

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Value Statement

“…mercy triumphs judgment…” James 2:13

Do all the good you can,
By all means you can,
In all ways you can,
In all places you can,
At all times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can. (John Wesley, founder of Methodism)

Our Mission

Harbor House Crisis Shelters mission is to provide hospitable shelter, transitional living and services for homeless women and families.

Our Vision

Harbor House Crisis Shelters is committed to ending homelessness by providing direct services for homeless single women and families, by conduction public education, analysis of model programs and practices that create permanent housing opportunities, and by shaping policies to prevent future homelessness.

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What our clients say

“God has blessed me with Harbor House Crisis Shelters and their staff. I don’t know what would have happened to me or my kids. My life is so much better—I have somewhere to live, I have a job, and my children are safe. Thank you for helping me to be the person I am supposed to be.”

*For the protection of our clients, we have changed some of the names in these testimonies.

Tess*

She said, “I am so grateful for your faith in me. You encouraged me to take one step at a time. Thank you for all that you do— my life is completely changed.”

 

*For the protection of our clients, we have changed some of the names in these testimonies.

Cee*