About Us

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)


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.

Our Team

Rev. Barb Certa-Werner

Executive Director

Karyn Clasen

Program Assistant

Krystal Branstatter

Case Manager

Kathy Thompson

Life Skills/Volunteer

Sharon Thompson

Site 1 House Manager

Sue Sharon

Site 2 House Manager

Our Sponsors


An Advance Special for the Minnesota and Wisconsin Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church #7788