Safe Harbor

Grace hosts Safe Harbor Jan. 5-12; training this Sunday Dec. 2

by Donna Olendorf, coordinator for Grace Safe Harbor volunteers Fifteen years ago, one small church decided that no more homeless people would freeze to death in Traverse City. They opened their doors, nightly, to provide a warm, dry place for the homeless to sleep. Since then, Grace Church and 22 other churches have joined this …

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Grace will host Safe Harbor Dec.  2 – Dec.  9

  New homeless shelter now open The building has changed, but the mission remains the same.  Every year from November through April Safe Harbor offers shelter—a warm, safe place to sleep and a hot meal— to the homeless during the coldest months of the year. Staffed by a coalition of more than twenty local churches, …

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Can you give your time to Safe Harbor?

Safe Harbor Grace Church is co-hosting Safe Harbor, an overnight shelter for the homeless, at Faith Reformed Church (FRC).  During this season of Lent you are invited to give something, rather than give up something. Give your time. Give you skills. Give your wealth. God calls us to love our neighbor and contributions to Safe …

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Safe Harbor looks different at Grace this year

What is Safe Harbor? Dedicated to the preservation of the physical health and spiritual welfare of people experiencing homelessness, a primary goal of Safe Harbor is to offer food, shelter, and hope for guests  staying in a shelter. According to county-wide statistics, the average Safe Harbor guest is over the age of eighteen including 74% …

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Safe Harbor & Grace: something to make us proud

By Jenika Burden What we now know as Safe Harbor began in 2003 when a man experiencing homelessness died of exposure on the old state hospital grounds. That winter, The First Church of the Nazarene opened their doors to offer overnight shelter, and stayed open for 45 straight nights, housing as many as 26 people …

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Volunteer for Safe Harbor

Our next, and last, host week of this season for Safe Harbor is from Saturday, March 14th through Friday, March 20th. You can sign up to volunteer using VolunteerSpot. Here’s how it works in three easy steps: 1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/716979054068 2) Review the options listed and choose …

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