History of Safe Harbor

In 1991 a need to serve the homeless population that was not served elsewhere was recognized. Safe Harbor began operating on the 2nd floor of The Salvation Army at 212 N Roosevelt Street during the winter months. Residents would pull out cots at 10:00PM every night and put them away at 7:00 AM.

When The Salvation Army Corps moved in 1995, Safe Harbor took over the entire building adding meals, showers and laundry services for the residents. In 1997, Safe Harbor expanded the hours to 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM year round and added case managers to the staff.


Safe Harbor now operates 24 hours a day for those residents who work second and third shifts jobs, and moved into a new facility on Washington Street in 2009.