Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse

Caring, Compassionate, Community-Focused

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Safe shelter for the homeless

About Safe Harbor

Food, Shelter, Hope

Dedicated to the preservation of the physical health and spiritual welfare of adults experiencing homelessness, a primary goal of Safe Harbor is to offer food, shelter, and hope for our guests.

 

We operate a non-profit, volunteer-run Seasonal Emergency Shelter and a year-round Housing & Human Services Resource Center. As part of the Continuum of Care, we also focus on community partnerships in order to better collaborate on long-term solutions to ending homelessness in our region.

Why Volunteer

Since 2004, thousands of volunteers have given their time and love to help others in their community through Safe Harbor. We operate from November through April to keep those experiencing homelessness safe from the winter elements. The more you learn about our people, our guests and our mission, the more you’ll want to join us.

Donate

Safe Harbor is 100% volunteer-operated. This means your donation goes directly to the shelter functions.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Safe Harbor’s effort. Select from a one-time Sponsoring of a Day, a Bed, or Subscribing Monthly. Learn more about our donation process and which items we accept at what time. View some of our most common donation types below.

  • Help Sponsor a Day
    $50
    The overhead to run our shelter program include not only the utilities and facility upkeep, but the often unseen things like insurance and other operational expenses.
  • Sponsor a Bed
    $250
    By sponsoring at this level, you help Safe Harbor cover the costs for one of our 82 nightly shelter spots for an entire season.

Community Partners

Safe Harbor is grateful to our wonderful community of partners, without which our mission would not be possible. Our thanks to the following groups that have provided caring, compassionate hospitality to our guests at Safe Harbor.

St. Patrick Catholic Church
Northwest Michigan Healthcare Services (NMHSI)
Grace Episcopal Church
Traverse City Police Department
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse
Goodwill Housing Support
Faith Reformed Church
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
GTC Health Department
Traverse Health Clinic
Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing (NMSH)
Food Rescue of Northern Michigan
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids
Sojourn Church
Presbyterian Church of Traverse City Michigan
Northern Lakes Community Church
West Side Community Church
Northern Lakes Community Mental Health
Goodwill Street Outreach
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
Central United Methodist Church
Munson Healthcare
Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Munson Family Practice
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA)
Christ the King Catholic Church
Bayview Church
Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness
Goodwill Inn
New Hope Community Church
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Northwest Michigan Healthcare Services (NMHSI)
Grace Episcopal Church
Traverse City Police Department
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse
Goodwill Housing Support
Faith Reformed Church
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
GTC Health Department
Traverse Health Clinic
Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing (NMSH)
Food Rescue of Northern Michigan
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids
Sojourn Church
Presbyterian Church of Traverse City Michigan
Northern Lakes Community Church
West Side Community Church
Northern Lakes Community Mental Health
Goodwill Street Outreach
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
Central United Methodist Church
Munson Healthcare
Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Munson Family Practice
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA)
Christ the King Catholic Church
Bayview Church
Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness
Goodwill Inn
New Hope Community Church
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See What We’re Up To

  • Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse

    Goodwill Northern Michigan is hiring for Safe Harbor. Apply today. https://www.goodwillnmi.org/safe-harbor?fbclid=IwAR0fdhZhWmI6Aeyn4P9zAfKeEy44-uQjrdsZ-OmldAMyThJhonCyxer0HRQ

  • Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse

    You are invitied to tour the Safe Harbor shelter this weekend Saturday, October 30 from 11 am - noon Led by Operations Manager Brad Gerlach 517 Wellington Street, TC 49686 All are welcome and no rsvp is required. If you would like more info, contact Brad at admin@gtsafeharbor.org

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