Keeping a promise of compassion
Our guests include adults, over the age of eighteen, who are able to leave drugs and alcohol at the
door in order to provide a safe environment for other guests and volunteers.
• 74% are from Grand Traverse County
• 85% are from the five-county region
• 93% are from the ten counties of northern Michigan
Since 2012, we have seen an 85% increase in bed nights at Safe Harbor. Today
in Traverse City, an estimated 94 people are living on the street. Most have
mental illness, substance abuse issues, or a combination of the two.
Last year, Safe Harbor served 172 different adults who were
experiencing homelessness — the vast majority used our
services for a short time while getting back on their
feet. Safe Harbor provides a vital safety net
for people when they are most vulnerable.