Volunteer Powered Winter Shelter
for the Grand Traverse Area
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.
Needing Shelter? Call the Housing Hotline at 844-900-0500
Emergency Winter Shelter open tonight through April 2021 | Doors Open 6pm, Shelter Closes 8am – 7 Days a Week
Need to contact us for other needs? Use our Contact Us options
What is the mission of Safe Harbor?
Our Community is Engaged
Besides providing a safe place for those who are cold and hungry, Safe Harbor provides valuable companionship and hope for individuals who desperately need it. Thousands of volunteers cover shifts for check-in, scheduling, meals, clean up, overnight supervision, medication distribution, laundry, transportation, set-up and tear-down. All have been thoroughly trained and are sensitive to issues surrounding homelessness. In addition to these important volunteer services, we will be able to offer even more in a permanent home. Safe Harbor plans to partner with other community agencies to offer case management and housing assistance, mentoring support, counseling services, job training and medical and mental health care. The overall goal is to assist street homeless into permanent or supportive housing.