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Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse…

Keeping a promise of Compassion

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 our shelter. Today 24 churches participate and a nightly average of 43 individuals are expected over the season spanning from November through April.

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

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.  The overall goal is to assist street homeless into permanent or supportive housing.

Learn More: 



Volunteer Center

Community Resources