Safe Harbor's Day Center is located in the lower level of our new Renewal Center in Downtown Hickory NC. Many people do not realize that Salvation Closes its doors during the day and that leaves shelter residents without a safe place to go. Our Day Center operates 9 to 3 pm, M-F and is open to women and women with children who need, just that a safe place where they have access to showers, a laundry area, toiletries and a warm meal with snacks during the day. We also have a Services Navigator staff person on site to refer and connect ladies to all resources available to them through Safe Harbor and through out our community.
A Day Center Assistant & Driver acts in a supporting role to assist the Day Center staff with daily activities which include greeting and assisting guests with sign-in, basic needs, socialization, and driving. Driving is our most critical need. Transportation is one of the biggest barriers. The Day Center Assistant will provide transportation, using a Safe Harbor vehicle, to doctor, service referrals and counseling appointments, interviews, classes or group support sessions. These are just a few of the important transportation requests we receive.
Volunteers must be approved to drive by completing a Motor Vehicle Report through Safe Harbor's car insurance provider. Once approved, the volunteers name is added to our insurance policy as an approved driver of Safe Harbor vehicles. Full volunteer application and background check is required.
Mission Statement: "Providing a Christ-centered community for rebuilding, renewing and recovery" Vision Statement: "To inspire everyone that we encounter to a thriving and purposeful life through Christ" Statement of Values: 1) INTEGRITY- We strive to model honesty, accountability, and good stewardship in all areas of ministry; 2) COMPASSION- With love, respect, and kindness, we take a person-centered approach with all our constituents; 3) HUMILITY- We strive to develop a spirit of gratitude and servant-hood in all of our relationships; 4) COLLABORATION- We embrace networking, advocacy and encouragement of one another in pursuit of lifelong change; 5) EMPOWERMENT- We partner with Christ and the church to equip families and individuals in our sphere of influence to live their full potential.
Safe Harbor is a non-profit ministry devoted to serving the needs of hurting people through Christ-centered assistance and programming. Our primary focus is to show the love of Christ to individuals who are struggling with addiction and working the path of recovery, experiencing homelessness, poverty, mental health disorders or individuals who need encouragement and a safe community to find healing and support. Renewal Center: An array of classes, groups, and sober living activities are available, along with immediate assistance with locating recovery resources through NA & AA Fellowship meetings and our Day Center. Day Center: Open M-F 9 to 3. Women and children are given support in navigating the resources available to them and obtaining referrals; meeting basic needs through a warm lunch, snacks, transportation, toiletries, laundry, showers and social support and care. On Purpose: An array of classes and sessions for women from all walks of life, helping them to live a life of freedom in Christ. Whole Woman Program: 12 month residential holistic recovery program for women while living in community Greenleaf Transitional Living Apartments: 16 apartment complex, gated community, exploitation prevention, where women and children can live in safety while working toward obtaining permanent housing. GreenLeaf provides an additional year of safe space and growth for Whole Woman graduates.
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
112 2nd Avenue SEHickory, NC28602
July 22, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 20
Orientation or Training
Mondays 9am -2pm preferred. We are also looking for volunteers who can volunteer as a fill-in, when needed, M-F.