Safe Harbor Offers Community Help, Continues Construction on New Shelter

With winter right around the corner, Safe Harbor has started their new season.

Construction continues on their new shelter while 17 local churches serve as housing units throughout the winter.

Safe Harbor offers emergency winter shelter to people who have nowhere else to turn.

The new shelter will hold 65 people.

Right now it’s scheduled to open next summer.

Safe Harbor started hosting those who need it at the beginning of November, but expect the numbers to rise as colder weather hits this weekend.

“It’s not unusual when we see a first snow to get a sense of how many people are in the community looking for shelter,” says Peter Starkel, chairperson for Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse. “So we would expect those numbers to double pretty quickly once the snow starts falling.”

Safe Harbor is still accepting donations for their new shelter.

You can donate here.