Harbor House provides opportunities for low-income people to become self-sufficient through spiritual, economic, and educational programs so that, together, we become all that God intends us to be. We help families overcome the barriers of marginalization through several interrelated programs rendered in a context of welcome and mutual respect. Harbor House's founder Olive Freeman, a school teacher, began by collecting donations of food, clothing, and books from her church for the families of her students. Her holistic, relational approach to serving others continued through the next thirty-five years, as programs were added in response to the needs of our neighborhood.
Emergency food and clothing to over 3,000 individuals yearly
Community resource referrals*A thrift store for affordable and local clothing retail*After-school and summer programs offering a celebrative mix of recreation, group learning, and individualized tutoring to 50-60 children weekly*Youth internships offering jobs, training, and community service development for 12 youth yearly*English-language classes for 10 beginning literacy and low beginner students weekly*Community garden*Volunteer coordination with diversity training and urban community service for over 200 individuals yearly*