The mission of Safe Harbour is to provide
housing and support services for individuals
and families to help them achieve independent
living by increasing their basic life skills.
Building The Dream
In the fall of 1985, a number of human service
providers came together for the purpose of
pursuing a long-term shelter facility in Cumberland
County. After several months of planning and
community input, this coalition of more than a
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Safe Harbour, Inc.
|dozen agencies established a single agency on February 17, 1986, which was named the Cumberland
County Coalition for Shelter, Inc., now known as Safe Harbour, Inc.
The early years of Safe Harbour consisted of two programs; Bridge Housing and Single Room Occupancy.
Over the years, new programs have been added to meet gaps in service and the changing needs of the
homeless population in Cumberland County. In order to qualify for housing assistance from Safe Harbour,
Inc., Cumberland County residents must meet low-income criteria, having incomes per family at or below 50
percent of the area's median income.
Safe Harbour is governed by an independent Board of Directors and derives its financial support from
individuals, organizations, churches, fees paid by residents, commercial rents, investments, foundations,
federal and state grants, as well as the United Way. Annually Safe Harbour, Inc., invests significant funding in
the facility to improve the quality of the lives of the residents.
Safe Harbour continues to change and grow as we endeavor to provide services to the homeless and
potentially homeless of Cumberland County. Safe Harbour's program is not a quick fix. It is hard work, for
both the residents and staff. Not all residents succeed in completing the program, but most do.
Volunteers are a vital part of the success of Safe Harbour and there are many ways you can lend a
helping hand. To volunteer
or for more information, contact us today.
"The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you
can only do a little. Do what you can."