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Safe Harbour Board of Directors Selects President and CEO
May 25, 2017

                       The Board of Directors for Safe Harbour, Inc. has selected Scott K. Shewell as the next President and CEO of Safe Harbour, effective August 1, 2017.  Shewell currently serves as Vice President for Community Relations and Development for Safe Harbour.

                Shewell will replace Wendell Hollinger who is retiring as President and CEO of Safe Harbour in August after serving the organization for more than 22 years.

                The Board of Directors selected Shewell following a regional and national search conducted with assistance from Greg Lowe, Partner and Chief Operating Officer with McKonly & Asbury.  More than 25 candidates were reviewed and considered for the position.

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Safe Harbour's Sixth Annual Skeet Shoot fundraising event is Friday, June 9, 2017, at the Carlisle Fish & Game Association beginning at noon.
Safe Harbour Hosts 6th Annual Skeet Shoot
May 10, 2017

                Safe Harbour's Sixth Annual Skeet Shoot fundraising event is seeking target shooting enthusiasts, hunters and those interested in having fun outdoors and supporting a good cause to participate in an afternoon of sport shooting marksmanship on Friday, June 9, 2017, at the Carlisle Fish & Game Association beginning at noon.

                F&M Trust returns for the sixth consecutive year as the major sponsor of this unique event, which features a team skeet shooting competition, as well as trap shooting and sport target shooting activities. Since the event began in 2012, Safe Harbour has raised more than $12,000 with F&M Trust's significant support.

                To register, visit Safe Harbour's Web site at www.safeharbour.org/events.asp.    Registrants may pay online by credit card through PayPal or may send a check to Safe Harbour at 102 W. High Street Carlisle, PA 17013.  For more information aboutthe event, send an e-mail to info@safeharbour.org or call (717) 249-2200.

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Wendell Hollinger, President and CEO of Safe Harbour for 22 years, has announced his pending retirement from the non-profit organization in August 2017.
Wendell Hollinger Announces Retirment from Safe Harbour
March 16, 2017

                 Wendell Hollinger, President and CEO of Safe Harbour for 22 years, has announced his pending retirement from the non-profit organization in August 2017.

                The Safe Harbour Board of Directors immediately will begin a search for the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Safe Harbour.  The search will be conducted with assistance from Greg Lowe, Partner and Chief Operating Officer with McKonly & Asbury. Lowe heads up the firm's permanent placement practice, assisting many of the region's top organizations in their search for roles ranging from Staff Accountant to CEO.

                 During his time at Safe Harbour, Hollinger has been responsible for the overall direction and administration of all programs in fulfilling Safe Harbour's mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families.  His primary duties include management of finance, facilities, policies, practices and the relationships between employees and the clients that they serve.  Hollinger also has worked closely and collaboratively with the Safe Harbour Board of Directors to monitor progress and promote the growth of the organization.  

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Safe Harbour thanks F&M Trust for its donation of $3,000 in support of Safe Harbour's 2016-2017 Annual Campaign! With F&M Trust's donation, Safe Harbour raised more than $78,000 to support our mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills. Safe Harbour also received more than $3,000 of in-kind donations of linens and personal toiletries collected at F&M Trust's seven Cumberland County Community Offices during the campaign. Pictured (L.-R.) at the check presentation is Paul Strizzi, Chair, Safe Harbour Board of Directors; Wendell Hollinger, President, Safe Harbor; Tim Henry, CEO, F&M Trust; Ed Bidelspach, Assistant Vice President, F&M Trust; and Paulo Oliveira, Cumberland / Capital Region Market Manager, F&M Trust.
F&M Trust Donates to Safe Harbour
February 7, 2017

Ed Bidelspach will receive Safe Harbour's Leadership Through Service Award at the Night Without A Tux gala on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Ed Bidelspach to Receive Safe Harbour
January 30, 2017

                       Ed Bidelspach, Assistant Vice President at F&M Trust and Cumberland County community leader, has been selected to receive Safe Harbour's 2017 Leadership Through Service Award.  The award will be presented to Bidelspach during Safe Harbour's "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala on Saturday, Feb. 18.

 

                The Leadership Through Service Award was established by Safe Harbour's Board of Directors to recognize outstanding and dynamic leadership through service to the citizens and the communities of Cumberland County.  The award is presented to individuals or organizations that exhibit excellence in leadership that, by example and effort, provides programs, funding and services to support initiatives and organizations that work to improve the lives of Cumberland County residents in need of assistance. 

               

                Bidelspach previously served six years on Safe Harbour's Board of Directors, including two years as Chair of the Board.  During his tenure, he was responsible for advocating Safe Harbour's mission to the community.  Additionally, he assisted Safe Harbour in receiving more than $75,000 in community donations from individuals, organizations and businesses.

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Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America captures Michael Yankoski's journey on the streets and relates the people, experiences and revelations that have forever changed his life.
Safe Harbour "Night Without A Tux" Gala Features National Author
February 18, 2017

          Michael Yankoski, a nationally published author concerned about homelessness in the United States, is the featured speaker at Safe Harbour's ninth annual "NightWithout A Tux" fundraising gala, on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Carlisle Country Club.

          Yankoski is a writer, motivational speaker, urban homesteader, and also an aspiring carpenter, musician, potter and sailor.   Several years ago, Yankoski took off a semester from college to do something a little uncanny: he was homeless. For five months, in six different American cities, Yankoski and his friend, Sam, intentionally ate from trashcans and homeless shelters, slept under bridges, and panhandled in order to survive. They chose to do this not only in order to better understand the plight of the American homeless, but also to observe how everyday Christians were interacting with this despised corner of American society. His book Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America (Multnomah, 2010) captures hisjourney on the streets and relates the people, experiences and revelations that have forever changed his life.

          "Night Without A Tux" raises funds to support Safe Harbour's mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills. The event also features dinner, music and dancing with Jazz Me, and a Silent Auction.  Tickets are $65 per person for the event and may be purchased three ways:

  • Online at Safe Harbour's Web site,  www.safeharbour.org;
  • Via e-mail at info@safeharbour.org; or
  • By calling Safe Harbour at 717-249-2200
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Safe Harbour's Wilson Facility
Safe Harbour Invites Public to Community Open House
January 4, 2017

                 Safe Harbour is hosting a Community Open House on Thursday, January 12, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. at the James Wilson Facility located at 102 W. High St. in downtown Carlisle.

                During this time community members and elected and appointed officials are invited to visit Safe Harbour, tour the facility and learn more about the non-profit organization and its mission.  There is no need for an appointment. The public may drop in at anytime between 4-7 p.m.  Refreshments will be available.

                Safe Harbour welcomes the community to this event.  Community members are cordially invited to join us.

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Safe Harbour launches annual campaign for Cumberland County
December 5

       Safe Harbour announced in a news release this week it has launched its 2016-17 annual campaign seeking financial and material support from the community.

     The yearly initiative raises dollars and donations to sustain the nonprofit organization's mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families in Cumberland County to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills.

     For the eighth consecutive year, F&M Trust is the corporate partner of Safe Harbour's campaign. Tim Henry, president and CEO of F&M Trust, authored the annual appeal letter that is sent to friends, neighbors, supporters and businesses throughout Cumberland County and beyond.

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Approximately 30 percent of Safe Harbour's client population comprises children. Your generosity supports shelter and services for this vulnerable population.
Safe Harbour Seeks Community Support for 2016-17 Annual Campaign
November 30, 2016

                       Safe Harbour has launched its 2016-17 Annual Campaign seeking both financial and material support from the community.  The yearly initiative raises dollars and donations to sustain the non-profit organization's mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills.

                For the eighth consecutive year, F&M Trust is the corporate partner of Safe Harbour's Annual Campaign, committing its significant commercial resources and outstanding community reputation in support of the endeavor.  Tim Henry, President and CEO of F&M Trust, authored the annual appeal letter that is sent to friends, neighbors, supporters, and businesses throughout Cumberland County and beyond.

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Holiday Photos to Benefit Safe Harbour
November 21, 2016

                       Individuals and families can have their holiday photos taken during Small Business Saturday and benefit Safe Harbour at the same time. Carlisle photographer Cindy Strupp of Revelation Photography will have a pop-up photo studio in the vacant first-floor retail space at 100 West High Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, and offer photos with a holiday background.  The fee for the initial sitting will be $20 and the proceeds will be donated to Safe Harbour.  Santa Claus also will be available for people who would like photos with the merry old St. Nick!

                Those interested in having photos taken should call Revelation Photography at (717) 249-9374 to schedule a photo session appointment.  Walk-in appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Join Safe Harbour for "One Night Without A Home" on Saturday, Nov. 19 on the campus of Dickinson College
Safe Harbour Seeks Participants for 13th Annual "One Night Without A Home"
November 19, 2016

      Safe Harbour is seeking participants for its 14th Annual "One Night Without A Home" fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, November 19, on the campus of Dickinson College.

 

     Participants will spend a night outside on the Dickinson College quadrangle, sleeping in makeshift shelters that they design and make from materials they bring.  Typically, these shelters are made of boxes, newspaper, duct tape, and other material. To raise funds for Safe Harbour, participants seek donations from friends, families, church congregations, and community members to contribute to a vital community resource.

 

     "One Night Without A Home" is part of Safe Harbour's participation in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  Sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and 

Homelessness, this week features non-profit organizations, schools and communities taking part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.

 

     Individuals and group leaders can obtain a registration packet for the 2016 "One Night Withouta Home" by contacting Scott K. Shewell, Safe Harbour Vice President for Community Relations and Development, by telephone at (717) 249-2200, or via e-mail at sshewell@safeharbour.org.  All groups with participants under 18 years of age must have adult chaperones. Safe Harbour recommends one chaperone per eight students. Adult chaperones will be responsible for providing supervision for their group and should have emergency contact information for each person.

 


Pictured (L.-R.) at the check presentation is Ed Bidelspach, Assistant Vice President, F&M Trust; William Snell, Jr., CEO, F&M Trust; Wendell Hollinger, President, Safe Harbor; and Tim Henry, President, F&M Trust.
F&M Trust Donates to Safe Harbour Annual Campaign
March 8, 2016

A big Thank You to F&M Trust for its donation of $3,000 in support of Safe Harbour's 2015-2016 Annual Campaign.  With F&M Trust's donation, Safe Harbour raised more than $71,000 to support our mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills.  Safe Harbour also received more than $3,000 of in-kind donations of linens and personal toiletries collected at F&M Trust's seven Cumberland County Community Offices during the campaign.  Pictured (L.-R.) at the check presentation is Ed Bidelspach, Assistant Vice President, F&M Trust; William Snell, Jr.,CEO, F&M Trust; Wendell Hollinger, President, Safe Harbor; and Tim Henry, President, F&M Trust.


J. R. Richard, former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher, will appear at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Camp Hill on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to sign copies of his recently published autobiography "Still Throwing Heat: Strikeouts, the Streets, and a Second Chance."
Former MLB All-Star Pitcher Schedules Book Signing at Camp Hill Barnes & Noble
February 20, 2016

                       J. R. Richard, former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher, will appear at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Camp Hill on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to sign copies of his recently published autobiography  "Still Throwing Heat: Strikeouts, the Streets, and a Second Chance."

 

                In his book and in his own words, Richard writes about the highs and the lows of his brilliant athletic career, the difficulties that befell him on and off the field, abandonment by those he counted on after his stroke, the despair of losing everything, and his ultimate redemption and giving back to the community.

 

                Richard will be in Carlisle on Saturday evening as the featured speaker at Safe Harbour's eighth annual "Night Without A Tux"  fundraising gala.  The gala also will be the kick-off to a series of events during 2016 that will recognize and celebrate Safe Harbour's 30th Anniversary in the community.  

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Jimmie George will receive Safe Harbour's Leadership Through Service Award at the Night Without A Tux Gala on Sat., Feb. 20. Photo Courtesy of Carlisle Sentinel.
Jimmie George to Receive Safe Harbour
February 20, 2016

       Cumberland County community leader Jimmie George has been selected to receive Safe Harbour's 2016 Leadership Through Service Award.  The award will be presented to George during Safe Harbour's "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala on Saturday, Feb. 20.

 

                The Leadership Through Service Award was established by Safe Harbour's Board of Directors to recognize outstanding and dynamic leadership through service to the citizens and the communities of Cumberland County.  The award is presented to individuals or organizations that exhibit excellence in leadership that, by example and effort, provides programs, funding and services to support initiatives and organizations that work to improve the lives of Cumberland County residents in need of assistance.  

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J. R. Richard, former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher, is the featured speaker at Safe Harbour's eighth annual "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala, on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Carlisle Country Club.
Night Without A Tux Gala Features Former MLB All-Star
February 20, 2016

                J. R. Richard, former Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher, is the featured speaker at Safe Harbour's eighth annual "Night Without A Tux"  fundraising gala, on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Carlisle Country Club.

                Thegala also will be the kick-off to a series of events during 2016 that will recognize and celebrate Safe Harbour's 30th Anniversary in the community.  Safe Harbour was officially incorporated in February 1986 and opened its doors to the homeless and nearly homeless later that year at the James Wilson Facility in downtown Carlisle.  For almost three decades, the non-profit organization has worked diligently to fulfill its mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families by increasing their basic life skills.

                "NightWithout A Tux" raises funds to support Safe Harbour's mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills. The event also features dinner, music and dancing with Jazz Me, and a Silent Auction.  Tickets are $60per person for the event and may be purchased three ways:

  • Online at Safe Harbour's Web site,  www.safeharbour.org;
  • Via e-mail at info@safeharbour.org; or
  • By calling Safe Harbour at 717-249-2200
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Safe Harbour invites the public to a Community Open House on Jan. 14, 2016
Safe Harbour Invites Public to Community Open House on Jan. 14
January 14, 2016

SAFE HARBOUR INVITES PUBLIC TO COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

                Safe Harbour is hosting a Community Open House on Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. at the James Wilson Facility located at 102 W. High St. in downtown Carlisle.

                During this time, community members and elected and appointed officials are invited to visit Safe Harbour, tour the facility and learn more about the non-profit organization and its mission.  There is no need for an appointment. The public may drop-in at anytime between 4-7 p.m.  Refreshments will be available.

                Safe Harbour welcomes the community to this event.  Community members are cordially invited to join us.

                Safe Harbour provides a continuum of housing services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families in Cumberland County.  Safe Harbour's services include operating an emergency shelter for families and single females who are in desperate need of a secure place to live and an environment to begin getting their lives under control; bridge housing  that helps individuals and families in need of longer-term assistance to continue acquiring the skills necessary for independent living and a productive life style; and single-room-occupancy (SRO) permanent housing facilities that offer housing opportunities to single individuals who are ready for independent living, but need additional "life support."

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Safe Harbour Welcomes Community Support for 2015-16 Annual Campaign
December 7, 2015

     Safe Harbour has launched its yearly request for community support, both financially and materially, from residents, companies, and organizationsin Cumberland County.  Safe Harbour's 2015-2016 Annual Campaign seeks to raise dollars and donations to sustain the non-profit organization's mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills.
 

     For the seventh consecutive year, F&M Trust is the corporate partner of Safe Harbour's Annual Campaign, committing its significant commercial resources and outstanding community reputation in support of the endeavor.  William E. Snell, Jr., President and CEO of F&M Trust, authored the social services organization's annual appeal letter that is sent to friends, neighbors, supporters, and businesses throughout Cumberland County.

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Thank you to the Shippensburg University Athletes CARE organization for an outstanding "One Night Without A Home" event on the Ship U. campus.
Shippensburg U. Athletes CARE Support Safe Harbour
November 16, 2015

  The Shippensburg University Athletes CARE organization sponsored an outstanding "One Night Without A Home" event on the Ship U. campus. Approximately 50 students came out to make donations to Safe Harbour and raise awareness about homelessness in our communities during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. A special thank you to Acacia Rightmyer for organizing this great event. Go Red Raiders!
Safe Harbour's One Night Without A Home
November 4, 2015

Safe Harbour's One Night Without a Home brings long term good to many: Allison Dougherty 
 

By Allison Dougherty | Special to PennLive
November 04, 2015 at 9:30 AM, updated November 04, 2015 at 9:31 AM

Over the last six weeks, it appears I've become middle-aged and I fear there is no way back.

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From left, Jeannine Matuluvich of Perry Housing Partnership; Scott Shewell of Safe Harbour, Carlisle; Tracy Klinger, GHAR Foundation Secretary/Treasurer; and Sue Gebhart of Rebuilding Together of Greater Harrisburg.
The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS Foundation Awards Grant to Safe Harbour
October 27,2015

 

     The Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS Foundation awarded three grants to charitable organizations at its Annual Meeting and Trade Fair on Oct. 7.

     Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Tracy Klinger of RE/MAX Realty Professionals presented the three checks, each for $2,000, on behalf of the Foundation to Jeannine Matuluvich of Perry Housing Partnership, Sue Gebhart of Rebuilding Together of Greater Harrisburg, and Scott Shewell of Safe Harbour.

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Audi Mechanicsburg Sponsors 3rd Annual Cycling/Run for Charity
August 23, 2015

 

                Audi Mechanicsburg is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Cycling/Run for Charity event on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at 9 a.m.  All cycling and running events will begin at the Audi Mechanicsburg location at 6691 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg. The start time is 9 a.m.

 

                The Cycling/Run for Charity features three cycling ride options and a 5K run.  The cycling rides include:

        50-mile ride to Kings Gap and return;

        20-mile ride to Boiling Springs and return; and

        5K ride within the Sun Motor Cars campus in Mechanicsburg.

The event's 5K run will follow the same course around the Sun Motors campus as the cycling ride.

 

                Registration for the event is $25 per person and $5 per person for those under 16 years-old.  Participants may register online at BikeReg.com, search for Cycling for Charity. Additional event information is available from Dom Caporale, Pre-Owned Sales Manager at Audi Mechanicsburg, at dcaporale@sunmotorcars.com or 717-691-3333717-691-3333.

 

                All proceeds from the Audi Mechanicsburg 3rdAnnual Cycling/Run for Charity event will benefit Safe Harbour in Cumberland County. 

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Join Safe Harbour for the Fourth Annual Skeet Shoot event on Friday, June 12, at the Carlisle Fish & Game Association. Shooters of all skill levels are invited to participate.
Safe Harbour Hosts Fourth Annual Skeet Shoot Event
June 12, 2015

              Safe Harbour's Fourth Annual Skeet Shoot fundraising event is seeking target shooting enthusiasts, hunters and those interested in having fun outdoors and supporting a good cause to participate in an afternoon of sport shooting marksmanship on Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Carlisle Fish & Game Association beginning at noon.
 

                F&MTrust returns for the fourth consecutive year as Premier sponsor of this unique event, which features a team skeet shooting competition, as well as trap shooting and sport target shooting activities. Since the event began in 2012, Safe Harbour has raised more than $7,000 with F&M Trust's significant support.

                The Skeet Shoot event combines fun and fellowship in a different setting to raise funds in support of Safe Harbour's mission to provide housing and supportiveservices for the homeless and potentially homeless individuals and families in Cumberland County.  Shooters of all skill levels are welcome to test their shooting ability and help those in need.

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Fine Arts at First Concert Benefits Safe Harbour
April 12, 2015

 

The Dickinson College Collegium and Orchestra will share their talents in a concert to benefit Safe Harbour on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at First Lutheran Church of Carlisle.  The event is part of the church's Fine Arts at First concert series.

The concert begins at 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 21 South Bedford Street, Carlisle. Admission to the concert is free, and a freewill offering will be received to benefit the programs at Safe Harbour.  The doors open at 3:15.

 

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West Shore Chamber of Commerce
March 6, 2015

               Safe Harbour and Mission Central are the beneficiaries of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Taste of the Chamber event.  The food extravaganza is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, from 4-7p.m at Appalachian Harley-Davidson, 6695 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg. 

 

Tickets  or the Taste of the Chamber are $25 per person and may be purchased from the West Shore Chamber of Commerce's Web site until March 13 at noon.

Restaurants participating in the event include Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches, Tanya's Cookie Boutique, and Carraba's Italian Grill, among others.  Event sponsors include Appalachian Harley-Davidson, The Sentinel, Capital Blue Cross, Holy Spirit Hospital--a Geisinger Affiliate, Konhaus Marketing and Communication, Member's 1st Federal Credit Union, and Wink 104.

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Rivers & Jam Stew to stage benefit for Safe Harbour
March 5, 2015

 

A jam session featuring two local bands will benefit Safe Harbour March 14 in Mount Holly Springs.

In the Jam for Safe Harbour, Rivers, a band from Carlisle, and Jam Stew, a mash-up of musicians from several local bands, will perform starting at 8 p.m. in the downstairs room of the Holly Inn. 

Proceeds will benefit Safe Harbour and its mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless people in Cumberland County.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and may be purchased online; by emailing info@safeharbour.org; or by calling Safe Harbour at 717-249-2200. A cash bar and food service will be available during the event.  This is a 21-year-old and over event.

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Jam Stew and the band Rivers will rock the Holly Inn on Saturday, March 14, to support Safe Harbour. Tickets for the Jam for Safe Harbour are &10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Jam for Safe Harbour with Rivers And Jam Stew Bands to Raise Funds
March 14, 2015

                The bands Jam Stew and Rivers are set to rock the Holly Inn in Mount Holly Springs on Saturday, March 14, to raise funds to support Safe Harbour and its mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and potentially homeless individuals and families in Cumberland County.

                The Jam for Safe Harbour begins at 8 p.m. in the downstairs room of the Holly Inn.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  All ticket proceeds benefit Safe Harbour. 

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Ted Williams, right, speaks to Joan Schaeffer about being homeless during his visit to Safe Harbour on Saturday.
Man with golden voice makes stop in Carlisle
February 22, 2015

 

CARLISLE - Ted Williams, affectionately known as "The Man with the Golden Voice," shared his story with homeless individuals at Safe Harbour Saturday, engaging with them in a way only possible from someone in a similar situation.

After years of sleeping under bridges, in hospital waiting rooms and airport terminals, and breaking into abandoned cars to spend the night, Williams gained widespread popularity in January 2011 after a video of him went viral.

Doral Chenoweth, a videographer for the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, Ohio, recorded the video in which Williams was shown mimicking a radio show in his deep, unblemished voice.

"There were people that would be in shock, would look to me and ask, 'Why aren't you working?'" Williams recalled. "People don't understand addiction and homelessness. I had just hoped somebody would come by and ask to cut a commercial or ask me to be a radio announcer."

Williams and a few of those seeking shelter at Safe Harbour,102 W. High St., shared their stories of addiction, homelessness and dealing with damaging cold weather, which prompted Williams to thank the shelter's staff for offering such a service during the harsh winter months, when homelessness is its most dangerous.

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Night Without A Tux Weather Statement
February 20, 2015

Safe Harbour is looking forward to welcoming donors, supporters and community members to its Night Without A Tux gala this Saturday evening at the Carlisle Country Club.  Weare aware that many folks are keeping a close watch on the weather for the weekend.  The current forecasts predict that approximately 1-3 inches of snow will develop Saturday afternoon before changing to mixed precipitation on Saturday evening. 
 

Based on current weather forecasts, Safe Harbour anticipates greeting its guests at the Carlisle Country Club on Saturday evening.  Should the weather change bringing a heavy amount of snow, we will review the situation and notify attendees of any changes via local media, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and the Safe Harbour Web site.

Of course, the safety of our friends is paramount to Safe Harbour.  Whatever the weather is on Saturday evening, we encourage you to use your best judgment when it comes to your safety. 

The folks at Safe Harbour have crossed their fingers and toes and are looking forward to an outstanding gala this Saturday evening.  We will be glad to welcome you to the event.

Carlisle Cruisers' Whoopie Pie Sale Benefits Safe Harbour
February 16, 2015

                Carlisle Cruisers Youth Athletic is selling whoopee pies to raise money for the organization and Safe Harbour.  Fifteen percent of the proceeds earned from the sale will be donated to Safe Harbor.

                Made by Hershey Farms, the treats for sale by the Cruisers are large size whoopie pies and may be easily frozen to save them for later enjoyment. The whoopie pies areon sale now and must be ordered by Saturday, Feb. 21, for delivery on Saturday, Feb. 28. 

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Shomaker To Receive Safe Harbour
February 11, 2015

     Cumberland County civic leader June Shomaker has been selected to receive Safe Harbour's 2015 Leadership Through Service Award.  The award will be presented to Shomaker during Safe Harbour's "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala on Saturday, Feb. 21.

      The Leadership Through Service Award was established by Safe Harbour's Board of Directors to recognize outstanding and dynamic leadership through service to the citizens and the communities of Cumberland County.  The award is presented to individuals or organizations that exhibit excellence in leadership that, by example andeffort, provides programs, funding and services to support initiatives and organizations that work to improve the lives of Cumberland County residents in need of assistance.   

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From Safe Harbour
February 10, 2015

Ever wonder who is on the ground helping residents at Safe Harbour gain the skills they need to avoid homelessness?

Meet Heidi Pope, our Program Director. Born and raised in Mechanicsburg, Heidi is in this area to stay. Before working at Safe Harbour, Heidi worked in the Attorney General's Office and as a Dauphin County Probation Officer in 2003, which she continues to do part-time. Heidi started at Safe Harbour as a case manager in July 2004 and was promoted to the Program Director in 2009....Read More

Ted Williams, known to many in the United States and beyond as "The Man with the Golden Voice" is the featured speaker at Safe Harbour's seventh annual "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Carlisle Country Club.
Safe Harbour "Night Without A Tux" Gala Features The Man With The Golden Voice
February 21, 2015

 

Ted Williams, known to many in the United States and beyond as "The Man with the Golden Voice" is the featured speaker at Safe Harbour's seventh annual "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Carlisle Country Club.

 The former homeless man named Ted Williams became all anyone could talk about in January 2011when his radio voice went viral.  Williams was standing next to traffic, holding a cardboard sign when a videographer from the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch filmed him while he was using his radio voice. Williams' life was changed immediately.  Williams has appeared on the Dr. Phil show, the Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and many other televised networks across the globe.  He has been interviewed by today's leading news and entertainment personalities and admired by millions.  Williams has toured schools and colleges and has spoken at corporate events all over the USA about his life journey. 

Williams will speak about his life, his challenges, his redemption, and the important role of shelters and organizations such as Safe Harbour in providing a foundation for homeless individuals and families to succeed.

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Generosity at heart of Safe Harbour effort
January 10, 2015

 As we begin a new year, Safe Harbour continues its Annual Campaign to gather financial and material support, from individuals, companies and organizations, to sustain our mission of providing housing and supportive services to homeless and potentially homeless individuals and families to increase their basic life skills and help them achieve independent living.
 

F&M Trust returns for its sixth consecutive year as the corporate partner of Safe Harbour's Annual Campaign, by committing its significant commercial resources and outstanding community reputation in support of the endeavor.

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Homeless: Not Limited to the Holidays
December 21, 2014

 

With cold winter weather coming on and the holiday season in full swing, some in the community are seeking shelter services through local homeless assistance organizations.

Many of these shelters are starting to feel the strain of nearing full capacity.

Local officials working with homeless shelters and services said the winter months are ones where they see a great need, but the demand for services is a year-round problem.

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Homelessness: Services Help People Get Back On Their Feet
December 21, 2014


For those in the community without a home, finding shelter, services and other help can be difficult.

Amanda Bergstresser, who spent three years with the Carlisle shelter Safe Harbour, credited the organization with keeping her family together.

"Safe Harbour has played a very important role in ourlives," she said. "If it wasn't for Safe Harbour, I don't know where we would be, or if I would even have my children. We were literally booted out of one place and onto the street. I called Safe Harbour one day, and the next day I'm moving in."

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Homelessness:Assistance Offered in Cumberland County
December 21, 2014

 

For homeless individuals, the lack of stable housing can throw a wrench into holiday celebrations.

 

But Kristina Kennedy, case manager of the Stuart House, part of the Carlisle Salvation Army's homeless services, said there are many services offered within the community to help bring stability during these uncertain times.

 

"Christmas is a tough time when you are homeless, so we want to make it as normal as possible," she said.

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Safe Harbour Welcomes Community Support for 2014-15 Annual Campaign
December 4, 2014

 

                Safe Harbour has launched its yearly quest to gather support, both financially and materially, from residents, companies, and organizations in Cumberland County.  Safe Harbour's 2014-2015 Annual Campaign seeks to raise dollars and donations to sustain the non-profit organization's mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and potentially homeless individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills.

 

                F&M Trust returns for the sixth consecutive year as the corporate partner of Safe Harbour's Annual Campaign, committing its significant commercial resources and outstanding community reputation in support of the endeavor.  William E. Snell, Jr., President and CEO of F&MTrust, authored Safe Harbour's annual appeal letter that is sent to friends, neighbors, supporters, and businesses throughout Cumberland County.

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Young Lawyers Bring Toys and Joy to Needy Families during the Holiday Season
December 15, 2014

 

                Santa and his helpers, with significant help from the members of the Cumberland County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (YLD), will be bringing gifts and a meal for the neediest families in Cumberland County this week in celebration of the 5th Annual YLD Adopt-A-Family Program. 

 

                This year, the YLD and members of the Cumberland County Bar Foundation and Cumberland County Bar Association have partnered with Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties and Safe Harbour to bring more than 20 local families in the shelter holiday joy.

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Steve Baun (L), General Manager of Audi Mechanicsburg & Sun Motor Cars Porsche, and Dominic Caporale (R), Pre-Owned Sales Manager at Audi Mechanicsburg & Sun Motor Cars Porsche, present a check for $1,355 to some the children residents at Safe Harbour. The funds were raised this fall as part of the Audi Mechanicsburg Charity Challenge cycling event.
Audi Mechanicsburg Charity Challenge Cycling Event Supports Safe Harbour
November 26, 2014

ABC 27 news anchor Al Gnoza will be the Guest Bartender on Monday, Nov 10, at Arooga's on Route 15 in Camp Hill. All proceeds from the tip jar will support Safe Harbour.
ABC 27 Anchor Al Gnoza Serves as Guest Bartender to Support Safe Harbour
November 3, 2014

 

     Come out to Arooga's for Monday Night Football on Monday, November 10, and enjoy your favorite beverage served to you by ABC 27 news anchor Al Gnoza as the Guest Bartender.  If he serves you well, offer Al a generous tip, as all proceeds from the tip jar will support Safe Harbour.

      Safe Harbour and Arooga's on Route 15 in Camp Hill are partnering to raise funds and awareness about homelessness in Cumberland County by hosting a Guest Bartender Night from 7 to 9 p.m. during the first half of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Carolina Panthers Monday Night Football game on Nov. 10.  Al Gnoza will be behind the bar slinging drinks and lending a sympathetic ear, all in an effort to earn tips for Safe Harbour.  Al has even promised to coax a few of his ABC 27 colleagues to join him behind the bar.

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Join Us at sweetFrog for froyo, fun, and fundraising!
sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt Supports Safe Harbour with Tasty Fundraiser
October 29, 2014

           sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, located in the Carlisle Commons Shopping Center, is supporting Safe Harbour with a tasty fundraising event. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 5-9 p.m., sweetFrog will donate 20 percent of the total order forevery purchaser of froyo that mentions Safe Harbour.

 

          Come out to sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, 40 Noble Blvd. in Carlisle, and enjoy the late fall warm weather with some delicious froyo. At the same time, you'll be supporting Safe Harbour and its mission of providing housing and supportive services for homeless and potentially homeless individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills.

 

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President Judge Hess receives the inaugural Mariner Award from Safe Harbour. Presenting the award is Julie Manta, chair of the Safe Harbour Board of Directors and Associate Dean of the U.S. Army War College (L) and Wendell Hollinger, President of Safe Harbour, Inc. (R)
President Judge Hess Receives Inaugural Mariner Award from Safe Harbour
October 23, 2014

                The Honorable Kevin Hess, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County, recently received the inaugural Mariner Award from Safe Harbour Inc.  Judge Hess was selected to receive this prestigious honor in recognition of his steadfast commitment to fellow Cumberland County citizens in need and his diligent advocacy of Safe Harbour's mission and services.

                The Mariner Award is presented annually to a person or organization whose charitable giving to Safe Harbour qualifies for Harbour Master status and who exemplifies the principles necessary to promote Safe Harbour's mission of providing housing and supportive services for individuals and families to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills.  Donors achieving Safe Harbour's designation as Harbour Master are those individuals who pledge or donate $500 or more to the non-profit organization during a fiscal year. 

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Helping us this October is just a click away


Konhaus Marketing and Communications has generously pledged to donate $1 for every new LinkedIn Follower they gain during the month of October. Please take a few minutes out of your day to follow their page and support Safe Harbour in our goal to help homeless individuals and families of Cumberland County achieve independent living. You can find the LinkedIn page here http://linkd.in/1g1dQu9. 

Join us for the 2nd Annual Safe Harbour Fall Claybird Shoot on Oct. 24!
Safe Harbour Hosts Second Annual Safe Harbour Fall Claybird Shoot
October 24, 2014

 

                Safe Harbour's Second Annual Fall Claybird Shoot fundraising event is seeking target shooting enthusiasts, hunters and those interested in having fun outdoors and supporting a good cause to participate in an afternoon in sport shooting marksmanship on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Carlisle Fish & Game Association beginning at noon.

 

                F&M Trust returns for the second consecutive year as Premier sponsor of this unique event, which features a team skeet shooting competition, as well as trap shooting and sport target shooting activities. Since the event began in 2013, Safe Harbour has raised more than $5,000 with F&M Trust's significant support.

 

                The Second Annual Fall Claybird Shoot features a five-person team skeet shoot competition.  To join in the fun shooters will need a shotgun capable of shooting two rounds, as well as your own #8 or #9 ammunition.  The shotgun can be a double-barrel, semi-automatic or even a pump. Because skeet competitors will shoot in squads of five, one shotgun may be shared between several shooters.  No prior experience is required to participate as the Carlisle Fish & Game Association provides experienced skeet shooters to oversee the outing and they can assist new shooters.  Shooters also are required to have appropriate eye and ear protection for the event.  Ear protection and ammunition will be available for purchase at the event.

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Excel Mondelez International donated donated $1,000 in toiletries and $250 cash to Safe Harbour last week. From left to right: Media Bigler, Safe Harbour President Wendell Hollinger, Kim Lopp, Safe Harbour Board Chair Julie Manta, Jonathan Bickert, Deb Weidner, Wendy Graham, and Megan Keiser.
Exel Mondelez International Gives Generous Donations to Safe Harbour
September 10, 2014

 
Exel Mondelez International, the leading contract logistics coordinator of the Americas with a location in Mechanicsburg, PA, generously donated $1,000 in toiletries and $250 cash to Safe Harbour last week. 

Many of our residents in the emergency shelter come to Safe Harbour with few belongings and rely on donated toiletries as they settle in. All donations to Safe Harbour go towards our goal of helping the homeless in Cumberland County. Donations like Exel Mondelez International's are key to Safe Harbour serving our community. 
The Shomaker Classic Golf Tournament Returns to Support Safe Harbour
May 12, 2014

 

                The Shomaker Classic Golf Tournament is back!

 

                After a one-year hiatus, the Shomaker Classic is returning to a familiar location with a new fundraising beneficiary.  The 2014 Shomaker Classic is set for Wednesday, July 16, at the Carlisle Country Club.  All net proceeds from this exceptional golf tournament will go to support Safe Harbour Inc.

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Make Them Visible
April 24, 2014

 This is a short video with a powerful message showcasing the invisibility of the homeless, even if the person is someone you know. Would you be able to recognize one of your family members on the street? Safe Harbour works to help homeless and potentially homeless individuals and families by providing shelter and services to increase their basic life skills. The first step is recognizing our fellow human beings no matter their life situation. 
 

William E. Snell, Jr. (L), CEO and President of F&M Trust, receives Safe Harbour's Second Annual Leadership Through Service Award from Ed Bidelspach (R), chair of the Safe Harbour Board of Directors and assistant vice president and manager of F&M Trust. The award was presented during a special event at Dickinson College.
F&M Trust CEO Receives Safe Harbour's Second Annual Leadership Through Service Award
February 25, 2014

     William E. Snell, Jr., CEO and President of F&M Trust, has received Safe Harbour's Second Annual Leadership Through Service Award. The award was presented during a special event at Dickinson College on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

      The Leadership Through Service Award was established by Safe Harbour's Board of Directors to recognize outstanding and dynamic leadership through service to the citizens and the communities of Cumberland County.  The award is presented to individuals or organizations that exhibit excellence in leadership that, by example and effort, provides programs, funding, and services to support initiatives and organizations that work to improve the lives of Cumberland County residents in need of assistance.

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Lisa J. Smallwood, author, poet, and Safe Harbour success story, is the featured speaker for the Sixth Annual "Night Without A Tux" Gala on Sat., Feb. 15, 2014.
Safe Harbour "Night Without A Tux" Gala Features Author/Poet/Success Story
February 15, 2014

     "Night Without A Tux", Safe Harbour's sixth annual fundraising gala, will feature Lisa J. Smallwood, a former Safe Harbour resident who is a successful author, poet, and inspirational speaker, as the guest speaker.  This year's "Valentine's Day Edition" of the event is set for Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Comfort Suites Hotel in downtown Carlisle. 

 

      Additionally, Smallwood will spend time with the young residents of Safe Harbour, meeting with the children and teens who currently live at the facility to encourage them to live their dreams and not let their status as homeless define their future.

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Safe Harbour Seeks Community Donations for Annual Campaign
December 5, 2013

Safe Harbour has renewed its yearly request for community support, both financial and material, from residents, companies, and organizations in Cumberland County.  The non-profit organization's 2013-2014 Annual Campaign strives to obtain dollars and donations to sustain its mission of providing housing and supportive services for individuals and families to help them achieve independent livingby increasing their basic life skills.

                As in past years, F&M Trust is the corporate partner of Safe Harbour's Annual Campaign, committing its significant commercial resources and outstanding community reputation to support the enterprise. William E. Snell, Jr., President and CEO of F&M Trust, authored thecommunity-benefit organization's annual appeal letter that is sent to friends,neighbors, supporters, and businesses throughout Cumberland County.

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Nonprofits join together for first Mission Walk
November 10, 2013

 

Nonprofitsjoin together for first Mission Walk

November 09, 2013 6:30 pm   By Tammie Gitt, The Sentinel

CARLISLE - Walkers and runners will have a chance toexercise and learn Saturday as four agencies serving those in need of sheltercome together for the The Mission Walk.

The 5K walk/run will be at South Middleton Township Park,where there will be pre- and post-race refreshments for the non-competitiveevent, and participants can warm up with Zumba and exercise. The event issponsored by PinnacleHealth and Giant Foods.

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"One Night Without a Home" to raise awarness, raise funds for Safe Harbour
November 4, 2013

Safe Harbour, an agency aiding the homeless in Carlisle, is seeking participants for its 11th annual "One Night Without a Home" fundraising event Nov. 23 on the campus of Dickinson College.
 

During National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Nov. 16-24, participants will sleep in makeshift shelters outside on the Dickinson College quadrangle. Those taking part make shelters out of boxes, newspaper, duct tape, and other materials, and seek donations from friends, families, churches and community members to support Safe Harbour.

Although homeless persons are not always visible in Cumberland County, there is a demand for shelter and supportive services to assist individuals and families, said Scott Shewell, Safe Harbour vice president for community relations and development.

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A shelter made out of 650 water bottles stuffed with paper was done by students at the Carlisle Christian School as a science project for the 2012 "One Night Without a Home" event. This year's event is on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 7 p.m. on the Dickinson College quadrangle.
Safe Harbour Seeks Participants for 11th Annual "One Night Without A Home"
November 1, 2013

                Safe Harbour is seeking participants for its 11th Annual "One Night Without a Home" fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, November23, on the campus of Dickinson College.

                Each year, during the week prior to Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness cosponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Throughout this week, schools and communiities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.

                For more than a decade, Safe Harbour has hosted the "One Night Without a Home"event, offering members of our Central Pennsylvania communities the opportunity to participate in this national effort.  Although homeless persons are not always visible in Cumberland County, there is a demand for shelter and supportive services to assist individuals and families.  Safe Harbour offers many of these services aspart of its mission to help them achieve independent living by increasing their basic life skills.  "One Night Without a Home" is a powerful and fun way to increase awareness about homelessness while engaging the community in raising funds to support Safe Harbour.

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The Mission Walk Supports Four Cumberland County Non-Profits Organizations
October 23, 2013

     Four Cumberland Countynon-profit organizations with complementary missions of providing housing forpeople in need have joined together to establish a fundraising event to supporteach group's mission.

 

      Carlisle C.A.R.E.S., Domestic Violence Services ofCumberland and Perry Counties, Safe Harbour, and the Salvation Army of Carlislehave collaborated to create "The Mission Walk," a unique 5K fun run/walkdesigned to raise awareness about each organization and raise dollars for theirvocations. The event is Saturday, November 16, at South Middleton Township Parkin Boiling Springs.  During the run/walk,participants will be exposed to information about the services eachorganization provides and examples of what their fundraising efforts willsupport in the future.  The event alsoserves as the kickoff to each organizations' participation in NationalHomelessness and Hunger Awareness Week, which takes place Nov. 16-24.
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Community Aid recently donated $10,000 to Safe Harbour in support of the non-profit organization's mission.
Community Aid Donates $10,000 to Support Safe Harbour
June 19, 2012

Community Aid recently donated $10,000 to Safe Harbour insupport of the non-profit organization's mission to provide housing and services for homeless individual and families to help them achieve independentliving by increasing their basic life skills.  The funds help Safe Harbour move closer to reaching its fundraising goal of $161,000 for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year.  Pictured are (left to right): Scott K. Shewell, Safe Harbour vice president for community relations and development; Glenn Chandler, executive director and founder of Community Aid; and Wendell Hollinger, Safe Harbour president.

 
Safe Harbour seeks public's help in fundraising for homeless shelters
May 13, 2013

Safe Harbour, the Cumberland County agency that provides shelter to an average of 105 homeless people daily, has a month-and-a-half to raise about $40,000 needed to balance its budget.
 
Safe Harbour, a homeless shelter in Carlisle, provides 38,000 shelter nights per year, said Scott Shewell, vice president for development.
 
Those who would like to help can take part in upcoming fundraisers, like a May 31 golf outing. The proceeds will help Safe Harbour reach its $161,000 fund-raising goal, which makes up 25 percent of the agency's $632,000 budget. If the money doesn't come in, cuts will have to be considered, said Scott Shewell, shelter vice president for community relations and development.
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Guest Editorial: Homesless by Circumstance, Not By Choice
May 4, 2013

 

A recent article published by The Sentinel reported on the"No House Tour" sponsored by the Local Housing Options Team in Cumberland County.The tour's objective was to educate elected officials, community leaders, andothers about the challenges faced each day by homeless individuals and familiesas they seek the housing and services necessary to survive.

The reader comments reinforce that many community memberspossess outdated perceptions about who is homeless in our community and why.They are certain that homeless individuals and families made the intentionalchoice to be homeless or that their homelessness was a karmic consequence ofpast actions in avoidance of personal and societal responsibility. They aresure that the homeless enjoy and expect community support to help them withtheir situation. That the homeless demand to be supported; to receive somethingfor nothing. Nothing could be farther from the truth for the vast majority ofthose who receive homeless services in Cumberland County

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Steve Baun (right), General Manager of Audi Mechanicsburg and Sun Motor Cars Porsche, presents a check for $4,200 to brothers Nick Bergstresser (center) and twins Lucas (left) and Matthew (center right) to support the mission and programs of Safe Harbour. The donation was the result of special event hosted by Sun Motor Cars to recognize the Central Penn Business Journal 2013 Women of Influence honorees.
Sun Motor Cars Donates $4,200 to Support Safe Harbour
April 12, 2013

William E. Snell, Jr., president and CEO of F&M Trust (left), presents a check for $2,500 to Wendell Hollinger (center), Safe Harbour president, and Ed Bidelspach (right), F & M Trust assistant vice president and chair of the Safe Harbour Board of Directors. The check amount represents F&M Trust's financial support of Safe Harbour's 2012-2013 Annual Campaign. The trio was photographed with a sampling of the more than $1,000 in donated items from the "Linen and Things Campaign" laundry baskets located at each of the F&M Trust community banking offices in Cumberland County. Safe Harbor received critically needed items for its residents that assist them in creating a safe and secure place to live. Cumberland County donors opened their hearts and their wallets, providing supplies, including: pillows, sheets, and blankets; towels and washcloths; and mattress covers and mattress pads, both twin and full size.
Safe Harbour Surpasses 2012-2013 Annual Campaign Fundraising Goal
February 27, 2013

 

Safe Harbour has surpassed its 2012-2013 Annual Campaign fundraising goal, raising $61,750 in donations and pledges from December 2012 to February 15, 2013.  The fund drive's original goal was $46,000.

 

In addition to the monetary donations, Safe Harbour received more than $1,000 indonated items from the "Linen and Things Campaign" laundry baskets located at each of the F&M Trust community banking offices in Cumberland County. Safe Harbor received critically needed items for its residents that assist them increating a safe and secure place to live.  Cumberland County donors opened their hearts and their wallets, providing supplies, including:

  • Pillows, sheets, and blankets;
  • Towels and washcloths; and
  • Mattress covers and mattress pads, both twin and full size.

 

Additional donations included diapers and personal hygiene products for adults and children, including soap, shampoo and conditioner, shaving products (for men and women), lotion, and feminine needs.

F&M Trust officials presented Safe Harbour with a check for $2,500, representing F&M's commitment to the 2012-2013 Annual Campaign.

 

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Olympian shares homeless story with children at Safe Harbour
February 3, 2013

 

The children at Safe Harbour have big dreams about the future. One wants tobe a chef. Another wants to be a veterinarian. There's a future daycare artist,a scientist and a young man who wants to be an Olympian or basketball player ifhis dream of being an artist doesn't work out.

Saturday morning, a three-time Olympian told them they could do it.

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Chris Gulotta will receive Safe Harbour's inaugural Leadership Through Service Award at the "Night Without A Tux" Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
Gulotta to Receive Safe Harbour's Inaugural Leadership Through Service Award
January 23, 2013

 

     Chris Gulotta, principal of The Gulotta Group, LLC, has beenselected to receive Safe Harbour's inaugural Leadership Through ServiceAward.  The award will be presented toGulotta during Safe Harbour's "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala onSaturday, Feb. 2.

     TheLeadership Through Service Award was established by Safe Harbour's Board ofDirectors to recognize outstanding and dynamic leadership through service tothe citizens and the communities of Cumberland County.  The award is presented to individuals ororganizations that exhibit excellence in leadership that, by example andeffort, provides programs, funding and services to support initiatives andorganizations that work to improve the lives of Cumberland County residents inneed of assistance. 

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Bill Schuffenhauer, three-time U.S. Winter Olympian and Silver Medal winner, will be the guest speaker at Safe Harbour's "Night Without A Tux" fundraising gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
Safe Harbour "Night Without A Tux" Gala Features U.S. Olympic Medalist
January 7, 2013

       "Night Without A Tux", Safe Harbour's fifth annualfundraising gala, will feature a U.S. Olympic medalist as a guest speaker atthis special event on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Comfort Suites Hotelin downtown Carlisle.

 

       BillSchuffenhauer, a three-time U.S. Winter Olympian on the four-man bobsledteam,  will speak about his OlympicSilver Medal performance in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games, as well ashis troubled youth that included periods of homelessness.  Schuffenhauer will bring his message of hopeand courage, and share with the community why he continues to support homelessprograms such as Safe Harbour.

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Five students in the Honors Program at Shippensburg University raised nearly $300 and hundreds of items for Safe Harbour in Carlisle. Pictured are, from left, students Jimmy Scott, Ashley Seyler, Kayleigh Schreyer, Lara John and Kelsey Stasyszyn, and Scott Shewell from Safe Harbour.
Students Collect Money, Donations for Homeless Shelter
December 21, 2012

 When Felicia Shearer told her Introduction to HumanCommunications Studies class at Shippensburg University to come up with aservice-learning project, several honors program students formed a five-membergroup to help people staying at the Safe Harbour homeless shelter in Carlisle.

 

Members initially weren't sure whether the project would bea success due to the current economy. But, as they had hoped, their classmatesand members of the surrounding community stepped up to help.

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Carlisle Woman Goes from Homeless to Helpful
December 18, 2012

When it was the James Wilson hotel, the four story buildingjust off the square in downtown Carlisle was a place where people wanted tostay. But, for the last twenty six years, it's been a place where some peopleneeded to stay. The building is part of the Safe Harbour homeless shelternetwork in Cumberland County. And, until six weeks ago, it's where HelenMacdonald lived.


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Safe Harbour Welcomes Community Support for Annual Campaign
December 17, 2012

     In the midst of the holiday season filled with generosityand kindness, Safe Harbour has renewed is yearly quest to garner support, bothfinancially and materially, from residents, companies, and organization inCumberland County.  Safe Harbour's2012-2013 Annual Campaign strives to acquire dollars and donations to sustainthe non-profit organization's mission of providing housing and supportiveservices for individuals and families to help them achieve independent livingby increasing their basic life skills.

 

     As in past years, F&M Trust is the corporate partner of Safe Harbour's AnnualCampaign, committing its significant commercial resources and outstandingcommunity reputation in support of the endeavor.  William E. Snell, Jr., President and CEO of F&MTrust, authored the social services organization's annual appeal letter that issent to friends, neighbors, supporters, and businesses throughout CumberlandCounty.

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Safe Harbour Seeks Nominations for Inaugural Leadership Through Service Award
December 6, 2012

    Safe Harbour isreaching out to the citizens and stakeholders of Cumberland County and seekingnominations for a worthy recipient of its inaugural Leadership Through ServiceAward.

 

     The LeadershipThrough Service Award was established by Safe Harbour's Board of Directors torecognize outstanding and dynamic leadership through service to the citizensand the communities of Cumberland County. Recipients will be acknowledged for excellence in leadership that, byexample and effort, provides programs, funding and services to supportinitiatives and organizations that work to improve the lives of CumberlandCounty residents in need of assistance. Recognition also may be given to individuals or organizations thatenhance Cumberland County communities for the benefit of citizens in need. 

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Logan Thomas holds a toy tractor beside Curtis Rivers at the Hope Station in Carlisle that will be delivered along with other gifts to the Safe Harbor Shelter.
Motorcycle club brightens Christmas for Safe Harbour children
November 18, 2012

 

On Saturday afternoon, 62 motorcycles and five cars from theBuffalo Soldiers Cavalry Scouts Motorcycle Club thundered down West Penn Streetin Carlisle en route to Hope Station, where they dropped of armloads of toysfor Safe Harbour to distribute to children during the Christmas season.

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A home made out of 650 water bottles stuffed with paper was done by students at the Carlisle Christian School as a Science Project. There was over forty man hours in putting the bottled house together to be used to bring awareness of the homelessness on Saturday at the Dickinson College Campus sponcered by Safe Harbour in Carlisle.
Volunteers sleep outdoors for homeless awareness
November 18, 2012

 

The sounds of ripping duct tape and bending cardboard boxesfilled the lawn at Dickinson College Saturday night as the tenth annual "OneNight Without a Home" fundraiser for Safe Harbour got underway.

The nonprofit, which provides a continuum of housingservices for the homeless and potentially homeless of Cumberland County, holdsthe event annually to allow volunteers to experience the hard-knock life ofsleeping outdoors and toughing out a cold night in a sleeping bag or othershelter to raise awareness for the plight of those who truly are without a roofover their heads.

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Groups are building their shelters for the evening.
Safe Harbour is hosting its 10th Annual One Night Without A Home
November 17, 2012
Motorcycle Toy Ride to Benefit Children of Safe Harbour
November 15, 2012

 

The Buffalo Soldiers Cavalry Scouts Motorcycle Club ofPennsylvania will be riding from Harrisburg to Carlisle on Saturday, November 17, 2012 to deliver donated toys for thechildren of Safe Harbour to enjoy this holiday season.

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Cumberland County Non-Profit Organizations Come Together to Raise Awareness during National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week
November 9, 2012

 

Five Cumberland County non-profit organizations withcomplementary missions in serving individuals and families in need have joinedtogether to provide a series of events as part of National Homelessness andHunger Awareness Week.

                CarlisleC.A.R.E.S., Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties,Project SHARE, Safe Harbour, and Salvation Army of Carlisle have developed aseries of educational tours and special events to provide board members,volunteers, and the public with information and activities that will provideinformation and a greater understanding of the challenges facing individualsand families who are homeless and hungry. The events coincide with a week-long information and awareness campaigncoordinated by National Coalition forthe Homeless and the NationalStudent Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness.

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Safe Harbour preps for a night of homelessness
November 8, 2012

 Hundreds of arearesidents, college students and others will go homeless for one night on Nov.17 as part of Safe Harbour's 10th annual "One Night Without a Home" fundraiser.

The nonprofit,which provides a continuum of housing services for the homeless and potentiallyhomeless of Cumberland County, has invited volunteers to experience thehard-knock life of sleeping outdoors and toughing out a cold night in asleeping bag or other shelter to raise awareness for the plight of those whotruly are without four walls and a roof over their heads.

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Carlisle charities win in games of chance
October 20, 2012