Mission Statement: To provide a Christ-centered community where women can work to rebuild their lives through immediate and long-term programs.

Safe Harbor’s “Whole Woman” residential facility provides the setting for a unique one-year Christian recovery / rehab program for women – the only program available for women in Hickory or the Catawba County NC area.  The goal is to provide women with the opportunity and necessary resources to heal from past wounds and resulting coping behaviors. Believing that addiction is a disease that requires both evidence-based treatment and a strong faith emphasis for full recovery. Safe Harbor takes a holistic approach built upon five key components:  Spiritual RENEWAL, Meaningful RELATIONSHIPS, Lifetime RECOVERY tools, RETRAINING the heart, mind, and body, and access to needed RESOURCES.

Safe Harbor’s “New Day” Shelter provides safety, shelter, and positive programming during daytime hours for homeless women and children.  The New Day Program offers needs assessment and spiritual hope, wholesome lunch and snacks, Bible study, life skills seminars and classes, a clothing ministry, link to other community resources, and the opportunity to earn points for bus passes, personal care items, and hair care.

Safe Harbor’s “Greenleaf Program” has a 15-unit apartment complex that provides transitional housing for women who graduate from the Whole Woman Program, and for women and children who qualify for housing through the New Day Program.  The program provides a year of stability and accountability, along with case management and other resources, with the goal of preparing women for independent living.

Safe Harbor Rescue Mission is supported by donations and by proceeds for their two enterprises: ReSource Warehouse and Gallery, and Scents of Hope.  First Presbyterian Church supports Safe Harbor Rescue Mission through mission funds.

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