536 Bushkill Drive • Easton, PA 18042-1898 • (610) 258-5540
Safe Harbor Easton is an emergency/ transitional shelter for homeless single men and women. It is also a drop-in program for low-income adults, particularly those who have difficulty with the tasks of daily life. Housed in a two-story building at 536 Bushkill Drive in Easton, the shelter has the capacity to house 22 men and 14 women overnight. Shelter residents are permitted to stay at the shelter for 60-120 days while they strive to achieve self sufficiency.
By day, Safe Harbor Easton is a sanctuary for low-income adults seeking a place to gather for meals, obtain support services such as case management and receive referrals to local providers in the Lehigh Valley. By night, it is an emergency and short-term transitional shelter for homeless, single men and women. Every day, 22 men and 14 women call Safe Harbor home. Shelter residents are permitted to stay for a period of 60-120 days while they strive to achieve self-sufficiency.
The Day Program
At Safe Harbor Easton, low-income members of the community can participate in a program based on dignity and respect. The Day Program runs on weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Participants can take advantage of a number of helpful, basic services, including:
hot breakfast and lunch
homelessness prevention case management services
referrals to local agencies
access to Safe Harbor's Clothing Closet
HIV/Hep C Testing
Free medical Check-ups.
Along with providing refuge from the streets, the program facilitates self-sufficiency and empowers people by teaching them skills needed for daily living.
Safe Harbor Free Medical Clinic
On October 1, 2013, Safe Harbor opened the Safe Harbor Free Clinic. The Clinic is the product of a joint partnership that Safe Harbor and Lehigh Valley Health Network formed earlier last year with the goal to bring a free medical clinic to Safe Harbor and the city of Easton. Within a few short weeks of opening the medical clinic, word of mouth began to spread. The weekly clinic, held on Tuesday nights, now sees an average of 15-20 patients, with the majority of those patients being non-resident members of the Easton community.
The obvious need to expand the clinic to another day per week was previously limited by funding, but last month the Street Outreach Grant made it possible for us to add two Friday mornings a month (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to the clinic schedule. On 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, the clinic will open after “Street Outreach” and will stay open until all clients are seen. The doctors will use this extra day to follow-up with any clients that weren’t seen on Tuesday.