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 16 men and 10 women overnight. Shelter residents are permitted to stay at the shelter for a period of up to 60 days while they prepare for their futures.
Safe Harbor Easton is a transitional homeless shelter dedicated to empowering and educating homeless men and women and to helping them to achieve a better way of life. To that end, Safe Harbor Easton provides safe, secure housing and case management for all clients. It is our mission to see that everyone who comes to us is given the means and opportunity to live a life of fulfillment and recovery.
During their stay at Safe Harbor Easton, residents have the opportunity to
By day, Safe Harbor Easton is a sanctuary for low income adults seeking a place to gather for meals and to obtain support services such as case management and 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. Safe Harbor Easton currently houses 22 men and 12 women. 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 on weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. They can take advantage of a number of helpful basic services, including a hot breakfast and lunch and homeless prevention case management services. Along with providing refuge from the streets, the program facilitates self-sufficiency and empowers people with the skills for daily living.
The Recovery Center
While the Recovery Center is not a treatment program and does not provide counseling, the staff at the Recovery Center is here to assist people in finding the treatment program and/or services appropriate to their needs.
The Recovery Center has an assortment of materials available on recovery for people seeking to begin treatment and to help those already in the process to sustain their recovery. In addition, computers, internet and telephone are available for program participants to use for medical assistance applications, job applications, resumes, letter writing, housing applications and other recovery related services.
Safe Harbor Employment Services
Safe Harbor Employment Services offers cutting edge adult programs, which focus on education, career exploration, and leadership development. In addition, SHES offers extensive work readiness training and job placement services for adults. Safe Harbor Employment Services offers a skilled Employment Specialist that develops employment opportunities for our participants.
Safe Harbor Free Clinic
The Safe Harbor Free Clinic will be available for all residents of Safe Harbor and it will be available to the day-program participants on a sign up basis. The clinic is also open to the community of Easton and to anyone that doesn't have medical insurance. The clinic will be operated by Lehigh Valley Health Networks and it includes a network of 70 doctors that will participate in the free clinic. There will be a room on-site that has medical equipment (exam tables, scales, etc).
Safe Harbor's Free Clinic opened on Tuesday October 1, 2013 and on the first night treated 17 patients, and we are open every Tuesday from 6-10 p.m. Later this year, the clinic will be adding a Thursday night and we will also be providing street outreach to the sick and suffering.