Safe Harbor Easton is a program-driven, transitional shelter for homeless, single individuals. It is also a drop-in program for low-income adults, particularly those who have difficulty with the tasks of daily life.
Safe Harbor believes that in building lifelong success, a stable foundation comes first and foremost. For this reason, Safe Harbor’s programming and individualized approach to case management integrated restorative practices with a holistic view of self-recovery.
Housed in a two-story building on Bushkill Drive in Easton, the shelter has the capacity to house 50 individuals. Each of those individuals is provided with an in-house case manager.
Safe Harbor also operates a Daytime Drop-In Program that is open Monday-Friday at noon. Last year we served over 57,000 meals between the day program and Safe Harbor residents. We offer all members of the day program access to basic needs services, case management, and referrals to other community services and organizations.
EASTON WINTER SHELTER
Safe Harbor operates a winter shelter from December 1 to March 31 each year. We provide emergency shelter, basic human services and case management to 120-130 unduplicated homeless men and women annually through this program.
We recognize that systemic and structural racism and ethnicity-based discrimination have created and continue to create disparities in resources and access to resources. We acknowledge that these disparities are not only historical but persist in our society today. Safe Harbor Easton, as an organization, unequivocally denounces and stands against racism and discrimination. We commit to preventing racism and inequity in our service and program design, implementation, evaluation, hiring practices, and organizational culture. To this purpose, we have assigned and continue to assign organizational resources and bandwidth to anti-racism trainings, inclusive hiring practices, equitable program and service delivery, and ensuring fair access to services for all participants. We continue to engage in direct feedback and dialogue with program participants, particularly historically marginalized populations, to create equitable, long-term, and sustainable solutions to homelessness in our community.
COMMITMENT TO DEI
At Safe Harbor Easton, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the work that we do. We believe that these values are essential to innovation, efficacy, and growth. As such, we are committed to fostering an organizational culture that encourages different perspectives and empowers individuals to raise questions. We strive to create an environment for employees and participants that is centered around learning and improvement, one in which all members feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves and experiences to the table.