As a shelter for single women and women with children, the purpose of the Women’s Division is to glorify God by providing Christ-centered services and programs that meet immediate physical and spiritual needs, and provide the rehabilitative care to help clients through a period of crisis resolution and/or addiction recovery.
Harvest Home was opened in 1979 in response to the growing need for an emergency shelter for women and children in crisis situations. The shelter can accommodate up to 59 women and children.
The Women’s Day Room is the entry point for women to begin the rehabilitation process that will lead to the stabilization and re-establishment of their lives.
As women come in off the streets, they find a variety of essential services available to them, including laundry, showers, telephones and mail pickup. In addition, there are counseling rooms where they can meet privately with Haven of Rest staff or other social service agency workers to discuss problems and needs. Classroom space is also provided for life skills training, Bible studies and group meetings. The Women’s Day Room includes a special quiet room where those who are pregnant or ill can rest. The Harvest Home’s 20-bed women’s dormitory provides safe, clean lodging for homeless single women.
Those who come are welcomed into a warm, family-like atmosphere where Christian love is demonstrated through staff. Every effort is made to meet women’s and children’s immediate needs and to help them take the steps that will lead to the resumption of meaning, productive life.
Harvest Home provides homeless children with a safe place to be a child. In our Nurture Center, our full-time Child Advocate gives children the love, care, and attention they need. Children’s needs are met by providing: