SafeHouse Ministries “Then the righteous will answer him,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and
feed you, or thirsty and give you
something to drink? When did we see
you a stranger and invite you in, or
needing clothes and clothe you? When did
we see you sick, or in prison and go to
visit you?" The King will reply,"I tell you
the truth, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me."
- Matthew 25:37-40
United Way


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First Fruits

Eduardo Lockley

Eduardo Lockley

Eduardo Lockley came to us from prison on parole.  He arrived at the bus station with only a few personal items.  He made it clear from the start that he was serious about taking advantage of this opportunity.  We helped him get the clothes and supplies needed and he took off running.  He had a job in no time and works his tail off.  He takes advice from his Parole Officer and our staff.  He plans every step and all plans must meet his ultimate goal of being a free and successful citizen.  He encourages others by his example and his positive, never say quit attitude.  Other men at Grace House look up to him and learn from him how to be successful.  Since coming to Grace House he has reinstated his driver's license, bought a car and is about to move into his own apartment

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Donna Hart

Donna Hart

Donna Hart is a retired School Principal and former reading teacher. She called the jail and asked how she could help. We sat down and talked about her strengths and our needs and it wasn’t hard to realize she was God’s answer to our prayers for help dealing with literacy in the jail. She started by herself coming twice a week and as word spread she has a team of four, two men and two women, that work with inmates in the jail every Monday and Wednesday. They tutor individuals and work with small groups on vocabulary and reading. They start by assessing where the inmate is and then they make a plan how to improve that person’s reading level. Since Donna started coming to the jail we have seen almost 20 men participate in this program. She continues to share her contagious zeal for reading and the men are improving by leaps and bounds. Lives are changing thanks to Donna and her team.


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Employee Award

Jeff Mackey

Jeff Mackey

Jeff Mackey came to us as a volunteer over 4 years ago. He was willing to help and serve anyway he could. It wasn’t long before his hard work earned him a position on staff. Not long after that he became our Weekend Manager at the SafeHouse. He did a wonderful job serving the needs of our clients on weekends and was seen escorting some of the ladies that attend Rose Hill Methodist to church each Sunday. It was a common site to see a lady with her arm in his as he walked her to the sanctuary. As Grace House continued to grow it became obvious to us that Jeff was the right man for the job. Last February he agreed to become the Grace House Manager. He has walked with us through the completion of the construction and to our full capacity of 48 beds. He wakes up in the middle of the night to let 2nd shift working men back in from work and shares conversation while they eat their supper. He makes sure the facility meets the needs of our clients and they have everything they need to be successful. He is tough when need be and encouraging too. We are honored to have Jeff as a member of the SafeHouse Ministries TEAM.

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Home Away From Homelessness

Safe and clean housing
for anyone in transition

Our clients get jobs, save
money and eventually move
out on their own, becomming
productive members of
society. Over half of those
who stay with us leave to a
place of their own.

Trinity House

In November 2010, We
partnered with Trinity
Episcopal Church of
Columbus to open
a 24 bed facility for
disadvantaged women
and children.

Grace House

In August of 2013 we were
deeded a 3 building, 12 unit
abandoned apartment
complex in need of repair.
Much like the people we
serve, the Grace House is
now a beautiful and fully
functioning 48 bed facility
serving homeless men.



The SafeHouse

  • Free Breakfast & Lunch
    365 days per year
  • Computers on-line for job search or relaxation
  • Living room to relax
    and be safe
  • Emergency clothing & transportation
  • Life changing classes
  • Assistance and referrals for anyone in need

I Want a Job

9am Every Friday morning Classes at the SafeHouse to assist anyone who wants to find a job.

Home is Where the Art Is

9am Every Thursday morning Founded by Bo Bartlett & the CSU Bo Bartlett Center, this program provides Art classes.

Creative Writing / RAP / Theater

Classes are every
Monday morning
at 9am to provide
expression and growth.

Faith Community Serving Meals

Churches and ministry groups serving meals at the SafeHouse. Check the calendar at

Bridge to Hope in the Valley


Jail Ministry

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Worship Opportunities

  • Worship services in the dorms every Sunday afternoon
  • Women’s Bible  Study Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Assistant Chaplains work
    the floors weekday afternoons

Nehemiah Project
discipleship program that is fresh and welcoming to those not raised in church.

G.E.D. Dorms
Over 130 men & women have earned their G.E.D.
while in the Muscogee
County Jail.

Fatherhood Dorm
Teaching men the importance of being an involved and reliable Father.

Veterans Dorm
Who, more than Veterans, deserve a second chance?
We work on PTSD and substance abuse issues.

Faith Based Recovery Dorms
A spiritual program focusing on ending substance abuse issues.

Literacy Program
One-on-One or small group classes to help inmates improve their reading level.


Faith Community
Working Together

The Body of Christ
united to serve.

Bridge To Hope
in the Valley

To feed, clothe and house
the homeless.

Christ Centered
Recovery Network

To provide freedom
from addiction.


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