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

Joseph, Terrance & Mike

Meet Joseph "Turtle", Terrance "T" and Mike. These guys are amazing. They are homeless and very interesting. They scour the river and surrounding terrain and have found old bottles, Native American artifacts and civil war items. Their collection represents a slice of the history of Columbus. Their collection of old bottles tells the story of our cultural changes over the past 80 years. There artifacts are so interesting the Mayor invited them to her office to show some of their collection. She even had the Museum and The Bo Bartlett Center folks there to meet these guys and see their collection. We are so proud of them. They are sharing their artifacts with others and have been able to sell some items. The SafeHouse team is working with Home for Good to find permanent housing for them. they will soon no longer be homeless but promise to continue their "archeological" efforts.

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Donna Hart

Dean Moody

Dean Moody came to us with a call from God to work with people struggling with substance abuse issues. He has experience working in Christ centered recovery programs where he came from and wanted to share that experience with people in his new home town of Columbus. He jumped right in and took charge of our noon Christian 12-step meeting at the SafeHouse. The meeting began increasing in attendance almost immediately. Many of those coming were from the Day Report Center (DRC). So, Dean asked how he could help them even more. Soon he was facilitating meetings as part of the SafeHouse program at the DRC. That wasn’t enough. Dean continued to work with men and women at the SafeHouse while he went to school to earn certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Dean’s heart is loving and kind. He’s the perfect person to lead our recovery efforts. We are honored that God led him to the SafeHouse. In Dean’s wake are men and women winning the battle against drugs and alcohol.

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Employee Award

Jeff Mackey

Keith Smith

Keith Smith came to us last February. He stayed at Grace House. While he was getting his life organized he asked if he could help us as a volunteer. First, he helped at Grace House while we finishing the final phase of construction and opened the last building. He then started volunteering at the SafeHouse. He was anxious to “pay it forward”. Even after he saved enough money to get his own place and a car, he continued to volunteer. It didn’t take long to find out that he is a great cook. The clients noticed quickly as well. We quickly realized that we wanted him to become part of the SafeHouse team. Even as an employee he still finds ways to volunteer and give back. Keith is one of those special people that welcomes you with a genuine smile and makes you feel important. He’s full of love and serves with gladness. He brightens everyone’s day and we are blessed to share life and ministry with Keith.

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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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