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

 

SafeHouse

SafeHouse

Remember when you were a kid playing “tag"?
When you were touching “HomeBase” you were SAFE.
Welcome to The SafeHouse.
Recovering people, ex-offenders or
anyone needing a helping hand
has a place where they can be safe.

Today doesn’t have to be the day to give up.
Instead, it's the day to find resources to help move forward.
Today is the day to find someone who’s been there
who will listen and will care.
Today is the day to find hope.

Resource Center

The SafeHouse is YOUR Resource Center. We have contact information for homeless people, men and women in recovery and ex-offenders to find the help they need to successfully transition back into the community. We'll point individuals to opportunities for housing, employment, transportation, education, emergency assistance, government programs and private groups, for a better chance for success for the future.


Rooms in the SafeHouse

The Front Room

-- Free breakfast and lunch 365 days a year
-- Computers for job search or relaxation
-- Living room to relax and be safe

-- Emergency clothing and transportation
-- Assistance and referrals for anyone in need

The Living Room

A comfortable place to sit and relax. You'll find someone to talk to who cares, or you can sit alone and relax. There's a library of books and a collection of movies available. The Living Room is a place to regroup, to straighten out your thoughts. You don't have to repeat old behaviors. You can find hope.

The Computer Room

Want to learn or practice your computer skills? Step into the Computer Room. One can work on a resume, search and apply for jobs or just relax and surf the web.

The Library

Explore our wonderful collection of books in the library.  We have fiction and non-fiction, adventure novels and biographies.  Whether for research or relaxation anyone that likes to read will find books to enjoy.

 

Special classes available

 

I Want a Job

Classes every Friday at 9am to assist anyone who wants to find a job. 

Home is Where the Art Is

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

Creative Writing / RAP / Theater

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

 

SafeHouse Story

November 1, 2010, we opened the “SafeHouse” across the street from the Muscogee County Jail.  The SafeHouse has become a day center for homeless people, men and women seeking recovery as well as ex-offenders. We provide FREE breakfast and lunch 365 days a year, serving almost 6,000 meals each month.
The specific needs of our clients are identified and resources are targeted to make their transition successful.   The SafeHouse also offers 12 step meetings and support groups, free breakfast and lunch 365 days a year, clothing, transportation, and a safe place to re-group and avoid old behaviors.  There are computers online for job search or research.  We offer computer training, job search classes, a creative writing program and one-on-one counseling.  Columbus Regional sends their mobile clinic to the SafeHouse on the third Tuesday each month from 7:00am to Noon to provide medical screening and referrals to those in need. 
Due to dangerous weather conditions in January of 2014, we moved the SafeHouse into Rose Hill Methodist Church, 2101 Hamilton Road.  We have become a warming station for anyone in need of shelter during freezing conditions, no one refused and no questions asked.  The additional space means that we can serve more men and women as God continues to grow this ministry.

 

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