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/development 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.
Harvest Home 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 clothing. In addition, there are counseling rooms where they can meet privately with Haven of Rest staff or other social service agency workers to discuss issues and needs. Christ-centered programs are available for rehabilitation and development. Classroom space is also provided for life skills training, Bible studies, and group meetings. The Harvest Home’s 20-bed women’s dormitory and 8 rooms for mothers with children provide safe, clean lodging.
Those who come are welcomed into a warm, family-like atmosphere where Christian love is demonstrated by the 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 meaningful, productive lives. .
Harvest Home provides children with a safe place to be a child. In our Nurture Center, our Child Advocates give children the love, care, and attention they need. Children’s needs are met by providing: