Safe Harbour Society

Recent cold temperatures and snow has more people seeking shelter and assistance from community agencies. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)

Shelters busy in Red Deer as temperatures drop

Request goes out for donations of winter clothing

 

South Side Christian School students get to tape two adults to the wall if they collect 750 pairs of new socks for Safe Harbour Society clients in Red Deer. From left is Ziva Orillosa (standing by with tape), Kaizen Palpar, Natalia Amaya and Eli Cuervo. (Contributed photo).

Students collect hundreds of socks for Red Deer’s Safe Harbour clients

South Side Christian School aims to turn over 750 pairs on Oct. 27

 

Safe Harbour Society was recently accredited by Accreditation Canada. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Safe Harbour Society receives prestigious accreditation status

‘Quality and safety are extremely important to everyone who works here’

 

Safe Harbour Society has been providing services in Red Deer for 20 years. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Safe Harbour Society has been providing services in Red Deer for 20 years. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Spring feast at Red Deer’s Fort Normandeau will remember those who died during pandemic

A Red Deer non-profit organization will hold an event honouring the loss…

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Safe Harbour Society runs its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for people facing homelessness who are intoxicated or under the influence to the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Contributed file photo)

Safe Harbour crosses fingers that downtown shelter can stay

City council to give motion first reading Dec. 6

Safe Harbour Society runs its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for people facing homelessness who are intoxicated or under the influence to the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Contributed file photo)
City council will vote at its Dec. 6 meeting on whether to allow the homeless shelter to operate downtown for two more years. (Advocate file photo).

‘We’re up against a wall’: Red Deer city council to consider keeping shelter at Cannery Row for 2 years

No viable sites were found to rent or renovate to house the shelter, other than Cannery Row

City council will vote at its Dec. 6 meeting on whether to allow the homeless shelter to operate downtown for two more years. (Advocate file photo).
Kath Hoffman, executive director of Safe Harbour Society in Red Deer, Alta. is shown in this undated handout image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Kath Hoffman
Kath Hoffman, executive director of Safe Harbour Society in Red Deer, Alta. is shown in this undated handout image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Kath Hoffman
The temporary homeless shelter operated by Safe Harbour Society at the former Cannery Row Bingo is set to close Oct. 1. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Safe Harbour worries for shelter clients as winter approaches

‘If it would have been Oct. 1 we would have had to turn 55 people away’

The temporary homeless shelter operated by Safe Harbour Society at the former Cannery Row Bingo is set to close Oct. 1. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Brothers, Daniel and Liam Moran, sit with Red Deer’s Safe Harbour Society staff and clients. They were bringing a donation they raised from their Caring Cookie campaign for the homeless shelter. Brother Noah is not pictured. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Central Alberta brothers raise money for Safe Harbour and meet some homeless clients

The Moran brothers started the Caring Cookie Co. to help the shelter

Brothers, Daniel and Liam Moran, sit with Red Deer’s Safe Harbour Society staff and clients. They were bringing a donation they raised from their Caring Cookie campaign for the homeless shelter. Brother Noah is not pictured. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer charities seek water donations for clients. (Photo from Facebook)
Red Deer charities seek water donations for clients. (Photo from Facebook)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
Safe Harbour Society runs its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for homeless adults at the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Photo contributed)
Safe Harbour Society runs its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for homeless adults at the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Photo contributed)
There are 12 active cases of COVID-19 among people who access services at the temporary homeless shelter in Red Deer. They are isolating at an unknown location. (File photo by Advocate staff).

COVID-19 outbreak discovered at Red Deer homeless shelter

Twelve cases are active, 43 people are isolating

There are 12 active cases of COVID-19 among people who access services at the temporary homeless shelter in Red Deer. They are isolating at an unknown location. (File photo by Advocate staff).
Funding for Turning Point’s new deck was provided through the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, distributed by United Way Central Alberta and funded by the Government of Canada. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer’s Turning Point meets with clients outdoors

Federal grant to fund new deck where clients can access services during COVID

Funding for Turning Point’s new deck was provided through the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, distributed by United Way Central Alberta and funded by the Government of Canada. (Photo from Facebook)
Safe Harbour Society recently moved its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for homeless adults to the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Photo contributed)

Safe Harbour Society more ready than ever for winter shelter rush

Move to former Cannery Row Bingo building means more shelter spaces available than ever before

  • Oct 18, 2020
Safe Harbour Society recently moved its daytime warming centre and overnight mat program for homeless adults to the former Cannery Row Bingo. (Photo contributed)
Students Avani James, Mackenzie Clark and Tate Pon were on the playground at Don Campbell Elementary School during their lunch break Wednesday. Like the rest of us, they should brace themselves for lower temperatures. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Students Avani James, Mackenzie Clark and Tate Pon were on the playground at Don Campbell Elementary School during their lunch break Wednesday. Like the rest of us, they should brace themselves for lower temperatures. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Safe Harbour Society staff member Melody Holland spreads out the mats used by homeless at the overnight shelter for people under the influence of substances. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Safe Harbour Society seeks Christmas sponsors

The Safe Harbour Society is looking for more people, or groups, to…

Safe Harbour Society staff member Melody Holland spreads out the mats used by homeless at the overnight shelter for people under the influence of substances. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Safe Harbour Society’s Warming Centre (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer warming centre gets busier in cold weather

Donations for gloves and winter clothing wanted

Safe Harbour Society’s Warming Centre (File photo by Advocate staff)
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