A word from our director –
Last year the mission experienced a lot of challenges, changes and transitions. I am excited to report to you that those experiences were all related to improving our program to provide the best care possible to the men, women and their families of the Clarksville community. Of course you know that Safe Harbor’s primary focus over the years has been the men directly in our program. However, we have grown to a place now where God has open doors and given us great opportunity to extend that care to those outside of our residential program. This has been accomplished through our in-house sub-program called FaithWorks which assists non-residential participants with job opportunities, employments skills classes, also counseling and social support through our Chaplains office. Our care for in-house- and non-residential clients has been intentional toward meeting individual needs whether personal or social economic. So far since October of 2015, we have aided over 500 Clarksville residents through our FaithWorks initiative and through faithful partners such as Macy’s and Electrolux. That number is only something God could have orchestrated. It was a privilege to be able to help so many families through the holiday months, which for some it their most trying part of the year.
For the men directly in our program we are looking forward to the spring and summer weather. Much has been plan for recreation this year, such as; boating, fishing, trail walks and hikes. The purchase of the new coach bus has given us the opportunity to do some local touring activities in Nashville, Bowling Green KY and surrounding areas. Later this year, we will attempt to implement an exercise program, so wish us success!
As Pastor and Director, I wish to express my appreciation to have the opportunity to serve in such a capacity. When people are the focus of serving, is there any greater calling?
Pastor Gary Kenney
Our revival on May 8-13 was a well-timed and needed event. We needed a refreshing from the Lord, and the impact He made through the revival is evident in the community, our participants, and even our own staff. From the men, we have seen a greater bond with each other, encouraged spirits, and even a hunger to share what they learned about God with others in the community. Not only do the men have a renewed sense of the purpose God has for them, four participants made the public profession of being baptized. A big thank you to all the those involved to make this week a success. We appreciate House of God Church for hosting and also want to thank the following for making this event possible: Downline Memphis, The Lighthouse, Pastor and Mrs. Ron Smith, Evangelist Thelma Jo Williams, Clarksville Community Church, and Church in Clarksville. Please continue to pray for us at Safe Harbor to hear from the Lord and serve His people in our care with a kindness that reflects Him. See you in March of 2017 for the next Revival!
– 2015 Statistics-
Men Housed – 161
Men Employed – 121
Meals Served – 54,570
Taxes Paid – $147,340.36
Child Support Paid – $14,700.36
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Safe Harbor of Clarksville . 108 Kraft Street . Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone 931.503.2000