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Safe Harbour was created through a collaboration among several human service providers who, in the fall of 1985, came together to create a long-term housing facility in Cumberland County.

After months of planning and community input, the coalition established Cumberland County Coalition for Shelter, Inc., on February 17, 1986. The name of the organization was changed to Safe Harbour, Inc. in June 2002.

Safe Harbour is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We serve clients without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

Safe Harbour is governed by an independent Board of Directors and derives its financial support from individuals, organizations, churches, fees paid by residents, commercial rents, investments, foundations, federal and state grants, as well as the United Way. Annually Safe Harbour, Inc., invests significant funding in the facility to improve the quality of the lives of the residents.

Safe Harbour continues to change and grow as we provide services to the homeless and potentially homeless of Cumberland County.