Hearts for a Safe Harbor
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Children & Youth, Health, International
Location: PO Box 280 Canfield OH 44406 USA
Mission: Hearts for a Safe Harbor, founded in 2004, is currently raising funds to construct Safe Harbor House in Gulu, Unganda to fulfill the many needs of the youth and the people of the community. These needs include; traumatic counseling for youth due to 21 of years of war and children being forced into armed conflict at the age of 7 or 8, counseling for the adults of the community who have lost their children to war, suicide, alcohol, and drug prevention, and skill training. Safe Harbor House will serve as a place of peace and healing for the community and all will be welcome.
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5 people found this review helpful
I am the treasurer for this non-profit. I volunteer this service. I have been involved since late 2006 when I asked Julie (the founder) if she could use a treasurer. She was most grateful for my offer and asked if I would like to go with her to Gulu!! I was excited, to say the least! So, in the summer of 2007 I traveled with Julie and her husband, Jerry to that remote part of the globe. What I saw there has changed my life forever. The Acholi people of that area are the most beautiful people I have ever met. They are truly kind, loving, faith-filled, and scarred. The Lord's Resistance Army wrecked havoc upon them for over 20 years! So now, Hearts for a Safe Harbor is trying to help those youth most affected by that war to bounce back. They have an Ugandan director, Nancy Lamunu, that is working very hard with those youth...to build their self-esteem...to learn the truth about HIV/AIDS...to become active, productive citizens. So, please pray about this organization. Help in anyway you can. God will bless you! Thank you. Gerianne Klepfer.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Need lots of help!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Actually knowing/meeting the youth involved.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
WOW - it could build a permanent location in Gulu to help the youth for a very long time. And it could expand its reach to other vulnerable youth in other parts of the globe.
Ways to make it better...
I didn't have a full time job elsewhere. I plan to dedicate more time and energy once I retire in a few years.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Getting continuous financial support.
One thing I'd also say is that...
God loves all the children of the world and wants those of us who are better off to help those in need.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
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