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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Hope Harbors mission is lifting people to lives of self-sufficiency. This is accomplished through new beginnings which start by providing a safe, calming, nurturing and supportive atmosphere. Hope Harbor''s mission is meeting the needs of the homeless through wide community recognition, support and involvement. It is by the wise stewardship of resources and the financial security of the agency that Hope Harbor continues this mission.

Programs: Hope Harbor programs include: 1). Shelter Program for families, women, children that provides emergency and transitional shelter, meals and intensive case management; 2) Emergency Services Program to assist the needy with vouchers, transportaion, medical assistance, donations, 3) Central REsource and Referral Program that offers information and referrals, 4). Immigrant and Refugee Resettlement Program that helps New Americans to settle successfully in our region ,5). SOAR Education program that teaches basic living skills, including budgeting, parenting, GED, healthcare, spiritual life, nutrition, etc. (

Community Stories

38 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The ladies at Hope Harbor do an excellent job serving their population. They CARE. They are PASSIONATE about what they do and DETERMINED to make a difference. They are well organized, do a great job keeping the community involved in their happenings, and best of all are a hands down, professional, organization.

Board Member

Rating: 4

I have been associated with Hope Harbor for only a short amount of time but have been impressed with how many people have been helped. Hope Harbor not only provides food and shelter but gives people the tools to save money, find a job and supporting themselves.

Board Member

Rating: 4

Hope Harbor provides a opportunity for those in need to get a second chance in life. As a board member for the past 5 years, I have watched the organization grow and fill a great need in our community.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hope Harbor is an organization that provides services to those who need it most. The services provided help individuals to not only have a roof over their head and food to sustain them but also a very solid educational program which gives them the tools needed to obtain and sustain self sufficiency. The organization gives back to the community in many ways by assisting people that are homeless and near homeless to pay back money owed, gain skills to obtain employment and rebuild their lives.
The Executive Director and staff along with the Board of Directors consistently work to continue to make the organization better and to further build upon the programs offered.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

Hope Habor provides a vital service to the community of Grand Island. Their employees passion and dedication is a testiment to the great work they do!

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a board member for over six years and have volunteered many times when the help is needed, be it painting the renovated building, helping out in the office answering phone calls or helping out with donated items. The clients have been super and are great to work with. I've had a few times that I just needed to sit down with the clients and listen to their stories of how their life had been before they came to the shelter to seek the help they needed. They are very thankful for all the great things that they have experienced at the shelter be it the financial planning classes, paying off their bills, seeking a job, cooking classes, and just the day-to-day things they need to be responsible for and how to take care of themselves and/or their children. The clients appreciate that they have a place to call a temporary home, hot meals, clothing, and then moving on to be self sufficient and to find a place they can call home once they are back on their feet and feel they can make a real life for themselves.

Hope Harbor is a non-profit organization and depends greatly on community support with monatary donations, food, clothing, bedding, furniture, and other household items.

After working as co-chair on the Capital Campaign, we found that some of the community never heard about Hope Harbor. We got the word out about the great things Hope Harbor does and had a very successful campaign which has moved the shelter to be a well known place in our community and the support we receive it good, but there are always needs and with a full shelter and the bad economic times, help is always needed to keep the shelter open.

Hope Harbor is very dear to my heart and I will continue to be there for them in any way needed.

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the Board at Hope Harbor for nearly three years and am currently serving as the Board Treasurer. I chose to serve and continue to serve on this Board because of the essential and effective services it offers to women and children of our community. Hope Harbor not only provides shelter for those families in immediate need, but then provides these women with training and resources to become self-sufficient, productive members of society.

Sean-Bigb B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just knowing a few of the people who work for Hope Harbor has opened my eyes to the immediate needs of Women in trouble. I cant imagine having to live in a car with a child, or out on the streets with a baby. The things Hope Harbor can provide for these women is nothing short of amazing and I am pretty sure most of the people they help feel the same way!!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a health care provider, I have seen the effect that Hope Harbor has had on several families. Single moms learn parenting and financial skills and get a boost in their self respect while living at Hope Harbor. I appreciate the staff there helping to facilitate care while keeping the client ultimately responsible for themselves. Hope Harbor's mission is needed and appreciated in our community!

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the Board of Hope Harbor during this last year. Prior ot that, I did volunteer work on the new building renovation. I love this program. Besides offering shelter, Hope Harbor provides education and life changing programs to residents to help make them independent when they leave the shelter. Temporary help is often needed in any community but it is most important to offer the means to succeed beyond the temporary help, and Hope Harbor does that for those at the shelter. Lynn Rathjen