Hope Harbor Celebrates 20 Years of Service


This week, Hope Harbor is kicking off their 20th year serving Grand Island and surrounding communities.

The organization works to help women, children and families get what they need to succeed on their own.

"Hope Harbor seeks to not only give thehomeless a place to sleep, and food to eat, but to teach the life skillsnecessary to become self-sufficient," Melissa DeLaet, Executive Directorsaid. "We provide intensive casemanagement, tailored to each individual or family's needs and experiences."

Originally known as the Community Humanitarian Resource Center, the name was changed to Hope Harbor in 2004. They offer various programs to suit the needs of those seeking help at the shelter.

"We [case managers] are ableto connect our residents with the various community resources that they needand that are available to them" explained Sadie Nielsen, Case ManagementProgram manager. "We have programs in place to continue to serve the needs ofthe homeless and near homeless of this fine community."

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