Safe Harbor Shelter’s Monthly Birthday Bash!

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Safe Harbor Shelter residents had an awesome birthday party this month, celebrating the 10 residents who have an August birthday!

This is the second time Safe Harbor Shelter has had a birthday bash. The first one happened last May and was orchestrated with the help of a former Safe Harbor Shelter resident and her church, Central Peninsula.

“I must tell you, it feels so glorious to be back there and be with the residents,” says the former resident herself. “Not only did the residents have a fun time, we (volunteers) had so much fun spending time with them too.”

Carol Laughlin, Samaritan House’s Director of Volunteers, says they plan to continue putting on this event as long as it as it makes the residents happy.

Safe Harbor Shelter is Samaritan House’s 90 bed emergency homeless shelter located in South San Francisco. Homeless individuals 18 years and older and from San Mateo County are permitted to enter the shelter on a first-come, first-served basis. The shelter is operated in collaboration with the County of San Mateo Human Services Agency.

 

Peninsula Food Runners in the news

Wonderful story about our friends at Peninsula Food Runners on ABC7, featuring Samaritan House’s Safe Harbor shelter, its residents, and staff.

Since 1987, the Food Runners helped deliver excess perishable and prepared food from businesses such as restaurants, caterers, and corporate cafeterias and deliver it directly to organizations that feed the homeless. We appreciate this group’s continued support of our shelter throughout the years!