Salvation Army of Southern California

Accessibility Navigation

Top Navigation:

Where We Serve / Cleveland's Harbor Light / Programs and Services

Programs and Services


In existence for over 65 years, the Harbor Light Complex has been a beacon of hope and help, providing services to the most disenfranchised members of society including homeless men, women and children, the alcoholic, the drug addict, and the felon.
Founded in 1949 as a 10-bed program for homeless, alcoholic men, Harbor Light had an annual budget of $11,000.  In 1970, the facility moved from its original location on Eagle Avenue to the current site at 1710 Prospect Avenue.  Today the operating budget for the Harbor Light Complex is in excess of $9 million.




Current Program success rates: (May 2013)

Alcohol Drug Addiction Services – Approximately 75% of clients move on to the next level of care.  The national average is 50%.
P.A.S.S. Program – More than 73% of men obtain permanent housing, about 50% secure jobs.  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) expectations for transitional housing is 71%.
Community Corrections Program – 70% of the clients secure employment, 70% successfully complete the program.  The average for successful completions in the State of Ohio is 69%.
Electronic Monitoring – 70% of clients complete the program.  The entire State of Ohio averages 58%.
Zelma George Family Emergency Shelter – 72% of families achieve residential stability.  Housing and Urban Development (HUD) expectations for transitional housing is 61%.
Community Corrections Program – About 88% of the clients successfully complete the program.     

line


Alcohol Drug Addiction Services

Harbor Light’s detoxification and intensive outpatient program offer exceptional clinical care at a fraction of the cost of hospital or clinic treatment.  Both programs are certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Over 1,500 individuals are assisted each year. Upon receiving medically supervised detoxification services, approximately 75% of the clients move on to the next level of care.

For questions regarding Harbor Light’s detoxification and intensive outpatient program, please contact Jim Haber at (216) 619-4699 or email at Jim.Haber@use.salvationarmy.org

line


Chapel Service

Salvation Army officers provide spiritual guidance and support that reinforces the recovery and rehabilitation process.  Traditional Sunday worship services, a Gospel Meeting on Thursday evening, and weekly Bible discussion groups compliment Harbor Light’s therapeutic environment.

For questions regarding Harbor Light’s Chapel Services, please contact Captain Christine Tilley by phone at (216) 781-3773, extension 238 or by email at Christine.Tilley@use.salvationarmy.org or contact Major Dorothy Lykes by phone at (216) 781-2459 or email at Dorothy.Lykes@use.salvationarmy.org

line

Community Corrections Program (Men)

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction licenses Harbor Light to supervise the effective transition of ex-offenders from penal institutions back into the community.  Of approximately 50 clients on Electronic Monitoring, approximately 75% will successfully complete the program. 

Roughly 115 men are finishing out their criminal sentence at Harbor Light.  Caseworkers assist the clients with securing such things as a GED, vocational training and gainful employment.  More than 69% of the clients secure jobs and effectively complete the program.                                                           

Criminal behavior is often linked with alcohol and drug abuse.  Men in this specific corrections program receive the opportunity to address the multifaceted problems of addiction and recidivism through informational classes, AA attendance, cognitive behavior therapy sessions, discussion groups, music therapy sessions, life skills workshops and attention to spiritual development.  While most men are primarily from Lorain County, the program also includes men from the Cuyahoga County Jail Reduction Program.  More than 80% of the clients successfully complete this program.

For questions regarding Harbor Light’s Community Corrections Programs, please contact,  Debra Winston by phone at (216) 781-2529 or email at Deb.Winston@use.salvationarmy.org or Matt Bechtold by phone at (216) 619-4693 or by email at Matt.Bechtold@use.salvationarmy.org

line


Community Corrections Program (Women)

This program follows the same guidelines as the men’s corrections program.  Caseworkers are now assisting 20 women with securing a successful reintegration into society.

For questions regarding Harbor Light’s Community Corrections Programs, please contact, Debra Winston by phone at (216) 781-2529 or email at Deb.Winston@use.salvationarmy.org or Matt Bechtold by phone at (216) 619-4693 or by email at Matt.Bechtold@use.salvationarmy.org

line


Kitchen & 3 Dining Rooms, Men’s, Women’s & Staff

Kitchen staff prepares and serves over 980 nutritious meals a day.  Special diets are accommodated and bag lunches provided to the residents as needed.

For questions regarding Harbor Light’s Kitchen & Food Services please contact, Dennis Giroski by phone at (216) 781-2458 or by email at Dennis.Giroski@use.salvationarmy.org.

line


P.A.S.S. Program (Homeless Men)

The Pick Up, Assessment, Shelter & Services (P.A.S.S.) program is accessible to homeless men who are interested in establishing income, participating in an alcohol & drug-free environment, developing personal goals, independent living skills, and establishing permanent housing.  Case managers work with each client to increase training/abilities and develop life-changing skills.  75 men are in P.A.S.S. and can remain in the program for up to 2 years.  More than 73% of the men obtain permanent housing and about half secure gainful employment.

The program promotes equality among all individuals.  No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, or national origin.  The length of stay varies according to the personal goals of the individual.

For questions regarding Harbor Light’s P.A.S.S. Program please contact,  John Wolak by phone at (216) 619-4709 or by email at John.Wolak@use.salvationarmy.org

line


Project Share (Transitional Housing for Men)

Residents pay a monthly fee based on their financial resources.  Group and individual meetings foster self-sufficiency.  Of approximately 18 residents, 70% move into permanent housing within 3 to 9 months. 

For questions regarding Harbor Light’s Transitional Housing Program please contact, John Wolak by phone at (216) 619-4709 or by email at John.Wolak@use.salvationarmy.org

line


Zelma George Family Emergency Shelter

One of a few intact family housing programs in Cleveland, thirty-five families are accommodated in the Zelma George Shelter. Licensed social workers, case managers & a housing specialist proviee a wide range of supportive services to the clients.

About 72% of the shelter's families achieve residential stability.

For questions regarding Harbor Light’s Zelma George Family Emergency Shelter, please contact Barbara Butler by phone at (216) 781-2441 or by email at Barbara.Butler@use.salvationarmy.org