Harvest House operates an Emergency Shelter, Men’s & Women’s Recovery Programs, and Step Up Transition Housing Programs. Harvest House has admitted veterans and past first responders, as well as families of these groups, into our programs.
>Hebron Books: Founded in 1992 in London, Ontario, Hebron Books merged with Harvest House Atlantic in June 2017. Hebron Books distributes the true life-stories of transformed men and women, which are sent to over 120 prisons, English and French, across Canada and into communities. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of inmates and hurting people who we serve. [https://harvesthouseatlantic.org/hebron-books]
>Hope Rallies : Hope rallies are public hope-filled and redemptive evenings hosted within a community by a number of churches. They are designed to help people “experience church outside of the walls of a traditional church”. Rallies are held in neutral locations such as theaters/community centres and all within the community are welcome to attend and participate. [https://harvesthouseatlantic.org/hope-rallies]
>Providing Meals: Meals are served twice daily. https://harvesthouseatlantic.org/community-centre
>Emergency Shelter: Our emergency shelter has 44 beds, and — beds in case of overflow. Each person has their own bed and storage locker. We have shower facilities and staff does laundry overnight. Pets are allowed under certain circumstances.
>Women’s Addiction Recovery Program: Our women’s addiction recovery program is a nine-month, faith-based program in a beautiful residential setting that seeks to engage, empower and equip women to move from addiction to independent, healthy living.
>Men’s Addiction Recovery Program: Our addiction recovery program for men is a nine-month, twelve-step residential faith-based program.
>Step Up Housing: Anyone from the Shelter or the community who is beginning a full-time job or attending further studying or training and can show themselves to be stable will be eligible to rent a room.
>Employment Skills Training: Our desire is that by providing both the skills required to move into the workforce; combined with the support to connect our guests with employers; that we can begin to systematically reverse the cycle of homelessness in our community.
>Community Gatherings: Everyone is welcome to come into our gathering space for a cup of coffee, socialization, and community information. Various events are occasionally held in the community centre, such as a movie night or a cafe night with live music.
>Chapel Services: Bible studies are hosted daily at 9 am and 4 pm. These programs are not mandatory to those in the centre or shelter, but they are always welcome to join.
>Women’s Addiction Recovery Program: We utilize a 12- step program along with several holistic components to address the whole person including formal and informal counselling, talk therapy, meditation, physical exercise, practical life skills and art/music therapy. We believe in the potential of healing for all women suffering with life-controlling issues and exist to instill hope of a productive, purposeful future.
>Men’s Addiction Recovery Program: Our 12 step recovery program is taught by committed and qualified instructors. The course is developed in steps that encourage success in overcoming the addiction. Formal and informal counseling and mentoring are provided on a daily basis.
>Step Up Housing: There are 28 rooms for men. There are also 8 rooms at the women’s residence. Each individual has their own room with a shared kitchen and bathroom. A live-in superintendent manages each site. All housing is within walking distance of the downtown core and also on bus routes. The Step Up housing program is available to men and women within our community and those moving on from our Recovery Program. They must be actively engaged in working, studying or volunteering within the community.
>Employment Skills Training: Working alongside those who require training with both soft and hard skills to find meaningful employment, this program is designed to incrementally develop skills associated with carpentry, while teaching participants how to interact with others on a job site, and basic employment skills.