Safe Haven CEO, Glenda Bradley, and Director Ingrid Wimberly hosted an open house on Sept. 13, to introduce the organization’s newly state certified reentry facility to Liberty County.
The Safe Haven Life Center facility, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, became certified as a Reentry Partnership Housing Provider in April 2018 through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Community Supervision.
Apostle Glenda Bradley, Pastor of House of Refuge Church, said, “We purchased the two-story house in 2001 for the sole purpose of providing a place of refuge for those in the Hinesville community who found themselves homeless. After much consideration and consultation with various reentry advocates and organizations in 2017, we decided that the facility would be dedicated for the utilization of men returning from state prisons across Georgia.” During the application process Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes submitted an affidavit of support and the Liberty County Department of Planning and Zoning submitted an affidavit of Proper Zoning Compliance.
In addition to providing safe and adequate housing for its residents, members of the House of Refuge Church support these returning citizens through mentorship, connections with community resources and daily life skills sessions. Wimberly stated, “Various statewide agencies, such as the Healing Communities of Georgia and State Office of Community Supervision and the local Liberty County Reentry Coalition, have already toured the facility prior to the official open house. As the Safe Haven Life Center Director, one of my goals is to ensure our residents are equipped to return to their communities with a transformed mindset and empowered to make positive choices going forward in their lives.”
For details, call 912-432-0345.