NORTHERN MICHIGAN – Harvesting food and supplies is a way for community members to support people in counties Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego seeking refuge at Safe Home when their home is not a safe place to live.
The Safe Home is staffed and operated 24/7 by the Northern Michigan Women’s Resource Center. It is a place of safety, support and care for victims of domestic violence and their family members as they regain control of their lives.
Last year, the Safe Home met the daily needs of families using this vital service and provided more than 4,800 meals at no cost. Food and supply needs are crucial and ongoing, according to Haley Schneider, director of the agency’s housing and advocacy program.
“We encourage community members and groups who wish to support families at Safe Home, to donate grocery and supermarket gift cards or make a financial contribution. We’ve found that this kind of support allows staff to buy exactly what they need, as the need arises,” Schneider said.
Non-perishable donations will also be accepted. The Safe Home Needs List is available on the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan website at wrcnm.org.
Harvest Food and Supply Drive donations are accepted at the agency’s main office at 423 Porter St. and at Gold Mine resale stores in Petoskey. Financial contributions can be made online at wrcnm.org/give or by mail.
For more information or to arrange an item pickup, please call (231) 347-0082.