To be a volunteer you must be at least 18 years or older to answer crisis lines and must be able to pass a background check. Younger people can also help out by starting a donations drive at their local school or church to help raise items from our needs list.

By becoming a volunteer, you can answer the crisis line, be a sexual assault first responder and help maintain the shelter according to written house guidelines, interact with the residents and assist with children or provide a child care during women's group. You can also receive and record donations and help care for the property.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to make a difference

We Currently have an excessive amount of canned vegetables, pasta, feminine pads, tampons and toothbrushes.

Donations can be dropped off at 905 1st Ave South, Escanaba (906)789-1166

Monthly Needs List

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For some, volunteering is a chance to make a difference, a way to give back to the community. Volunteering at the Safe Harbor not only gives you the chance to give back, but to become a part of a great cause. If you would like to volunteer please download our volunteering app today and email it to If you are interested in a specific tast like only helping out with the up keep on the shelter, only answering doors and phone or helping out with children's group, please state that on your app.

Children’s Group Activities: 

  • Tie-dye
  • White tee shirts
  • Individual packed snacks
  • Hulu Hoops
  • Big Bouncy Balls


  • Sugar
  • Juice (orange or grape)
  • Caffeinated Coffee
  • Chicken and beef
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Children's Juice
  • Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip

Special Request

  • Pillow Protectors
  • Twin or full mattress protectors
  • Grocery store gift certificates for perishables
  • Gift Certificates for hair cuts
  • Tums, Ibuprofen, Children's Medications


Another way to get involved is to join our board. Become part of the discussion and help make a difference. Download the app below and email it to

Become a Board Member

Household Items

  • 8,13 & 30 -gallon garbage bags
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Floor Cleaner & Carpet Shampooer Cleaner
  • Paper Towel
  • Coffee Filters
  • Quart and Gallon Ziploc Bags