Soul's Harbor is a 501c3 established in 1956 to help men help themselves and break the cycle of homelessness, at no cost to them. Our mission is deeply rooted in our founder, L.E. "Jake" Stembridge's, vision of a better way to support the homeless. After years of visiting missions which provided a hot meal, a kind word, and a warm bed in the evening before turning them out onto the street each morning, Jake envisioned a rehabilitation model unlike any available at the time. He and his business partner, Ralph Whittle, laid the foundations for this transformative place with a simple cottage and invited men to come rest, regain their self-respect, reconcile with God, and reconnect with their families. Soul's Harbor has since expanded to a six-acre campus with two dormitory facilities, an executive director's home, a dining hall, a meeting hall, an indoor recreation center, and a warehouse to receive donated items for the agency's four thrift stores. Soul's Harbor has an operational team of two full-time staff who work alongside 66 work program participants and 500 volunteers.
Our long-term rehabilitation and housing model provides a recovery home with tools to deal with addiction issues and strategies to overcome personal obstacles to break the cycle of homelessness. Soul's Harbor integrates 12-step programs with life skills training including healthy relationships with children, individual and group therapy, and classes on overcoming self-destructive behavior. Our work therapy program requires men to work a structured 40-hour work week and learn specialized job skills. We offer opportunities for meditation and fitness to help participants cope with stress without relying on drugs and alcohol. We offer classes on healing relationships and building community.
Soul's Harbor is recognized throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area as a leader in long-term substance abuse recovery with membership in the National Association for Addiction Professionals and Texas Association of Addiction Professionals alongside hundreds of other treatment center members.
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