History of Harvest House Transitional Centers:

1992   Harvest House was established with the Freedom recovery program for men with 15 beds located off of 15th Street.

1994   A site was purchased and the Freedom program was expanded with six beds for women

2000  The men’s facility was expanded as we purchased and renovated six apartments off of Euclid Ave, adding 16 more beds

2001 The men’s facility was expanded once again with the purchase and renovation of twelve apartments off of Riverside Drive, adding 48 more beds

2003  The women’s facility was moved to larger facility, adding seven beds

2004  The women’s facility was expanded again at the current location, with the building of a new facility, adding office space and 7 more beds, totaling 22 beds for women

2005  The beginning of a newly designed men’s facility at a new location began

2007  The first phase of new construction added one two-story building at the new men’s facility

2008  The second phase of construction added a two-story duplex, Riverside Drive apartments were sold

2010  The last phase of construction added two more two-story duplexes. With the last phase of construction completed we now have 72 beds for drug & alcohol treatment for men located on one campus.

2010  Six apartments previously purchased are utilized as transitional housing for graduates of the Freedom program

2011  The start of the Grant Per Diem Program for 24 Veterans who are homeless through the Department of Veterans Affairs

2012  The start of the Post-Release Prison program funding housing and treatment for recently released prison inmates.

2013  Purchased and renovated 22 apartments for low-income families. Purchased an additional four apartments for graduates of the Freedom program. Awarded grant funding from Department of Housing and Urban Development to utilize 14 apartments for permanent supportive housing for families who are chronically homeless.

2014  As one of Dr. Robert Marbut’s 12 recommendations, Harvest House Family Haven was opened on October 1, 2014. This was the first “brick and mortar” recommendation fulfilled. The Family Haven serves as an “emergency room” for families who find themselves with no safe place to sleep and who’ve exhausted all other housing options.

2015  In April, purchased 18 foreclosed unit on the 2700 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. These units will be renovated and used to provide service-enriched housing for homeless U.S. Military veterans and their families, homeless families, and unaccompanied youth.