1st Quarter 2018 News
2017 Statistics
Men Housed -224
Men Employed - 184
Meals Served - 245,280
Taxes Paid - $235,806.37
Child Support Paid - $38,408.68
Currently
Men Housed - 66
Men Employed - 65
A letter from the Director
We are watching Iron Sharpen Iron
Spring is in the air as we are witnessing our program and men move from good to great here in Clarksville. We kicked off the new program in January and watched it truly impact the lives of our men and staff members. The men in the program love the student lead groups, as well as our new revised classes. In the student lead group we have seen the men take the initiative to talk to one another about their struggles and their journey to recovery. We are watching “iron sharpen iron” as these men speak about their own struggles and how they have over come the temptation of their sobriety on a day to day basis. 

Giving the Lord the glory and honor, we celebrate for the first time in Safe Harbor of Clarksville history that we have maintained a population of 50 men with a waiting list. What a great honor to see all our beds filled and having a solid program to help those who God has sent us. 

We had 4 graduations and have invited many of our former students back to Safe Harbor of Clarksville to share their journeys and speak into the lives of our men. What an impact this had on our students and staff, as we listened to their heart felt testimony and journey; for the Lord to allow us watch the harvest come is such an honor. We have had numerous men accept Jesus into their hearts and lives as well as many re-dedicating their lives to the Lord.

We have secured 3 new contracts this quarter Waverly Wood, Lewis Lumber and Fast Forward. The Gap has opened the door for us to add more positions and we look forward to supplying them with many more people as the Holiday season gets closer. 

We are anxiously prepping for our Spring Revival. Pastor Kyle will kick it off for us on April 22 with many other great speakers through April 27. We know God will show up and show out and we look forward to the impact this Revival will have on all!! 
 
Director, Tatjana Gaston
Easter 2018
We want to give a HUGE thank you to Mr. Michael Price, who is a member of the Ole Skool Riders motorcycle club here in Clarksville. He came over and cooked some outstanding BBQ for our guys! When his father passed away, Michael took up his father's BBQ passion and cooks a mean selection...especially those ribs! 



Thank you to Del who came in and took care of the guys for an awesome Easter banquet!


We had 3 fortunate guys open up their easter eggs for a bit of a surprise...$10, $10 and $20 bills were in there waiting for them. I may not have hidden the eggs but they were grateful for their finds !

Congratulations  to Derek Dunn, Seth Goins and Carl Nolan!
Partner of the Quarter - Comefri
We were blessed with the partnership with Comefri and able to employ participants of Safe Harbor Clarksville in May 2017. There have been excellent opportunities presented for those who work there including rollover, benefits and access to Overtime. 14 participants have rolled over and 8 who are still employed there. Thank you Comefri!

Comefri was established in 1972 in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, of North-Eastern Italy.
Other companies have been developed in Germany, France, the U.K., the U.S.A., China and Turkey. 46 years in operation.

The company was established in Charlotte NC in 1997 as a Privately Owned US Corporation.
In 2001 the company moved to Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
In 2006 the company finalized a plant expansion (55,000 sq ft / 5000 m2) and the building of the Engineering Test Laboratory.
Comefri USA achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management certification in 2003 and ISO 14001 Environmental Management in 2012.

Student Testimony - Edward Cucuzza
"I'm not sure where to start this, I guess first I have to say that I am 44 years old and pretty much have always done the wrong thing. Well maybe not always, but more times than not. I've had a drug addiction and a "me first" problem my whole life, 4 months ago I would have honestly never been able to say that.

I've lied, cheated and stole to be able to fuel my habits and addictions. I've alienated family, friends and business associates. I've been selfish my whole life for all the wrong reasons.
Because of my selfishness everyone in my life has suffered, especially the ones I care most about. With all this being said, I walked through the door of Safe Harbor on a cold night in December after having lost my job and my place to live. I spent the last money I had on my drug choice rather than another few nights in a motel. I drove around all day wondering what I was going to do. I guess in a moment of clarity I thought to myself "I can't keep doing this anymore!". I walked through the door and didn't know what to expect. I've never tried treatment before because I always thought I could do it on my own, how wrong I was!

Clint was the first person I met here. He took the time to listen to me and how desperate I was for help. I literally said "I GIVE UP! I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO!". After a few days of getting adjusted here & my mind clearing up a little bit I started attending the classes here. I wasn't sure what Faith Based Recovery was, but having failed at doing things "my way" all my life, I kept an open mind and I'm so very glad I did.

My second Saturday here Jesus touched me. Minister Mac comes on Saturday evenings for our 6 pm class. Jesus used him to talk to me and I accepted Jesus into my life. It's made all the difference for me! For so long I was so afraid of believing in something other than myself. Since being here I realized that if you let God into your life and you truly believe in your heart in Him, His grace and mercy, that nothing is impossible.

I'm truly grateful for Safe Harbor and all of the things they have done for me. I have a warm, safe place to be, I have food, I have a job, I have a ride to and from that job. I have a staff that supports me and cares about my recovery! I found a church home at Christ the Healer that Minister Mac introduced me to. Miss Margy found me a job at AHC Hardwood that I truly enjoy. Miss G has been super supportive to my attending AA meetings, which led me to find a sponsor with whom I've connected with, and am working the steps in the program. Clint is always there for me to talk to when I need it. Bob is a great listener as well. Chaplain Mike, from the first time I spoke to him, could see that I am willing to turn my life over to the care of God. I am truly blessed to be where I am today and I know it wouldn't have been possible without the love and support I get from everyone here at Safe Harbor.

I pray that God continues to work in me and for me. Without this program I may have never received any of these blessings, and again I am truly grateful for what I have in my life now and the miracles that are happening for me."