Happy New Year to you and your family! As the year ends we want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and be thankful for the support you have shown us. We wouldn't be here without you.
4th Quarter News

Men Housed - 86
Men Employed - 82
Number of Graduates - 31
Number of Baptisms - 32
Letter from the Director, Gary Kenney
2019 was a record year for the Safe Harbor of Erin. We reached a new milestone in Client Service, retaining intakes and seeing men complete and graduate the program. That’s a testament to the commitment and compassion of our staff, partner agencies, supporters, and volunteers. 

Our Leaders at corporate have invested quality time providing operational standards and policies that has helped us greatly in providing excellent service and care for our clients. Our facility is honored to be recognized as the Ministry of the Year, Most Graduated, completing the year with over 124 graduates. Our Transportation department with Coordinator of the year, in addition to our Reliable office with Reliable Coordinator of the Year. Thank you Lighthouse Ministries for even honoring me with Pastor of the Year. 

The question is now, where do we go from here? This is the time of year where we take a moment to evaluate our success over the past year and identify areas where we can improve. 

Thank you for making 2019 a remarkable year! Our dedicated staff has done an incredible job of expanding services to our clients while strengthening our current programs and services. In 2020 we will make available to the clients Adult Education Services, such High School completion to continuing education services after receiving a diploma. 

Thank you to all our community churches, businesses, and volunteers for wholeheartedly being a part of Safe Harbor Erin. We are looking forward to much more in 2020!

Gary Kenney
Program Director

Christmas in Erin
Staff Christmas party kicking off. Pastor Kenney sharing a bit of his heart with us.
Breakfast on Christmas Morning
This is how our family here at Safe Harbor of Erin celebrates Christmas!
December Celebration Sunday
Thank you to The Garden Church of Clarksville for hosting our Celebration Sunday this month!
We had a record number of graduates this month! 17!! Congratulations to Billy Milam, Daniel Wright, Michael Terry, Dustin Lynn, Dusty Potts, William Worley, Zachary Nance, David Bradley, Daniel Mason, Russell Schrimsher, Michael Smith & Rodney Hancock!
Happy December Birthday to Crews Barber, Christopher Cottner, Christopher Gilbert, Justin King, Paul McNeal, Ronald Qualls & Charles Totty.
Our Reliable of the Month was Billy Milam. Client of the Month went to Alex Baker.
Dorm of the Month goes to Dorm 17!
Erin Awards
We are very proud to say that Safe Harbor of Erin received many great awards for 2019. Those included:

Ministry of the Year
Director of the Year
Reliable of the Year
Transportation of the Year
Admissions of the Year
The Finish Line Award

And a huge congratulations to Jay & Margy on their engagement!
Partner of the Quarter - Magnum Manufacturing
Magnum is a company that produces metal stamping and raw metal seat frames and doors for the automotive sector. Magnum is a great company and has supported the community for a long time in Houston County.
Magnum is another great company that has partnered with us here at Safe Harbor Erin to provide full time jobs to our clients and give them a second chance on gainful employment when they graduate our program. We currently have 13 clients working there through our Reliable Back to Work program. Safe Harbor Erin is honored to name Magnum Mfg. Partner of the 4th Quarter of 2019.
Had a meeting with Tamara at Tennsco, and before I left they had donated a trunk full of uniforms complete with work coats. They also gave us stockings for all the guys and stuffed animals for the guys to give their kids for Christmas. What a blessing Tennsco has been to Safe Harbor Erin! Thank you Tamara, Jennifer and Kim for all you do for us and thank you Tennsco. On behalf of Safe Harbor, I wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas! - Reliable Director, Jason Butts
Hurricane Creek Baptist Missionary Church blesses Safe Harbor of Erin this morning with brand new tables & chairs. Words could not possibly express our appreciation. Thank you!
Thank you to Debbie and Robert Powers who sent us a HUGE order from Amazon of ear plugs, gloves and safety glasses! There was no name attached when it showed up and it took us a few days to track down who sent it but it was them!
Thanksgiving 2019
Papa’s BBQ was at it again! They donated chicken, ribs and BBQ for the clients here in Erin the night before Thanksgiving! The guys ate great! Thank you Jr and Darlene for all your support!
Thanksgiving day is off to a great start here in Erin! Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, cinnamon oatmeal and orange juice for the guys. It’s another great day to be clean and sober!
Thank you Robert & Debbie Powers and Josh & Anna Holman for cooking and serving our men. What a wonderful Thanksgiving reuniting families!
November Celebration Sunday
Thank you to Erin United Methodist Church for hosting our Celebration Sunday!

Congrats to our graduates - Randall Koski, Robert Chapman, Phillip Warren, Kyle Collins & Kevin Fox!
Congrats to our Reliable of the Month Andres Bojorquez!
Congratulations to our Client of the Month - Corey Cottrell!
Happy November Birthday to Michael Cantrell, Hershel Wilkes, Isaiah Reed, Jonathan Hall, Anthony Floyd, Kenneth Kight, James Rollins, Dylan Fuller, Travis Jackson, & Daniel Wright!
Dorm 10 was our Dorm of the Month! Great job guys!
Our guest speaker, Colton James, preaching on "Limiting an Unlimited God"
Client of the Quarter - Toyal Crawford
My name is Toyal W. Crawford. I started at a young age involved in church, singing for Christ. As life continued on as a teenager I strayed away from Christ and became involved with the wrong people. Then at the age of 16, I met a beautiful girl that I am still blessed to have in my life with two beautiful daughters. When I became 18 years old, drinking became a major problem in my life, but God gave me another chance.

I did not appreciate the things he did for me, and I started back drinking until the age of 30 years old. I gave up alcohol for 17 years at the age of 47. I relapsed on alcohol and started using cocaine as well. This last time around my life had become miserable due to alcohol and crack cocaine.

I take this time out to thank God for giving me another chance, and Safe Harbor of Erin for believing in me to give me a second time around. If it had not been for the staff of Safe Harbor of Erin, I would not be here today.
A Look Around Erin
Thank you Pastor Scott for giving us a message on the birth of Jesus and the hope that came into the world on that day..Amen!

Safe Harbor Erin had 17 men take the step of baptism December 22!
Our own Joseph Messer gave a moving word Sunday night on " Our Hearts, His Pleasure". What a powerful encounter with our Father. Over 15 new Salvations.
Listening to one of our Clarksville graduates, Michael Cameron, share his testimony and field questions from current clients... Priceless!
Pastor Scott explains his recent stay at the Hospital and is very transparent with the guys about his struggles and his healing of a very rare cancer. Yet takes a word from Jeremiah 18:4 "And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it".....Amen!
A special shout out to the ladies from the Houston Co. Health Dept. who took the time to come to our facility here in Erin to administer free flu and hep a vaccines to the clients. Thank you Houston County for all you do for Safe Harbor Erin.
Thank you Pastor Benny for the great word on truth, and Client Toyal Crawford with that anointed voice ushering in the moving of the Spirit...Amen!
Re-dedications and first time decisions today!
Spotlight Staff of the Quarter - George Vanzandenberg
George started as a program Coordinator with Safe Harbor of Little Rock AR, working with Pastor Charles Simms. He was very sufficient in his role processing clients who came to the program through Probation services. As George developed and grew with the ministry he was asked to move to Clarksville, Tennessee facility as the program coordinator working with then Pastor Gary Kenny.

During his time in Clarksville, he not only was proficient at program duties, he learned and became very well versed with our collaboration software program Podio. Moving on in his time with Safe Harbor, George was given the opportunity to relocate to another one of our facilities located in Nashville. There he worked as the Program Chaplain. As Chaplain he exhibited his love for God and was passionate when he expressed himself during chapel services. His commitment to his faith he always shared with the clients and staff.

Later as a new Safe Harbor opened in Erin Tennessee, again George heeded the call to assist with the needed personnel to staff our new Facility in Erin. Today he has become a well-groomed professional at his job, and because of his excellence at what he does the Erin team stands now as a top-rated facility. 
October Celebration Sunday
Congrats to our graduates - Colton Ewing, Anthony Anderson, Dustin Gordon, Patrick Lewis, Billy Joe Farley, William Hibbs, Trevor Scott, and Greg Heath !
Happy October Birthday to Christopher Beckenbach, Daniel Bowles, Christopher Gandy, Donald Greeson, Raven Heggie, Terry Nunley, Eric Richardson, Michael Terry, Joseph Wideman, and Patrick Wilson!
Our Reliable of the Month was Dustin Work!
Our Client of the Month was Anthony Donahue!
Dorm of the Month went to Dorm 10! Great job guys
Fall Revival 2019
Night 1 - Chaplain kicking it off here in Erin for our Fall Revival!
Night 2 - Thank You Kayla Krumm for leading our worship and Pastor Sonny for presenting the word on our second night of revival at Safe Harbor Erin
Pastor Chuck really inspired us about Jesus and the woman at the well, ‘the power of a secret” he quoted. Thank you Pastor Chuck!
Night 4 - Wow!! One of our own speaking tonight here in Erin. Joesph Messer talking about the importance of loving Christ with all our heart, soul, mind AND STRENGTH.
Want to thank Pastor Scott for ending our revival week, and the moving of the Spirit in our guys tonight. We Baptizing 6 new brothers....this is what it's all about..Amen!
Upcoming Events
Jan 17 - 29, 2020 our annual event, Battle in the Saddle, will take place in Tunica, MS. This is held each year at the Paul Battle Arena & Expo Center. This is our largest fundraiser and we would love to have you attend if you are able. Come see some of the fastest cowboys & cowgirls compete and give back to Safe Harbor!

Learn more about Battle in the Saddle at www.safeharborevent.com