The Harbor House is super excited about our new outreach- A Creative Arts & Life Skills Center for teen girls in our community! The apartment will also provide independent living at an affordable rent for two college age females, giving them the opportunity to be a mentor to the younger girls who participate in The Resource Center.
"Current after school programs are limited, if not obsolete, in the area of creative arts exploration and hands-on life skills training. We will offer a unique venue for teen girls to interact, especially those not inclined towards sports or other extracurricular activities."
As part of our need for the teen center, we had a myriad of wonderful donations given to us:
- Heggs Furniture in downtown Hart Michigan donated approximately $3,000 in beautiful furnishings for the apartment the center activities will be held in.
- The LeBarge-Beeber Family Fund donated $1,000 in response to The Community Needs Wish List to help purchase needed appliances for the culinary classes that will be part of the center as well.
- We also received a $2,500 grant from The Carol Foundation to replace windows. The window replacement was done with excellence, through a local contractor- Reed Custom Construction.
- Another $1,690 was given as a grant from the Oceana Youth fund and the Child Neglect and Abuse Prevention fund of the Community Foundation for Oceana County. This generous gift was used to purchase all the major kitchen appliances for the Teen Girls Resource Center.
We feel so blessed to have such an amazing support team and we thank God for surrounding us with such loving friends.