If you are recovering from a mental illness, we will be there for you.
We have a place where you can come, feel welcome, safe and understood.
Safe Harbor recently began a new program, “Peer Bridging” as a result of a grant we received. We recently filled our PT Peer Connector position, with Jessica DelGreco. Jessica hails from Ohio State University, and brings with her experience and a network of volunteers. We are so excited to have her join our family.
I wanted to introduce everyone to Martha Spohn White, as a new Co-Chair for our Board of Directors. We are so excited to have her join the team. I wanted to share some of her background and information.
Business/Profession: Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with Clinical Supervision Endorsement (LICDC-CS); retired from career in the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems. I am currently not on any other boards nor member of any other nonprofit or civic organization.
Brief autobiographical sketch: I was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and have lived in Central Ohio for over 40 years. My professional background began in marketing and public relations and I felt called to direct service and earned my master’s degree at MTSO, Delaware, OH, in alcohol and drug abuse ministry (MA, ADAM) when the program was in its early stages. I worked for almost 30 years with the Ohio Department of Youth Services, the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in many capacities, both inside correctional facilities and in central office positions. I recently retired from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. My husband and I have a blended family of three adult children and five grandchildren. We live in a wooded area in Delaware County and enjoy spending time out of doors.
Why I want to be on the Board of Safe Harbor: I believe everyone is entitled to the resources and the support that will allow them to live their best life. As a social worker, I have worked hard to understand and practice cultural diversity and inclusion and believe these values are at the core of our expression of our humanity. Providing support to individuals with a substance use disorder or a mental health diagnosis is important to me and being a part of Safe Harbor would allow me to be of service to others. I have enjoyed a collegial relationship with the Executive Director of Safe Harbor and know her to be an exemplary individual and I would be honored to be part of the organization, filling my role as a board member. I have recently retired, so I have the time to commit to a board position.
Please join me in welcoming Martha to the organization!!!!
Angi Lee, Executive Director
Both Centers Have Reopened!
Safety first though…
Everyone entering has to answer some wellness questions
Temperatures are taken before entering the centers
Masks are worn inside at all times
Bagged lunches are sent home at the end of the day
Due to not being able to take masks off too eat or drink our hours for consumers are limited to 10 am-12:30pm each day
We still have fun daily programming planned
Staff are still conducting daily wellness checks via phone with consumers who do not come into the center that day
No Limits Food Pantry (Morrow County) – UPDATE
Beginning June 10th we will be opening up the food pantry for on-site drive thru service. Please remain in your car and someone will come to you with paperwork, we will bring the box out to you and you can load it into your car. We have changed our days, times, and procedures. Please see below:
Day: Every Wednesday
Time: 10:00-11:30/12:30-2:30 (closed for lunch)
We now will be providing 9 meals to each family every two weeks
If you have any questions or would like to make a donation please contact Angi Lee, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for the support you have given us over the years. We are proud to be a part of this community.
The mission of Safe Harbor Peer Support Services is to provide a welcoming, physically and emotionally safe environment, where Delaware and Morrow County adults with mental illness can receive peer support, socialization, education and opportunities to work on their mental health recovery…READ MORE
HelpLine: Call 211 to speak to someone from HelpLine or text “helpline” to 898211 Information and referral 24/7. Assessment of needs and linkage to appropriate resources. Always a friendly voice on the other end willing to help and listen.
Ohio Mental Health Careline 1-800-720-9616 Certified counselors and social workers will be available to provide emotional assistance to anyone struggling with mental health concerns
ScriptSolutions.net – free prescription assistance program that provides coupons on prescriptions and accepted at most major chain pharmacies across the country
If you are looking for support with your recovery, we will be there for you. To become involved, all you have to do is show up. Of course, it would be good if you if would let us know you are coming so we can give you a warm welcome. Once you come to one of our centers, you can be as active as you want to be…READ MORE
We believe in the power and effectiveness of peer support. We believe that persons who have lived with mental illness are both credible and effective agents for helping others with similar problems. When you visit Safe Harbor, you will meet peers welcoming you, understanding your struggles because they too have lived experiences. We believe you have a right to be treated with respect and dignity and have a right to have your thoughts and opinions heard. We strive to encourage self-advocacy – we all have a voice to be heard.