Harbor58 is a safe haven that provides resources and support for youth aging out of foster care by empowering them to achieve their full potential.

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭58:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

 
 

Our Why

Harbor58 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded to address a problem

which continues to grow in our community - helping foster youth aging out of foster care to

transition successfully into adulthood.

Statistics tell us that many of these young adults are struggling:

  • 54% will get their high school diploma (limiting most job opportunities)

  • 1 in 5 will be homeless within 1 YEAR

  • 1 in 4 will be incarcerated within 2 YEARS (limiting future housing & job opportunities)

  • 71% of women will be pregnant by age 21

  • ONLY 3% will earn their bachelor’s degree (despite 70% desiring higher education)

  • 50% will be unemployed by age 24

 
Cooking Class

WHAT WE DO

FIND PURPOSE

Equipping youth to discover their identity and purpose

LIFE SKILL TRAINING

Helping students get ahead and transition successfully into adulthood

RESOURCES

Provide resources and meaningful support to help them achieve their dreams

LAUNCH PLAN

PHASE 1

Completed:

Assembling our board, branding and website. 

Assemble initial “launch team”, Promotional/Fundraising Plan, Raising the initial $100,000 to begin land development.

VOLUNTEER ROLES NEEDED:

Fundraising Lead

Grant Writer

Promotions/Advertising Director

PHASE 2

Est. 3-4 Months to Complete

COMPLETED:

Prepare building plans and budget. Develop detailed plans for capital campaign. Begin working on the grant applications, curriculum, finding community mentors/teachers, developing our contract/application process, and mentorship training.

VOUNTEER ROLES NEEDED:

Architect

Current Phase

PHASE 3

Est. 5-6 Months to Complete

Complete the permitting process. Kick off large scale capital campaign, general fund-raising campaign, and media push. Start taking applications/nominations for our first 2-3 residents. Begin to establish community partnerships for jobs and career support.


 

VOLUNTEER ROLES NEEDED:

Application Review Committee

Mentorship Director (train/recruit)

Resident Intake Process Lead

On-site Family/Case Manager

Community Partnership/Career Support Director

PHASE 4

Est. 6-9 Months to Complete

Est. 9 Months to Complete

Land development, roadways, utilities completed. We will continue to take applications/nominations and interviews. Finalize Life Skills curriculum and migrate content to online learning portal. Continue to develop community partnerships for internships/jobs. All capital campaign funds are raised.  


 

VOLUNTEER ROLES NEEDED:

Webpage Developer

PHASE 5

Est. 6-9 Months to Complete

Build the main house and first 2-6 cottages.  Select our first (2-3) residents. Continue to develop community partnerships for internships/jobs. Finalize our online learning portal. Train 3-6 mentors. Solidify community partnerships for jobs and career support as well as life skills instructors for the first year’s curriculum.

VOLUNTEER ROLES NEEDED:

Mental Health Director

3-6 Mentors

PHASE 6

Est. 2-3 Months to Complete

All support services, curriculum, contract in place. Finalize all of the last-minute details, from creating welcome baskets to furnishing the homes. Any loose ends tied up to make sure that we’re ready to start. 


Welcome our first residents and the real work begins!

Blueprint
 
Male Student

Get Involved

From a committee to mentoring, there is a space for everyone to do something

One time, monthly or in honor of a loved one you can give any amount. Want to leave a legacy? Commit to be part of the FOUNDING MILLION with a $2000 donation 

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CONTACT HARBOR58

‪(941) 840-0394‬

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