20 N. Matlack St

West Chester, PA 19380

Need Shelter?

Call 211 or 1-855-567-5341


Business Office

Volunteer at Safe Harbor

Volunteer Opportunities 
Safe Harbor was founded by a group of concerned citizens in 1992 in response to the plight of homeless people who were routinely sleeping on the Courthouse steps and around the downtown area of West Chester. We continue to effectively serve the homeless with both volunteers and professional staff. From preparing and serving meals, to working with our residents in the shelter, volunteers account for over half the time dedicated to helping people who come to us seeking shelter and rehabilitation.

Please contact Melissa at volunteers@safeharborofcc.org or 610-340-1183 to learn more about volunteering at Safe Harbor of Chester County.
Stay Tuned! Safe Harbor Golf Classic – Golftoberfest
Our Safe Harbor Golftoberfest 2023 and there are spots available especially during the hours of 3-7 pm. If you or anyone you know might be interested in volunteering at our registration table, helping with golf contests, or distributing awards during the ceremony, please sign up here: Golftoberfest Volunteer Sign Up!
For more information about the fundraiser, if you know of anyone who likes to play golf as an individual or on a team or would be interested in sponsoring the event, please contact volunteers@safeharborofcc.org or 610-340-1183.
Donation Drive
If you and your family, friends or co-workers would like to take up a collection of essential items for our shelter, here is a list of our current needs: Safe Harbor Wish List
Before stopping by the shelter, please call first to schedule your drop off at 610-692-6550 x105.
In-Person Events
Would you and your co-workers like to raise money for Safe Harbor? As a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we must raise the majority of our funds through grants, mailings, donations, and events.  It truly takes a village, and with your help we can continue to provide much needed shelter, food and services to many single men and single women each year.  Help us by conducting a fundraiser in person (safely of course!) Examples for this are a craft sale, bake sale, bowl-a-thon, 5k walk/run, to help raise money for Safe Harbor. If your neighborhood, school, university, faith-based organization or other group that you are affiliated with gives you the opportunity to conduct fundraisers on site, this will be a wonderful way to involve the community and support a great cause. Please follow local safety guidelines for planning events.

Create a Virtual Fundaiser!

Anything from a simple Jeans for a Cause (for example, each person pays $5 to wear jeans at work) to a Virtual Fundraiser such as a Virtual Coffee Break, Virtual Concert, Online Dinner Party, Online Auction, Virtual Race, Virtual Movie with a film that’s linked to theme of homelessness, a Virtual Class or Workshop (i.e. crafting, baking), we would very much appreciate your efforts in helping Safe Harbor raise funds. 

Fundraisers & Events 
If you wish to raise funds for Safe Harbor (Create your own Fundraiser!) or to get involved in our annual events call Melissa at 610-340-1183.