Lafayette Be The Change Spotlight :: Introducing Safehouse

This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight” I’d like to introduce you to Safehouse, an organization whose mission is to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ by ministering to the needs of our neighbors.  Whenever and wherever there is a need, the goal of the Safehouse family is to meet it.

How Safehouse Got Started::

Started in 2014, Safehouse has focused on reaching the needs of a variety of disadvantaged communities in North Lafayette.  What began as an outreach to provide meals for low resource neighborhoods has expanded to include administering a chapter of Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program; using a mobile hot dog cart to feed the homeless of downtown Lafayette; and providing resources and supplies to area treatment centers, shelters, and foster care programs.  These programs have regularly fed 225 people per month, and 300 unique individuals participate in Celebrate Recovery’s 12-step program each year. After seeing the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol on area families, Safehouse decided to launch its first sober living home, which is currently scheduled to open in early 2021. 

What Does Safehouse Do in the Community ::

Safehouse’s current project is to open Safehouse Sober Living, a Christ-centeredtransitional living home for those recovering from substance use disorders.  Safehouse Sober Living uses a holistic, multifaceted approach to recovery.  This approach, outlined by the acronym SAFE, provides resources, support, and accountability in these 4 areas: Sobriety, Activism, Financial Health, and Education.

How You Can Support Safehouse ::

All Safehouse outreach programs rely solely on community support.  Donations of the following items are always accepted {Please call 337-232-3974 for drop-off information}:

  • Gallon-sized green beans
  • Gallon-sized corn
  • Gallon-sized corn
  • Gallon-sized pork n beans
  • Gallon-sized chili (no beans)
  • Gallon-sized pickle spears
  • Gallon-sized jalapenos
  • to-go plates
  • plastic forks
  • disposable napkins
  • XL hot dog trays
  • Squeeze bottles of mustard
  • Squeeze bottles of ketchup
  • Squeeze bottles of mayo
  • Cases of bottled water
  • Cans of Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, 7-up, or Root Beer

Financial donations may be made via the Safehouse website HERE. One hundred percent of the donations collected are used for operating costs; there are no administrative fees or paid staff.  Volunteer opportunities and supply requests are also posted as needed at Safehouse’s Facebook page.

Learn more about SAFEHOUSE::
Website • Facebook • Instagram

If you’re interested in nominating an organization to be featured in our Lafayette Be the Change Spotlight, please email us at [email protected].


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