The Harbor House shelter in Kingman, Arizona was thrilled to be gifted 5 quilts for the shelter in December. Jonathan Allred, 16, made the quilts as part of his Eagle Scout project. Allred, a sophomore at Lee Williams High School was able to present the quilts during the Holiday Open house at the shelter on December 17th.
Harbor House, a program of Arizona Youth Partnership began in 2012. The main focus of Harbor House is to address the needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families in Mohave County and its surrounding rural communities. The program is built on the principles of positive youth development, emphasizing the strength of each individual and family unit served. Harbor House offers temporary shelter for up to 21 days to 50 runaway and homeless male youth each year. The center currently has four (4) beds available for emergency shelter. Harbor House also reaches youth through several outreach activities throughout the year. In addition to safe temporary shelter, Harbor House hosts weekly youth sessions focusing on life skills and character development utilizing the Botvin’s Life Skills curriculum . Harbor House provides a safe environment for youth to regroup and chart a new course in their life. Harbor House works with youth and their caregivers to create an individualized life plan to either reunite youth with their families or another trusted adult. Components of the plan may include personal goals, counseling, job skills, drug and alcohol education and academics.