Joan Lewis, Executive Director – (417) 623-2550
Teresa Paul-Lingle, Secretary – (417) 623-7927
Jan Burres, Cook – (417) 206-0196
Residence Hall – (417) 623-4358
Soul’s Harbor was established in 1982 by Dr. Art Jones and
his family when he saw the need of a “shelter” for the homeless men, women and
families of the area. Soul’s Harbor is
guided by a board of directors from the community and local churches. Soul’s Harbor receives no government
assistance and is totally supported by churches, organizations, businesses and
concerned individuals for the plight of the homeless.
“To operate a Christian mission for the homeless and less fortunate to provide shelter, food, clothing, Christian counseling and to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to hurting individuals.”
Soul’s Harbor has chapel services each evening at . A pastor or lay people from area churches conduct the nightly service. Chapel is mandatory and has been since opening the Harbor in 1982.
Two meals a day are served – 7 AM for breakfast and for dinner.
Residents of the Harbor as well as those of the community
who are in need are welcome to come in and partake of that which God has so
graciously provided. The dining area is
Those who are in need of housing may check in at
Food baskets and personal items are also given out to those who come to Soul’s Harbor in need for their families. Furniture, bedding, box springs and mattresses, clothing, shoes, school supplies and miscellaneous household items are also given away when available.
The Soul’s Harbor administration building is located at
In this building are the offices of the Executive Director, Administrative Assistant, pantry, chapel and storage.
Applications are currently being taken for Soul’s Harbor’s
Christmas program for children.
On average, 33 people per day are housed at Soul’s Harbor. Two meals per day are provided and those who work are provided with sack lunches.
So far in 2007:
- 526 adults (101 of them veterans) and 72 children have been housed at Soul’s Harbor
- 10, 598 meals have been served (39 per day, 433 sack lunches given)
- 7,713 nights of lodging (29 per day)
- Food baskets for 3, 159 families (5, 859 adults & 2, 921 children)
- School supplies for 199 families (462 children)
- The Hand’s Up program has helped 753 families with gas vouchers and clothing for work
- 1, 134 families have been helped with charity and other help