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Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Hope Harbour

P.O. Box 4182
Columbus, Georgia 31914

Contact Person:

Jennifer Grassler
Telephone: 706-324-3850
Visit the website at

Program Information:

Hope Harbour is a battered women's shelter that can accommodate 39 women and children. We are a temporary residential facility that provides emergency shelter and support for women, who are victims of domestic violence. We offer a variety of services to include counseling, parent skills training, legal advocacy, and assistance with housing.


We have many opportunities for students to develop programs with the women and / or the children. Some of these include:

  • Children's activities – all ages
  • Outings for children and mothers
  • Game night for children and /or mothers
  • Parenting training
  • Tutoring
  • Computer skills training for residents
  • Event planning
  • Marketing – brochures, newsletters, etc.
  • Holiday events
  • Crisis line operator

Males can volunteer; they just may not have as many opportunities. There are young teen boys in the shelter who could use the contact with a positive male role model.


Depending on position, additional training and orientation may be required. No prior experience with battered women or knowledge of domestic violence is needed. Must be 18 years old or older. An application packet completed which includes general information, 2 references, background check, and signed confidentiality agreement.


Flexible, according to volunteer's schedule. This is a 24 hour facility and is staffed 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.