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Our Annual Report 2017

Dear Friends: Our year has begun in death and life. Cold, exposure, and lack of quality health care led to two deaths in the coldest part of this winter. This past week and half, we have spent our time at… Continue Reading →

Chaplains is Hiring

Job Description: Case Manager for Emergency Cold Weather Shelter Over the winter, Chaplains on the Harbor will open as a cold weather shelter, overnight, when the temperature drops below 35 degrees. We will be open from 6pm to 9am on… Continue Reading →

Chaplains Meets Homeboy!

Homeboy Industries hosts an annual conference, The Global Homeboy Network, where organizations and groups engaging in social enterprise, reentry programs, and outreach to street gangs gather in Los Angeles to learn from Homeboy’s models and from each other. This year,… Continue Reading →

Letter from the Rev

September 2017 I just got back from an amazing trip to Los Angeles, where four of us from Chaplains on the Harbor visited Homeboy Industries, an organization that works with ex-gang members from east L.A. and gives them jobs and… Continue Reading →

Forever Evil Be Gone

We receive a fair number of poems, short stories, and art from our men and women in jail and we want to start sharing some of it with you. This was written from Washington Corrections Center, by a young man… Continue Reading →

Welcome Mashyla!

In July COH organizer Aaron Scott sat down to interview our new apprentice, Mashyla Buckmaster. Mashyla has been volunteering with us in Westport for close to two years, starting when she herself was experiencing homelessness. She now has a one… Continue Reading →

Rest in Peace, Shawn Vann

I knew Shawn almost four years, not nearly as long as most of you, but certainly as long as I’ve worked in Aberdeen as a pastor. He was a hard person not to know, honestly. I knew him as he… Continue Reading →

From the Rev

  Summer is here! After months of rain and the longest period on record without a sunbreak, the weather is finally warm. With the warm weather comes a lot more people on the street, saving up their resources and friend’s… Continue Reading →

Chaplains – Plans and Needs

Chaplains on the Harbor has been able to keep our doors open, run our programs, and retain one full-time priest and one-half time organizer through direct financial support from The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, several grants through the national church,… Continue Reading →

Aberdeen Update May 2017

Aberdeen is where Rev. Sarah first started meeting people in her ministry on the Harbor, over three years ago– in homeless camps, under bridges, in back alleys and squats. From an informal network of relationships with folks on the street… Continue Reading →

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