frequently asked questions

What does Harbor House Ministries do?

Harbor House Ministries provides quality, individualized personal care, community living supports and housing for adults with severe mental and physical impairments. Services are paid for through Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Disability Income or Private Insurance.  

What is the Cove?

The Cove is a program of daily activities and therapies designed to promote independence, physical health and well being, and community involvement.  Each person at the Cove has set his/her goals and works toward those goals.

What is Harbor House Ministries' vision?

Harbor House Ministries believes each person is created by God to serve a unique purpose.  We provide the individual with the opportunity for an enriched life, lived to its fullest.   The vision of Harbor House Ministries is to assist individuals with severe multiple impairments by responding to their individual hopes, dreams and preferences.

How does Harbor House Ministries operate?

Harbor House Ministries was founded by families, and family involvement is a key element in our operations.   We do not seek to replace the role of family in an individual’s life; we wish to partner with families to enhance an individual’s opportunities for growth and independence.

When a new resident moves into Harbor House, the resident and his/her family or anyone he/she chooses will sit down with the Harbor House team to create a care plan.  This plan addresses the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the person.  Next, the resident’s family is asked to spend at least the first three days at Harbor House during waking hours to assist the resident in communicating his/her preferences to our staff.  We work very hard to honor the individual’s unique preferences in their daily routine and personal care.

Residents and/or their guardians also meet regularly to discuss the operations in the home, and make suggestions for improvements.  The chairperson of each resident/guardian council then meets with Harbor House Ministries’ administrators to discuss any improvements or changes that may be needed.

What are some of the unique features of Harbor House Ministries?

Our homes were built and designed with input from adults with severe multiple impairments and their families, so they are completely accessible. Some of our homes’ features include:

Our operations are also designed by residents and their families. Some unique features include:

Who regulates Harbor House Ministries?

"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

- MATTHEW 25:40