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About Us

Dawn Sharpe has been working with several ministries for years in teaching, counseling and supporting women in need. In that time, she had found it difficult to meet their growing needs, concerns and dilemmas, whether they were spiritual, emotional or economic struggles. In all, their struggles caused significant changes in their lives and has caused them, in some cases, to be homeless, jobless or both.  These women have a slim to none chance of getting themselves back to a place where they could feel safe, comfortable and self-supportive, falling into a cycle of poverty thus making the wrong choices. After personally experiencing her own daughter and grandchildren’s struggles with these same issues, God placed a burden on Dawn’s heart to provide a safe haven for single and displaced women struggling with homelessness and hopeless situations; to step out in faith to a new level. In Dawn’s journey to maintain transitional housing and rehabilitation for these  women and their children, the reality of that hope continues through Sharpe’s Haven. Her vision is that God will bless the ministry and help it to grow in an awesome way.   

 

Testimonials

"After being in DETOX , it was time to release me. I had now where to go, so I thought my family didn't want me, because I caused them so much pain and damage, Michigan was a thought, but I knew it wasn't the answer. My counselor at DETOX made a few phone calls to transitional housing one in particular stood out above the rest and I decided to give Sharpe's Haven a try . When I walked through the door of Sharpe's Haven I felt lost, upset and angry, and didn't see how I was going to get better? I felt hopeless as far as having a future I could not see one; Scared, lonely and ashamed of what I had done, I was a horrible mother, daughter, sister and friend, I wanted to curl up and die, I felt my eyes were closed and mind shut down. Within one week I started to see some light and with the help of my roommates, Mrs. Sharpe, my family and close friends I decided to give Sharpe's Haven a chance. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. I started to face what I had done and was ready to put it behind me as part of the program I was requested to attend Sunday services, I knew I needed help from someone other than myself, I began praying for the lords will in my life and strength to carry me through, I desperately wanted to be a good mother to my daughter and soon saw changes in our relationship and new everything was going to be ok as long as I depended on the lord my savior, he has brought me closer to my daughter, my family and helping me to be a better friend. Today 11 months later I feel a sense of belonging to Sharpe's Haven. I am a better person and a working process.When I walked through the door of Sharpe's Haven I felt lost, upset and angry, and didn't see how I was going to get better? I felt hopeless as far as having a future I could not see one; Scared, lonely and ashamed of what I had done, I was a horrible mother, daughter, sister and friend, I wanted to curl up and die, I felt my eyes were closed and mind shut down. Within one week I started to see some light and with the help of my roommates, Mrs. Sharpe, my family and close friends I decided to give Sharpe's Haven a chance. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I started to face what I had done and was ready to put it behind me as part of the program I was requested to attend Sunday services, I knew I needed help from someone other than myself, I began praying for the lords will in my life and strength to carry me through, I desperately wanted to be a good mother to my daughter and soon saw changes in our relationship and new everything was going to be ok as long as I depended on the lord my savior, he has brought me closer to my daughter, my family and helping me to be a better friend. Today 11 months later I feel a sense of belonging to Sharpe's Haven. I am a better person and a working process.
- Tammy"

Thank you to Board Members:


Yvonne McGriff-Treasurer
Marie Richardson
Jerone Philbert

Gwen Akins