Harbor Shelter

Harbor Shelter Hastings

321 6th St East
Hastings, MN 55033
651-480-8376 (fax)

A safe place to heal and grow  

Mission Statement

The mission of Harbor Shelter is to provide basic physical needs, counseling, and protection for adolescents through a safe, secure, and structured environment. The program promotes a sense of pride, self-control, and hope for adolescents to develop a better understanding of themselves. It is our vision to enable clients to move forward with their lives confidently and productively.


The shelter program is based on the belief that adolescents who require shelter placement are in a state of crisis.  These adolescents require a safe, structured environment in which they encounter an involved and nurturing shelter staff.  The shelter staff work toward helping the client gain some perspective of their situation.  This thrust is an effort to enable the youth to feel a sense of self-control with a resulting sense of security and hope.  It is our belief that clients, who successfully relate to others as well as handling the here and now, are consequently improving their sense of pride.  Shelter clients have staff members who are available to listen, hold clients accountable, as well as generating a tone of optimism, hope and warmth.  This is done through:

  • Group discussions
  • Structured recreation activities
  • Individual counseling
  • Family session (upon request)
  • Full day school program

Adolescents are greatly influenced by their own peer group.  As a result of this influence, these adolescents deserve credit for their impact on each other. Clients can experience their significance by helping other group members work toward beneficial, achievable goals.  These group members also need to be held accountable for their own behavior and any counter-productive influence they have on others.

Eligibility Criteria

Demographic Data:  Clients may be accepted from anywhere in the State of Minnesota. Service is provided to males and females between the ages of 12 through 17 at our facility.   It is the policy of Harbor Shelter that clients will not be prohibited from receiving service or discriminated against in any way on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, income or marital status. 


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