Providing an anchor of hope for teens and families in crisis.
Did You Know?
Hope Harbor, formerly known as Laurel House, was founded in 1985 by two women who were distraught at the sight of teenagers living on the streets of Orange County, California.
History & Mission
Hope Harbor began as an emergency crisis shelter for teen runaways. Through the years, Hope Harbor has evolved into a unique, preventive-care program providing temporary housing (12-18 months), mental health care, academic support, and all basic necessities to at-risk, homeless, or runaway teens in Orange County. More than just temporary relief, Hope Harbor not only stabilizes these teens but brings restoration to the entire family unit before their teen ends up on the streets or becomes a ward of the court system.
In 2019, due to the growing need, Hope Harbor opened Rip Tide, a second shelter home for at-risk, runaway, and homeless teen boys. Following the same successful model of the Girls Home, Rip Tide doubles our impact in the community.
From Laurel House To Hope Harbor
Since 1985, we have worked tirelessly to keep at-risk teens safe and off the streets. As we prepared to open a second shelter home for teen boys, it was time to re-think the name and our branding to reflect a program that will serve both at-risk teen girls and boys. We also wanted to continue giving homage to the founders who instilled faith, hope and love into the organization and the program. With the new name of Hope Harbor, we are embracing who we have always been: an anchor of hope for teens in crisis. Our mission remains focused on providing a home for teens in crisis, transforming lives, and strengthening families. We thank you for your continued support during this transition as we serve twice as many at-risk teens in our community.
Hope Harbor Teen Shelter Homes
Sea Glass Girls Home
Hope Harbor Sea Glass is an award-winning, family-centered, six-bed home, nestled in a cozy, residential neighborhood. The home serves teen girls, ages 12-17, who are at risk of running away, homelessness, criminalization, or human trafficking.
Rip Tide Boys Home
Hope Harbor Ripe Tide is a family-centered, six-bed home, located in a beautiful, residential neighborhood. The home serves teen boys, ages 12-17, who are at risk of running away, homelessness, criminalization, or human trafficking.
Board of Directors
Mr. Bart Hansen
Mr. Mark Conzelman
Mr. Chris Ferebee
Dr. Steven Callahan
Dr. Ralph Duff
Dr. William Guard
Ms. Jackie Nowlin
Mr. Joe Oltmans
Mr. Bryan Crain
ANNUAL REPORTS & FINANCIALS
Hope Harbor is committed to helping teens in crisis by maximizing every dollar invested into our program. To maintain our core values, Hope Harbor operates debt-free and is 100% privately funded with no government funding. We are governed by an independent Board of Directors. We are also a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).