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Safe Harbor receives funds for a new shelter facility

The 45,000 sqft facility is “one-of-a-kind” in SC and will triple Safe Harbor’s capacity thanks to funds from TD Bank, The Innovate Fund, and the SC Community Loan Fund.

A rendering depicting the new Safe Harbor Facility with lattice work and the signature green butterfly.

This building will bring all of Safe Harbor’s services under one roof. | Rendering provided by M Peters Group

Safe Harbor — a nonprofit dedicated to helping those who have experienced domestic violence — is getting a new, 45,000-sqft shelter facility at Gordon Street Mill.

Developed by the M Peters Group, the new space will triple Safe Harbor’s capacity, will put all its services under one roof, and will “allow the co-location of partner agencies” that serve clients.

According to CEO of Safe Harbor Danny Varat, the facility will “be the only one of its kind in SC, and one of the few in the United States.”

Local and state organizations supported the shelter with these investments:

  • $8 million ($2 million in New Market Tax Credits allocation + a $6 million investment) from TD Bank + TD Community Development Corporation
  • $10 million (in New Market Tax Credits allocation) from SC Community Loan Fund
  • $6.5 million (in New Market Tax Credits allocation) from The Innovate Fund

Construction on the building should be complete by April 2025. Learn how you can help.

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