About Us

Raise awareness. Serve those in need.

Breaking the cycle of poverty by giving a hand-up and not just a hand-out, SafeHouse Outreach (SHO) is a nonprofit organization that aims to transition people from homelessness to a point of stability and independent living.

SHO provides practical, emotional, and physical assistance and support for the in-need and at-risk, and helps integrate them back into society through time-tested programs. This is made possible by selfless, generous, and loving SHO staff, volunteers and friends.

Our History

Recognized by mayors, governors, and the President of the United States, the SafeHouse Outreach offers a hand-up and not just a hand-out, and is active in finding a solution for those in crisis. Nationally and internationally, the SHO is sought-after to replicate their efforts in other communities.

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Our Mission

The mission of SafeHouse Outreach is to help people experiencing homelessness to transition to self-sufficiency. We are committed to effecting real change in the lives of those marginalized by society by providing a hand-up, not just a hand-out.

Our Vision

SHO’s vision is to be the premier service provider sought after by the homeless community built on the principle: Love God and Love People.

Our Values


Every person has a story. Within all stories are moments worthy of honor. We choose to find and celebrate each person’s past and present moments of success.


Life is hard. We choose the courage to speak openly and engage all people no matter their similarities or differences.


We choose to show empathy in action to all those we interact with. This is commonly referred to as compassion.


As those we serve live below societal norms, we choose to implant dignity and self-worth into all those we serve.


Wholeness and freedom are found when a caring heart speaks and walks hand-in-hand with you in complete and sometimes painful truth. We choose truth over all options.


We choose a life of learning, knowing that when learning ends, dying begins.


Pure love holds every life higher than your own. When all else fails, we choose love.


Philip Bray


Josh M. Bray


Yvonne Baxter

Development Director

Nolan English

89Ellis Director
Homeless Services

Dennis Russell

Urban Nation Director
Volunteer Services

Victoria Machar

Urban Nation Coordinator
Volunteer Services

Don Gibson


Phyllis Hughes

89Ellis Case Manager
Homeless Services

Joe McCutchen

89Ellis Pastor
Homeless Services

Denise Rogers

Development Officer

Melissa Holcombe

Office Manager

Quiana Hawkins

89Ellis Service Coordinator
Homeless Services

Takima Howze

89Ellis Admin Asst
Homeless Services


Rufus Chambers, Jr.

Investa Services

Philip Bray

SafeHouse Outreach

Paul Breslin

Vice Chairman
Principle Horwath HTL

Jim Contardi


Scott Cathcart


James Cathy


Michael Draa

Warbird Consulting

Karen Handel

Former Secretary of State
The Handel Strategy Group

Wade Hughes

5Q Partners

Susan Knox

Corporate Connections

David Osunkwo, Esq.

Oak Grove Consultancy, LLC

John Sewell

CKS Packaging

Gavin Smith

Strategic Advisor

Laurie Wong

Reflections of Trinity Inc.