Souls Harbor is a Faith-based transitional living facility dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men with dignity and respect for each individual.
Structured programs encourage positive life changes with a focus on spiritual growth, continuing education, sustainable employment and life management (including recovery from substance abuse).
Together, men can find a new way of life and restoration as productive members of the community
In 1988 Art Jones of Joplin, Missouri, approached Joe Hewgley, current board chairman, about the need for a Christ-centered men's shelter in Rogers, Arkansas. Mr. Hewgley donated his equity on the property. Mr. Jones offered his ministerial expertise and Souls Harbor of Rogers was born. After Mr. Jones passed away, God led Hewgley to keep the shelter open and bring in Max Hook, who served as director for eighteen years. During that time, generous donors and volunteers developed the property and expanded the facilities to serve homeless men (and at times women).
Over the years, Souls Harbor has served over 17,000 meals and 8400 nights of lodging to over 2,000 people. Hundreds of food baskets and clothing have been distributed to the community as well. In 2012, God showed Joe Hewgley that the time was ripe for a new vision and a new growth for Souls Harbor. Joel Atchison, the new on-site director, is merging his passion for community development and his youthful energy with the wisdom and experience the board has gained over the last two decades. The combination has been dynamic and exciting!