Blue Water Safe Horizons is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Port Huron, Michigan. As St. Clair County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, BWSH offers shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse.
A society in which intimate-partner and sexual violence no longer exists.
The mission of Blue Water Safe Horizons is to increase awareness of intimate-partner and sexual violence and its effect on the community, to empower those victimized by providing advocacy and safe and effective services, and to work for social change through education and community collaboration.
Organizational Values and Guiding Principles
Blue Water Safe Horizons has organized the development and delivery of its services around some core values. These values are designed to help establish and maintain the highest degree of professionalism and service to survivors. Diversity and inclusion is integral to the mission of this organization. As Blue Water Safe Horizons works to build relationships with survivors, community members, and each other based on integrity, honesty, and openness, members of this organization will continuously and sincerely demonstrate respect for all individual differences, rights, and choices. Furthermore, members of Blue Water Safe Horizons will value equity, inclusion, and dignity for all.
We believe everyone has the right to live their life free from all forms of violence and abuse. We seek the elimination of domestic and sexual violence and actively promote non-violence in the community.
We value an individual’s ability to make their own choices and support their journey to self-sufficiency. We provide non-judgmental services and use all available resources to improve the lives of survivors and empower them to create an independent life, free from violence and fear.
Respect for Individuals
We work to build our relationships with survivors, community members, and each other based on integrity, honesty, openness, and respect for individual differences, rights, and choices.
Blue Water Safe Horizons believes that it can demonstrate new, creative, and innovative ways of supporting, serving, and assisting people. Innovation, creativity, and inherent risks involved in doing things differently, but responsibly, are the hallmark values of Blue Water Safe Horizons.
Despite the requirements of running an agency with various programs and lines of authority, those connected to Blue Water Safe Horizons believe that everyone affiliated with the agency can offer perspective, insight, and input into improving what we do, how we serve and support people, and the quality of our efforts.
The aspiration of excellence is also an important value. Excellence is grounded in the quality of our efforts to serve, support, encourage, and recognize one another as important contributors to the overall success of Blue Water Safe Horizons. Improvement requires continual work in monitoring and, as necessary, modifying our policies, procedures, and practices.
Blue Water Safe Horizons sees itself as a valued and integral part of the community it serves. We seek meaningful ways to provide human services in response to under-met or unmet needs and strive to serve as a resource to further the well-being of the community.