Grand Opening at Harbor Light joins Philanthropy & Community Together

The Salvation Army opened the doors to the brand new $1.2M George Wesley and Harlene Buchanan Education Wing at the Harbor Light Center in Northeast DC. The new education center promises to enhance greatly the transformational work happening every day at the 18-year-old facility, and paves the way for Harbor Light to fill all 136 beds at the facility. The fifth floor space was previously unfinished.

National Capital Area Commander Major Lewis Reckline said, “The new Buchanan Education Wing provides much needed space for additional classrooms and office in a place where our community’s men and women who are struggling to overcome addiction can get the help they need to heal and move forward with their lives. The Salvation Army is extremely grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan for their kindness and generosity, and for helping our neighbors in need.”

The George Wesley and Harlene Buchanan Education Wing has new offices where Harbor Light’s skilled staff provides ongoing case management to clients at every level of recovery.

Established in 1997, the 136-bed Harbor Light Center provides residential and outpatient comprehensive substance abuse treatment to men and women, with support services for homeless individuals. More than 1,000 local residents received life-changing assistance last year to get their lives back on track.