2021 International Day of the Seafarer

The Day of the Seafarer, which is one of the annual United Nations observances, was first established in 2011 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Since then, the IMO has introduced different methods to tribute to the world’s mariners and thank them for their untold contributions to society and the global economy. The theme of the 2021 Day of the …

Long-Time Supporter Cliff Berry II to be honored at the 25th Annual International Golden Compass Gala

Cliff Berry II

For more than 20 years, Cliff Berry II has dedicated his time and passion to Seafarers’ House. This year, the native Floridian and life-long Fort Lauderdale resident will be honored with the non-profit organization’s prestigious International Golden Compass Award. Berry is President and CEO of Cliff Berry Inc., a Fort Lauderdale company founded in 1958 that offers environmental services. He has …

WISTA USA – Florida Chapter Asks you to ‘Move 1.6 for Seafarers’

WISTA USA Florida Chapter logo

To celebrate seafarers, who keep global trade, goods and materials moving we the Florida Chapter of WISTA USA challenging you to a “1.6 for Seafarers” movement challenge in honor of the 1.6 million seafarers around the world! Your support will help provide care and comfort to seafarers by raising funds for Seafarers’ House. All are invited to join in the …

Weathering the Storm – An Update on 2021 SFBLL

Like many of you Seafarers’ House weathered one of the toughest storms of its history over the past year, and the storm has not yet subsided.  Thanks to people like you, Seafarers’ House had the strength to keep moving forward when it mattered most to seafarers. Virtually and at the docks, we welcomed crew, provided pastoral support, delivered packages from …

Seafarers’ House Breaks Ground on New Place of Welcome

Seafarers’ House broke ground recently to mark the start of construction of their new 15,000 square foot Place of Welcome for mariners in Port Everglades.  Scheduled to be completed later this year, the $4.5m facility will provide all the services that have been offered previously in a new, bigger, comfortable home away from home, plus an education center, a cafe …

Lesley Warrick to Retire as Seafarers’ House Executive Director; Jennifer Stewart Named as Successor

Stewart to assume Executive Director role on January 1, 2021 Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades is pleased to announce Jennifer Stewart as executive director, following the retirement of Lesley Warrick on December 31, 2020. Warrick has served as executive director of the Port Everglades-based nonprofit since 2005. She joined Seafarers’ House in 2004 as a public relations executive. Under her …

Lesley Warrick Interviewed on Shipping Podcast

Seafarers’ House Executive Director Lesley Warrick was interviewed for the 140th episode of Shipping Podcast with Lena Göthberg. The interview was released on June 25, 2020, a day early, in honor of #DayofTheSeafarer, to give a little extra attention to those that are working so hard at sea. You can listen or download to the podcast on the Shipping Podcast …

Celebrating Father’s Day

With so many marooned mariners in our care, we decided to make our regular visit a bit more special for Father’s Day this year!  Father Sandy and Erika visited the seafarers at the Fort Lauderdale hotel, distributed goodie bags, and offered prayers and blessings.  With our regular visits, our team has gotten to know many of the marooned seafarers very …

Virtual Religious Services

It’s been a busy month here at Seafarers’ House.  We’re still caring for seafarers marooned in Broward and Miami, but we’ve been able to move forward on a new project to help care for seafarers at sea!  This month we’ve collaborated with Carnival Cruise Lines to pilot a virtual religious service program.  This exciting program brings online, live-streamed multi-faith services …

Bringing Music to Marooned Seafarers

Our mission to aid seafarers stranded in South Florida continues to grow.  As of this week, we’re working with care teams to support 55 seafarers throughout Fort Lauderdale and Miami.  Thanks to the generous support of our business and faith-based community, we’ve been able to bring homemade food and a bit of fellowship to the seafarers.  This week Pastor Steve …