Those We Serve
Seafarers’ House serves the maritime community throughout the year. We are a place of welcome offering spiritual support and practical services to those that arrive at Port Everglades. Get to know some of the seafarers we serve.
A career at sea may sound like an exciting life. Tales of travel and adventure await. But it also can be a lonely and sometimes even dangerous one. Seafarers are often away from their families for months at a time, missing important milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries and sometimes even the birth or death of a loved one.
When they come into Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, these mariners can be secure in the knowledge they have somewhere to go and someone with whom to speak. Seafarers’ House is a safe, friendly place where crew members and the port community can seek guidance, connect with their communities and families via free WiFi, relax, and get emergency help if needed.
We provide access to pastoral care and counseling, emergency assistance, local ground transportation and everyday items through our pastoral team and our on-shore and on-board services. Those who may not be able leave their ships due to time constraints or visa restrictions have access to our services from their vessels through our ship-visiting program.
Seafarers’ House serves as a second home for all crew members regardless of where they are from, or where they are going.