Seafarers' House at Port Everglades is open throughout the year as a safe, friendly place where mariners can connect with their communities and families, relax, seek guidance 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. Every mariner that arrives in Port Everglades is welcome at our center.
Shoebox Christmas is one of our most popular annual events. Last year we distributed more than 1,100 shoeboxes to visiting mariners. The decorated shoeboxes, created by community members and volunteers, are filled with toiletries, sundries and practical goods. For many mariners, it may be their only Christmas present while away from home. Many local community organizations partner with us to provide toiletries, decorate boxes and distribute boxes aboard the vessels throughout December.
Port Everglades is a central part of Broward's heritage and future. Visitors coming through the port are an essential part of our economy and history.