We Only Have Today LLC
Safe Harbor is managed by We Only Have Today LLC, and its co-founders: Mark Saffran and David Wells. Both men understand the importance of making sober living homes available for addicts in recovery and have decided to dedicate their retirement years to making more sober living homes available for recovering addicts.
"We are dedicated to being a positive, beneficial part of our local communities,” says Mark Saffran. "We have proven, through our prior successes in providing safe, secure residential sober living facilities, that we can be a truly good neighbor and a valuable asset to communities significantly impacted by the opioid crisis and other forms of addiction. Our essential services have been warmly received by our host communities and we are truly appreciative.”
Donald A. Malone, Jr., M.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine and President, of Lutheran Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, concurs with Mr. Saffran's assessment of the valuable role of Safe Harbor as an asset to northeast Ohio communities. He states in a letter:
“They are effectively helping those afflicted with addiction/alcoholism to stay clean and sober and become productive members of society. Their model stresses accountability, responsibility and community involvement in a structured, supervised and well-run environment.”
Mark Saffran, Owner, Saffco Consulting LLC; Co-Founder Safe Harbor Sober Living Solutions
Mark Saffran is currently acting CEO for EndoSkill Consulting Group, an organization that provides a consortium of learning materials relating to dozens of essential skills needed for modern employment. He also consults with several early stage ventures.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Mark has extensive and diverse professional experience. He has spent more than 38 years in the health care arena working for several Fortune 500 companies. Mark provides proven expertise in hospital and nursing home sales and executive positions. From 1989-2001, he was a senior member of multiple early stage health care company ventures. From 2001-2011, Mark was the CEO of an early stage international healthcare start-up. He was also a member of the Leadership Cleveland class of 2011. He joined Minute Men HR in 2012 as a sales representative, serving as a product specialist for Minute Men’s health care clients while also being responsible for sales in other verticals as a payroll and HR generalist.
Mark’s personal recovery journey began in December of 2012. He is extremely active with a number of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups throughout the Cleveland Area. He is a clinical volunteer at the Cleveland Clinic, has served as secretary, chairperson and advocate for several AA groups, and leads a 12-step workshop on a monthly basis. Mark sponsors several men in various stages of their sobriety and has daily contact with sober members of Alcoholics Anonymous.
David Wells, Owner, HR Consulting Group LLC; Co-Founder Safe Harbor Sober Living Solutions
David Wells currently owns a consulting company that specializes in assisting employers with their Human Resource challenges.
A graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, David spent 12+ years in various roles with Minute Men HR. He began as a Sales Representative and was promoted to Regional Sales Manager, Director of Sales, Executive Director of Sales and Vice President of New Business Development. David was fortunate enough to be a part of a startup division and helped grow the division to more than $25 Million in annual revenue during his tenure. Prior to Minute Men David had a 15+ year successful career in the medical imaging industry, specializing in radiology supplies and equipment, ultrasound systems and imaging software. David spent the early part of his career with Siemens Medical Systems, Hewlett Packard and Philips Medical Systems: all Fortune 500 companies.
David’s personal journey of recovery began in December of 2005. He recently celebrated 14 years of uninterrupted sobriety and served on the Board of Trustees at The Lantern Center of Recovery for several years. The Lantern is a residential treatment center that more than 60 men call home. He is a volunteer at the Cleveland Clinic Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center at Lutheran Hospital and has been involved with the Cleveland Clinic treatment program since “day one” of his sobriety. David regularly attends fundraisers, social events, AA meetings and consistently works with new member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Mark and Dave’s combined professional training, executive experience and successful management backgrounds enable them to operate the Safe Harbor organization in an effective, efficient, fiscally responsible manner --- and in keeping with the mission of Safe Harbor’s: “To provide a safe, sober living environment to anyone that suffers from alcoholism or addiction regardless of one’s economic situation.”
Safe Harbor Norton, an Ohio nonprofit 501c-3 organization dedicated to providing a safe, sober living environment to those who suffer from alcoholism or addiction. Safe Harbor depends largely on private donations and public grants. For additional information about Safe Harbor Norton or Safe Harbor Cleveland, contact: