SunTrust Foundation Provides $25,000 Grant to Safe Haven Family Shelter

SunTrust Photo 2 (1) 2017Funding will provide programs including workforce development to families experiencing homelessness

Safe Haven Family Shelter (SHFS), the only shelter-to-housing program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that serves families experiencing homelessness, is proud to announce that the SunTrust Foundation has presented the organization with a $25,000 grant that will provide comprehensive education, counseling and support for families experiencing homelessness.

In its 33rd year of service, Safe Haven delivers services to couples and single parent families with children up to 18 years of age, and can assist up to 55 families at a time. Families receive comprehensive program offerings that address the two greatest barriers for families experiencing homelessness—workforce development and obtaining affordable housing.

“I am so grateful that the SunTrust Foundation recognizes the importance of our mission and what impact our transformative services can have on the families we serve,” said Joyce Lavery, CEO of Safe Haven Family Shelter. “Safe Haven is proud to partner with SunTrust Foundation to offer innovative programs such as workforce development that has the power to move a family from homelessness to stability. Together, we can work to provide solutions on a larger scale to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our community. This funding creates opportunities for clients to attain job skills, certifications, education and, often, for the first time, to develop a career path that will promote long-term financial and housing stability.”

“On behalf of the SunTrust Foundation, we are pleased to provide Safe Haven with this grant to help them provide support and education for those who are experiencing homelessness,” said Rob McNeilly, CEO of SunTrust. We hope that the counseling they receive helps to build their financial confidence and provide the inspiration and resources their families need.”


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