Safe Haven has 30 years of experience in the changing field of family homelessness with proactive programs, evidence based practices and trauma informed care. We increasingly play a leadership role in education and advocacy to address this community-wide issue.
Safe Haven is the only shelter-to-housing program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that accepts the entire homeless family. We keep the family together and provide comprehensive services that empower them to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Safe Haven helps families experiencing homelessness by providing for their immediate needs of shelter and stability. We operate through effective and results-driven programs, integrating services that are evidence-based. Our housing first model, coupled with wrap around services is designed to give families the necessary tools to achieve lasting self-sufficiency, stable employment and secured housing. All of our housing programs begin in shelter. We have 10 spaces for families with children in our Shelter. Following a housing first model, we begin a housing plan when families enter shelter. Though multiple community grants, we are able to assist approximately 30 families at a time with housing in the community.
“Safe Haven is about preventing, reducing, and intervening in family homelessness with evidence-based and community-based solutions.” – Joyce Lavery, Executive Director