Thank you! Your Volunteerism is a Work of Heart.

shfs volunteers

Happy National Volunteer Week!  The Webster definition of a volunteer is: “a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.” As I reflected about the many different volunteers we have at Safe Haven, so many words came to mind to describe their characteristics. Then, I thought I’d be nifty and stick it into a [...]

Hope for the Holidays: Ways to help Safe Haven

Blessings with Bows

“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”  -Winston Churchill. This time of year, folks are checking their Christmas lists, spending time with friends and family, and looking for opportunities to give back to the community.  Safe Haven Family Shelter is greatly appreciative of each and everyone [...]

Volunteer to help with the Hike for the Homeless!


It’s that time again!  It’s time to grab your hiking boots and join us for our eighth annual Hike for the Homeless. The hike is a great opportunity to come out and show your support for Safe Haven. This year’s hike will be on November 3rd at Edwin Warner Park.  A lot of moving pieces [...]

Volunteer Voices: “Love without condition; Give without expectation.”

billy 8-14-12

Stefanie Tinnell is the Community Relations Manager at Safe Haven Family Shelter. Billy is one of those people, that when you meet him, you’ll never forget him.  His laugh and outlook on life inspires us all.  Recently, Billy has faced a lot of challenges.  Through it all, he remains strong, positive and an example to [...]

Our Volunteers are Excellent!

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week.  I can’t think of a better way to honor and brag on our volunteers than to announce our EVE Certification. This certification is the first of its kind in the nation!  EVE, Excellence in Volunteer Engagement, recognizes nonprofit agencies in Davidson County that have exceptional volunteer programs. Excellence [...]