National Volunteer Week: A Thank You Note from the Safe Haven Staff


It is officially National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014. This week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. And it is about expressing [...]

You Make Us Feel Like Dancing! Dancing for Safe Haven is April 12.

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The Fifth Annual Dancing for Safe Haven is April 12 at Lowes Vanderbilt Plaza. Cue the music, the dancers, the glitz, and yes, the glamour. Dancers are practicing, votes are coming in for online favorite, tickets are being sold and Loews Vanderbilt is gearing up for an outstanding dinner and dancing event! We have had [...]

Homes for Families – Blessed and VI-SPDATed!

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Safe Haven is excited to be part of Nashville’s new goal to house 50 families and 50 individuals through a new Coordinated Entry System (CES). This new campaign is part of the 100,000 Homes Campaign and will run from February 10 to May 28, 2014. During this time, Safe Haven has been making changes to [...]

The Final Miles- Run/Walk with Us

Through generous community partners and donors, our Widen our Welcome campaign to fund the shelter expansion is almost complete. We are coming into the final stretch and the finish line is almost in site. I can’t help but think of those last miles of the marathon.  If you have ever run a marathon or watched [...]

Fall 2013 Newsletter: Expressions of Gratitude

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Below are excerpts from the Fall 2013 Newsletter articles. Please click ‘read more’ to view the full article. Download the pdf of the Fall 2013 Newsletter by clicking here. Our theme for this issue is “gratitude.” We are thankful for all those who participated in and donated to our Widen Our Welcome campaign. We are [...]

Thank you for making the 9th Annual Hike for the Homeless a success!

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There are many, many thank you’s to go around for the success of our Hike for the Homeless. We want to thank our sponsors, donors, hikers, volunteers, board and staff. We also want to give special thanks to our emcee, Vicky Yates; to the Danny Salazar Band for the wonderful music; to Niki G Fitness [...]

Strengthening Parent-Child Relationships at Safe Haven

Hannah Evans is the Senior Case Manager at Safe Haven.

At Safe Haven Family Shelter, we are not only expanding our capacity in terms of the number of families served, but we are also improving the services we provide. In addition to expanding the program team to provide more comprehensive support for the families and creating a children’s program, we are now offering Parent-Child Interaction [...]

Scenes from a Hike

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November 2nd marked my 5th Hike as executive director of Safe Haven. I’ve attended four – missed last year when I was in Israel for a long-time planned trip. I knew then as I did now that the staff “had this.” Stacy, Rachael, Trey, Brandy and Stefanie knew how to recruit volunteers, set up logistics, [...]

Rattlers, Triggers, Brain Structure, Hope and World Class Services

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“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller Last week the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and Safe Haven sponsored an all-day workshop in Trauma Informed Excellence. We have longed claimed we are a trauma-informed agency, but after the training, I realized [...]

Why Hike for the Homeless?

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We are in high gear getting ready for our 9th Annual Hike for the Homeless! What does this mean? Well, on our end, we are asking for donations, securing food for the Hike, fine tuning logistics, recruiting volunteers and most importantly, asking people to create teams to support our Hike…and our mission. We know that [...]