Hearts for Homes Appreciation Breakfast

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We were excited to honor our Hearts for Homes Partners at an appreciation breakfast. Their contributions have helped Safe Haven to garner community support, build capacity and most important, give families a place to call home. It was an honor to celebrate and recognize these partners’ commitment. Our housing partners play a vital role in making [...]

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

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Funding 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 [...]

Poverty Simulation: Bridging the Experiential Gap

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The poet John Keats once made the claim that ideas understood strictly through writing are just words “until they are proved upon our pulses: we read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone through the same steps as the Author.” When our bodies go through an experience, that experience [...]

A Visit to Explore! Community School for a Poverty Simulation

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Last week, I along with Safe Haven/Catholic Charities VISTAS Frankie, Colleen, and Alex visited Explore! Community School. We led all 1st grade classrooms through a poverty simulation so that they could get a hands on experience of what it is like to be a family living in Nashville for a month. We tied in the use [...]

Parenting for Excellence

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Safe Haven recently  launched its newest course—Parenting for Excellence. This 4-week class will empower parents to define their parenting goals, discover tools to help them reach for success and feel supported in the decisions they make to help guide their child(ren) to academic, social, and emotional wellness. Parenting for Excellence is designed for parents of [...]