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 [...]

Announcing Hike Cover Dog Winners

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Over the years, many adorable dogs have joined their humans on the trail at the Hike for the Homeless. So this summer, we honored these four-legged hikers with a Dog Days of Summer Instagram contest. We asked for your photos of pups getting ready for the 12th Annual Hike for the Homeless. The winning photo [...]

Blooma Nashvile Supports Safe Haven at Bellyrama event

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We are excited to partner with Blooma Nashville for the 2nd Annual Bellyrama free family yoga fest on October 1st! Attendees are asked to bring a donation for Safe Haven families to the event. See the list of donations needed at the end of this blog or click here to visit the Blooma Nashville website. [...]