13th Annual Hike for the Homeless Breaks Records!

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“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” - Henry David Thoreau The 13th Annual Hike for the Homeless was a huge success because of YOU! Just over 900 participants joined us at Edwin Warner Park on November 4 for an amazing day of hiking, live music, food and activities. We exceeded [...]

September is School Attendance Awareness Month

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September is Attendance Awareness Month and Alignment Nashville  asked me for a quote they could share on social media in response to this question:  “Involvement in social services or juvenile justice can sometimes create a divide between students and their education. How can service providers work WITH the school to help ensure that students are engaged [...]

HCA Community Cares Day 2017

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Thank you to volunteers from HCA Healthcare who helped work on a transitional home, making it ready for a family. We appreciate your time and hard work!   To view more pictures, visit our Facebook Page here.

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 [...]

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. [...]

Is Your Pup Ready for His Close Up? Dog Days of Summer Instagram Contest

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It’s contest time! We want to see your photos! We are hitting the trail to the 12th Annual Hike for the Homeless with a fun contest featuring some of our favorite hike companions! The Hike for the Homeless is set for November 5th at Edwin Warner Park. The event features two paved hiking trails, children’s [...]

Alyssa Micaela Partners with Project 615 to Create T-Shirt; Proceeds Benefit Safe Haven

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In just eight short weeks, Alyssa Micaela’s debut single “Getaway Car” has logged 2.9 million Spotify streams. The artist isn’t wasting any time when it comes to paying it forward.  She has partnered with Project 615 to create a special “Getaway Car” T shirt, and 100% of the proceeds from sales will go to Safe [...]

Cheers to Our Volunteers!

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“This is our favorite part of the week. We look forward to coming each week and this experience has taught us so much and helped us give back to our new home in Nashville.” –a Safe Haven volunteer This week, April 10-16, is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, a time to pause and appreciate the vast contributions [...]

You’re Hired! Workforce Development at Safe Haven

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You’re Hired! A Safe Haven client recently heard these words and is starting orientation this week at All About Care Non-Medical Home Care. This client is getting into a field that she really enjoys and hopes to return to school to advance her career in the field of elder care. Through our workforce development program [...]

Volunteers empower kids at Safe Haven to “be kids”

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“Every Tuesday I know that the Creativity Club empowers the kids at Safe Haven to be kids. Not homeless kids. Not kids who are failing class or have anger issues. Not kids who believe they have no future. JUST kids. That is invaluable.” – TJ Swanson, Safe Haven Housing & Program Associate Volunteers are essential [...]