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 [...]

Vanderbilt After School Program: Empower Hour

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The last night  of  the 2015 Vanderbilt After school Program (VAP)  Empower Hour was last week. The Vanderbilt students in the group provide one-on-one tutoring for Safe Haven students each week during the semester. We are so grateful to have such a diverse and talented team working with the children we serve. They become role [...]

Warm Beds at the Holidays

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We have an urgent need for NEW twin mattresses (and box springs/frames) before the end of the year. With families moving to permanent housing and new families moving into shelter, these new mattresses are essential! If you can donate new mattresses, please click here to email staff to schedule an appointment to drop off items. [...]

Haymakers Home for the Holiday Event

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We hope you will join us at Haymakers on December 8 for this night of giving benefiting Safe Haven! We will receive 25% of sales  from 5 to 8 p.m. Please plan to attend and help us spread the word. Haymakers is located at 3307 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203  

Judy Lewis, Education Specialist, Wins National Award

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A few months ago I nominated Judy Lewis, Education Specialist at Safe Haven, for one of five awards given at the National Association of Homeless Children and Youth Conference (NAEHCY) this year held in Phoenix. The Outstanding Advocate Award goes to an individual that makes outstanding efforts providing services to homeless children and youth. We were all [...]

Donor Appreciation Breakfast is December 9

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, December 9. Please scroll down to RSVP.  

Best. Hike. Ever.

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“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.” ― Edward Everett Hale Small ripples make big waves and what a big wave we created together for the 11th Annual Hike for the Homeless! Because of you, this 11th year of the Hike was the BEST HIKE [...]

Safe Haven Named ‘Neighborhood Builder’ by Bank of America

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Bank of America has named Safe Haven Family Shelter of Nashville its 2015 Neighborhood Builder and recipient of a $200,000 grant and leadership training. The grant was presented on Nov. 10 in a ceremony recognizing Safe Haven’s work in the community. Safe Haven is a leading nonprofit in Nashville with three decades of advocating for [...]

A Music City Ballroom Tribute to Mike Pigott

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The Nashville Ballroom Dance Community will host a special tribute to beloved community leader, family man, entrepreneur, award-winning journalist, business advisor, world traveler and avid ballroom dancer Mike Pigott on Sunday, September 27th, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Dance World of Nashville. Proceeds from this special tribute will benefit Safe Haven Family Shelter, a [...]

Safe Haven and Dierks Bentley’s RISER video

We are excited and honored to have a family’s story and Safe Haven Family Shelter featured in the new video “RISER” by Dierks Bentley! Check out this behind the scenes video of the filming and some of Amy’s story in her own words. We are so thankful to Dierks Bentley and Wes Edwards (director) and [...]

Safe Haven Family Shelter & Presenting Sponsor Curb Records announce 11th Annual Hike for the Homeless

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Safe Haven Family Shelter and Presenting Sponsor Curb Records announce 11th Annual Hike for the Homeless $100,000 Campaign to kick off the event begins August 17th   Nashville, TN—AUGUST 17, 2015—Safe Haven Family Shelter (SHFS), the only shelter program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that serves homeless families, announces the 11th Annual Hike for [...]

Back to School at Safe Haven

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School is just around the corner. Our students go back on August 5!  We want to make sure our children are prepared mentally but also with the proper materials. We have a list of items, below, that will help our children fulfill material lists for this fall.   Needed items: 2 & 3 inch binders [...]

Summer Camps Offer Enrichment Opps for Children

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Summer is in full swing and so are our children’s programs. Children at Safe Haven Family Shelter are involved in a number of camps and programs this summer. We are proud to offer so many one-of-a-kind opportunities for our children through the Safe Haven SEEDS (Summer Enrichment Experience for Deserving Students) program. By offering a [...]