HOUSING PARTNERSHIPS

by Aaron Palmer, Housing Director

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3-2016 partnership for moveCommunity partnerships are powerful. Safe Haven Family Shelter is proud to collaborate with community organizations and corporate partners in ways that make a positive impact. These partnerships are essential to the work we do, including housing families experiencing homelessness.

Recently three organizations came together to help Safe Haven move a single mother of five 6th man movers march 2016into her own housing. New Level CDC helped provide the housing, 6th Man Movers transported the furniture and Project Redesign furnished (and decorated) the house.

I recently had the privilege to present about our collaborations and community-based solutions at the Housing First Partner’s Conference in Los Angels, CA. My presentation was titled, “Beyond Shelter: Using Rapid Rehousing and Collaboration for Families Experiencing Homelessness as a Bridge Toward Permanent Housing.” It was great to be able to share Safe Haven and Nashville’s model of partnership and collaboration.

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