Spring 2013

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A Leap of Faith. Almost Home.
by Joyce Lavery, Executive Director

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr. Our “Widen Our Welcome” campaign has been and remains an act of faith. Of course it has been based in research, planning and strategic visioning. But as a whole, the board and staff at Safe Haven have had to take a leap of faith to step into the future. With lots of planning, research, expertise and support, our vision was realized, and the reality quickly followed. We can now see not only the steps, we can see the entire staircase. (Read more…)

Safe Haven Board Member Wins Titans Community QB Award

We are excited to announce that one of our own Safe Haven Board of Directors received the Tennessee Titans Community Quarterback Award. Renee Bobb, a U.S. Veteran, business-owner and Safe Haven volunteer received the Tennessee Titans Community Quarterback Award on February 6.  As an added bonus, Bobb earned a $10,000 grant for Safe Haven Family Shelter from Titans Owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. and the Tennessee Titans Foundation. (Read more…)

Dancing for Safe Haven Success!

Some of our feet and backs may ache, but after a night of dinner, dancing and festivities that is Dancing for Safe Haven, our hearts are full and our spirits soar with gratitude for an event that proved once again to be fun, uplifting and meaningful! Thank you to our guests, our sponsors and donors, dancers, co-chairs, staff and board, and volunteers for the most amazing evening. It looks like we raised almost $150,000, and all we can say now is, “WOW!” (Read more…)

Safe Haven’s Dynamic Duo- 2013 Women of Influence

Our own Executive Director, Joyce Lavery and Special Projects Director, Trey Lipman were recently named the Dynamic Duo winners of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 Women of Influence. The Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence awards program has been recognizing influential and powerful women in Middle Tennessee for more than five years. The women awarded in this program are impressive role models of women in business. We are so proud of our “Dynamic Duo” and fortunate to be able to work with and learn from them every day! (Read more…)

Our Volunteers are Excellent:  Iris Levine  

Congratulations to Iris Levine for being a finalist in the Youth category for Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards though Hands on Nashville! The Youth Volunteer Award recognizes youth, ages 5 to 22, who incorporate volunteerism into their lives and serve as an inspiration to others. We nominated her for this prestigious volunteer award and are so proud of her! (Read more…)


Guardian Angels
Each family comes to Safe Haven with a unique story and very specific needs. Our Guardian Angel program allows you to help our families through various levels of support that span our continuum of services. See how your gift can make a positive impact to our families. Click here to see our Guardian Angels for this quarter.