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. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Donor Appreciation Breakfast is December 9

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Volunteers Make Safe Haven “Home”

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This week, April 12-18, is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, a time to pause and appreciate the vast contributions of our amazing volunteers. For 31 years, volunteers have worked side by side with Safe Haven providing 276,780 hours of service and 324,650 meals. But more than just numbers, our volunteers help empower our families, encourage hope [...]

2015 Hero Award

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“The hero, it might be said, is called into being when perception of a need and the recognition of responsibility toward it are backed up by the will to act.” -Mike Alsford The Hero Award honors a volunteer who has exhibited extraordinary leadership, vision and dedication. This year, we are excited to honor Catherine Knowles. [...]

Two Men and a Truck Donation Drive

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The work we do would not be possible without corporate and community partners. We appreciate the partnership we have with  Two Men and a Truck who help us move families into their own housing. We are excited to announce that Two Men and a Truck selected Safe Haven as a recipient for their “Movers for [...]

Beautiful Artwork Installed at Safe Haven

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We are excited and honored to have a special piece of art hanging at Safe Haven. Recently volunteers and donors Shelley and Gerald Gotterer commissioned Anna Jaap to create a special work for display at Safe Haven. Anna donated half of her time for this work with Shelley picking up the rest of the cost [...]

An update from college…

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The high school graduation rate for homeless children is less than 25%. It is even more rare for those children who do graduate from high school to go on to receive post-secondary education. We are excited and proud that, in the past several  months, we have been able to help our two recent high school [...]

Update from the Children’s Program

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Last week, we held the first Reading Club for the year, and the kids really enjoyed it! The Reading Club is an opportunity for all children at Safe Haven to come together and discover new ways of looking at text, using stories to create art (and other unique works) and have fun with reading. It [...]

First Day of School: Taking on a New Year Ready for Success!

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As the first days of the new school year comes to a close, we are thankful for all of our volunteers, donors and community partners for helping us pull off a seamless transition. The students at Safe Haven are ready to take on a new year, in schools all over Davidson county. Our K-12 children [...]

Back to School: Supplies Needed!

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It is back to school time! We are lucky to have the support of the Metropolitan Nashville Public School H.E.R.O. program which provides children at Safe Haven with a back pack and school uniforms. However, we still need school supplies for the students here at Safe Haven. As you know, having the required school supplies [...]

Team up for $100K in 100 Days- 10th Annual Hike for the Homeless

We are gearing up for the 10th Annual Hike for the Homeless on November 8 at Edwin Warner Park. We are excited to celebrate 10 YEARS of this wonderful event that is so much more than a hike. With food, children’s activities and live music, it is the best family event of the fall! In [...]