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 [...]

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 [...]

2015 Hero Award

Photo credit: Ashley Hylbert Photography

“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. [...]

New Staff, New Collaborations and Intensive Training

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Thanks to a new partnership with United Way (more details to follow), we are able to increase our case management staff and long term community-based services. We welcome case managers Susan Brantley and Ashley Moore, both enthusiastic and skilled social workers that will allow us to serve more families. In addition, we want to welcome [...]

Safe Haven is Committed to Children’s Well-Being and Education Success

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This is a joint blog by CEO Joyce Lavery and Education Specialist Judy Lewis. Joyce’s introduction is in the gray box, followed by Judy’s blog. “The answer to this poverty is not more shelters. The answer is not more public assistance. The answer is guaranteeing an education so people can earn a living wage, so [...]