Parenting for Excellence

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Safe Haven recently  launched its newest course—Parenting for Excellence. This 4-week class will empower parents to define their parenting goals, discover tools to help them reach for success and feel supported in the decisions they make to help guide their child(ren) to academic, social, and emotional wellness. Parenting for Excellence is designed for parents of [...]

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. [...]

Is Your Pup Ready for His Close Up? Dog Days of Summer Instagram Contest

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It’s contest time! We want to see your photos! We are hitting the trail to the 12th Annual Hike for the Homeless with a fun contest featuring some of our favorite hike companions! The Hike for the Homeless is set for November 5th at Edwin Warner Park. The event features two paved hiking trails, children’s [...]

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 [...]

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  

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sashes, sequins and serious results…

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James Brown said, “The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.” Well, we don’t know if that is true, but dancing definitely helped Safe Haven and our families. The 6th Annual Dancing for Safe Haven took place on April 11 at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville. It was a night of sashes, [...]

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 [...]

Extreme Courtyard Makeover…

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Move over ‘extreme home make over.’ At Safe Haven, we had an ‘extreme courtyard makeover!’ The Brickman Group in Nashville celebrated their “Founder’s Day” with a community project for Safe Haven. They created a beautiful courtyard at Safe Haven. Brickman is a national full service landscape company that has been in business since 1939.  Each [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Guest Blog: Another Chance to Shine

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This guest blog was written by Jonathan Wright , SHINE3, Consultant and Coordinator and Vanessa Hampton, SHINE3, Teacher and Trainer. Another Chance to Shine From the world outside you’re hiding your face, But I can see you shine, I can see you shine. You think your life has all but been erased, But I can [...]

Hike for the Homeless: The College Challenge

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Hey everyone! My name is Kaitlyn, and I came all the way from Pennsylvania to intern with Safe Haven this summer! One of the big projects I’ll be working on over the next few months is helping to plan this year’s Hike for the Homeless, which I’m super excited about! While I am new to [...]