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 [...]

A Visit to Explore! Community School for a Poverty Simulation

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Last week, I along with Safe Haven/Catholic Charities VISTAS Frankie, Colleen, and Alex visited Explore! Community School. We led all 1st grade classrooms through a poverty simulation so that they could get a hands on experience of what it is like to be a family living in Nashville for a month. We tied in the use [...]

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 [...]

Alyssa Micaela Partners with Project 615 to Create T-Shirt; Proceeds Benefit Safe Haven

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In just eight short weeks, Alyssa Micaela’s debut single “Getaway Car” has logged 2.9 million Spotify streams. The artist isn’t wasting any time when it comes to paying it forward.  She has partnered with Project 615 to create a special “Getaway Car” T shirt, and 100% of the proceeds from sales will go to Safe [...]

You’re Hired! Workforce Development at Safe Haven

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You’re Hired! A Safe Haven client recently heard these words and is starting orientation this week at All About Care Non-Medical Home Care. This client is getting into a field that she really enjoys and hopes to return to school to advance her career in the field of elder care. Through our workforce development program [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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  

Donor Appreciation Breakfast is December 9

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

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 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 [...]

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 [...]