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 [...]

Judy Lewis, Education Specialist, Wins National Award

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A few months ago I nominated Judy Lewis, Education Specialist at Safe Haven, for one of five awards given at the National Association of Homeless Children and Youth Conference (NAEHCY) this year held in Phoenix. The Outstanding Advocate Award goes to an individual that makes outstanding efforts providing services to homeless children and youth. We were all [...]

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 [...]

Homes for Families – Blessed and VI-SPDATed!

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Safe Haven is excited to be part of Nashville’s new goal to house 50 families and 50 individuals through a new Coordinated Entry System (CES). This new campaign is part of the 100,000 Homes Campaign and will run from February 10 to May 28, 2014. During this time, Safe Haven has been making changes to [...]

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 [...]