Thank you! Your Volunteerism is a Work of Heart.

shfs volunteers

Happy National Volunteer Week!  The Webster definition of a volunteer is: “a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.” As I reflected about the many different volunteers we have at Safe Haven, so many words came to mind to describe their characteristics. Then, I thought I’d be nifty and stick it into a [...]

Safe Haven Board Member Renee Bobb wins TN Titans Community Quarterback Award

renee award pic with hasselbeck joyce tn titans

We are excited to announce that one of our own Safe Haven Board of Directors received the Tennessee Titans Community Quarterback Award. Renee Bobb a U.S. Veteran, business-owner and Safe Haven volunteer received the annual award during a luncheon Wednesday, February 6 hosted by the Titans at LP Field.  As an added bonus, Bobb earned [...]

MLK: “The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.”

MLK with Memphis Sanitation Workers

Reposted from January 2012. Still relevant January 2013. “Now is the time to make an adequate income a reality for all of God’s children, now is the time for city hall to take a position for that which is just and honest.”  — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today our nation and community celebrate Martin [...]

Hope for the Holidays: Ways to help Safe Haven

Blessings with Bows

“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”  -Winston Churchill. This time of year, folks are checking their Christmas lists, spending time with friends and family, and looking for opportunities to give back to the community.  Safe Haven Family Shelter is greatly appreciative of each and everyone [...]

Why do I serve on Safe Haven’s Board?


Editor’s Note: One of our goals of our Safe Haven blog is to tell the story of our agency, our families, our staff and our volunteers. The Safe Haven Board of Directors are not only the policy leaders of our organization, they are our key volunteers, our biggest supporters and those who lead our vision [...]

Volunteer Voices: “Love without condition; Give without expectation.”

billy 8-14-12

Stefanie Tinnell is the Community Relations Manager at Safe Haven Family Shelter. Billy is one of those people, that when you meet him, you’ll never forget him.  His laugh and outlook on life inspires us all.  Recently, Billy has faced a lot of challenges.  Through it all, he remains strong, positive and an example to [...]

Au Revoir, Carlton

"The World Will be Saved By Beauty" designed by our wonderful volunteer, Carlton.

Monday, April 30th is the last day Carlton will volunteer with Safe Haven after many years of service. He will help with dinner, engage with our families (especially with the children at the shelter) and he will stay overnight one last time. Tonight, we will give him a little send-off that will include a homemade [...]

Our Volunteers are Excellent!

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week.  I can’t think of a better way to honor and brag on our volunteers than to announce our EVE Certification. This certification is the first of its kind in the nation!  EVE, Excellence in Volunteer Engagement, recognizes nonprofit agencies in Davidson County that have exceptional volunteer programs. Excellence [...]