Our Vision

To eliminate family homelessness in Middle Tennessee.

Our Mission

Lead our community’s efforts to house, support, empower and advocate for families experiencing homelessness.

Safe Haven has 30 years of experience in the changing field of family homelessness with proactive programs, evidence based practices and trauma informed care. We increasingly play a leadership role in education and advocacy to address this community-wide issue.

Safe Haven is the only shelter-to-housing program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that accepts the entire homeless family. We keep the family together and provide comprehensive services that empower them to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. Safe Haven helps families experiencing homelessness by providing for their immediate needs of shelter and stability. We operate through effective and results-driven programs, integrating services that are evidence-based. Our housing first model, coupled with wrap around services is designed to give families the necessary tools to achieve lasting self-sufficiency, stable employment and secured housing. All of our housing programs begin in shelter. We have 10 spaces for families with children in our Shelter. Following a housing first model,  we begin a housing plan when families enter shelter. Though multiple community grants, we are able to assist approximately 30 families at a time with housing in the community.

Safe Haven is about preventing, reducing, and intervening in family homelessness with evidence-based and community-based solutions.” – Joyce Lavery, Executive Director