11 Jun
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Volunteers Needed to Provide Dinners for Families

We are happy to announce that our shelter building is open again (more details at the end of this post). As such, we need volunteers to provide dinners for families at our shelter building. DETAILS ABOUT PROVIDING DINNER Purchase and/or prepare dinner for families at the shelter building. Meals should include an entrée, two vegetable […]

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26 Sep
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Seal Shield Makes Children’s Birthdays Special

Seal Shield is sponsor and partner of Safe Haven’s Birthday Club. Seal Shield says they love celebrating their employees’ birthdays. And they believe that celebrations are even more special and memorable when they are shared. That is why Seal Shield started the “Celebrate You” initiative, a heartfelt cause that matches employees’ birthdays with a child […]

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30 Aug
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Piece of Mind Events- Making Birthdays Special

Shardé Curry, Founder and CEO of Piece of Mind Events is a founding partner of  Safe Haven’s Birthday Club. In fact, three years ago, Shardé, with Piece of Mind Events, was the first company to step up to sponsor birthdays on a regular basis! “I didn’t have a single event booked for my new company, […]

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10 May
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The Newcomer – a client success story

This blog was written by Safe Haven Employment Navigator Emily Brazzel, M. Div. about a client, Diane (name changed to protect confidentiality), and her new career. I cannot think of a greater honor in my professional life than walking alongside Diane in finding her new career. I am also happy for the nonprofit world because […]

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14 Apr
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Jim Shulman Named CEO of Safe Haven Family Shelter

Safe Haven Family Shelter is excited to announce that Nashville Vice Mayor and Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) Executive Director Jim Shulman will be the organization’s next CEO, effective June 14. Shulman assumes the role of longtime CEO Joyce Lavery, who announced her retirement last fall. He is a longtime champion of the […]

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01 Feb
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Remembering and Honoring Paula Barnes (1960 – 2021)

Our hearts are still heavy from the loss of our Board President, Paula Barnes (1960 – 2021). She inspired us all with her leadership, compassion, and warmth. Paula lifted us all up. We will hold her spirit and energy close to our hearts as we mourn the loss of a leader, a mentor, and a […]

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09 Dec
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Safe Haven Family Shelter Receives $1.25 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to End Homelessness

Media Contact: Rachael Wilkins [email protected] Safe Haven Family Shelter Receives $1.25 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to End Homelessness Day 1 Families Fund grants $105.9 million to 42 nonprofits helping families gain housing support and stability NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 9, 2020): Safe Haven Family Shelter, the premier shelter-to-housing program for families experiencing […]

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12 Oct
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Safe Haven Seeks CEO Candidates

CEO Safe Haven seeks an energetic, engaged, and visionary CEO to lead a staff of 30 with an annual operating budget of $3.1 million. 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 […]

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11 Oct
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Safe Haven CEO Joyce Lavery Announces Retirement

Lavery Announces Retirement From Safe Haven Effective in Spring 2021 CNM Retained To Conduct National Search NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2020) – Joyce Lavery, CEO of Safe Haven Family Shelter for nearly a dozen years, has announced her retirement effective in six months. “It was with mixed emotions that the board of directors of Safe […]

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