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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06 Aug
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Back to School Supplies Needed

We would love your help in making sure children start the school year prepared for success. We are in need of the following school supply items. The numbers indicate the total number of that item that is needed. If you can help, please email [email protected] to schedule a drop off. We also welcome items ordered […]

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15 Mar
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COVID-19 Updates from Safe Haven Family Shelter

As cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are diagnosed in the Nashville area, we all feel the impact. We want to take a moment to reassure you that Safe Haven is monitoring the situation carefully, following the guidance of the Metro Nashville Public Health Department and the CDC, and working proactively to ensure the health and safety of clients, […]

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28 Jan
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Safe Haven Announces Officers and Board Members

Safe Haven Family Shelter is excited to announce our 2020 board of directors and officers. “We are thrilled to expand our board and welcome members who complement our mission so well,” said Joyce Lavery, Safe Haven Family Shelter executive director. “The new members bring talent, expertise and deep community knowledge, which allow Safe Haven to […]

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16 Jan
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Grant from The Healing Trust

Safe Haven Family Shelter received a grant from The Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling  $1.4 million in its most recent grant cycle. Safe Haven’s grant was for $53,000 and will be utilized to provide compassionate, trauma informed services to families experiencing homelessness through the Shelter and Housing programs. “Safe Haven is grateful for this award […]

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